Originally Posted by ThomasV555 /forum/post/14364199
What are the devices? Did u buy the remote from him?
Any multiple zones, custom artwork and sounds? That is 4 devices, but can be multiple activities.
Have you shown yourself to be very picky or requiring more time than an average customer?
If it is done correctly the first or second time, $500.. $700 does not really matter. Get someone else to do it or do it yourself. Your call, of course.
Originally Posted by ThomasV555 /forum/post/14389834
I disagree. You cannot penalize a dealer for being good at programming. Just because I can do in 1-2 hours what others take 4-6 is not my fault. It also depends on the quality of his design.
Frankly, a Denon Processor and Radiance plus Projector will result in some Troubleshooting of the timings and it will be more than just writing out the programming. He probably looked at the cost of your devices and passes on discounting it.
Originally Posted by myerss /forum/post/14390156
Seriously? The Radiance is a one in/one out. With a Panasonic projector, a single Blu Ray and a Denon AVP? $700 sounds reasonable. I've done automation for years, and program these on the side for a friend. I gotta believe that the OP is being penalized for living in a high-end area around Chicago. If it was $400-$500 you might say that its in the realm of reasonable and go ahead. $700 is absurd.
I don't think I've ever charged that much, even for a mulitisystem automation with 232 control.
Originally Posted by ThomasV555 /forum/post/14396908
Maybe for you. I always end up having to do some rewiring and resetting up of each piece of equipment.
A) We were a Lumagen dealer - none of this in/out crap
B) Panasonic Projectors are notorious for HDMI switching issues, especially pre1.3
Forget it, Just buy a Harmony. Some lessons are better learned the hard way. Then afterwards make sure you blame the installer/dealer.
Originally Posted by David Shapiro /forum/post/14398645
I tried an early harmony and it never played well with the equipment I had at the time, notably a Theta Casabalnca. The Panasonic did have problems with the HDMI connectivity to the Denon, but an update and a new cable solved that. I guess I'll go back to the dealer, much as it pains me.