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Forum: Home Automation   03-23-2017, 10:22 AM
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Posted By djtech2k
My garage door opener is die to arrive today. I...

My garage door opener is die to arrive today. I want to order a couple light switches. I am going to buy z-wave for these first few devices so I can learn how to do it and so I can know how well...
Forum: Home Automation   03-20-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
I completely understand what you are saying and...

I completely understand what you are saying and the point behind. From a technical standpoint, I even do agree. However, my comment is based on a consumer perspective. I am a techie so it makes...
Forum: Home Automation   03-20-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
One other question I thought of... One thing...

One other question I thought of...

One thing I have read people saying is about the concern of updates on the system. For example, if a system depends on some kind of development or drivers to...
Forum: Home Automation   03-20-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
I do now understand all that and that's basically...

I do now understand all that and that's basically what I was saying. I think terminology was probably my issue.

Anyway, I get the point and see what you are saying. I think part of where it gets...
Forum: Home Automation   03-20-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
Ok, so let me make sure I am getting this right. ...

Ok, so let me make sure I am getting this right.

Garage Door: Pretty much Z-Wave is most likely. I will be making my dumb garage door opener smart, so I will not be putting in a new door opener....
Forum: Home Automation   03-19-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
So basically you guys are saying that the best...

So basically you guys are saying that the best communication method for each device type is different and in order to have the better devices, you will need multiple different systems/protocols? Of...
Forum: Home Automation   03-19-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
Wow, there is a lot of HA history in this thread...

Wow, there is a lot of HA history in this thread now. You guys obviously have a wealth of knowledge on the subject. I think this thread has largely taken a different turn lol. :)

So is RadioRa...
Forum: Home Automation   03-18-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
My internet is very solid, but even if it went...

My internet is very solid, but even if it went out, I'd like to have devices that can be operated by their own app as well as a hub. That way I have a backup method to control them.

I have no...
Forum: Home Automation   03-18-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
I understand what you are saying. I have no...

I understand what you are saying. I have no doubt that the more expensive systems will have better performance and standards. I do not doubt that and that is why that stuff is more expensive.

As...
Forum: Home Automation   03-18-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
Thanks again for the replies. From what I...

Thanks again for the replies.

From what I have read, here is the approach I am thinking of taking:

I do understand and get the issues with the cloud vs local processing type of hub. I do also...
Forum: Home Automation   03-17-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
First, thank you all for the replies. This is...

First, thank you all for the replies. This is very helpful.

Now for some responses of my own...

So I think my initial thought was true, I definitely need a hub. So I guess my first goal is to...
Forum: Home Automation   03-17-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
I was thinking about that and do get your point. ...

I was thinking about that and do get your point. I don't want to over complicate things either, but the way I understand it is that if Alexa is the only "hub" kind of device, then won't you be...
Forum: Home Automation   03-17-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 652
Posted By djtech2k
Home Automation Advice

I have been wanting to get into home automation for a long time so I am now starting to research what to purchase/do.

I have a theater room that I bought a Control4 unit to control a few years...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-23-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By djtech2k
In the manual, it says to check the filter and...

In the manual, it says to check the filter and unplug the power. So I unplugged it for a minute and I removed and cleaned the filter.


How do I check or update the firmware? The on screen menu...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By djtech2k
Help: Epson 5020 Troubeshooting

I have an Epson 5020 that is just over 1 year old. It was professionally installed and has not been used very much at all. About a month ago it started having an issue and I need help to resolve...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-04-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,688
Posted By djtech2k
Thanks! I have been referred to the 4100...

Thanks!

I have been referred to the 4100 and 5100's. Which is a better choice or whats the difference?

How is the experience with them compared to the Epson ones that come with it?
Forum: Display Calibration   04-04-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By djtech2k
I am having an Epson 5020 installed today. This...

I am having an Epson 5020 installed today. This is my first projector, so I know nothing about calibration. I hear that it can make a major difference. Will I need a brand new projector calibrated?...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-04-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,688
Posted By djtech2k
I am looking for 3D glasses options for the...

I am looking for 3D glasses options for the 5020. The Epson version is model V12h548006 but they cost like $100 per pair. Does anyone know anywhere that may sell them cheaper or if there are any...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-23-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,296
Posted By djtech2k
Ok so the guy just sweetened the deal on the c4....

Ok so the guy just sweetened the deal on the c4. He offered me the whole package plus a new android 7" tablet with the c4 software for a total of $850. Much better than before but still alot for a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-23-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,296
Posted By djtech2k
Ok, so I am really narrowing it down. I...

Ok, so I am really narrowing it down.

I have a screen question....

A guy here at the forum highly recommended the Carada screens. Has anyone else had experience or compared them to others? As...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-22-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,296
Posted By djtech2k
Thanks for the replies. So what is the take...

Thanks for the replies.

So what is the take on the 3020 projector? Is it no good? I mean their price is $1350, which I didn't think is bad. I saw a demo of it and it looked good. In that price...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-21-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,296
Posted By djtech2k
So I have Magnolia come in and give me some...

So I have Magnolia come in and give me some recommendations and do a design for my media room that I want to build. The guys were cool and worked out a couple of different options, but here is the...
Forum: Screens   03-21-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By djtech2k
Thanks. I am posting the proposal info in the...

Thanks. I am posting the proposal info in the appropriate forum for opinions.
Forum: Soundbars   03-19-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,142
Posted By djtech2k
UPDATE: So thanks to any of you that has...

UPDATE:

So thanks to any of you that has contributed trying to help me with my media room build. I wanted to update this as I started the thread...

I recently had a Magnolia person come do a...
Forum: Screens   03-19-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By djtech2k
I just got a design estimate from Magnolia to do...

I just got a design estimate from Magnolia to do my media room. I will be posting the details of it in another thread to figure out if its realistic or fluff, etc. The purpose of this thread is to...
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