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    Hi Steve - Trust me any pain you would have in...

    Hi Steve - Trust me any pain you would have in jailbreaking the ATV would be more than offset be how simple things would be after it. WD make nice hard drives but I really think you'd run into more...
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    Hi Steve - No, you just need to buy the second...

    Hi Steve - No, you just need to buy the second generation one, the little black one. It's very cheap, fast and quiet because it has no hard drive.

    You will need to jailbreak it and install XBMC...
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    I think Toscal's suggestion is a good one. Look...

    I think Toscal's suggestion is a good one. Look at how much you will actually need. It might be better to focus on making the main rooms topnotch and speccing the satellite rooms a little less.
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    Toscal - are these fittings adjustable or fixed...

    Toscal - are these fittings adjustable or fixed (i.e. can you direct the light beam of the fitting)?
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    Controlling a Viessmann Boiler

    Does anyone have any experience with the Viessmann boiler range?

    I'm planning on buying a Viessman Vitodens 100-WB1B or Vitodens 200 (once I figure out what the difference is!).

    I'd like to be...
  6. Looks great. Documented very nicely. It's great...

    Looks great. Documented very nicely. It's great to see a nice logical plan.

    Can't comment on the technicalities of C-Bus as I know nothing about it, but am very pleased to see that you are using...
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    Dimming Megaman CFLs

    Has anyone had experience of dimming the dimmerable Megaman CFLs?

    I'm upgrading my lighting and want to use all energy saving GU10 CFLs.

    I'm hoping that I can do this with the BBSB in-ceiling...
  8. Thread: Power Points

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    Thanks Toscal - that's a great pointer. ...

    Thanks Toscal - that's a great pointer.

    Spain, Italy and Germany seem to be streets ahead on this type of thing.
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. And, whilst I am...

    Thanks for the feedback guys. And, whilst I am dissappointed that there's not some vastly overpriced modular and beautifully designed 20 socket panel for me to buy, I must admit that the six socket...
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    Power Points

    I've been wondering what people here do about power points. I never seem to have enough sockets!

    For example around my computer desk I am using two 6 socket extension leads and two 4 socket...
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    Hi Quinten - if you're out there I'm ready for...

    Hi Quinten - if you're out there I'm ready for stage 2! All my equipment has arrived and I can control a dimmer switch from the Domia homepage with the Controller plugged into my Airport Extreme.
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    Thanks Quinten. I'm looking forward to trying...

    Thanks Quinten. I'm looking forward to trying this sometime this week. Will keep you posted!
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    So I finally got my Online Controller only to...

    So I finally got my Online Controller only to find that it was old stock so I've had to send it back to Domia for the firmware upgrade. Grrr!

    But in the meantime I had it just long enough for...
  14. I saw these and spoke to Scan (because I want to...

    I saw these and spoke to Scan (because I want to run Quinten's lovely program with it!) and they confirmed that they were almost definitely old V1 stock.

    Does anyone know for sure if the V1 is...
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    Quinten - just got around to trying this out now....

    Quinten - just got around to trying this out now. It works beautifully. Thanks again for taking the time to take me through this. I really appreciate it.

    For any others wishing to try this on...
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    Quentin - I've been trying to run your listener...

    Quentin - I've been trying to run your listener app on my Mac prior to purchasing all the hardware etc. but I can't seem to get it working.

    Do you mind if I outline what I've done and see if...
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    Got it - thanks for taking the time to take me...

    Got it - thanks for taking the time to take me through it.

    I've just checked in the Terminal from OS X and Perl is indeed installed.

    So I fire up the listener app you mentioned first of all....
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    Quinten - this really looks good - I am very...

    Quinten - this really looks good - I am very pleased that you pointed these products and methodologies out to me.

    Can I just take this in some baby steps as I've never used Perl before.

    1. Do...
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    Thanks Toscal - that's good to know. I'm...

    Thanks Toscal - that's good to know.

    I'm considering going the BBSB/Domia route rather than X10 as the prices for the dimmers look to be about a third of the X10 equivalents...
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    Quinten - this looks like the way to go. I hate...

    Quinten - this looks like the way to go. I hate paying subs also! I like the look of the iPhone app but would prefer to use Indigo as my HA program.

    I believe that I can run Perl scripts from OS X...
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    Thanks Quinten - that stuff looks surprisingly...

    Thanks Quinten - that stuff looks surprisingly good. I hadn't considered it before. I must say I am not really super fired up about X10 - it seems like it was all designed sometime in the '80s by a...
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    Thanks Toscal. The thing that I'm not so sure...

    Thanks Toscal.

    The thing that I'm not so sure about is - if I fit the X10 inline dimmers onto the ceiling light circuit will the CM12U (I presume this is what I need for Mac/Indigo X10...
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    Ceiling Light Control

    I have a number of old-fashioned spotlights on rails that I wish to replace with Home Automation system controlled recessed downlighters.

    I am using Indigo on a Mac. My questions are

    - Is X10...
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