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  1. Home Automation
    Hi All - first time poster. Nice to meet everyone. I am at the early stages of building a new home (7,250 square feet incl basement). I plan to put in a full smart home system with all the bells and whistles (panelized lighting, full home audio, HVAC controls, A/V, security cameras, etc). I'm...
  2. Home Automation
    I have a set up with a projector that plays a short video when a button on the wall is pushed and goes dark as soon as it's over. The projector is dead. I need a projector that will only play when this button on the wall is pushed. Otherwise, I need the display fully dark. Will any projector...
  3. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    Just wanted to update you guys with a quick video of the final product some of you helped me put together: Receiver turns on and sets output from TV to projector, projector powers on as it comes down (via Logitech Harmony, wifi relay, and custom built lift), screen drops (via a 12v trigger...
  4. Home Automation
    I am finally going to stop procrastinating and add intelligence to our lights and appliances in our kitchen, where we have numerous banks of dumb bulbs. Between our adjacent kitchen and family rooms, we have lights on six different banks and we would like to create control over all of them...
  5. Help Wanted/Seeking
    We are currently looking for a senior AV & Automation Engineer to act as lead engineer on a portfolio of projects across central London. iHomes London Media Rooms Ltd is a leading AV and Home Automation installation and maintenance company based in Hoxton, London and serves the high end AV &...
  6. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Brent Meyer (meyer64) has dreamed of having his own home theater since high school. "I built my first entertainment center and subwoofer enclosure in tenth-grade shop class." After discovering AVS Forum in 2003, Brent's passion for home theater grew. "Once I decided that I wanted a dedicated...
  7. Home Automation
    I have a two floor home and in the planning phases of adding "smart" devices and automation to our home. My plan is to start with small things and work my way up. I've looked at C4 and Savant and both are impressive but not sure I need that much functionality and cost. The first investment...
  8. Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP
    SONY VPL-VW285ES 4K SXRD HOME CINEMA PROJECTOR _____________________________________ Brochure _____________________________________ Marketing Specifications _____________________________________ Manual _____________________________________ Quick Reference Manual...
  9. Home A/V Distribution
    Hi, I'm looking to install a HDBaseT 8x8 matrix. I've been reading up today how it works however there are some Q's. I've been looking Wyrestorm products - if anyone has other recommendations, please let me know. 1 - Controlling all the devices I have plugged into it. So I'll have 2 SkyHD...
  10. Home Automation
    I have a harmony remote with hub extender running, ceiling lights, projector, AVR, Blu-ray, etc. The problem I have is I wanted to do low voltage step lights or led strips at the platform steps, but they are all too bright. I'm hoping to run the step lights through a dimmer, preferably one...
  11. Home Automation
    Hi guys, I don’t know if you have heard of this, but here in Richmond the town is implementing new smart and connected trash bins. The administration wants to collect data on population’s consumption and whoever participate can try out those new self conducted bins. If you have a straight...
  12. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    We have a budget whole-house audio setup using Chromecast Audio, currently with 3 zones but slowly expanding. One zone is our living room with a traditional home theater 5.1 setup, and the other 2 are basic 2-channel stand-alone amps. The amps are all hidden away in closets, basements, etc...
  13. Home A/V Distribution
    Hi all, Long time lurker/reader, few times poster. I know this question has been asked about 1,000 times, and I have read the forums over and over, but please help me out. We are starting a new house in a month and I would like to start planning my wiring plan. I have several questions that I...
  14. Home Automation
    Hi, I am about to start renovating a house including a full rewire and planned on installing (or getting someone to install) a Loxone miniserver. Planning on control for security, CCTV, 8 zone music, 3 x TV's, recessed cinema screen, lighting scenes, blinds/curtains, gates, door locks, sauna...
  15. Home Automation
    HamJab Alpha: DIY control & automation for RS232/ethernet devices (+ EventGhost/Kodi) Hey all, I'm not sure if this belongs here so if it is more at home in another forum please just let me know (or if you think I should crosspost elsewhere). I wanted to be able to control and automate my A/V...
  16. Home Automation
    I just bought a Crestron Prodigy PMC2 and Crestron Prodigy PTX-3 with the Prodigy P-MNETGW gateway. I want to be able to program this myself because I just spent $700 on this system and do not want to pay and extra $500-$1200! Can anyone help me by sending me the Prodigy Composer software? I...
  17. Home Automation
    Hi all - this could be an easy answer ["Not Possible"], but here goes.... Is there a set-up that fulfills the following requirements?: 1) handle more than one home automation function from the same app/hub/controller 2) manage a diy home security system that includes cameras 3) security system...
  18. Home Automation
    Ok so I will be using insteon for my automatic curtain integration. I would like to have the following setup: Electric curtains on a motorized track that open and close, and stop at any interval i choose. I would like to operate them from my harmony remote/ a wall switch/ and through my Insteon...
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