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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-15-2017, 07:10 PM
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Posted By eatenbacktolife
Just Add Power is HD over IP, so it sends video...

Just Add Power is HD over IP, so it sends video over an IP network.


There were lots of cheap ones sold this month looking at completed auctions. Not sure how common that is.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-15-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 89
Posted By eatenbacktolife
4K needed or is 1080p fine? Just Add...

4K needed or is 1080p fine?


Just Add Power 2G stuff is pretty cheap on ebay. If you're somewhat patient, you could piece this together pretty low cost. 1x transmitter, 3x receivers, and a cheap...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-06-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 101
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Which Symetrix box were you looking at? Their...

Which Symetrix box were you looking at? Their control options are numerous and rock solid, probably some of the best out there.


- ARC keypads, of which there are many varieties
- ARC web...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-03-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 101
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Are you looking for something plug and play? Or...

Are you looking for something plug and play? Or better question, what can your distributor get you? There's fixed DSP stuff like DBX Zonepro, Symetrix Jupiter, that could probably work here. Both...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-01-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 132
Posted By eatenbacktolife
HD Fury Integral? I never used one so I don't...

HD Fury Integral? I never used one so I don't know if it can do everything you need, but I think it would handle your first issue. Is this some really high end audio system they don't want to part...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-15-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 475
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting...

Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting decentralizing everything except the option where you mount the stuff behind TVs. If you go the A/V receiver route, I would def rack mount all of them centralized...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-14-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 475
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Do you ever plan to add TVs to those extra...

Do you ever plan to add TVs to those extra bedrooms or anywhere else? Might not want to lock yourself down with a 4x4 matrix. HD over IP works, but is not cheap.


I wouldn't even use a matrix...
Forum: Home Automation   12-12-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By eatenbacktolife
DMX works great. Control is easy with numerous...

DMX works great. Control is easy with numerous options, and it's reliable. It can get expensive though. Depending on how you want to control it, there's the enttec ODE (there's a few standalone apps...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-16-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 441
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Can't you use a cablecard with FIOS? If so, a...

Can't you use a cablecard with FIOS? If so, a Tivo and Tivo minis would work.


You could do a server and clients for each tv with Kodi. Raspberry Pis can run openelec and work well for kodi...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By eatenbacktolife
So you do understand data isn't a finite resource...

So you do understand data isn't a finite resource yeah? Great! Caps are not about congestion and never have been. Using caps as QOS is a money grab and little else. There's been enough independent...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-16-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 441
Posted By eatenbacktolife
A good HDMI matrix can be very expensive. What...

A good HDMI matrix can be very expensive. What are the sources you plan to use? It really doesn't make sense for residential to spend large money on a matrix if your sources will be AppleTVs and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Useless analogies are not needed here. Data IS...

Useless analogies are not needed here. Data IS NOT a limited resource. Say it out loud. Oh noes, we're running out of internets. Comcast offers a dumb pipe and that's it. They're getting paid from...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By eatenbacktolife
What do you think? There is absolutely nothing...

What do you think? There is absolutely nothing reasonable about a data cap on fixed line broadband, period. If I want the SAME level of service I've had for years, I have to pay a 75% monthly tax, on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Comcast's $50 "tax" for the same level of service...

Comcast's $50 "tax" for the same level of service disagrees. A plethora of ISPs have a monopoly if you go by the FCC's definition of "broadband" which is already a joke at 25mb. And they are using...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-08-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By eatenbacktolife
You should look at iRule if you're ok with no...

You should look at iRule if you're ok with no hard button remotes.


It's $100. They have "modules" for cameras and I do see one for Honeywell thermostats. If you decide to go with video over IP...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-06-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 192
Posted By eatenbacktolife
You can run as many speakers on 70v as you spec...

You can run as many speakers on 70v as you spec out...they have a "tap" setting that specifies how much power they pull. So if you buy a 500 wpc amp and tap the speakers at 10w.....


You can...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-05-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 192
Posted By eatenbacktolife
What's the budget? And when you say "assist" you...

What's the budget? And when you say "assist" you mean you are responsible for installing and supporting or you're there to bounce ideas off of?


Considering the number of speakers and purpose...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-21-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 599
Posted By eatenbacktolife
As he said, just add power. I haven't...

As he said, just add power.


I haven't seen sync issues on JAP and have done large installs and large video walls. Any sync issues could be result of using different displays and how much lag...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-21-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 599
Posted By eatenbacktolife
I'm not knowledgeable on their offering, but I do...

I'm not knowledgeable on their offering, but I do large commercial "just add power" installs which is similar. Their DSX pro looks like a transmitter and receiver combination.


JAP uses VLAN...
Forum: Home Automation   06-08-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 362
Posted By eatenbacktolife
No one is offended or really even cares. I...

No one is offended or really even cares. I couldn't care less if he buys an ISY or not, I'm not here to pimp a product. Your knowledge of said device is obviously limited, so in a thread about that...
Forum: Home Automation   06-08-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 362
Posted By eatenbacktolife
lol ok, so keep adding whatever qualifier you...

lol ok, so keep adding whatever qualifier you need to say the ISY isn't a capable device, especially in an industry where everything is hacked together. OP is looking at an ISY, and at the end of the...
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 362
Posted By eatenbacktolife
This is mainly an argument of semantics, since...

This is mainly an argument of semantics, since you said the ISY is not an automation "system." It's absolutely capable of more than simple/light stuff as you think. A $35 raspberry Pi can parse...
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 362
Posted By eatenbacktolife
It gives you ability to control pretty much any...

It gives you ability to control pretty much any device from ISY. ISY can send http or IP commands to devices that support network control, or you can control IR or RS232 device through a global cache...
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 362
Posted By eatenbacktolife
The ISY works well for a general automation...

The ISY works well for a general automation controller. The network module for $49 lets it control anything. The biggest drawback is it's inability to parse feedback from IP or rs232 devices so you...
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 362
Posted By eatenbacktolife
I use Insteon for lighting with ISY, and for door...

I use Insteon for lighting with ISY, and for door locks and tstat I use Zwave. Not like I had a choice since the zwave module didn't exist back then.


Insteon devices will report status when...
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