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Registered on:2/23/2008
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re: You need a new wifi thermostat...which do you buy? - LSU Jonno
I just bought this: https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-TH8321WF1001-Wifi-Vision-Stages/dp/B01K7Y1EC6/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1487045755&sr=1-1&keywords=honeywell+vision+pro+8000 I love it. I was looking for the cheapest wifi thermostat that would integrate into smartthings and google home nat...
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re: Nest or Ecobee3? - LSU Jonno
Hey guys, just wanted to chime in. If you have a smarthome hub, it can do a lot of the smarts of the ecobee3 like geofencing and remote sensors. My upstairs is only a bonus room plus 1 bath and 1 bedroom and doesn't have a temperature difference issue. So I just bought a cheap wifi thermostat...
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re: Is Samsung VR worth the $100 price tag? - LSU Jonno
[quote]Until they get it to 4K quality, it's still pixelated and while immersive, you always realize it's looks pixelated.[/quote] I have the small google pixel with daydream VR and you can definitely see the pixels which is disappointing. Having said that, the overall experience going from no V...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - LSU Jonno
[quote]Bed Bath & Beyond is still selling iHome Smart Plugs for $19.99. [/quote] Man, thanks for this info. Just grabbed 3 more from my local store. If I can scrounge more coupons together I might go grab another....
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - LSU Jonno
[quote]like i said, v2. [/quote] Looks like v2 products will be dropping this year... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98m3l_RkUKo ...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - LSU Jonno
[quote]ooooh, so its not a product issue, its the customers themselves who are defective.[/quote]Seems like this is my experience while reading reviews on smart home gear....
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re: So is Alabama the destination for Craig? - LSU Jonno
There have been rumors of this on Bama sports radio shows for two weeks, FYI....
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re: What tools are worth buying from Harbor Freight - LSU Jonno
My rule of thumb is to pretty much buy anything that doesn't have electricity running through it from Harbor Freight. Looks like many in this thread have had good experiences with power tools too though....
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - LSU Jonno
Anyone know why there are no zwave plus in-wall outlets on the market? It looks like GE sold one at one time (ge 14286), and then discontinued it... ...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - LSU Jonno
Cad, when your stuff shows offline in Wink, does Wink still control it as if it were connected? When I was using Wink several things would report offline, however the app still controlled them no problem....
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re: Is getting a phone a couple years old worth it? - LSU Jonno
The S5 is probably the worst phone ever made. S6 is world's better. Having said that I'd only get a model that is one year old....
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re: Advice needed for new home construction - LSU Jonno
You definitely want to run some cat 6. If this is a large house you definitely want to have multiple wifi access points and having those hardwired is 10x better than a mesh solution like google wifi and others. I still run ethernet to all of my TV streaming devices because why the hell not. No ...
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re: Zwave repeater and SmartThings hub - LSU Jonno
So, this might be something that is way too elementary and you've already tried it...But I dicked around with this forever when I first got my first zwave stuff setup... Did you try to repair your mesh to see if that would fix every thing without buying anything new?...
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re: Home automation : where do I start? - LSU Jonno
I used the basic smarthings multi sensor. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SmartThings-F-SS-MULT-001-F-MLT-US-2-Multipurpose/dp/B0118RQW3W/ref=sr_1_2?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1486005534&sr=1-2&keywords=multisensor The jury is still out on how well this works. There are two, issues. First, the battery....
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re: Home automation : where do I start? - LSU Jonno
So I put a zwave light switch on my garage lights. That switch communicates with my smartthings hub. https://www.walmart.com/ip/43635422?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227031445157&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=56387537096&wl4=aud-273067695102:pla-100832483576&wl5=9025161&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&w...
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re: Home automation : where do I start? - LSU Jonno
Wink has surely improved since your last experience. Having said that I went with Smartthings. Smartthings is aimed a bit more to a techy crowd. It's an open platform so you can do a bit more with it than wink. I started my setup by trying to fix frustrations around my house. If you don't l...
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re: AT&T Gigpower - LSU Jonno
Gigapower is the name they give to all speeds above and including 100Meg. I pay $60 for 100 meg up and down. 1 gig speeds would cost $90. I did 1 gig for 2 months and then tried 100 meg. I couldn't tell a difference for what I use it for. The biggest benefit of the 1 gig package is unlimite...
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re: Just signed up for AT&T gigapower, question about router and modem - LSU Jonno
I have the pace model. Instead of putting it in bridge mode, I just created my own subnet for my router and use my equipment behind theirs. Then I port forwarded my router's IP to get an outside ip address. BTW, to the dude who was wondering why his apple stuff didn't work with the ATT modem, i...
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re: DIRECTV Now during the NC game - LSU Jonno
Just curious where you are located. Pretty much every Bama and Auburn games I've streamed this year have been crap on both PSVUE and Direct TV now. I live in huntsville so I assume the network traffic for those games are terrible. LSU games worked just fine. Last night the NC game was blur...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - LSU Jonno
[quote]sensors on mailbox to know when mail has arrived[/quote] Damn Cad, you have a sickness......
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