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Forum: Home Automation   07-24-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By IVB
I just recorded a YouTube video walking through...

I just recorded a YouTube video walking through how I control all the various bits in my system. (I'm just a DIYer but was getting asked by tons of folks, easier to write & record this).

What I've...
Forum: Home Automation   06-29-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By IVB
FYI, just put up "10 things I can do with my Echo...

FYI, just put up "10 things I can do with my Echo that you (probably) cannot do".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umRYxHbcQrA

Here's the info from the slide that I speak to for part of it:
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Forum: Home Automation   06-06-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By IVB
FYI, vlogging my HA setup/etc

FYI, I'm recording a series of video blogs as I have a dozen buddies across the globe who want to replicate my setup, or at least as close as possible given whats available in their country. They...
Forum: Home Automation   07-10-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By IVB
so many options. I personally use CQC although...

so many options. I personally use CQC although thats an elephant gun as it does tons of stuff. HomeSeer, Girder, many others, although i don't personally know whether they have smartphone apps.
Forum: Home Automation   06-18-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By IVB
fyi what i did was to use an IR receiver thats...

fyi what i did was to use an IR receiver thats monitorable & controllable via my HA controller (in my case IRMan or USB-UIRT), so I could still use a hardbutton remote in the h/t. Like you, I also...
Forum: Home Automation   06-17-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By IVB
the one thing i'll warn you is that getting them...

the one thing i'll warn you is that getting them online is a slippery slope. I didn't think I wanted any automation. But, the only way my wife would let me buy a plasma TV (in 2004) was if I...
Forum: Home Automation   06-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By IVB
i'm sorry but you're not going to convince me...

i'm sorry but you're not going to convince me that a lot of existing HA options out there for regular people are any good. I'm ready to see what the newcomers can do.

I don't need a lot of...
Forum: Home Automation   06-15-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By IVB
Heads up, that's not necessary true. For example,...

Heads up, that's not necessary true. For example, and I'm about to do a podcast on this very topic given recent annoyances, I have zwave lights working just fine. I bought Hue (zigbee) 2 weeks ago as...
Forum: Home Automation   06-15-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By IVB
Plus, I mounted motion sensors in *every* room as...

Plus, I mounted motion sensors in *every* room as the nice looking wired ones are only $25, so your house is better protected than the 2 room 2 door stuff that ADT pitches.



If you're willing...
Forum: Home Automation   06-15-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By IVB
Would you be willing to upgrade security system if HA was a benefit?

Was having a conversation with someone, quick question: I realize with the advent of things like Hue, WeMo, etc, the bar is lower than ever before for "home automation".

That said, there's...
Forum: Home Automation   06-11-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By IVB
On phone not sure this'll work. Can embed slides...

On phone not sure this'll work. Can embed slides here tonight.

http://imgur.com/a/PPYfd
Forum: Home Automation   06-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By IVB
Oh it's not too much by half. I built out a far...

Oh it's not too much by half. I built out a far larger system by '08 which is still in use. I use a software based controller (commercial no programming needed) sitting on top of an Elk automation...
Forum: Home Automation   06-11-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By IVB
look into Hue, has ITTT support. I just picked...

look into Hue, has ITTT support. I just picked some up, i'm having some cxn issues but much much simpler to set up than many other systems. I've spent a ton on zWave, but Hue is certainly the much...
Forum: Home Automation   01-31-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By IVB
I re-used the ADT sensors (door, window, motion),...

I re-used the ADT sensors (door, window, motion), which are the hard parts. You'd want to replace the main panel anyhow, and pulling wires sucks and is expensive.

I put in an Elk M1Gold panel, and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-30-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 83,014
Posted By IVB
I'm not guaranteeing that mine doesn't do that,...

I'm not guaranteeing that mine doesn't do that, but I certainly haven't noticed it. And I always use Eco mode.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-05-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 83,014
Posted By IVB
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by qadrian http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1488292/the-offical-epson-2030-2d-3d-1080p-3lcd-projector-thread/210#post_24432577)

Do...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,574
Posted By IVB
FWIW, I personally went with this particular...

FWIW, I personally went with this particular mount as I didn't want any keystoning.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-01-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,574
Posted By IVB
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ecko665 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1492440/anyone-ceiling-mount-an-epson-2030#post_24427131)

Hey There.

I have the...
Forum: 3D Content   01-20-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 99,908
Posted By IVB
question: I have a half dozen kids BluRays that...

question: I have a half dozen kids BluRays that I'd really like to get, but they're perpetually out of stock. Should I "order" it, then get something else while I wait? Or just wait for it to be in...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-20-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By IVB
Actually its for the living room/home theater....

Actually its for the living room/home theater. Got a 50" 720p plasma and a 106" 1080p projector screen (albeit with a budget 3D projector).

Maybe i'll just wait and see how bad my i3/Intel4000...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-20-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By IVB
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jhoff80 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1512952/3d-htpc-gaming-gimmick-or-worthwhile#post_24238398)


When a game pulls it off...
Forum: 3D Content   01-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 99,908
Posted By IVB
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by aaronwt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1322117/http-www-3d-blurayrental-com/510#post_24235708)

It seems like my issue is the...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   01-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By IVB
I've been scanning/lurking here as i'm...

I've been scanning/lurking here as i'm contemplating converting my den PC into a gaming rig, don't see much chatter about 3D gaming. is that just a gimmick and does nobody really do it, or is it...
Forum: 3D Content   01-18-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 99,908
Posted By IVB
A) Ditto to above, I have both NF & 3D, but in a...

A) Ditto to above, I have both NF & 3D, but in a few weeks i'm cancelling the NF DVD plan. There's a few wacky titles, simpler to just purge via NF.
B) feature request: If someone orders 2 discs at...
Forum: 3D Content   12-14-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 99,908
Posted By IVB
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 3BR http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1322117/http-www-3d-blurayrental-com/480#post_24074018)

Glad you like the new features...
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