It appears this thread - though sticky, is getting kind of stale. Stale in that people post questions every few weeks but they only trickle in. Is that because the answers are already in the thread somewhere? But also stale in that links are broken in the beginning of the thread now and much of the information is a few years old. Could this mislead people into purchasing older control gear when they could be choosing from more recent controller product lines?
I'm wondering if it might be worth a post that links to other related and more current threads about some of the newer offerings.
I am still in the planning stages for my theater. And I am wondering if the Grafik Eye "original" - (i.e. the GRX-xxxx series) might be a little outdated at this point by some of Lutron's newer offerings?
How does one choose which line of controller to go with? I started reading this thread but then heard about the RadioRA, RadioRA 2, and the Grafik Eye QS series (like the QSG-6P120)
So many options! From the Lutron website:Single Room SolutionsWhole Home Solutions
- Maestro Wireless
- Pico Wireless
- Spacer System
- Grafik Eye
- Grafik Eye QS
- Radio RA
- Radio RA 2
- HomeWorks QS
- Sivoia & Sivoia QS (control shades & possibly screens?)
Does anyone have some good guidelines on how to decide which line to go with? The Grafik Eye QS seems the only one that the Lutron website has direct links to from their solutions pages. Is there a reason to choose the original over the QS series at this point? When would you go with the RadioRa or HomeWorks over the Graphik Eye? Everything I have read about Sivoia on this thread just says it costs a mint. Anyone know the ballpark for putting in a screen controller and perhaps a set of shades in a theater room?
I've been reading about all this stuff, and it's awesome, but hard to make decisions with so many options. Should one just get a professional to help?