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.