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Post 1 made on Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 23:05
ssk1127
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Hi,

We have recently moved into a new house. We have our low voltage wiring for "Distributed Video" (I hope I am using the correct word).

We have

- A media room with 7.1 (Projector, Cable, Blu Ray, DVD and probably Gaming)
- Living room with 5.1 (Samsung Smart TV, Cable, Blu Ray, DVD and probably Gaming)
- 1 TV in game room (Cable, Blu Ray, DVD and probably Gaming)
- 1 TV in master bed room (Cable, Blu Ray, DVD and probably Gaming)
- 4 additional zones for sonos audio system
- Wireless controlled HVAC
- Wireless controlled garrage door
- Dimmers in media room to be controlled independently or when playing movies (like dimming lights automatically when we says paly DVD or Blu Ray)
- 2 Receivers (Integra DTR 70.2) and planning to buy Denon X4000 so that I can play two TVs on one receiver
- I was also told that I need IR blaster for controlling all this devices as all of my equipment is in one location mounted in rack

I once used Logitech Harmony remote but this time I heard about ProControl Remote and thought it will be just like Logitech. I made the purchase and later found that it can be ONLY programmed by Pros like Dealers/Distributors. I like the way the remote looks and would like to keep it.

Can someone help me programming this device at reasonable price to control all the devices listed OR can someone point me to some one who can program the device in Dallas, TX

Thanks
Satish
Post 2 made on Saturday January 31, 2015 at 14:46
MNTommyBoy
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Satish,

Your system is on a completely different playing field than the Logitech stuff. To actually control that list of equipment you'll need something more robust than Pro Control too. I personally like PC, I use it and sell it (for the right size system), but for this you need something along the lines of RTI, Control 4 etc....

I'm curious as too what happened to your relationship with the builder or integration firm that did the pre-wire... That is probably who you need to track down. Put your zip in the link below to find an RTI dealer.

[Link: rticorp.com]

Tom
"There's a big difference between winging it and seeing what happens. Now let's see what happens." ~MacGruber
Post 3 made on Sunday February 1, 2015 at 07:50
Diskreet
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Tommy is right, Pro control is aimed at single room solutions. You want a real system with a processor/remotes/keypads/tablet control that can handle the amount of zones and equipment you have.
The Future's Bright, The Future's Controllable.
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday February 5, 2015 at 00:00
ssk1127
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Hi Tom,

Thanks for the feedback. Going with Home Pro (Builder Suggested) was very expensive. So I was looking to see if I can get what i wanted for less money and one of the AV guys who did my sister's house (with same setup) suggested PC. So I purchased it on eBay and looks like I have put it for sale on eBay again :)

Do you know any dealers in Texas who can do RTI or COntrol4 at resonable price

Thanks

Satish
OP | Post 5 made on Thursday February 5, 2015 at 00:19
ssk1127
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Hi Diskreet,

I purchased both PC remote and also the PC processor. I saw word "processor" in your reply and also I heard that with PC control panels software, PC processor professionals can create Macros that can do the stuff I wanted to.

Does any one has any experience with Macros of PC remote and processor?

Thanks
Satish
Post 6 made on Friday February 6, 2015 at 10:40
MNTommyBoy
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On February 5, 2015 at 00:00, ssk1127 said...
Hi Tom,

Thanks for the feedback. Going with Home Pro (Builder Suggested) was very expensive. So I was looking to see if I can get what i wanted for less money and one of the AV guys who did my sister's house (with same setup) suggested PC. So I purchased it on eBay and looks like I have put it for sale on eBay again :)

Do you know any dealers in Texas who can do RTI or COntrol4 at resonable price

Thanks

Satish

Honestly, I couldn't be much further from TX (MN), so I don't have a great working knowledge on your market. I would say skim through the people who pop on that RTI link I mentioned earlier.

I can understand the money thing. Home Pro looks like a huge company. If you don't have one, maybe it's time for an Angie's List membership. You can easily find small one-man shops (like me) as well as many other providers of various sizes and prices.

Good luck on the projects!
"There's a big difference between winging it and seeing what happens. Now let's see what happens." ~MacGruber
Post 7 made on Saturday February 7, 2015 at 12:07
mdeligny
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On January 28, 2015 at 23:05, ssk1127 said...
Hi,

We have recently moved into a new house. We have our low voltage wiring for "Distributed Video" (I hope I am using the correct word).

We have

- A media room with 7.1 (Projector, Cable, Blu Ray, DVD and probably Gaming)
- Living room with 5.1 (Samsung Smart TV, Cable, Blu Ray, DVD and probably Gaming)
- 1 TV in game room (Cable, Blu Ray, DVD and probably Gaming)
- 1 TV in master bed room (Cable, Blu Ray, DVD and probably Gaming)
- 4 additional zones for sonos audio system
- Wireless controlled HVAC
- Wireless controlled garrage door
- Dimmers in media room to be controlled independently or when playing movies (like dimming lights automatically when we says paly DVD or Blu Ray)
- 2 Receivers (Integra DTR 70.2) and planning to buy Denon X4000 so that I can play two TVs on one receiver
- I was also told that I need IR blaster for controlling all this devices as all of my equipment is in one location mounted in rack

I once used Logitech Harmony remote but this time I heard about ProControl Remote and thought it will be just like Logitech. I made the purchase and later found that it can be ONLY programmed by Pros like Dealers/Distributors. I like the way the remote looks and would like to keep it.

Can someone help me programming this device at reasonable price to control all the devices listed OR can someone point me to some one who can program the device in Dallas, TX

Thanks
Satish

I myself was going to see about getting a pro remote since I wanted to change to something different from URC. I've always programmed my URC (MX880) just fine. Then soon as I read that another "elite" remote control company doesn't include their software turned me right off. In my opinion the only reason why a remote control manufacturer does this is so they don't have to spend money on a larger support staff for the users that need the help. There is a real easy way to resolve this problem. Supply the software to the customer, but make sure they are aware there is a charge for support. $59 min and then how much ever more time it takes to resolve ending even sending a service tech out to fix. So that would even benefit the local installers.
Post 8 made on Tuesday February 24, 2015 at 01:32
BrettLee3232
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On February 7, 2015 at 12:07, mdeligny said...
I myself was going to see about getting a pro remote since I wanted to change to something different from URC. I've always programmed my URC (MX880) just fine. Then soon as I read that another "elite" remote control company doesn't include their software turned me right off. In my opinion the only reason why a remote control manufacturer does this is so they don't have to spend money on a larger support staff for the users that need the help. There is a real easy way to resolve this problem. Supply the software to the customer, but make sure they are aware there is a charge for support. $59 min and then how much ever more time it takes to resolve ending even sending a service tech out to fix. So that would even benefit the local installers.

A professional should be programming anything above a harmony. To much to go wrong with the end result. Manufactures don't want their product to look bad because an end user can't program it right so they bash it online & to all their friends.

#hireapro
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-Me... Jan. 2014
OP | Post 9 made on Thursday March 5, 2015 at 16:26
ssk1127
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Sorry for the delay got busy with setting up my media rack and audio systems.

Thanks everyone for feedback... I am going to few locals in DFW area to see if anyone knows about Pro Link remote control..


THanks
Satish


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