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Forum: Home Automation   06-08-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 301
Posted By eatenbacktolife
No one is offended or really even cares. I...

No one is offended or really even cares. I couldn't care less if he buys an ISY or not, I'm not here to pimp a product. Your knowledge of said device is obviously limited, so in a thread about that...
Forum: Home Automation   06-08-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 301
Posted By eatenbacktolife
lol ok, so keep adding whatever qualifier you...

lol ok, so keep adding whatever qualifier you need to say the ISY isn't a capable device, especially in an industry where everything is hacked together. OP is looking at an ISY, and at the end of the...
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 301
Posted By eatenbacktolife
This is mainly an argument of semantics, since...

This is mainly an argument of semantics, since you said the ISY is not an automation "system." It's absolutely capable of more than simple/light stuff as you think. A $35 raspberry Pi can parse...
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 301
Posted By eatenbacktolife
It gives you ability to control pretty much any...

It gives you ability to control pretty much any device from ISY. ISY can send http or IP commands to devices that support network control, or you can control IR or RS232 device through a global cache...
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 301
Posted By eatenbacktolife
The ISY works well for a general automation...

The ISY works well for a general automation controller. The network module for $49 lets it control anything. The biggest drawback is it's inability to parse feedback from IP or rs232 devices so you...
Forum: Home Automation   06-07-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 301
Posted By eatenbacktolife
I use Insteon for lighting with ISY, and for door...

I use Insteon for lighting with ISY, and for door locks and tstat I use Zwave. Not like I had a choice since the zwave module didn't exist back then.


Insteon devices will report status when...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-27-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By eatenbacktolife
He's building in Thailand...streaming services...

He's building in Thailand...streaming services are absolutely region locked. I'm in the US, but I would assume some or most of that content will be blocked.


OP, you can always go the VPN route...
Forum: Home Automation   05-27-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Not familiar with ELAN stuff, but the HR44 should...

Not familiar with ELAN stuff, but the HR44 should support http control. Directv's http control works pretty well, you can query for feedback etc.
Forum: Home Automation   05-25-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By eatenbacktolife
How many people live here? Will this motion...

How many people live here? Will this motion sensor be located in an area with a lot of traffic? It will be annoying if the lights turn on every time someone walks by when you're watching a movie.

...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-11-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Are you attempting to DIY or hiring it out, and...

Are you attempting to DIY or hiring it out, and just want to be informed so you're not negotiating blind? As said above, this is not the place to use consumer products. What's the budget?


Look...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-09-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Look at Tivo too. 1x Tivo and 3x Tivo minis....

Look at Tivo too. 1x Tivo and 3x Tivo minis. Depending on what you wanted the apple TVs for the Tivo might cover that as well.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-21-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By eatenbacktolife
That's a decent sized room. Are there no...

That's a decent sized room. Are there no microphones? What about local inputs?


I like just add power for commercial video matrix. It's not cheap, but the good thing is you buy depending on how...
Forum: Home Automation   04-21-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Great minds think alike!

Great minds think alike!
Forum: Home Automation   04-21-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By eatenbacktolife
You want a "ducker." Something like this:...

You want a "ducker." Something like this: http://www.rdlnet.com/product.php?page=24#!prettyPhoto


Look for a low cost analog mixer that has a ducking input.


Fwiw, I implemented my Amazon...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-16-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Are these audio/video zones or audio only? If...

Are these audio/video zones or audio only? If audio only I would absolutely recommend going the WHA matrix route or Sonos. Or several chromecasts into a multichannel amp.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-01-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By eatenbacktolife
?? You must be looking at the wrong thing....

?? You must be looking at the wrong thing. BrightSign sells media players. They offer up to 4k output. You load a 1080p video onto a 1080p unit, it outputs your 1080p video. Their authoring program...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   03-31-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Look at Brightsign for the digital signage. Their...

Look at Brightsign for the digital signage. Their authoring tool makes it pretty easy to create your own "channel" for digital signage.


1x Just add Power transmitter, and then a JAP receiver for...
Forum: Home Automation   03-05-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By eatenbacktolife
There's this...should do what you want but might...

There's this...should do what you want but might be out of your price range?


https://bftgateopeners.com/store/bft-wifi-video-callbox-with-keypad-wifi-bft-kpad.html
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-21-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By eatenbacktolife
How you described will work. Any cheap router can...

How you described will work. Any cheap router can do what you need.


LAN port of Verizon router - to WAN port of your router. Your router will get private IP from Verizon device on it's outside...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-22-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Could always go cable card Tivo and 5 TiVo minis....

Could always go cable card Tivo and 5 TiVo minis. That will give you live tv/dvr/Netflix/Amazon at all TVs. What content do you need to play from a PC? The Tivo has a plex client, or you could do a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-20-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By eatenbacktolife
You could look at "Just Add Power" for the HDMI...

You could look at "Just Add Power" for the HDMI matrix. Not sure if they have a distributer in Australia. Or decide it's not needed for the sources you have. What sources do you plan to use? You...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-16-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By eatenbacktolife
How much is he willing to sell them for? Are we...

How much is he willing to sell them for? Are we talking $100 a pop or something?


I've used a stack of Crown amps for WHA before. I swapped them out not too long ago.


Number one, I wanted...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-16-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By eatenbacktolife
If you want to use Dante, 3x Symetrix Radius 12x8...

If you want to use Dante, 3x Symetrix Radius 12x8 will give you the 24 outputs you need, and these units have Dante onboard. Retail is probably around 10k for all 3, I'm sure you could negotiate a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-14-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Well if the plan is to save money, the obi 200 is...

Well if the plan is to save money, the obi 200 is currently $34 on Ebay via newegg.


Obi + free Google voice number will set you up with VOIP and no monthly fees.
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-06-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By eatenbacktolife
As mentioned, use eventghost and the broadcaster...

As mentioned, use eventghost and the broadcaster plugin. I think iRule has a step by step guide on their site for using eventghost and Media Center.


I use iRule and eventghost to control more...
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