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    Thanks!

    Cheers for the update, I was just sounding out really as you triggered lots of ideas in your first post....

    Embedded: Totally agree with you - in fact there is possibily a market among the DIY...
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    Another one..

    I like the idea of using DMX instead of proprietary automation hardware (from a cost perspective), but is there a hidden *BUT* around the future sale of a house where someone does this? - Upside is...
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    Wow!

    Wow - in a word, what a great post, I also took a read through your site as well..

    I have a few questions, and also some thoughts on your setup:

    - Where the heck do you get the time from!...
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    Which Pairs are used for what?

    Thanks Keith - that's perfect, just what I wanted to know.

    I dont use scart switching, and the FoxSat HDR is using composite on a phono feed , and finally - the kitchen LCD is 4:3 anyway! - so it...
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    Which pairs are used for what?

    Hi folks.
    As the king of bizarre questions I have this one:

    I'm about to re-plumb my KAT5 Mk2's to pump my FreeSat HD box'es output to my kitchen TV on composite. (FoxSatHDR downscales...
  6. BBSB / Domia Online Controller on clearance at Scan

    Check this out:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Domia-Lite-Controller

    28.69 Inc VAT

    This is 69 on SimplyAutomate - if its the same product? (I dont know if it is, but usually the only...
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    How about these?

    I used a couple of these in my house
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    Cabling Advice..

    My, that's a big list.

    Okay.

    CAT5 cable - this is industry standard twisted pair networking cable - 8 wires, twisted (hence the name) into 4 pairs. You can run normal networks down these, and...
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    Cabling Advice..

    (oops seem to have hit submit twice!)
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    Domia Lite

    Hi,
    domia lite is a completely different beast, despite have housecodes, and device codes just like X10, it's not compatible - as the previous poster said its wireless only.
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    Beware that you'll never get the best results...

    Beware that you'll never get the best results with passive baluns - the KAT5 system uses powered electronics to help eliminate the noise/grounding issues mentioned already, and overcome loss in...
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    RE the DP600/1600, They both appear to use...

    RE the DP600/1600,

    They both appear to use the Sigma EM8622 chipset, which was developed to handle the v2 extender functionality:

    http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=26498&page=24
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    Hi - sorry ran out of time yesterday. ...

    Hi - sorry ran out of time yesterday.

    Alledgedly, the DP1600 will have a s/w update that enables Media Center Extender v2 functionality using the Pika extender capable chipset in the device,...
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    Connectivity

    Hi,
    Some info for you.

    1) MCE to TV.

    Money-no-object: Run a 2nd SHIELDED CAT5 cable as well and then get something the GEFFEN DVI-CAT5 distribution system or equivalent (expect to pay...
  15. Could you use a KR22 instead?

    Few suggestions:

    1 )You could move the switch perhaps to a bit of plasterboard ceiling?, it might be possible to make a big hole in the ceiling, fit the module up there and cabling, then...
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    hmm. Will have to check my Halo lighting too.

    Update on my original post.

    With a combination of swearing and trial and error, I've found a power outlet upstairs on the upstairs ring that the TM13 is able to reach all the sockets via, except...
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    X10 signals not reaching all of the house?

    Hi,
    Just invested in some Appliance and Lamp modules, as well as a TM13 and a CM12 PC Controller - my house has an interesting feature, in that it appears that signals to modules do not travel...
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