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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-28-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 169
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Also, with 3 people in the house how many tuners...

Also, with 3 people in the house how many tuners do you really need? You would probably be fine with a 4 tuner Roamio.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-28-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 169
Posted By eatenbacktolife
I'll second the TiVo recommendation. Lots of...

I'll second the TiVo recommendation. Lots of people here are jumping in, as the sale pricing is what these things should realistically cost.


3x refurb cablecard Roamio w/lifetime at $300 each. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,757
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Per the comments at Woot, these have lifetime...

Per the comments at Woot, these have lifetime service according to someone who works for Tivo. That was my concern about buying one.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,757
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Everything I read shows no service fees for the...

Everything I read shows no service fees for the mini. It looks like this was a promo that stated late last year and now they all just come with lifetime service. I probably wouldn't have bought in if...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,757
Posted By eatenbacktolife
The TiVo mini (older version) is $100 on Amazon...

The TiVo mini (older version) is $100 on Amazon still which I don't think is too offensive. From the minimal research I did the only difference appears to be IR vs RF remote w/ newer model. I'll...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,757
Posted By eatenbacktolife
With all the Tivo talk here, I jumped on that...

With all the Tivo talk here, I jumped on that deal for a refurb roamio and lifetime for $300. I would never, ever, pay $700 for this, but $300 makes it interesting. Will need to pick up some Tivo...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 712
Posted By eatenbacktolife
The state of the internet here is deplorable,...

The state of the internet here is deplorable, unless you are lucky enough to have google fiber or live in a town with municipal fiber. Unbundling or heavy regulation to force competition is probably...
Forum: Home Automation   08-17-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By eatenbacktolife
An ISY and ELK are fully capable of doing what he...

An ISY and ELK are fully capable of doing what he wants.
Forum: Home Automation   08-14-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Do you plan on keeping the X10 stuff around? ...

Do you plan on keeping the X10 stuff around?


Insteon and ISY994 (controller) seem like the logical progression if so. The ISY still supports X10 as well. I use ISY 994 and Insteon, but have no...
Forum: Home Automation   08-12-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By eatenbacktolife
You wouldn't have to use native IOS vpn options....

You wouldn't have to use native IOS vpn options. You could use OpenVPN connect app from app store.
Forum: Home Automation   08-11-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Can't speak for the Lutron app, but you can do a...

Can't speak for the Lutron app, but you can do a decent vpn for minimal cost with a modicum of technical ability. That doc you linked is pretty ancient, using pptp vpn on what looks like a Linksys...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 576
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Why not a $50 Raspberry pi2 running openelec?...

Why not a $50 Raspberry pi2 running openelec? There's a plug in to use your emby server for the library.
Forum: Home Automation   08-06-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Heard of them, but never seen their prices...

Heard of them, but never seen their prices before. I can't elaborate if that's a good price for a Pakedge switch, since I'm not familiar with their pricing. After trying to weed through all the...
Forum: Home Automation   08-06-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Holy profit margin on that Pakedge stuff. You...

Holy profit margin on that Pakedge stuff. You could do better for less on the network equipment, but then you would probably be on the hook for supporting it. If it's out of your depth, I'm not sure...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 379
Posted By eatenbacktolife
As an OTA WMC user, can't see a single reason I...

As an OTA WMC user, can't see a single reason I would ever switch to this.
Forum: Home Automation   08-03-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Not much to add, but the Universal Devices forum...

Not much to add, but the Universal Devices forum is great for programming questions if you haven't checked it out. You should be able to find a program that works for your motion sensor setup just by...
Forum: Home Automation   08-03-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By eatenbacktolife
I have the connect version, which is the same...

I have the connect version, which is the same just in a more modern looking housing. BE469 model number.


Mine was maybe 15', and passing through one wall, and communication was subpar with my...
Forum: Speakers   08-03-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 465
Posted By eatenbacktolife
I still use the 550s and bigfoot in my small...

I still use the 550s and bigfoot in my small theater room. I have a pair of XLS in piano rosewood in the living room. I'll probably only replace when I go to some Triad in-walls or something.

...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,739
Posted By eatenbacktolife
I've had around 5 Seagate drives **** the bed in...

I've had around 5 Seagate drives **** the bed in the last year or two at home. 4x 2TB DM001 and 1x 3TB DM001 so far. I still have some floating around that I don't have too much faith in. A few of...
Forum: Remote Control Area   07-26-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By eatenbacktolife
You can design it however you want - there is no...

You can design it however you want - there is no "main" system. Your graphic design skills are the limit.

You need to check and see how your devices can be controlled. IP control, RS232, IR, etc.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-25-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 169
Posted By eatenbacktolife
So you want to add some access points? Since you...

So you want to add some access points? Since you have cable run already, you could use a router near each end to do this. Just set them up as access points only. There's probably a ton of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Free or paid? Might help to add what exactly it...

Free or paid? Might help to add what exactly it is you want to do. There's stuff like CQC or Homeseer that you pay for.


If all you want to do is send serial commands, eventghost should probably...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-18-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 200,216
Posted By eatenbacktolife
That's a supermicro SAS expander backplane. I...

That's a supermicro SAS expander backplane. I don't recall any of the Tam's units coming with one of these. He's also referring to an AIC server as well.
Forum: Home Automation   07-16-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By eatenbacktolife
I personally wouldn't skimp when it comes to...

I personally wouldn't skimp when it comes to buying Zwave stuff, all of these devices are not created equal. Not all of them report status, not all support beaming, etc. Might want to check if that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,739
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Geek Squad has to start somewhere I guess. Now I...

Geek Squad has to start somewhere I guess. Now I can picture you ripping out a customers netapp unit for a rack full of WD MyBooks and some blingin' LED fans. :)


My 24 bay AMD server cost less...
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