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PLX3 Disappointment
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Post 1 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 15:32
motech
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it can not be programmed.
its system builder only which is sure to piss some people off,
but regardless - even in system builder, you can not program it.

its default wizard programming or nothing.

they claim that when mlx3 comes out then they will update it so the plx3 can be programmed ... and they claim that will be september.

its no better then a harmony remote at this point.
disappointing.
Post 2 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 16:14
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Motech that is BS I would ship that isht right back. I have been waiting of that damn remote to no end and now they have it programmed through the wizard? that is crazy.
That ruined my day.
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OP | Post 3 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 16:18
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yah man im crazy pissed about this.
i think i am going to send them back.
total bullsh!t
Post 4 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 17:01
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And wasn't this supposed to be the product that would finally make Prodigy a Control 4 killer? I really would like to see something in the same price point that's better than C4.
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Post 5 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 17:05
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Send it back. Its useless. Why not make it simpl compatible first?
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OP | Post 6 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 18:04
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On June 28, 2011 at 17:01, mrtristan said...
And wasn't this supposed to be the product that would finally make Prodigy a Control 4 killer? I really would like to see something in the same price point that's better than C4.

you can't customize a C4 system either can you?
isn't C4 all wizard based and default themes?
Post 7 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 18:24
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you need to use their drag and drop software but its the fastest way to program a system

you can customize the UI these days.. learn flash and you can do what ever you want :)

the consumer can also download themes from their online app store in the next few weeks
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Post 8 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 18:28
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Tristan is absolutely correct. I have been bidding with URC with no choice. I refuse to discount. They need to return to their earlier price structure until that plx3 is a viable option.
I have been going up against multiple C4 bids lately and the price is right. They UI has some customization abilities. To be honest if you are not using simpl Prodigy is a cluster. SB is a mess if.you need to alter anything.
GC is not what it was and Crestron needs to pull out all stops and get things rolling.
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OP | Post 9 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 18:40
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On June 28, 2011 at 18:28, longshot16 said...
Tristan is absolutely correct. I have been bidding with URC with no choice. I refuse to discount. They need to return to their earlier price structure until that plx3 is a viable option.
I have been going up against multiple C4 bids lately and the price is right. They UI has some customization abilities. To be honest if you are not using simpl Prodigy is a cluster. SB is a mess if.you need to alter anything.
GC is not what it was and Crestron needs to pull out all stops and get things rolling.

system builder is a mess if you let it build for you. then yes its difficult to make changes.

i use system builder but i do not let it built pages for me.
i use my own templates, build, map, and put in my own logic from scratch.
i don't let system builder make any decisions . . .
Post 10 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 18:54
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I saw you guys started doing this but I passed and just hired a caip to all my programming. I just hand the cost over to my client like I do an electrician.
I also have no service calls related to programming.glitches which is a blessing.
The Unicorn Whisperer
Post 11 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 19:56
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On June 28, 2011 at 15:32, motech said...
it can not be programmed.
its system builder only which is sure to piss some people off,
but regardless - even in system builder, you can not program it.

its default wizard programming or nothing.

they claim that when mlx3 comes out then they will update it so the plx3 can be programmed ... and they claim that will be september.

its no better then a harmony remote at this point.
disappointing.

The PLX3 is in the latest Device Database, and has a hardware definition in SIMPL. You definitely can't do anything special with it. The hardware definition is more akin to a one-way ML600, no serial or analog joins. Definitely doesn't feel finished - there's not even a help file.

Last edited by MikeZTC on June 28, 2011 20:14.
No comment.

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Post 12 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 22:00
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On June 28, 2011 at 18:40, motech said...
system builder is a mess if you let it build for you. then yes its difficult to make changes.

i use system builder but i do not let it built pages for me.
i use my own templates, build, map, and put in my own logic from scratch.
i don't let system builder make any decisions . . .

This isnt exactly true, it just takes time to learn and understand how SB and templates work, without any documentation on how to.

I have developed my templates and have found ways to work within SB and build decent sized systems very quick and custom. I will post some screen shots of the GUI that I use and every IR code populated exactly how I want it, I have icons for source select instead of lines of text, my handhelds can control any zone in the system, my guy matches from one interface device to the other, and none of them look like usual SB destiny programs.

This disappoints me too about the plx3. Being patient sucks.
do wino hue?
Post 13 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 22:12
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You cant spec product that doesn't exist or that just got released. I don't care if its Crestron, Control4 or the company providing you with compression fittings.

Our industry is NOTORIOUS for shipping unfinished products. It always has been. We learned our lesson big time with Phast and every once in a while we forget and get bit in the ass again. Each time it reinforces the rule.
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OP | Post 14 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 22:17
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they weren't quoted. the client was waiting for them.
its different.

besides that, the last thing i ever expected was for crestron to ship a remote that can't be programmed. its like an oxymoron.
Post 15 made on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 22:28
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On June 28, 2011 at 22:17, motech said...
besides that, the last thing i ever expected was for crestron to ship a remote that can't be programmed. its like an oxymoron.

No argument here... Seems pretty silly that the previous version could be programmed outside the wizard and the new version that supposed to link prodigy to the full line cant be.

My guess is that this is because software to combine the two platforms is not complete but they wanted to be able to get the hardware shipped.
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