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client moving across country and want to take some of the system
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Post 16 made on Monday February 5, 2018 at 18:33
Ernie Gilman
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Oh, yeah, same actor sold a different house. Clients bought it, wanted the 70" TV set in front of the screen in the theater.

That would make me feel like I didn't live there. I should have planted that seed in their minds!

You mentioned Chinese clients, then provided the non-PC syntax to match. In my case, the clients were Persian and had a totally different thing going on. You should have heard the story she told when she introduced herself to the guys at the guard house, all of whom were black. This is her name:
Negar: "Negâr is a feminine given name of Persian origin meaning "sweetheart, idol or beloved."

That's carefully pronounced "nay-gar" while staring the security guy right in the eye.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 17 made on Monday February 5, 2018 at 19:01
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On February 5, 2018 at 18:18, Ernie Gilman said...
He thought he would LOVE the Crestron system as it was, but when he turned on the system in the living room and hit DANCE HITS, he got C & W classics. Changed to Urban beat, got Bluegrass. I could not have made up the exact changes that the cable company had made to the music channels except to say that he had zero clue how to get to ANY of the channels he wanted to listen to. We made up a chart that was taped to the wall next to each controller.

I guess the other programmer assumed it was OK to omit 'Texas' ahead of DANCE HITS and 'Tennessee' when he titled the Urban Beat, eh?
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 18 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 10:35
Mac Burks (39)
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On February 5, 2018 at 18:18, Ernie Gilman said...
A black comic actor moved into a house, renting for a while to see if he wanted to buy it, about ten feet from the ocean in Malibu. The house came with a Crestron system. We determined that the original installer was in the wind, so what was there would stay.

He thought he would LOVE the Crestron system as it was, but when he turned on the system in the living room and hit DANCE HITS, he got C & W classics. Changed to Urban beat, got Bluegrass. I could not have made up the exact changes that the cable company had made to the music channels except to say that he had zero clue how to get to ANY of the channels he wanted to listen to. We made up a chart that was taped to the wall next to each controller.

He decided not to buy the house because it was too far from work, but that Crestron situation just reminded me of all the reasons why it would be nice to be able to load Crestron programming from the devices, then modify it to suit.

System should have had a music server with streaming services and touchscreens that allow the user to browse content. Using a cable box for music channels sounds like something from the 90's...that should be replaced.

You can program your system so that the end user can change his list of favorite channels...change his lighting scenes etc. Problem is that most crestron dealers don't offer this feature. Crestron is more like a development platform than a remote control.
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