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Re: AHP/CM15A Opinion?
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2018, 07:42:33 PM »

Ps. Why do you feel it necessary to bold type in black and red enlarged text when making your points. It doesn't really make them any more valid.

It's his AI going all kerflooey.




Personally, the original AHP and CM11 did everything I needed ..... when it worked.  When it didn't, I tried the CM15a on recommendations of those here.  It didn't work all the well either.  I probably have electrical noise that is complicating things, but I don't have the time, money or patience to pursue that.  So I let the CM15a run and turn whatever lights on and off when it feels like working.  But It doesn't take over and use exaggerated fonts.

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Re: AHP/CM15A Opinion?
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2018, 07:45:37 PM »

Emails to Amazon/Alexa tech support has confirmed (to me) that HA is not their strong point. My responses from tech support were very generalized, boiler plate script, not addressing my specifics.  However, I think if you were to ask how to get Alexa to give you a traffic report for your neighborhood, I think the answers are more to the point. 

Their goal is to sell stuff and encourage people to do so by claiming how easy it is to just say something and have ti appear at your door.

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Re: AHP/CM15A Opinion?
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2018, 08:40:06 PM »

I'd say it's time for X10 to cut all ties with the manufacturer. I hope they own the designs.
Good point. But I don't see Authinx firing the manufacturer.
I will say this much. Authinx should have hired Dave Rye when they had the chance. He probably had every schematic in his head, and I think he spent as much time in Shenzhen as he did in Seattle.
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Re: AHP/CM15A Opinion?
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2018, 09:41:25 PM »

Ideally... X10 should offer a HUB. One that would function exactly like the other hubs in the market now... and operate similar to the old AHP... only without the need for a connected PC. And... like the SAMSUNG hub.... incorporate the use of other protocols... and wifi device's. Run a professional (grown-up) server that allows for email and text notices, Amazon and google connectivity.... the whole 27 feet (aka 9 yards).

Then they can "brand" any of the now ubiquitous wifi bulbs , plug-in's, and switches.

But X10 could/would retain the still needed simple Off-line ability of PLC and old fashion RF.

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Re: AHP/CM15A Opinion?
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2018, 10:11:38 PM »

... don't get offended just because I don't think AI and HA are as closely connected as I thought they would be.

I rarely get offended. And it doesn't bother me in the lest that not many other of the regulars have embraced AI as I have.

In '07 when I made my HA setup voice controllable using BVC (and MS SAPI5)…. most people I showed it to... thought it was a trick or were totally amazed. Now... a few years later..... Voice Recognition is common place. So much so... most people don't really see what all this stuff can do. Admittedly... I had to reevaluate my own habits and attitudes in order to adapt to the new concepts. I spoke with some younger people... even some KIDS (you know... people under 40).

I started mid-winter... disassembling and re-imagining my entire setup. I made a list and started practicing new habits. Simple little things.... like asking Alexa to play a certain song that I recently heard somewhere else. And being sure to ask for a news brief. I am an old man... and I know full well my paradigms are just as rock-solid as other old mens. But I have been at least semi-successful at chipping away at the old way of doing things. And I've formed new habits that I've also seen others around me pick up as well.

This is absolutely THE Home Automation Golden age! There has never been a better time to venture into HA as a hobby... or as a lifestyle.

When I made my first X10 order... I didn't know there was other HA brands and protocols. And like most people on the forums I been through a LOT with X10 (including what became an awful and embarrassing soft-porn Web Site). It was heart-breaking and depressing when their servers and Web Site went down. I just hope the new X10 doesn't fail at keeping this technology viable.     
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