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re: DDNS Services - Looking for a cheap/free option - mchias1
I had my IP not updating for awhile due to reinstalling pc, maybe thats why I was getting emails then....
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re: DDNS Services - Looking for a cheap/free option - mchias1
freedns.afraid.org has a 90 day log-in requirement....
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
from reddit: "Right now, when you turn on a light switch through the Wink app, it goes from your phone, to Wink's Servers, then back again. With local control, your phone will talk directly to the hub when you are at home, and then update the server after. This is much faster." Basically the hu...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
[quote]What's the advantage of going this route vs. just using Wink? (I'm a n00b, so this is an honest question.)[/quote] The biggest advantage of using these over Wink/Smarthub is customization. The controllers in a box work, but if you want to do real complex stuff it's better to use software ...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
I got my email/text message notifications to work on my Pi. I set up a email server. [link=(https://samhobbs.co.uk/2013/12/raspberry-pi-email-server-part-1-postfix)]instructions[/link] I didn't open up port 25 on my router because I'm only using it to send out email messages. Had to tell my g...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
which machine are you running the software on? I'm having a hell of a time trying to get email notifications to work on my Pi with HomeGenie. If Domo is easier, I may have to switch to it....
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
That's the same USB stick i have/had (can't find it). Curious if it still works with the new Gen5 Aeon Labs devices....
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
I've messed with lua before. It's pretty powerful but slightly confusing to me. I'll be interested to follow your progress with domoticz to compare it to my homegenie setup, once I get around to buying an new zwave stick. Brings up another question, which version zwave stick do you have?...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
What kind of coding does domoticz support? Is everything done in the puzzle piece coding? I have a pi set up with homegenie. I like his ability to do macro coding or scripting in multiple languages....
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re: Haggling Mattress Prices - mchias1
Shady looking mattress place at NE corner of Florida and flannery. Got a hybrid queen for $1000 from him. He will customize it to whatever firmness you want. He also gives a lifetime warranty. And he will adjust the firmness if you decide it's not right after you bought it....
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re: Digital Antenna into Pioneer VSX 50 Receiver - mchias1
for your info: this is a link to an article talking about the apple tv "channels" app. [link=(http://www.macworld.com/article/3027447/software/apple-tv-just-became-the-best-box-for-streaming-live-broadcast-tv.html)]review of channels app[/link] there's information in it that I wasn't aware ...
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re: Home automation, z wave temperature sensors - mchias1
[link=(http://www.amazon.com/Aeotec-Aeon-Labs-Z-wave-Multisensor/dp/B00WMEVRRW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454163990&sr=8-1&keywords=aeotec)]z-wave sensor[/link] also, if you have one nest you could add more. Seem to recall google allows them to work together....
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re: Digital Antenna into Pioneer VSX 50 Receiver - mchias1
Well that's totally your call. Want easy go TiVo. Want cheap go the other route I mentioned. Just need to decide how much you want to spend and when, up front or recurring....
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re: Digital Antenna into Pioneer VSX 50 Receiver - mchias1
TiVo bolt would also work. There is a monthly/yearly cost associated with it. For OTA there are free dvr apps that you could install on a computer to work as a DVR if you need it for another option. You could use a windows 7 PC with windows media center for a free dvr as well. Do you n...
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re: Digital Antenna into Pioneer VSX 50 Receiver - mchias1
The SD OTA tuners have 2 tuners. There's an app on apple tv that you would use to tune to one of the tuners. [link=(http://getchannels.com/)]Channels App[/link] I've never used this as I have a prime and on the android ecosystem. However, on the silicon dust forum there's other people who ha...
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re: Digital Antenna into Pioneer VSX 50 Receiver - mchias1
you have a couple of options. 1) run a audio fiber connection from tv to receiver. 2) purchase this [link=(https://www.silicondust.com/products/hdhomerun/extend/)]networked tuner[/link] and use your apple tv to watch OTA tv...
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re: Paging CAD, need wiring help with GE Zwave switches - mchias1
Looks like the tied the hots together going into the switches since there is only one set of wires coming into the box. the neutrals are the whites like cad said. Do you have a green or bare wire in the gang box?...
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re: Cox Mini Box Alternative? - mchias1
I'm currently testing the new silicon dust DVR its not as bad as people make it out to be. Once it's finished it'll compete with a cable companies whole home DVR. You will be able to record to any pc or nas then playback on any computer, android device, Mac, or xbone. Right now they just need to ge...
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re: Cox Mini Box Alternative? - mchias1
since they support HD they are your best option. I'm running this: [link=(http://www.amazon.com/SiliconDust-HDHR3-CC-HDHomeRun-PRIME-3-Tuner/dp/B004HKIB6E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452266364&sr=8-1&keywords=silicon+dust)]Cable card tuner[/link] + [link=(http://www.bestbuy.com/site/google-nexus-p...
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re: Internet strength issue - running ethernet to another room - mchias1
that's the same router I have and I have no issues getting a signal across my home. Is she connecting to the 2.4 or 5 Ghz band? If she is just using it for work, force her to use the 2.4 Ghz band. The signal will travel further. ...
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