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    Inwall wifi, usb and wifi in one unit

    Don't know if they are any good, but thought these might be a good idea.
    My only concern is the mains close to the network cable, but I guess if done carefully it shouldn't cause too many problems.
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    The cabling from the light switches will go to...

    The cabling from the light switches will go to the din rail cabinets, then from the X10 dimmers back to the light itself. So it could take a while just to figure out which cable goes where.
    Any...
  3. Thread: Loxone forum

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    Poll: A few Loxone users have set up a Loxone only...

    A few Loxone users have set up a Loxone only forum. But only has 27 users at the moment.
    Which was why I thought one on here would be good.
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    I used to beta test for Homeseer HS2. Its a great...

    I used to beta test for Homeseer HS2. Its a great piece of kit/software.
    I like Loxone as a potential. Currently doing an ongoing install for a client with it. We are just about to install some...
  5. Thread: Loxone forum

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    Poll: Loxone forum

    It now seems the Loxone forum on the Loxone website has closed.
    Maybe if there is enough demand we could have one on here.
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    Problem now fixed, I have gone back to windows 7...

    Problem now fixed, I have gone back to windows 7 Ultimate and everything works, DVD blu ray drive back, a start menu that works. I am now a happy chappy again.
    There is one small problem for other...
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    Have to agree about the Windows 10 rather than...

    Have to agree about the Windows 10 rather than windows 8 thing.
  8. Know How Insurance from PCworld / Dixons etc

    I have a client whose laptop died. They thought no problem I am covered by Know How insurance and they cover you when you are overseas too.
    So I was asked to diagnose and if possible fix the problem...
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    Do not upgrade to windows 10

    I decided to take the plunge and did the free upgrade to Windows 10.
    Don't do it.
    All went well until a week ago and the updates started to be applied, you can't turn these off only delay them....
  10. I think it might be to do with the fact that it...

    I think it might be to do with the fact that it needs to be professionally installed, I might be wrong though.
    My system of choice at the moment is either Idratek or Loxone.
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    why 3 cat5e why don't you just use Cat 6 so you...

    why 3 cat5e why don't you just use Cat 6 so you then have 4 cat6 sockets.
    Plus a quick Google brought up these results.
    Amazon UK
    Minitran
  12. Thread: Power sockets

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    someone years ago did something similar with...

    someone years ago did something similar with homeseer.
    If their son wanted to play on his playstation he had to type in a 4 digit code (via a keypad in his bedroom), the system would turn the...
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    Marmitek...

    Marmitek do something called the MegaView61 which is an HDMI plus IR extender over cat 5.
    Another company is Tripplite.
    Have you searched on Ebay.
  14. I would go for Loxone (http://www.loxone.com),...

    I would go for Loxone, their new Air system is ideal for retro fitting, the plugin modules can also monitor power consumption. They are introducing new air modules all the time. Its also a very...
  15. Poll: What sort of lumens are you looking for. And what...

    What sort of lumens are you looking for. And what fitting Bayonet, E27 GU10 etc. I guess its more likely to be either E27 or Bayonet.
    We do a 9W 780 Lumen bulb, currently in E27 format but if you...
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    Whole house IPTV

    Came across this yesterday. Its something I have been thinking about for a while, prices are not that bad either.
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    Try URC (http://www.universalremote.com). They...

    Try URC. They have a variety of products to suit most budgets.
    Another one is Xantech

    And Lastly Logitech remotes, have used their Harmony remotes in the past, pretty good.
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    Other options would be to connect a camera up to...

    Other options would be to connect a camera up to a digital video recorder. The footage is recorded onto a hard drive and is automatically recorded over when the disk is full. Most these days come...
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    You might be interested in the MeeGoPad 8.1...

    You might be interested in the MeeGoPad 8.1. This is essentially a stick with an HDMI plug on it that runs windows 8.1, has bluetooth connectivity so you can use a bluetooth mouse/keyboard. Has a...
  20. Basically I think most HA systems are based on...

    Basically I think most HA systems are based on compromise.
    These days it is possible to go the one supplier route. I can remember in the early days I would need about three or four separate systems...
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    Controlling air con units via home automation is...

    Controlling air con units via home automation is a bit of a holy grail. the best solution I have found is to just use IR to send on ON or OFF command. (Don't know if Idratek can do this) But some...
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    have a look at Loxone. (http://www.loxone.com)

    have a look at Loxone.
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    Another vote for Sonos. The gadget show did a...

    Another vote for Sonos.
    The gadget show did a test and Sonos came out tops, the presenter wasn't that impressed with Apple's attempt though.
    The latest issue of Stuff magazine ( the cover says...
  24. Thread: Remote Desktop

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    Try Log me in (http://www.logmein.com). Its not...

    Try Log me in. Its not free any more but is a lot less hassle than trying to get remote desktop on windows to work properly. And its handy if you are somewhere other than your home network.
    Another...
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    3000 soundserver problem

    Got this in my inbox so thought I would help by posting it on the forums for him.

    Steve Clapham wrote:

    My Imerge 3000 SOundserver has broken again. Last time I sent it off to the US for repair...
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