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Bluroof's Avatar Bluroof 11:37 AM 07-12-2005
So, if I understand you correctly, if I am happy with letting the keypads set on/off and control volume - I don't need any rs232 connection - so I could use either Sonance or Russound.

But if I want the music choice displayed on the panels(nice feature), or if i want to control on/off and voulme from the airpanel (much preferred) - the russound will be easier to set up - as the software is set up to handle it automatically once I plug in the rs232.

If I want to save $, I could go with the Russound and no keypads, and just use the computer or the remotes to control things.

I assume that I could set up the russound to use either the keypad or the computer- whichever is convenient at the time?\\

Thanks again for your help - if you wouldn't mind confirming that I get it now based on comments above that would be great.

Bluroof's Avatar Bluroof 11:51 AM 07-12-2005
Also - does anyone have any opinions on the philips proscribe "wireless thin client monitor" vs the airpanel? - says its built to be water resistant and to survive a 3 foot fall
PabloReiter's Avatar PabloReiter 05:52 PM 07-12-2005
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Originally Posted by Bluroof
So, if I understand you correctly, if I am happy with letting the keypads set on/off and control volume - I don't need any rs232 connection - so I could use either Sonance or Russound.

But if I want the music choice displayed on the panels(nice feature), or if i want to control on/off and voulme from the airpanel (much preferred) - the russound will be easier to set up - as the software is set up to handle it automatically once I plug in the rs232.

If I want to save $, I could go with the Russound and no keypads, and just use the computer or the remotes to control things.

I assume that I could set up the russound to use either the keypad or the computer- whichever is convenient at the time?\\

Thanks again for your help - if you wouldn't mind confirming that I get it now based on comments above that would be great.
Absolutely correct as i understand it. I have an older audioaccess px600 controller, sonance amp and audioaccess keypads working in the exact configuration you are talking about with the airpanels and rs232. It took about 3 day of setup and some experimentation. I would head over to the cinemar forum and confirm all information for russound...
sfbaypp's Avatar sfbaypp 06:23 PM 07-12-2005
Try Maxivista. It clones a monitor on another PC. I have used it (just a trial version), but not in touch panel (on a secondary monitor). Kinda slow though.

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fvoelling's Avatar fvoelling 08:55 AM 07-13-2005
Bluroof,

Something else you may want to consider is the Sonos system (www.sonos.com). I was going to buy one of the more traditional systems with wall-mounted control panels etc, but it's a lot more convenient to have a hand-held remote. The wireless airpanels may give you that as well, but the elegance and simplicity of the Sonos is amazing, and the synchronization across different zones is great as well.

Good luck with your selection,
Frank
CJO's Avatar CJO 12:04 PM 08-02-2005
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Originally Posted by PabloReiter
Absolutely correct as i understand it. I have an older audioaccess px600 controller, sonance amp and audioaccess keypads working in the exact configuration you are talking about with the airpanels and rs232. It took about 3 day of setup and some experimentation. I would head over to the cinemar forum and confirm all information for russound...
How did you configure the PX600 without the programmer (or do you have an AudioAccess programmer)?

Thanks,
CJ
PabloReiter's Avatar PabloReiter 02:39 PM 08-02-2005
My px600 was all set up as a factory default so it was correct, but eventually I did get a programmer for it on ebay...I also called a local dealer and they were willing to lend me one for a day...
PabloReiter's Avatar PabloReiter 02:39 PM 08-02-2005
My px600 was all set up as a factory default so it was correct, but eventually I did get a programmer for it on ebay...I also called a local dealer and they were willing to lend me one for a day...
CJO's Avatar CJO 09:03 PM 08-02-2005
Thanks!

CJ
KINGOFOOTBALL33's Avatar KINGOFOOTBALL33 03:21 AM 09-29-2005
Im a trillion years late and only read half the pages.

I didnt see any mention of XLobby.

Its free it works on the pc and can be used on a pda and over wifi you can control pretty much any and all your media on your pc with it and use it just as the original poster wanted to.

Pocket pcs with wifi can be had for dirt cheap youd be looking at a sub 150$ solution.

I think in any of these situations the choice comes down to screen size vs portability. You can have a kick a$$ stationary panel , or you can have a small hand held portable one. Both have pluses and minuses im sure you already imagined both.
JeremyMc's Avatar JeremyMc 02:45 AM 03-16-2006
Seems this thread might be long dead. Anyone still using there AirPanels, or moved onto something better?
emillika's Avatar emillika 06:48 PM 03-17-2006
Still use a v150P here with great success..
ellisr63's Avatar ellisr63 06:58 PM 03-17-2006
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Seems this thread might be long dead. Anyone still using there AirPanels, or moved onto something better?
I moved on to the Fujitsu 3400
JeremyMc's Avatar JeremyMc 10:37 PM 03-17-2006
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Still use a v150P here with great success..
In what config are you using your v150P? Dual log-on hack? Only one at a time? Running a Nevo card at all?
JeremyMc's Avatar JeremyMc 10:38 PM 03-17-2006
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I moved on to the Fujitsu 3400
Why did you move to a tablet? Isn't it a slower boot, heavier, and not as attractive?
IVB's Avatar IVB 11:33 PM 03-17-2006
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Why did you move to a tablet? Isn't it a slower boot, heavier, and not as attractive?
Nope. Leave it on all the time, wallmount it but leave removable. Plus there's no RDP nonsense to deal with, like the airpanels. That means that if the wifi drops, it'll reconnect without issues.

I haven't yet ran the A/C for mine, but that too will come.

http://www.myhometheaterpc.com/image...almostdone.jpg

http://www.myhometheaterpc.com/images/8%20done.jpg

I have a wallmount thread somewhere in the HTPC forum about the details around how I wallmounted it.
jbhungvt's Avatar jbhungvt 02:19 PM 03-21-2006
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Nope. Leave it on all the time, wallmount it but leave removable. Plus there's no RDP nonsense to deal with, like the airpanels. That means that if the wifi drops, it'll reconnect without issues.

I haven't yet ran the A/C for mine, but that too will come.

http://www.myhometheaterpc.com/image...almostdone.jpg

http://www.myhometheaterpc.com/images/8%20done.jpg

I have a wallmount thread somewhere in the HTPC forum about the details around how I wallmounted it.
So, have you found the link/thread for installing the wallmount?
Also, does the 3400 comes with touchscreen capability or do you have to install special drivers to do that?

Also, where can I get decent price on the 3400 online? I'm looking for 3 of them. 1 for HT room, 1 for kitchen and 1 for masterbedroom.
thanks,
jbhungvt
IVB's Avatar IVB 03:54 PM 03-21-2006
Search is working funny on the avsforum; here's my identical CQC forum post.

eBay is where most of us have bought ours. I've actually seen some listings that start at $125, $199 buy-it-now. I've heard of some folks picking them up for as little as $150.

It comes with touchscreen ability - inherent to the product. I don't happen to have the pen-recognition drivers on mine, but it's unneeded since all i do is push CQC buttons anyhow.

Be sure to get W2K and at least 128MB RAM, ideally 192K.
JeremyMc's Avatar JeremyMc 08:15 PM 03-21-2006
Any preference between the 3400 and 3500?



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Originally Posted by IVB
Search is working funny on the avsforum; here's my identical CQC forum post.

eBay is where most of us have bought ours. I've actually seen some listings that start at $125, $199 buy-it-now. I've heard of some folks picking them up for as little as $150.

It comes with touchscreen ability - inherent to the product. I don't happen to have the pen-recognition drivers on mine, but it's unneeded since all i do is push CQC buttons anyhow.

Be sure to get W2K and at least 128MB RAM, ideally 192K.

ellisr63's Avatar ellisr63 12:21 AM 03-22-2006
the 3500 has more ram...so it might be faster but i saw in one of the forums that some people are putting the 3400 lcds on the 3500... i have 5 3400s and i am happy with them.
JeremyMc's Avatar JeremyMc 01:41 AM 03-22-2006
Putting 3400 LCD's on 3500? You mean pulling the screens from a 3400 and a 3500 and swapping them? Did the 3400 have a better / different screen? I know the 3500 offered like 2 or 3 different screens and it's hard to tell from looking which one is which if you're trying to buy one off eBay.

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the 3500 has more ram...so it might be faster but i saw in one of the forums that some people are putting the 3400 lcds on the 3500... i have 5 3400s and i am happy with them.

jbhungvt's Avatar jbhungvt 06:55 AM 03-22-2006
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Originally Posted by ellisr63
the 3500 has more ram...so it might be faster but i saw in one of the forums that some people are putting the 3400 lcds on the 3500... i have 5 3400s and i am happy with them.
5...wow!!

Can you tell us how are you using your 5 3400s? So far I only envision 3 being use, 1 for HT, 1 for master and 1 for kitchen.
1. Where are you installing yours?
2. How are they connected back to the central location, wireless or wired? If wired, what types of wires, VGA or cat5?
3. Are you using CQC like IVB?

thanks,
jbhungvt
ellisr63's Avatar ellisr63 09:07 AM 03-22-2006
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Originally Posted by jbhungvt
5...wow!!

Can you tell us how are you using your 5 3400s? So far I only envision 3 being use, 1 for HT, 1 for master and 1 for kitchen.
1. Where are you installing yours?
2. How are they connected back to the central location, wireless or wired? If wired, what types of wires, VGA or cat5?
3. Are you using CQC like IVB?

thanks,
jbhungvt
1. I have 6 zones and have alloted 1 3400 for each zone ( I am waiting on 1 more to complete the setup).
2. Mine are all running wirelss
3. I am using CQC too
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