Originally Posted by erkq
Boy, that's not my experience at all. I even use Insteon to turn on 3 amps in remote locations. Turns them on and off with all the rest of the equipment from the universal remote.
X10 mode is very unreliable. I used X10's for years and Insteaon is a whole different level. I've never had it not work. Don't use the X10 compatible mode. You throw away all the Insteon 2 way protocols that make it reliable.
I bought some Insteon for my HT. It's a pretty small room. I put in one switch, one outlet, and wanted the switch to control the outlet. It was reliable about 20% of the time. So I added one of those repeaters in the room. Did nothing (except use up an outlet). The little blue lights would go on and off randomly, but the switch would rarely trigger the outlet. If I moved the outlet to right under the switch, it would work better. One of the plug-in modules also just died after like 2 weeks for no apparent reason.
The switches are on one circuit, the outlets on another, if that matters (it does with X10, not sure about Insteon).
Switched to X10 mode, which I'd had for years and was pretty unreliable as well (so I ripped all the X10 stuff out), but now it's better than 20% (more like 60-75%).
IMO, and in my experience, Insteon is total junk. Thankfully it supports X10 mode so I can at least get some use out of the equipment.
I can't be the only one having this kind of bad experience with Insteon, can I?
At a minimum it's very inconsistent across installations, which isn't too attractive.