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Forum: Home Automation   02-10-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 115
Posted By Swancoat
I like my Schlage Z-Wave lock. I'm...

I like my Schlage Z-Wave lock.

I'm definitely not an expert across all of the brands, mainly chiming in to say for a real automation system, The Z-Wave version of this product is much better than...
Forum: Home Automation   02-10-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 115
Posted By Swancoat
So? All it does is lights. If someone wants to go...

So? All it does is lights. If someone wants to go through that much effort to shut off the bathroom light while I'm on the can, then they earned it.


Regardling the Schlage locks, I have a...
Forum: Home Automation   02-02-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 448
Posted By Swancoat
I'm surprised to hear that about Insteon. Most of...

I'm surprised to hear that about Insteon. Most of the Insteon devices I've used had connections for neutral and didn't have that problem at all.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-28-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Swancoat
Argh... Only saw this now. Masquerade has been on...

Argh... Only saw this now. Masquerade has been on my list for a long time. I currently have some manual masking panels and I'm growing tired of popping them in and out. Honestly, it was something I...
Forum: Home Automation   10-27-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
ahhh, pretty close. I don't really 'need' a...

ahhh, pretty close. I don't really 'need' a keypad at the front of the rack (just figure if I'm adding one anyway for IR, might as well be able to push the buttons).

Regardless of if I can get it...
Forum: Home Automation   10-27-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
I think my last option will be to run MC cable to...

I think my last option will be to run MC cable to the rack for that style of 'hardwired' solution only because if I'm going to go through the effort to install a new stainless steel plate on the wall...
Forum: Home Automation   10-27-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
Neurorad and Paul, Thanks for the replies...

Neurorad and Paul,

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I'm not going to requote and reply to everything separately, but I'll try to address most things in one post.

Paul, I don't really...
Forum: Home Automation   10-18-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
Thanks. I'm just kind of trying to...

Thanks.

I'm just kind of trying to brainstorm ways to better incorporate IR in my Media Room. I have 6 loads (broken into 2 3-gang groups on either side of a stud). Currently all controlled with...
Forum: Home Automation   10-11-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
Do RR2 keypads have an actual IR input (like...

Do RR2 keypads have an actual IR input (like 2.5mm) in the back? Or is it just an 'eye' and you're supposed to tape a blaster over it?
Forum: Xbox Area   06-09-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,028
Posted By Swancoat
Unfortunate. Seems like it would be trivial for...

Unfortunate. Seems like it would be trivial for MS to add support for an external adapter like that with a simple software update to the console. That would at least shut some of us up.
Forum: Xbox Area   06-02-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,028
Posted By Swancoat
One thought I've had on this (current XBox 360...

One thought I've had on this (current XBox 360 owner, mounted in a rack, looking to add an XBone)...

MS sells an adapter for using the controllers with Windows. The Xbox is windows based, and...
Forum: Home Automation   05-11-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Swancoat
If you want to run automation software on your...

If you want to run automation software on your Mac directly, without some sort of emulation solution, look at Indigo (from Perceptive Automation). I've been running it for several years, and it has a...
Forum: Home Automation   04-29-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
I'm just wondering if the VCRX outputs show up in...

I'm just wondering if the VCRX outputs show up in the new app when they are set to 'momentary' (Like a Garage Door Opener), as opposed to 'sustained' (Like a fireplace or something).

In that exact...
Forum: Home Automation   04-28-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
One question a bit more specific on home screen...

One question a bit more specific on home screen widgets. Can someone with the bridge and new app tell me if momentary contacts from a VCRX are available in the app (or as widgets). For whatever...
Forum: Home Automation   04-28-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
So, I've been following this connect bridge for a...

So, I've been following this connect bridge for a while, and it seems a little awkward. I understand that if Lutron wants to have HomeKit support they need new hardware because it has to have some...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-09-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28,164
Views: 3,309,196
Posted By Swancoat
I considered using the analog outputs, but then I...

I considered using the analog outputs, but then I run into an issue of getting the analog audio INto the HDMI distribution.

Also considered doing decoding on-board the Oppo, and then allowing 2ch...
Forum: Home Theater Gaming   12-09-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Swancoat
MS sells an adapter to use the controllers...

MS sells an adapter to use the controllers wirelessly with a PC (just a little USB dongle). I'm curious if it will work on the XBOne if you're out of controller range. So for PLTurbo, if this worked...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-09-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28,164
Views: 3,309,196
Posted By Swancoat
Can my Oppo BDP-93 output different audio on each HDMI Output?

Well, the basic question is simple, can this player output say, a DTS track on one HDMI output, and a 2 channel PCM track on another. I can't seem to figure out how to do it.

If the answer is no,...
Forum: Home Automation   04-06-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
A lot of them actually just have a little canopy...

A lot of them actually just have a little canopy module that the remote controls that you can just choose not to install.
Forum: Home Automation   03-26-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
I THINK it's iphone only.

I THINK it's iphone only.
Forum: Home Automation   03-26-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
When I installed my last keypad I looked. There's...

When I installed my last keypad I looked. There's a hole there for sure, but I'm not sure if it's a jack (doesn't really look like one) or just a place to put an emitter.
Forum: Home Automation   03-26-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
Hey Paul, regarding the VCRX CCOs, it appears you...

Hey Paul, regarding the VCRX CCOs, it appears you can control them directly from the iOS app if they are set to 'Sustained On'. If they are set for momentary actuation, they don't show up.

Another...
Forum: Home Automation   03-26-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
If it's a regular keypad (as opposed to hybrid...

If it's a regular keypad (as opposed to hybrid keypad), and you don't need all 6 buttons, there's a configuration with an IR window on the front.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-18-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 1,027,170
Posted By Swancoat
After buying and populating a rack, I'm probably...

After buying and populating a rack, I'm probably rich enough to spring for 5 lacing bars for each piece :)

I ended up going with 1 bar for most, 2 for the AVR. In some instances, yeah a power...
Forum: Home Automation   03-09-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 171,688
Posted By Swancoat
You must be the guy with all the 2ANFs :) ...

You must be the guy with all the 2ANFs :)

They seem to be the one thing consistently backordered for me.
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