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  1. When I first got my DS2 Mini, I used its motion sensor (which is optical, not PIR), and had the same exact problems. I concluded that they were unavoidable because of it being optical. So I ended up adding a regular PIR motion sensor. I got mine from Axxess Industries. This works dramatically better, with very rare false positives. I have it mounted above my door, pointed a bit downwards, and it has been very reliable. It uses batteries, but they're quite long lasting. I think it was probably more than a year before I received the notification that they needed to be replaced.
  2. Pretty quiet. There is some 'squeaking' as the little rollers move through the track, but that seems to be getting less over time. With this type of design and moving parts, I would think some noise would be inevitable, but it's pretty minimal. Actually, I have a YouTube video of it in action, where you can hear it. This was right after installation, and it seems less noticeable now. Motorized Curtain Track As to whether they're using the same hardware, who knows! How is the pricing on the units you're looking at? I paid a little over $500 for mine, if I remember correctly, for
  3. Interesting - the curtain track itself looks identical to the one I have. I've actually seen this same looking track sold under quite a number of different names, and I think they all originate in China. I do like having different control options besides the RF one. They do mention Zigbee, but since Control4 uses a different 'flavor' of Zigbee, I doubt that this would be directly compatible.
  4. I went with a more 'DIY' solution, which certainly isn't in the category of a Lutron system. That said, for my needs, it works pretty well, and is dramatically less expensive. I have a Scope screen, and use black velvet curtains to mask the pillarbox bars on the side when watching content narrower than 2.35:1. I installed a motorized curtain track from Automatic Curtains. Here is a link to the specific track that met my needs: 920-A Single Track Motorized Curtain System I added a Bond Bridge, with Chowmain's Driver, and integrated it into my Control4 system. This allowed me
  5. I've used 2 Drivers - one is based on the Panasonic DMP-BDT350 IR Driver, and the other was created from scratch. So you may need to 'teach' this, or any other commands that you need, using the actual IR Remote for the player, if the built-in one doesn't work properly.
  6. If you haven't already, try this: In the Alexa App, unlink the Control4 skill Reboot the Control4 Controller Go back to the Alexa App and try relinking Hopefully this will get you going again.
  7. I've run into this on rare occasion. Unlinking and then relinking will result in the Error Message the OP mentions - Unable to link, try again later. This happened to me today. I unlinked, and it wouldn't let me relink. I then rebooted the Controller, tried again, and it did relink this time. Could have been coincidence, but worth trying if you're still having problems.
  8. I am considering adding a Sony X800M2 to my theater (it provides the ability to vertically shift subtitles, which not many players do), and would need a Driver. I have the X800 in another room, using the generic Sony IP Driver, and found the same problems reported by others in this thread - it doesn't consistently respond, sometimes require a power cycle, etc. Fortunately, I don't use it that often there. For this particular application for the X800M2, I'd be happy with an IR Driver - has anybody identified an IR Driver that works properly with this Sony model?
  9. I have Roku Ultras in my Theater and Family Room. I have added Miniapps for all the common ones we use, and configured them for Voice control with Alexa. I have to use both the Alexa app to 'Discover' devices, as well as enable and configure them in the Control4 Customer Portal. I've configured it such that the 'default' is for my Family Room, so: "Alexa turn on (Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max, Disney+)" will turn on the Family Room, and go directly to the App I have invoked. "Alexa turn on Theater Room (Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max, Disney+)" will turn on the Theater, and go directly to th
  10. Just as a general FYI: I just saw that Control4 has added Universal Drivers for both HBOMax and Peacock, which were not present previously. As above, a dealer needs to do this, but I'm glad to see this option now available.
  11. Bingo - you're absolutely right. I hadn't explored those options, and getting rid of it there also got rid of it on 'Roku Channels.' Thanks!
  12. That's the thing - Fandango is not treated the same as the other apps - it seems to be in a different category. See the attached photo I just took. Fandango appears to be at the same hierarchical 'level' as the Home menu itself. There is no Fandango app shown on the right at all. This photo obviously doesn't show all the apps, but when scrolling through everything that's there, there is no Fandango app as such. It is only accessed via the Menu on the left.
  13. If you mean hide "Roku Channels" entirely from the remote, then yes that would get rid of Fandango. I was just wondering if there were some way to keep Roku Channels, but get rid of Fandango. Keeping the Roku itself accessible would give similar access to all of the Channels by displaying the Home Screen, so that still works. Just curious to see if there was some option I was overlooking. Thanks.
  14. I have found an odd situation here. I have 2 Roku Ultra 2020's, and both show the same thing: when I select "Roku Channels" using either the SR260 or C4 Android App, that brings up a complete list of the subchannels available, as it should. The order of Apps here reflects the order I have manually created on each device using the Roku interface, to move Apps to where i want them listed. This is also as expected. However, the *first* App listed for both is Fandango Movies Now, which I never use. This App doesn't seem to appear anywhere in Composer Pro, so there's no way that I can see
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