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Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-31-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By jcm
Is there a calculator that has the values for...

Is there a calculator that has the values for this projector (VPL-VW600ES) yet?
Forum: Home Automation   04-11-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,687
Posted By jcm
The big difference between putting in a standard...

The big difference between putting in a standard light switch and a controllable one is the documentation. With a standard switch, once the switch is connected so that the light goes on, you're...
Forum: Home Automation   04-11-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,687
Posted By jcm
Lutron RA2 is available to most electrical...

Lutron RA2 is available to most electrical contractors, not all of them are comfortable with it, but its available. The bigger the system is, the more expertise you will want. The setup software has...
Forum: Home Automation   04-08-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,589
Posted By jcm
I would also get your electrician involved,...

I would also get your electrician involved, seeing as he is likely going to have the put the in the switch hardware. He is just as likely to have a very strong opinion on the subject. You may not be...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-04-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By jcm
Are these amplifiers all going bad in the same...

Are these amplifiers all going bad in the same install? My guess is that it's not the amplifiers, you have a bad speaker, or have planned for a lower impedance load than the amplifier you are using...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,813
Posted By jcm
The manual for the iPod dock that is compatible...

The manual for the iPod dock that is compatible with the ZR-6 is called SmartDock2. The user manual is posted on their website. It does not list the charging capacity.

jcmitch
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-03-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By jcm
Squeezbox has a number of control applications...

Squeezbox has a number of control applications in the iTunes store, but it won't compare to a Sonos.

If cost is a factor, I'd consider an AirPort Express.

www.sonos.com (http://www.sonos.com)
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-03-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By jcm
See this post: ...

See this post:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post14873159 (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=14873159#post14873159)
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-03-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 802
Posted By jcm
There's a DAC built into your ZP90. That's what...

There's a DAC built into your ZP90. That's what the Analog R&L connections are for.

jcmitch
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-03-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By jcm
Blue Iris ...

Blue Iris

http://www.blueirissoftware.com/index.html
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-03-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,848
Posted By jcm
IR micro emitters right over the "eye", a...

IR micro emitters right over the "eye", a flashlight can be helpful in finding the right spot.

Powered sub would be connected to preamp out of the selected zone, if that zone is 2 channel, and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-27-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,588
Posted By jcm
Hi There JCU, Its likely that there is an...

Hi There JCU,

Its likely that there is an additional component or two that you haven't described.

The Z660 is an amplifier, but does not have traditional source select controls. There are more...
Forum: Home Automation   12-19-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,734
Posted By jcm
I have had a less than perfect experience with...

I have had a less than perfect experience with C4 controlling HomeWorks, it operates some of the time. Crestron Prodigy would be a relatively cheap solution, depending on how many tstats you need....
Forum: Home Automation   11-29-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,419
Posted By jcm
You don't have to be using the MSC400 to use...

You don't have to be using the MSC400 to use RA2, there is an IR input as well.

The big differentiator is whether or not you want control from something other than the handheld remote.

jcmitch
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-26-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By jcm
Don't bother with stereo, there is no advantage,...

Don't bother with stereo, there is no advantage, it will just add cost.

Multiple speakers in the same space will be a plus. Your speakers should have a coverage pattern chart included. Compare...
Forum: Remote Control Area   05-05-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,135
Posted By jcm
Not all IR receivers are built to receive/repeat...

Not all IR receivers are built to receive/repeat the same bandwidth. Restricting the sensitivity of a receiver to certain types of IR can be an effective troubleshooting tool. Xantech is one of the...
Forum: Home Automation   04-24-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,018
Posted By jcm
The button kits do change the keypad layout, but...

The button kits do change the keypad layout, but keypads are not all capable of IR. Any IR receiver in the system can accept the necessary commands however. So systems with 3rd part RF remotes often...
Forum: Home Automation   04-09-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,018
Posted By jcm
There are IR commands for buttons 1-9, 21, 23 &...

There are IR commands for buttons 1-9, 21, 23 & 24. The button layout on the keypad does not limit the number of commands available, just the ones you can press from the front.

jcmitch
Forum: Home Automation   04-08-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,018
Posted By jcm
Lutron only gives instructions on using their...

Lutron only gives instructions on using their remote. The truth is that any remote containing those codes works. The commands are already in the URC database (among others). The functions are as...
Forum: Home Automation   04-06-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By jcm
The "a" was also a major jump up in sound...

The "a" was also a major jump up in sound quality. Was rather unimpressed w/ the original PAD8 myself.

jcmitch
Forum: Home Automation   03-29-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,018
Posted By jcm
Swancoat, OnQ makes 2 versions of this, an...

Swancoat,

OnQ makes 2 versions of this, an 8 port and a 12 port. 363915-01 & 364596-01

Leviton also makes one, but it comes in 2 parts. A bracket and the rail insert. I don't know the model...
Forum: Home Automation   03-27-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,018
Posted By jcm
Shady you'd have an awfully tough time getting a...

Shady you'd have an awfully tough time getting a building inspector to OK replacing light switches w/ touchscreens. First, the ADA guideline for a light switch is 48" AFF, too low for a touchscreen....
Forum: Home Automation   03-26-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,018
Posted By jcm
There is an IR receiver on the CCO-8 board. It...

There is an IR receiver on the CCO-8 board. It is independent of the closures themselves. I've attached a link to an older copy of the HomeWorks Technical Reference Guide to this email. There is...
Forum: Home Automation   03-25-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,018
Posted By jcm
Um...Rf remote->MRF->emitter->CCO8 ...

Um...Rf remote->MRF->emitter->CCO8

jcmitch
Forum: Home Automation   03-25-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,018
Posted By jcm
You've probably got this handled by now, but...

You've probably got this handled by now, but there is an IR receiver on the Lutron CCO-8 board in your processor panel. You just need an emitter wired there from your MRF basestation.

jcmitch
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