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Hi all,

I gave up on this a while ago back during 2.X days so I wanted to see if this is still possible in the 3.X world.

The Master Bedroom of the house has a EA-1, Sony TV & Sony Amp hooked into a Bose Surround System around the bed area.  The EA-1 controls the TV and the Amp, as well as OS Navigation.  In front of the TV is a sitting area.  The Master Bedroom also has speakers under Control4 control for streaming audio.  

I have two rooms, one 'Master Bedroom' which controls the speakers, and 'Master Bedroom TV' that controls the EA-1, TV and Amp. (Cablebox, Fire and Roku are also attached to Amp).

Is it possible via programming or configuration to control the TV volume AND the Amp volume so that if someone wants to sit in the sitting area they can use the TV volume or the Amp volume when in bed (like mute one device while the other is being used)?  Yeah, it's a big bedroom.

The TV & Amp were previously controlled by a Logitech Harmony remote and it was able to toggle between controlling the TV volume and the Amp volume by using long and short presses.  I dislike losing functionality. :)

Curiously,

RussellB 

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2 hours ago, tekki70 said:

you could just mute the tv, then program the custom buttons to raise and lower the volume for tv, or vice a versa

I think you inspired me.  An experience button that toggles "TV" vs. "TV Sitting Room".  Then program the volume up and down to control the appropriate device.  I have to figure out the mute part because if you mute the TV I think it mutes the output to the Amp.  Will let you know!

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On 1/13/2022 at 8:03 AM, RussellB said:

I think you inspired me.  An experience button that toggles "TV" vs. "TV Sitting Room".  Then program the volume up and down to control the appropriate device.  I have to figure out the mute part because if you mute the TV I think it mutes the output to the Amp.  Will let you know!

Well I'm half-way there.  I've set it up so I can toggle MUTING the TV or the AMP, and it switches perfectly.  What I can't seem to get is the volume to control one or the other.  I've set a variable "IS_LISTENING_TO_TV" to True.  Then intercepting the room's "Pulse Volume Up" command to check if it is True and if it is send it to the TV instead of the Amp, but it ALSO sends it to the Amp, which takes it off mute and gets everything out of sync.  So close! 

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13 minutes ago, RussellB said:

Sorry, what do you mean by that?

On the Neeo you can have programming change the room on the room.  So your experience button can have the remote move from the TV Room to the TV Sitting Room.

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Oh I get it.  Using programming I was trying to make it work without adding another room.  I programmed the yellow button to toggle the mute state of the TV and the AMP (TV mute, Amp not; TV not, Amp mute).  That worked as I wanted so the sound moved from the TV to the AMP and back.  What I couldn't get was the volume control in the room to NOT perform its default behavior; so when I tried to program the volume control to send volume pulse commands to the non-muted device it would still send it to the device that was the default in the room (the Amp) which would take the Amp off of mute, which then defeated the purpose.  Now I'm wondering if I remove the Amp from the audio endpoints can I make that programming work.

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33 minutes ago, RussellB said:

Oh I get it.  Using programming I was trying to make it work without adding another room.  I programmed the yellow button to toggle the mute state of the TV and the AMP (TV mute, Amp not; TV not, Amp mute).  That worked as I wanted so the sound moved from the TV to the AMP and back.  What I couldn't get was the volume control in the room to NOT perform its default behavior; so when I tried to program the volume control to send volume pulse commands to the non-muted device it would still send it to the device that was the default in the room (the Amp) which would take the Amp off of mute, which then defeated the purpose.  Now I'm wondering if I remove the Amp from the audio endpoints can I make that programming work.

Creating another room would require duplicating the room except changing the audio endpoints from the amp to the tv.  Would that work?

 

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