Sleep Timer in Control4

“How Do I…” program a sleep timer?

Sometimes, you want to go to bed while listening to the TV, a rhapsody playlist, a local radio station or something along those lines. More often than not, you fall asleep before you remember to turn everything off. What to do? Create a sleep timer. We’ll build on the previous post of creating custom buttons for this one. Click the more link to find out how.

Sleep Timer in Control4

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Denon drops new line of receivers & Blu-ray players for 2010 with Control4 certification

Looking for a new receiver or Blu-ray player and don’t want to worry about whether the driver someone created was “good enough”? Look no further than the first products hitting the street with Control4 certified drivers courtesy of Denon. From the press release: “Denon’s Control4 Certified products, with expected SRP and availability in parenthesis, include the A/V receiver Models AVR-5308CI (SRP: $5,500, current), AVR-4810CI (SRP: $2,999, current), AVR-3311CI (SRP: $1,199, June) and AVR-2311CI (SRP: $899, June), as well as the DVD-A1UDCI (SRP: $4,500) and DBP-4010CI (SRP: $1,999) Universal Blu-ray Disc players and the AVP-A1HDCI (SRP: $7,500) A/V surround sound and video processor. Other previously introduced Denon products that also meet Control4 certification requirements include the A/V receiver Models AVR-4310CI, AVR-3310CI, AVR-2310CI, AVR-990 and AVR-890, as well as the DBP-2010CI Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player.” Click the read link to read it in full.

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Just Add Power HDMI over IP 2G

Just Add Power shows second generation product for HDMI over IP – new codec and Gigabit port speeds to boot

Just Add Power HDMI over IP 2G

With the ICC London ExCeL show coming up in June (15-17), C4Central has learned that Just Add Power will be showing it’s second generation of equipment for European launch that we first saw at CEDIA 2009. While the details are slim at this point, we do know that “advancements in processor performance” and “AVC Codecs similar to those used by iTunes store for HD downloads” (and also Blu-ray discs – Editor) afford 1080p streaming with “near lossless results”. More information is due to be available closer to the show date this summer.  If you’re new to Just Add Power’s HDMI over IP and want to learn more (including Control4 drivers available), the video we shot from CEDIA last year, and the full press release is availble after the break.

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Media Player Comparison Table, courtesy of Iboum.com

Ever wanted to know all the specs of that media player you’ve been checking out at the store?  Well, now there’s only one place to go. Iboum has a killer comparison table. Be mindful though that not all players have two-way feedback to Control4 for cover art selection of your movies via your touchpanels or TV screen. We’re working on compiling a special list of those in our upcoming shoot-out.

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