Anybody linked their DVD player to their lighting system. ?i.e. When play, pause and stop buttons are pressed the lights are adjusted to pre set luminance. Want to investigate this but can't find any good web sources as yet.
You can do this quite simply with a Phillips Pronto style remote or similar type that runs macros. You just program the macro so that when you press play, pause, etc, it also triggers which lighting scene you want...
If you need further information, do a search on Lightolier Compose, Grafik Eye, and I think Leviton has a multi zone, multi scene system too, but I can't remember the name.
I only have a few macro buttons on my remote, but I do use the lighting in them. Macro 1 turns everything on in the room including lights. Macro 2 will play the movie and dim the lights, macro 3 is the potty break button, pause and raise lights to a dim level, 4 is off on everything. If you have an IR compatible lighting controller its very easy.
I am looking for a graphic of somebody that has been "holding it" for a long time and is on the verge of "crying yellow tears", so I can make a button on my Pronto to do just what you guys are talking about.
Using a Niles Intellicontrol and a Grafik Eye here is part of what I have set up.
(REMOTE BUTTON PRESS)
Â· I load a DVD that is formatted in 2.35:1. I choose the appropriate masking selection switch.
Â· (INTRO) All appropriate gear is powered up and audio / video input selections occur via the programming. The room lights dim to mid level. Then my Intro DVD plays its â€œWelcome to the Stargateâ€ introduction â€œOscar Nightâ€ opening chapter without masking.
Â· (DVD) selects my Movie DVD player. All appropriate gear is powered up and audio / video input selections occur via the programming. The room lights dim to mid level if not already dimmed. Then the DVD launches.
Â· (Menu â€“ DVD) I set the Audio choice from the DVD menu. My 1st generation Sony 7000 does not automatically seek the DD 5.1 track.
Â· (Play â€“ DVD) The lights dim to OFF with only the steps lit. The masking rolls into place as needed and the movie begins to play.
Â· (Pause â€“ DVD) The DVD pauses, lights come to mid level, masking rolls out, and the Intro DVD Intermission chapter begins.
RETURN TO THE MOVIE - Here I have two paths, two choices.
Â· (Record â€“ DVD)* The Intro DVD plays itâ€™s â€œ Now back to our feature presentation â€œ chapter. Then the lights dim to OFF with only the steps lit. The masking rolls into place and the movie begins to play.
Â· (Play â€“ DVD) The lights dim to OFF with only the steps lit. The masking rolls into place and the movie begins to play.
Â· The (Record â€“ DVD) remote key was an unused key, since you canâ€™t record DVDâ€™s within the gear in my system.
Â· (Stop â€“ DVD) The DVD stops, lights come to mid level, masking rolls out, and the Intro DVD â€œWe hope you enjoyed tonightâ€™s feature presentation.â€ chapter begins.
Â· (System Off) Room lighting returns to full on. The audio gear returns to a preset level of â€“32db. All operating gear is powered off.
Well thatâ€™s a taste of some of the capabilities I have been able to incorporate. It's been well worth the effort.
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