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|Originally posted by mcascio
Take a read through the Cinemar Russound thread:
It is very flexible and controllable from MainLobby.
You'll have IR pass through at each keypad. You can even assign commands to the actually buttons on the keypad. Such as triggering lights, complete lighting scenes, even adjust the thermostat if you want.
I'm pushing callerID to each keypad as well as it notifies me when someone is at the door. The system also announces callerID over specified zones.
Keypads require only cat5.
|Originally posted by ccapozzoli
I agree Pablo. It should work better, but 10 years ago and not that much $$ to spend on it, this is what I have. I can't give you a link because there is NOTHING on the Internet that shows the system. Can you believe it!
This system is no longer! Gone see ya vamoose.
I was actually looking into the ELan VIA! system however it looks like today everything needs CAT5 and I was never ran when I build the house.
I will look into the Russound system. Maybe it can be reconfigured a little easier.
However the way the system was originally designed like this. The amp and the speaks are local to the room or Zone and then the control wiring goes back to the SN1 controller where there the source is choosen and it then plays in that zone.
If there is a system that can utilize that same design then I will switch in a heartbeat.
|Originally posted by tom derby
I'm looking to do the same kind of setup as some of you mentioned. Would i be correct in assuming that with the airpanel and a home theater PC that connects to my reciever and mainlobby, that would be all i need? Basically want to use the airpanel as a remote to control everything
|Originally posted by tom derby
OK, then let me clarify what I want. I currently use a home theater pc as my dvd player and I use it to play MP3s and internet radio. It is used in a home theater with a projector. I would like to use the airpanel as a remote control for everything (reciever, cd, etc.) I thought i may be able to have a vga splitter so I can have the same thing on the airpanel as on the projecter. When I just want to listen to music, either mp3 or internet radio from my cpu, i wouldn't have to bother turning the projector on, i could just use the airpanel. I understand that I would need a usb to ir from my cpu and mainlobby, music lobby, dvd lobby. I don't mind the set up time as long as it would be fairly simple to set up. I spent a lot of time customizing my pronto tsu remote and I don't mind doing stuff like that but what else would I have to do or what else do i need. My home theater cpu run windows xp home edition.
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|Originally posted by sic0048
Al, wouldn't your set up run better if you had a 1st generation tablet PC which could function as a stand alone unit? I say 1st generation tablet PC because these are the ones that have a touch screen that will work with just finger control (the newer tablet PCs are stylus only :(). If your Airpanels every crap out (or you could simply resell them on E-bay), I would look at replacing them with something like a NETA 980, Simpad SL4, or SonicBlue Progear. They can be purchased for the same or just slightly higher price than the Airpanels and would give you much greater freedom.
|You can make the airpanel session communicate with the desktop session for remote control capabilities sitting on the couch and not displaying messing with any remote control stuff on your main display.|
|Originally posted by PabloReiter
The unit undocked and turned off should hold a charge for a while, even a few days at least...