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Forum: Home Automation   05-10-2016, 09:48 PM
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Posted By A&M 350Z
Not in this case. No surge that I know. I...

Not in this case. No surge that I know. I supposed I cant be certain but no other sensitive electronic failures or other signs. There is no need to derate based on maximum load with incadescents....
Forum: Home Automation   05-09-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 165,070
Posted By A&M 350Z
So I have about 25 Lutron RadioRa2 dimmers...

So I have about 25 Lutron RadioRa2 dimmers installed for about a year. In the last 6 months, I have had 3 RRD-6CLs go out. No electrical surges, whole home surge protection, no other electrical...
Forum: Home Automation   12-29-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By A&M 350Z
Just to update, I went with Control4. System...

Just to update, I went with Control4. System fully installed and running. Love it and I personally prefer it to the Crestron systems I looked into. The Composer HE is great for tweaking without...
Forum: Home Automation   12-05-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By A&M 350Z
I have seen it! We stayed at vacation home in...

I have seen it! We stayed at vacation home in Destin. 4 stories and 16k sq ft. RR2 system and each floor had a closet with a bank of at least 50 light switches. The rooms only had keypads. Not...
Forum: Home Automation   12-05-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By A&M 350Z
That is a good point. As I mentioned, one of the...

That is a good point. As I mentioned, one of the problems we had with the Crestron lighting is there were no keypads. I made sure to add a keypad so one could control the lighting even if the rest...
Forum: Home Automation   12-05-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By A&M 350Z
Good question. I kind of wish I would have gone...

Good question. I kind of wish I would have gone with Lutron for that very reason. I had a couple dealers suggest doing a "bank of switches" which I personally think is an inelegant way to wire 8...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-04-2015, 06:21 PM
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Posted By A&M 350Z
Question. A lot of you guys have the long power...

Question. A lot of you guys have the long power strips along the rack. Makes power cord management nice. Can or do you plug the power strip into a surge protector/line conditioner? I use a...
Forum: Home Automation   12-02-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By A&M 350Z
Thanks everyone. I am making the switch to C4. ...

Thanks everyone. I am making the switch to C4. Talked to a bunch of dealers. Crestron was gonna be a good 2-3 times the price to get similar functionality, even when you include the C4 expense to...
Forum: Home Automation   10-31-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By A&M 350Z
Yikes! Sounds like a bad install. What I dont...

Yikes! Sounds like a bad install. What I dont know is if the C4 programming is customizable enough to cause those problems or would that be hardware related. I have heard many stories similar to...
Forum: Home Automation   10-31-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By A&M 350Z
Thanks, appreciate the tips. You are absolutely...

Thanks, appreciate the tips. You are absolutely right it is frustrating relying on others. I am very much a diy type of guy mostly because I have learned that provides the greatest chance of success.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-30-2015, 11:26 AM
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Views: 354,308
Posted By A&M 350Z
Yes, have 3rd gen and works great as source via...

Yes, have 3rd gen and works great as source via Airplay. Thx for suggestions.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-30-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,680
Views: 354,308
Posted By A&M 350Z
I would like to officially think Apple for saving...

I would like to officially think Apple for saving me $150. The lack of optical output means that I will not be able to connect to my whole home audio via a DAC.
Forum: Home Automation   10-29-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By A&M 350Z
Thanks. Different dealers. Quite a few have...

Thanks. Different dealers. Quite a few have dropped Crestron and the existing dealers seem to contract out the programming with a few local caip or whatever they call them now. I known there are a...
Forum: Home Automation   10-29-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By A&M 350Z
Crestron vs Control4

Am I crazy to switch from Crestron to Control4?

Background, as I mentioned in a prior post, our Pro2 processor has failed. Wont power up and I believe one of the COM ports is out. Also, our...
Forum: Home Automation   10-20-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By A&M 350Z
Not sure I understand the concept behind Pyng...

Not sure I understand the concept behind Pyng either, especially with it lacking inherent av integration. I wonder if it could control Crestron panelized lighting? Still trying to work through what...
Forum: Home Automation   10-19-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By A&M 350Z
I have 75watt cresnet power supply connected, as...

I have 75watt cresnet power supply connected, as well as pad8a and xm tuner and there is no power to Pro2 or pad8a.

Yeah but finding someone with the software who wont charge a fortune is the...
Forum: Home Automation   10-19-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By A&M 350Z
I think I am done with Crestron and will try...

I think I am done with Crestron and will try Control4.
Forum: Home Automation   10-16-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By A&M 350Z
Thanks. I wonder what they charge to replace the...

Thanks. I wonder what they charge to replace the power supply? Used units are dirt cheap on fleabay but then have to pay to reinstall the files and who knows what condition they are really in.
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Forum: Home Automation   10-16-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By A&M 350Z
Crestron Pro2 help

Sigh, my Crestron setup has been rock solid for 5 years but now the Pro2 will not power up. Are there any fuses or something simple? Doubtful I know. If not, should I replace it with used unit or...
Forum: Home Automation   08-15-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 165,070
Posted By A&M 350Z
Since we are on the topic, I have a Lutron dual...

Since we are on the topic, I have a Lutron dual fan/dimmer too. I assumed there was seperate load wires for the light and fan. However, there is only 1 load wire. Is that where the canopy module...
Forum: Home Automation   08-05-2014, 07:30 AM
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Views: 165,070
Posted By A&M 350Z
Have same question

Have same question
Forum: Home Automation   07-17-2014, 09:49 AM
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Views: 165,070
Posted By A&M 350Z
Anyone know if you can use a full 6CL dimmer at a...

Anyone know if you can use a full 6CL dimmer at a remote location and not the RD-RD? I have a 3 gang with a 6CL, RD, and keypad. Looks a little cluttered with 3 different products and would like to...
Forum: Home Automation   07-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 165,070
Posted By A&M 350Z
Hmm, think I will just buy a few 6na's and just...

Hmm, think I will just buy a few 6na's and just play around to see which works better.
Forum: Home Automation   07-15-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 165,070
Posted By A&M 350Z
Has anyone compared the rrd-6cl and 6na directly?...

Has anyone compared the rrd-6cl and 6na directly? I have a few led and incandescent loads that do not completly dim and wondering if it is the 50 watt minimum of the 6cl that is the problem....
Forum: Home Automation   07-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 165,070
Posted By A&M 350Z
Thanks guys, good tips. Since it is a retrofit,...

Thanks guys, good tips. Since it is a retrofit, I think I will have to use they keypads to control some loads. Otherwise, would have to expand every junction box and some are already 3 gang.
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