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re: On Android phone, how to get image link address instead of downloading? - mchias1
Don't know if browser dependent, but I use Firefox. When I hold on a picture it gives me the option to "copy image location"....
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re: Why is r/zigbee and r/zwave so lame? - mchias1
You don't have to be on a Rasperry pi to run Hassio. I have a linux vm that I installed docker and hassio. if you decide to give hassio+node red a try i recommend using korylprince's version. it's a smaller install than notorious'....
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re: Why is r/zigbee and r/zwave so lame? - mchias1
Did you set up home assistant or hassio? If you set up hassio I recommend checking out node red for your automations. I found it easier to create complicated automations over using the yaml files....
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re: raspberry pi users - mchias1
Did you really need a 100A relay? seems a bit much for a horn. Also, if you wanted to just trigger a horn a NodeMCU ([link=(https://www.amazon.com/HiLetgo-Internet-Development-Wireless-Micropython/dp/B010O1G1ES/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1530637655&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=nodemcu&ps...
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re: What would I do with a nVidia Shield? - mchias1
You can use it with your hdhomerun to watch TV live. It had a grid guide for your OTA channels. Live Channels app has a basic DVR and can do play/pause/rw/ff....
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re: Why is r/zigbee and r/zwave so lame? - mchias1
[quote]you can't buy those linear zwave garage openers? thats what i have for mine right now.[/quote] I could, but i already have a discrete relay to act as the button and a zwave tilt sensor on the door. $5 is better than another $40+. i just need the new device to control the relay....
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re: Why is r/zigbee and r/zwave so lame? - mchias1
i 100% agree. i use zwave for almost everything i have. so far i have my LED over my kitchen cabinets controlled over my wifi via MQTT. But MQTT is controlled locally and not over the internet. since i moved away from my Pi as my controller i lost control of my garage door. looking to add a w...
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re: Why is r/zigbee and r/zwave so lame? - mchias1
what are you looking for with the devices/protocols? everything i read on zwave (or zigbee) is at specific home automation hub websites. i've learned a bit on specific zwave devices and setting them up through home-assistant or smartthings forums. for devices, i just troll amazon or aeon labs...
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re: Thoughts on this HP Refurb - mchias1
I just got an HP i5, 4gb ram, 250gb hdd off eBay for $64 (during eBay day). Check out discountcomputers on eBay. They are out of TX, and have decent prices+free shipping on used PC's that's are similar to what you are looking at....
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re: Any Amplifi users? - mchias1
I'd say just get a ubiquiti AC-Lite. I have a 2200 sqft house and the AC-Lite centrally located ceiling mounted covers the whole house with 5Ghz, no drops....
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re: CAD's useless guide to setting up OTA antenna + DVR using hdhomerun & Plex - mchias1
The Dioptra app should be displaying magnetic north as it uses the earth magnetic field to get it's orientation. *you also are giving away your GPS coordinates on the dioptra image...
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re: CAD's useless guide to setting up OTA antenna + DVR using hdhomerun & Plex - mchias1
[quote]what would be really cool if there was an app that showed the various strengths of all 46 channels on your phone as you sit on the roof and change the direction of the antenna in real time. [/quote] it would be good, but you would need a tuner for every channel you could receive. [quo...
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re: CAD's useless guide to setting up OTA antenna + DVR using hdhomerun & Plex - mchias1
i haven't messed with the app's configuration UI lately, but it used to have a signal meter for each tuner. as far as the channel names you should be able to go to myhdhomerun.com and if the channel names are passed OTA then it should show up on the channel listing....
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re: CAD's useless guide to setting up OTA antenna + DVR using hdhomerun & Plex - mchias1
use the free Silicon dust app to test channels if you can't through plex. you can view it on any android device or a pc. BTW, if you don't need to record: [quote]Live TV pause/FF/RW feature works with all channels including protected channels (Win10 and iOS). Works with all HDHomeRun models incl...
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re: CAD PSA - linear garage door opener is the bomb - mchias1
[quote]Why do I need a connected garage door?[/quote] 2nd what CAD said. When we leave the house, like walking the dogs, the door will automatically close once we are off the home wifi. Another is at night, I have it set to automatically close 10 mins after it opening between sunset and sunrise....
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re: Hijacking existing wired home alarm system - mchias1
May want for verification from Tigerwise, but I couldn't find anything for your system. From what I could find DMP is a dealer brand, so not sure you could easily get stuff to DIY. I'd recommend replacing the panel and keypads with Honeywell 20P panel and get [link=(https://www.amazon.com/Envisa...
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re: Chance to Start Over on Smart Home - WWYD? - mchias1
Oh I agree, I dislike Zigbee because of compatibility issues. Zwave being proprietary means all Zwave devices work together. With the Echo Plus you can control Hue lights with out needing a Hue hub. That's all I have ever seen them advertise....
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re: Chance to Start Over on Smart Home - WWYD? - mchias1
I was using Hass.io (Home Assistant) on a RP2. I recently moved it over to an old P4 linux machine as I was having issues with the Pi and SD card corrupting. I use HA to control a few lights in the house, the alarm system, and garage door. I'd like to add more but $$. Forgot to add, I also ...
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re: Chance to Start Over on Smart Home - WWYD? - mchias1
[quote]ST and wink are 'ok' for what they do but it sucks that someone like google, amazon or apple didn't opt to add those other wireless standards (lutron, zwave, zigbee, etc) into a home-brewed hub. [/quote] The newest Echo Plus has zigbee built in....
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re: Geo-Fencing, let's hear about your setups - mchias1
I don't use geofencing per se, but my HA system monitors when our phones are on WiFi. If they disconnect from WiFi our garage door will close if open and the alarm system gets armed....
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