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Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-14-2015, 12:55 PM
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Posted By fcwilt
I forgot to mention that some units allow...

I forgot to mention that some units allow configuration with additional batteries to extend run time.

A high wattage unit typically will have a larger battery then a low wattage unit.

You will...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-12-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By fcwilt
Here is just one example - scan down (on the...

Here is just one example - scan down (on the specifications tab) to where it mentions runtime - that is the spec you are looking for:
...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-12-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By fcwilt
What do you want them to do? You know the...

What do you want them to do?

You know the load you want to power and you know the duration. Pick a unit with the required specs and your good to go.

Do you have a particular problem that...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   01-12-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By fcwilt
"... aren't all that great" - what do you mean by...

"... aren't all that great" - what do you mean by that?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-12-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By fcwilt
I have Sonos in both of my homes, my summer home...

I have Sonos in both of my homes, my summer home has 13 zones, my winter home has 20 zones. With just a few exceptions (3) all of the zones are powered with hardwired (radios off) Connect:AMP units...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-05-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 210
Posted By fcwilt
The point being is that having a separate...

The point being is that having a separate Connect:Amp for each zone makes it easy to control what is going on in each zone.

Powering two zones with one unit saves just a little money but...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-04-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 210
Posted By fcwilt
Think for a bit about the cost as a whole of your...

Think for a bit about the cost as a whole of your new home, the contents, etc and all the expenses that come with it.

Then think the cost of 4 Connect:Amps versus 2.
Forum: Home Automation   12-21-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By fcwilt
This company might be on interest: ...

This company might be on interest:

http://www.loxone.com/
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By fcwilt
Just install a Sonos Connect per zone, much...

Just install a Sonos Connect per zone, much simpler.

When you consider the cost of your home, contents, cost of ownership, etc - a complete set of Connects is a drop in the bucket.
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   12-14-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By fcwilt
Thickness of what?

Thickness of what?
Forum: Home Automation   12-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By fcwilt
This may be of interest: ...

This may be of interest:

http://www.loxone.com/enus/start.html
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-26-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By fcwilt
I've used the following: ...

I've used the following:

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/MCM-CUSTOM-AUDIO-50-9040-/50-9040

https://proaudio.com/catalog/jk-audio-pureformer-isolation-transformer.asp

I would be wary of...
Forum: Home Automation   11-24-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By fcwilt
Budget?

Budget?
Forum: Home Automation   10-27-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By fcwilt
You need to get it from the dealer/dealer site.

You need to get it from the dealer/dealer site.
Forum: Home Automation   10-27-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By fcwilt
From the System information page: Version:...

From the System information page:

Version: 6.7 Build 6.0 Rel

OS: 6.0.14
Forum: Home Automation   10-23-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By fcwilt
Sorry but have no solution. All is fine here.

Sorry but have no solution.

All is fine here.
Forum: Home Automation   10-21-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By fcwilt
Discuss this issue with your dealer - perhaps a...

Discuss this issue with your dealer - perhaps a suitable arrangement can be made.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 33,701
Posted By fcwilt
Thank you for the reply. What XBMC version...

Thank you for the reply.

What XBMC version are you using?

I was using 12.3 which did not offer the options you mentioned so I installed 13.2 which did have the option for local info.

So all...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 33,701
Posted By fcwilt
Thanks, that makes sense but... I using XBMC...

Thanks, that makes sense but...

I using XBMC 12.3 and when configuring the share for "Movie" content it doesn't show an option to use "Local .nfo" - it is only showing IMDB.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-14-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 33,701
Posted By fcwilt
Thanks for the link. Are there settings I...

Thanks for the link.

Are there settings I need to make in XBMC to prevent it from doing its own scraping and to instead use the data from MCM?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-13-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 33,701
Posted By fcwilt
I read a post in passing on another forum (but I...

I read a post in passing on another forum (but I don't remember where) that talked about using a program called Ember Media Manager to (among other things) scrape all of your movie/tv content and...
Forum: Home Automation   10-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By fcwilt
All of these are software based to run on a PC or...

All of these are software based to run on a PC or equivalent. All are DIY "friendly" but that does not mean simple. CQC is perhaps the most powerful.

http://www.homeseer.com/
...
Forum: Home Automation   10-07-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By fcwilt
Your friend, the Elan dealer, is probably the...

Your friend, the Elan dealer, is probably the best person to ask about what is compatible.

I have an Elan g! system but I don't do any AV distribution with it. I do control the AV equipment in 4...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-07-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 33,701
Posted By fcwilt
Thanks to all for the links! Perhaps I can...

Thanks to all for the links!

Perhaps I can get XBMC working after all.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-07-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 33,701
Posted By fcwilt
Hello Bill, A few of basic things. 1....

Hello Bill,

A few of basic things.

1. Currently all of my content is under one shared folder on a NAS. One folder per DVD or BD disc (99% full rips). Some of the discs are movies, some are TV...
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