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multi zone audio on rti t3v
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Post 1 made on Saturday December 26, 2009 at 17:43
motech
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1. where i can i find zone icons ? (bedroom, office, living room, etc)

2. whats the best way of handling volume for each zone?
multiple zones on one page, or go to each zones page to adjust ?
Post 2 made on Saturday December 26, 2009 at 21:26
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If you search http://www.guijaboard.com for "free icons" you will find a post for 1000's of free icons. There are links to free icons allover the internet. You will most likely have to spend an hour or two finding what you need.

Alternatively you can buy the icon set at guifx.

I am test driving a new imac so i dont have access to my graphic software to post an example. I usually have Volume down Mute Volume Up horizontally with the room name above them. You can fit a few rooms per page.

Edit... This is the link to the post with links to thousands of free high quality icons. I posted with my iphone earlier. To lazy to copy paste it then :)

[Link: guijaboard.com]

Last edited by 39 Cent Stamp on December 27, 2009 02:48.
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OP | Post 3 made on Sunday December 27, 2009 at 12:48
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this is my rough draft, 
i think it kinda matches what you were saying.
if you click on the little audio adjust icon it takes you to a more detailed page with that zone . .

again, 
just a rough draft.
this is my first attempt at a custom da system.
(i used to only do advanced zone 2 systems or sonos systems)
its a very simple system using a sonance matrix/amp solution with two way feedback.

now i just gotta look through those pages and find icons for the zones.


thanks!

 

OP | Post 4 made on Sunday December 27, 2009 at 12:54
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actually,
i didnt realize but with the solution above i no longer need zone icons.

i didnt have the solution above when i thought i needed the icons.


now i just gotta make sure i can make the programming work.
im not sure if i can really know if it works until i have the equipment in front of me.
Post 5 made on Sunday December 27, 2009 at 15:38
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I like it. The 'advanced' icon is a nice touch.
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OP | Post 6 made on Sunday December 27, 2009 at 17:01
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praise from caesar !

hehe
thanks, im gonna keep working on it.
still working on flows, methods, and graphics.

maybe one day ill be able to make my own graphics,
but right now oasis is really filling the needs.


thanks again!
Post 7 made on Sunday December 27, 2009 at 21:18
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Its hard to design for RTI because they come with a huge selection of good graphics from all the top GUI guys. If Crestron ever smartens up i will be out of business :).
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Post 8 made on Tuesday December 29, 2009 at 12:27
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Motech,

Just looking at the flow, I'm a little confused. It lookes like you press the "ZONES" button on the toolbar to access the DA control, and then from there to select a source you have press the little "EQ ADJUST ICON," Is that correct?

If not, how does the user select the source for a zone?

I really like the VC page that also has the ON/OFF options. I wouldn't mess with giving bass/treble control, b/c somebody will tweak it out and it will sound like crap and have you out for a service call. They are paying you to optomize the system for peak performance. Set it up and leave it alone.

By taking the Bass and Treble off, that gives you more room to maybe include the video options or whatever.

Also, I would add MUTE if you can fit it in.

So far looks good. i've heard very mixed reviews about the 2way communication with the RTI handhelds, som I'm curious how this how works out for you.
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OP | Post 9 made on Tuesday December 29, 2009 at 16:44
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im curious how its gonna work out for me too!

im still undecided on the flows,
but as i envision it at the moment,
you go to a source, decide what you want to play,
then click on the zones button and activate each zone you want on.

the zones page will know you just came from "ipod" and activate that zone for ipod.
if you want more fine grain control of what zone is playing what, you can then go to the zones page and click the EQ Adjust icon to decide what is playing in that zone (in the case you want something else playing)

still seems somewhat complicated,
but really its somewhat similar to sonos.

still working on it.

i really need the hardware in hand (sonance amp mainly)
so i can work on the switching and see how it responds in real life scenarios.
Post 10 made on Friday January 29, 2010 at 09:35
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To the right of the volume gauge there is the zone icon, replace it with the source icon and direct it to that rooms source page. You also need a feedback window for each zone to show what it's playing.
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Post 11 made on Saturday January 30, 2010 at 22:39
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Nice idea Motech...

Good way to make the most out of the templates...
Post 12 made on Sunday January 31, 2010 at 18:54
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Motech-

Tried to send you a PM, but your inbox is full...

I sent a file containing those room icons to your personal email found in your profile. In the event you decide to use them, they are there.

- Living Room (2)
- Dining Room
- Office
- Master Bedroom

Regards,
Vincent
Post 13 made on Monday February 1, 2010 at 00:20
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nice job but check your spelling.... Treble.
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OP | Post 14 made on Tuesday February 2, 2010 at 08:56
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thanks vince!

and good catch elm!
Post 15 made on Wednesday February 3, 2010 at 22:23
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Motech, you brought up a question that I've been meaning to ask everyone. How do you feel is an easier way to program a multi-room audio/video system, individual pages for every zone source or main source pages with individual room controls.

I.E.
Theater Source Select
Theater DVD
Theater Radio
Theater Cable
Living Room DVD
Living Room Radio
Living Room Cable
Kitchen DVD
Kitchen Radio
Kitchen Cable

or

Main Zone Source Select
DVD
Radio
Cable
Control pages with audio/zone/source control
(similar to the way you are laying out the T3-V)

I'm use to doing the 1st option but I feel it's really time consuming and very page heavy. Every time I make a change to the DVD I have to do it on all DVD pages. But I think its more difficult to select different sources with the 2nd option. The example would be if I only have an RTI K4 in the kitchen and that's the only remote on the main floor.
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