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Author Topic: 06/27 Bandit Alert: New ActiveHome: Home automation made easy! - for Only $49.99  (Read 79442 times)

billy

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Somebody at X10 needs to learn that Active Home (old) and Active Home Pro (not so new) are 2 different systems!


http://www.x10.com/promotions/goldmine_new_activehome_4bandit.html
For CM15A + Active Home Pro Software =  49.99
What's included:
New ActiveHome Computer Interface and USB Cable (CM15A) $99.99
New ActiveHome Software (SW31A) $0
SOLD SEPARATELY: $99.99
NOW ONLY: $49.99
THAT'S A SAVINGS OF: $50.00
SW31A is the Active Home Pro Software, but they left out the PRO
http://www.x10.com/promotions/goldmine_activehome_bandit.html
For RCA Home Control Interface(CM11A RS232) + Active Home Software =  49.99

I think the confussion here comes from the fact that the What's Included link shows the Active Home Pro(SW13A), but the link takes you to the Active Home software download page.
The "Active Home Pro" should be just "Active Home" on the What's Included page.


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Dan Lawrence

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You're confused?

I'm Completely confused.

One offer (the RCA one) shows the CM11a interface and a 25/9 converter cable for those who only have a 25 pin serial port.

The other, as you pointed out, proports to be Active Home, yet the SW31A software is most certainly Active Home Pro, with a different software designator (as the current version of AHP is 3.203).

So the basic question that needs to be asked:  IS X10 USA out of control, or totally messed up?
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billy

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At least we have it figured out!  I think!  ;D



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Maybe if they spent less time on pop ups and more time on checking the real ad copy we would have less confusion.
(Sorry I couldn't resist the opportunity to dis the pop ups.)
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Dan Lawrence

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I think you have figured out what's going on.

As to the lastest sound infested pop-up that covers 1/3 of the screen (at least they thoughfully included a close button so you can kill it) if X10 took that time to do things right, maybe the confusion factor wouldn't exist.

I for one wonder what they're really selling.
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Dan Lawrence

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The confusion continues.   :(

The Bandit is still pushing the RCA Active Home package plus the New Active Home with the CM15A but the sofware link in the "What's Included" points to Version 1.42 of AH, which will not support the CM15A.

As Alice said" Curiouser and Curiouser".  At least she was in Wonderland.   :)
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...if X10 took that time to do things right, maybe the confusion factor wouldn't exist.
Yeah, but then they'd have to CHARGE MORE!!!  :o

I've been dealing with them for 25+ years (I still have BSR and SEARS modules!). I don't mind the screwups as long as prices stay low (I've rarely ever paid LIST for anything! ;) )
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[quote author=TakeTheActive link  I've been dealing with them for 25+ years (I still have BSR and SEARS modules!). I don't mind the screwups as long as prices stay low (I've rarely ever paid LIST for anything! ;) )
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Check X10 USA's price for a RR501 - $24.99 - and they won't sell it except as part of a set with a RC504 16 key pad for $39.99

Automated Outlet will sell you a RR501 for $15.99 and $7.50 shipping.

So who is cheaper?
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