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Forum: Home Automation   06-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Travisleo
I don't work for savant so I can't say why they...

I don't work for savant so I can't say why they so it that way. I can tell you, thought that most people aren't capable of correctly programming these systems themselves, even if they think they...
Forum: Home Automation   06-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Travisleo
I was referring more to the source code aspect...

I was referring more to the source code aspect of this. If the client owns the source code, I agree that this make Savant "as locked down" as other systems. In many instances, though, the client...
Forum: Home Automation   06-09-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Travisleo
Hi Stereomax, Savant isn't locked down like...

Hi Stereomax,

Savant isn't locked down like Crestron but it's not something that you can program yourself. You'll need a certified Savant programmer to make the changes for you. The good news,...
Forum: Home Automation   05-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By Travisleo
Here's a quick comparison we did on Savant vs....

Here's a quick comparison we did on Savant vs. Control4. Sounds like either of those would work for what you are trying to do. Plus, Savant now has a line of entry-level controllers that would make...
Forum: Home Automation   04-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By Travisleo
We get this question from clients all the time...

We get this question from clients all the time as we are dealers for both. Here's a write-up we did. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a note.
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Forum: Home Automation   03-05-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,545
Posted By Travisleo
I think you are mis-understanding my post. There...

I think you are mis-understanding my post. There is no "pride" associated with tearing out anything. We take pride in satisfying our clients. I know that sounds cliche but it's truly what we think...
Forum: Home Automation   03-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,545
Posted By Travisleo
I don't think anyone disagrees about DM being a...

I don't think anyone disagrees about DM being a great product. It is. But there is a lot more to a home automation system than HDMI switching.
Forum: Home Automation   02-27-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,545
Posted By Travisleo
You should strongly consider Savant for your new...

You should strongly consider Savant for your new system. We have taken out a number of poorly performing Crestron systems and replaced the with Savant. Nothing but happy clients!
Forum: Home Automation   01-31-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Travisleo
Everything you want to do can be donefor a...

Everything you want to do can be donefor a price. I would find a good Residential Integrator in the area and have them develop a system design and budget.

Control4 has some good solutions for use...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-31-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Travisleo
A control4 system will work great for this, as...

A control4 system will work great for this, as well. Plus, the keypads can also be used for lighting control if you want to do that.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-27-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Travisleo
The audio down-mixing happens on the input side...

The audio down-mixing happens on the input side so that it knows what format to output to each device. If it happened on the output side, you wouldn't be able to "mix" audio outputs on a card. I...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-27-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Travisleo
The new card is more expensive but not terribly...

The new card is more expensive but not terribly that much more. I am pretty sure it supports all of the major advanced audio components but I haven't looked at it that closely. It is a 4 port card...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-27-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Travisleo
I don't know that there are many switches out...

I don't know that there are many switches out there that support 4K yet. It is still very much an emerging standard.

Unfortunately, the C4 matrix is not PoE. That's the one big drawback of it....
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Travisleo
The audio issue is a known issue with savant....

The audio issue is a known issue with savant. It's the reason they just came out with their new DSP cards. Before the new cards, if you has a source like AppleTV distributed to both surround zones...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Travisleo
Control4 has their own 8x8 matrix. We have it in...

Control4 has their own 8x8 matrix. We have it in our office and it works real well. The extenders seem very reliable after a few months of use.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-22-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Travisleo
Control4 has a built in media player but for...

Control4 has a built in media player but for music only. It's pretty nice.

AppleTV is a great source for streaming media content and has an HDMI output so you can tie it into a matrix switch. You...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Travisleo
I agree with cshepard. I really think you will...

I agree with cshepard. I really think you will be better off with Control4 than URC. The type of system you are talking about is EXACTLY what Control4 does. We install Control4 systems like this all...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Travisleo
I don't see any harm in going with a HD-BaseT...

I don't see any harm in going with a HD-BaseT extender for now, and then upgrading when 2.0 comes out. Yes, you end up buying two pieces of equipment but without 2.0 being fully ratified, I think it...
Forum: Home Automation   01-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Travisleo
What are the electrical specifications in...

What are the electrical specifications in Bangkok? I'd worry more about that than saving a few bucks. Buy them from a reputable Control4 dealer and you won't regret it.

I wouldn't use Cat-6 for...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-16-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Travisleo
Our standard is 35 feet. Beyond that, we won't...

Our standard is 35 feet. Beyond that, we won't run a native HDMI cable and will instead use a balun. I would suggest running both of them and trying to use the cable first. If it doesn't work, go...
Forum: Home Automation   10-29-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Travisleo
I'd take a look at Control4 or Savant. Control4...

I'd take a look at Control4 or Savant. Control4 has a new HDMI matrix switch and we just installed it in our office. Seems to work great. Plus, with Control4, you'll get a lot of the similar...
Forum: Home Automation   09-26-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By Travisleo
Here's an article we wrote on Control4 vs....

Here's an article we wrote on Control4 vs. Savant, in case those are systems you are considering. Feel free to send me a note if you want to chat about anything else.
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Forum: Home Automation   09-19-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,705
Posted By Travisleo
We have clients who use all three solutions...

We have clients who use all three solutions (Grace Digital Tuner, Sonos and Music Bridge/Airplay). If I had to say which is best, I would probably say that the Sonos integrated solution works the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-17-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Travisleo
We're starting to specify these in new jobs that...

We're starting to specify these in new jobs that we do for clients. They are pretty slick and work really well!
Forum: Home Automation   08-07-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,595
Posted By Travisleo
We've put a couple of systems in with video...

We've put a couple of systems in with video tiling. I agree that the costs are a bit much but the functionality is just awesome!

Here are a couple of quick pics of an install we did on a 75"...
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