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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-16-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 388
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Can't you use a cablecard with FIOS? If so, a...

Can't you use a cablecard with FIOS? If so, a Tivo and Tivo minis would work.


You could do a server and clients for each tv with Kodi. Raspberry Pis can run openelec and work well for kodi...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By eatenbacktolife
So you do understand data isn't a finite resource...

So you do understand data isn't a finite resource yeah? Great! Caps are not about congestion and never have been. Using caps as QOS is a money grab and little else. There's been enough independent...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-16-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 388
Posted By eatenbacktolife
A good HDMI matrix can be very expensive. What...

A good HDMI matrix can be very expensive. What are the sources you plan to use? It really doesn't make sense for residential to spend large money on a matrix if your sources will be AppleTVs and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Useless analogies are not needed here. Data IS...

Useless analogies are not needed here. Data IS NOT a limited resource. Say it out loud. Oh noes, we're running out of internets. Comcast offers a dumb pipe and that's it. They're getting paid from...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By eatenbacktolife
What do you think? There is absolutely nothing...

What do you think? There is absolutely nothing reasonable about a data cap on fixed line broadband, period. If I want the SAME level of service I've had for years, I have to pay a 75% monthly tax, on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Comcast's $50 "tax" for the same level of service...

Comcast's $50 "tax" for the same level of service disagrees. A plethora of ISPs have a monopoly if you go by the FCC's definition of "broadband" which is already a joke at 25mb. And they are using...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-08-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By eatenbacktolife
You should look at iRule if you're ok with no...

You should look at iRule if you're ok with no hard button remotes.


It's $100. They have "modules" for cameras and I do see one for Honeywell thermostats. If you decide to go with video over IP...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-06-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 174
Posted By eatenbacktolife
You can run as many speakers on 70v as you spec...

You can run as many speakers on 70v as you spec out...they have a "tap" setting that specifies how much power they pull. So if you buy a 500 wpc amp and tap the speakers at 10w.....


You can...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-05-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 174
Posted By eatenbacktolife
What's the budget? And when you say "assist" you...

What's the budget? And when you say "assist" you mean you are responsible for installing and supporting or you're there to bounce ideas off of?


Considering the number of speakers and purpose...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-21-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By eatenbacktolife
As he said, just add power. I haven't...

As he said, just add power.


I haven't seen sync issues on JAP and have done large installs and large video walls. Any sync issues could be result of using different displays and how much lag...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   09-21-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By eatenbacktolife
I'm not knowledgeable on their offering, but I do...

I'm not knowledgeable on their offering, but I do large commercial "just add power" installs which is similar. Their DSX pro looks like a transmitter and receiver combination.


JAP uses VLAN...
Forum: Home Automation   06-08-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 347
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, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 347
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, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 347
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 347
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, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 347
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 347
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
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, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
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, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
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, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
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, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
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, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
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, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By eatenbacktolife
Great minds think alike!

Great minds think alike!
Forum: Home Automation   04-21-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
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...
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