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Forum: Remote Control Area   04-23-2017, 04:55 PM
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Posted By wkearney99
No, they do not. Lutron uses their own RF...

No, they do not. Lutron uses their own RF protocol and it's not zigbee nor z-wave. Their bridges support IP network connections.
Forum: Home Automation   03-18-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 173,913
Posted By wkearney99
I use HS3 to detect when an 'Area Off' button is...

I use HS3 to detect when an 'Area Off' button is tapped in the home office. It drops the lights in that room. and then if it's after 10pm, but before sunrise, it brings up some path-oriented...
Forum: Home Automation   03-13-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,903
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Posted By wkearney99
This is the challenge for any automation system. ...

This is the challenge for any automation system. I'll give Lutron some credit, they've made the main repeaters rock-solid reliable and quick to reboot. I put devices like this on a UPS to avoid any...
Forum: Home Automation   03-13-2017, 11:59 AM
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Posted By wkearney99
Paul is an excellent source of info and...

Paul is an excellent source of info and materials.

A point of note, it is not currently possible to directly use a Pico buttons as a toggle within the Lutron system alone. You can set each button...
Forum: Home Automation   03-12-2017, 07:29 PM
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Views: 173,913
Posted By wkearney99
Then you've completed the Ra2 online LCI...

Then you've completed the Ra2 online LCI training, yes? Which covers this kind of stuff.



What model number are you talking about when you mention 'table top switch'?

Because there is...
Forum: Home Automation   03-12-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 173,913
Posted By wkearney99
What does you integrator respond to these...

What does you integrator respond to these questions? Because when you get into controlling motor loads like pools it goes beyond most DIY project skills.

Each button of an in-wall keypad can act...
Forum: Home Automation   03-10-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 173,913
Posted By wkearney99
It's even better when you get everything 'dialed...

It's even better when you get everything 'dialed in' with just the right scenes. I've had great luck lately with the Ra2 plug-in for Homeseer 3. It's an added cost but given the Ra2 price-point...
Forum: Xbox Area   03-09-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 69,557
Posted By wkearney99
Which pretty much sums it all up. Oh, I...

Which pretty much sums it all up.


Oh, I do look forward to another FPS shooter, one with some degree of 'social' interaction. But I'd really love to have one with richer story involvement. ...
Forum: Xbox Area   03-07-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 69,557
Posted By wkearney99
They really miss the mark on PvE. They're just...

They really miss the mark on PvE. They're just terrible at having enough story being told and playable IN THE GAME. I don't give a rats-backside about grimoire cards on an eff'ing website. Put it...
Forum: Home Automation   02-27-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,652
Posted By wkearney99
STFW? You sign up for a Lutron account...

STFW?

You sign up for a Lutron account (free). You take an online course, also free. You then get the ability to download the software, for free.

This will let you setup and configure a Ra2...
Forum: Home Automation   02-20-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,321
Posted By wkearney99
Ding, ding! Give that man a prize for that...

Ding, ding! Give that man a prize for that quote.

It's always a fresh disappointment when a vendor takes a perfectly useful protocol and effs it up.

But if it's 'close enough' to actual BLE...
Forum: Home Automation   02-18-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,321
Posted By wkearney99
And barring the existence of ANY means to show...

And barring the existence of ANY means to show the signal levels it's all voodoo and folklore. Seriously, where's the diag tools to better configure this junk?

Were it not for needing top-down...
Forum: Home Automation   02-15-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 173,913
Posted By wkearney99
Agreed. They're just ruddlerless in the face of...

Agreed. They're just ruddlerless in the face of emerging tech.
Forum: Xbox Area   02-14-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 69,557
Posted By wkearney99
Record, record and highest describing the other...

Record, record and highest describing the other products. Nothing like that for Destiny. I'd wonder if Activision isn't going to cut them loose.
Forum: Outdoor Theaters   02-05-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By wkearney99
Unless you're winding it around something it's...

Unless you're winding it around something it's going to get folds, if just from gravity when it sits in there. Or worse, when it slides down toward the end if it's stored upright. Around one pipe...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-22-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,072
Posted By wkearney99
...sigh... what's your point, then? That your...

...sigh... what's your point, then? That your opinion of the market is better? Other than your ego, who does that help?

MY point was, and is, when vendors go out of their way to alienate...
Forum: Home Automation   01-20-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 173,913
Posted By wkearney99
Tangentially, I want to let folks know that one...

Tangentially, I want to let folks know that one of our members lost a family member recently. Paul's (spirwx here (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/7643103-spiwrx.html)) mother, and owner of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-20-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,072
Posted By wkearney99
Oh, I don't think it's unrealistic that someone...

Oh, I don't think it's unrealistic that someone on the geek-end of the automation/media experience is going to know a lot of other people with the same kind of gear. Half? Maybe/maybe not, but it's...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-19-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 69,557
Posted By wkearney99
I agree. My point though was it'd be nice if...

I agree. My point though was it'd be nice if there was a way to cut around the RNG nonsense for specific things. I'm fine with them being gated by something difficult. Much like the Gjallahorn...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,072
Posted By wkearney99
Sonos really dropped the ball back then. Their...

Sonos really dropped the ball back then. Their insistence on going it alone, making the devices 'friendly' while actively resisting higher-end integration was a mistake. It would have done little...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,072
Posted By wkearney99
Alexa having direct-able audio control would be...

Alexa having direct-able audio control would be fantastic. Alexa with direct-able audio for more than just the own units would be a slam-dunk winner.

Google Home has an edge here with being...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-18-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 69,557
Posted By wkearney99
I can't help but feeling Bungie has missed out on...

I can't help but feeling Bungie has missed out on a potential revenue-generating opportunity for 'item seeking' quests. Make it difficult, like Black Spindle timing hard, but let players earn or...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,072
Posted By wkearney99
I'd pay for a software upgrade that allowed using...

I'd pay for a software upgrade that allowed using my existing Sonos hardware as output playback devices from Echo device music requests. As in, "Alexa, play 'some song' on Family Room Sonos"

I...
Forum: Xbox Area   01-18-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 890
Views: 162,152
Posted By wkearney99
I think it'd be helpful to know of the upcoming...

I think it'd be helpful to know of the upcoming next generation (Project Scorpio) console is likewise going to be crippled.

That and does the most recent slim model still support the Kinect? ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-14-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,072
Posted By wkearney99
Ya think? I don't wish the Sonos folks any ill...

Ya think? I don't wish the Sonos folks any ill will, but they seriously dropped the ball on both voice recog and customer focus with regard to usability. All the gyrations of screwing around with...
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