[mythtv-users] Alternatives to X-10, was: X-10 Module for Myth?
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 19:02:41 UTC 2006
On 6/5/06, Meatwad <meatwad.get.the.honeys at gmail.com> wrote:
> Richard Bronosky wrote:
> > On 6/2/06, Nick Ellson <grimm at nickellson.com> wrote:
> >> I mostly live at x-10.com, with a few devices from smarthomeusa.com (for
> >> the high power RF transcievers and the Sprinkler System heads)
> > I used X-10 a few years ago and was very displeased. The RF receiver
> > got HORRIBLE reception, and I had the 3-way dimmer attached to my
> > chandelier melt down and start sizzling TWICE! I love geeking out on
> > stuff, but I'm not will to burn my home down for it. I now use
> > Leviton, and would like to find something that will work in
> > conjunction with my existing faedra switches.
> My point *exactly*. The cheap stuff might just work perfectly for you
> for years and years. And it might burn down your home. Your (as in the
> community, not you Richard) insurance might cover the aftermath but mine
> will not.
> I refer you back to my first post on this issue:
> and you will see that I was not exaggerating about the use of accelerants :)
> I still recommend Lutron over Leviton. Leviton stuff is alright but is
> not built for longevity, QC is questionable, integrator/dealer training
> is cammoflaged as sales pitches and they only answer to Home Despot. The
> downside for the DIY'er is that Lutron is not whored out like Leviton is
> so it will be harder to obtain but has a notably better track record
> across the board and infinitely better support to the integrator.
> Seriously folks, when you start mucking about with high voltage, consult
> someone who does it legally and professionally and is at the top of
> their game. Do you select a doctor because he/she has cheapest rates? If
> you are in the US, UK or AUS, I will *gladly* refer you to an honest pro
> for an involved project.
another option is CLIPSAL, an Aussie company that SquareD (Schneider
Electric) partnered with to sell in the U.S. market.
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