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Latest Trend in Security & Home Automation: DIY Installed, Pro Monitored
We saw it at CES 2015, we'll see it at ISC 2015: Leaders like Honeywell and ADT are mulling DIY channels for their professionally monitored security and home automation…
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Frank (Posted on 03/04/15, 04:05 PM)
I agree with Steven.  Home security companies are largely dependent on the fear and paranoia of consumers.  And they know how to tap into that fear, with marketing messages centered around “protecting your family”.…
Charlie (Posted on 03/04/15, 11:20 AM)
D. Cohen and Robert Archer. Post a survey on here for Onkyo specific HDMI issues for dealers. Ill bet you a crappy Cedia Convention Center lunch its over 90%. NAD same rate different probs. Same old same though, Reps and Industry…
D. Cohen (Posted on 03/04/15, 10:41 AM)
There are always reasons to support or not support a brand. Some legitimate- like too much on-line presence to be competitive. But blaming the “HDMI Issues” on them may be misplaced. The same parts suppliers failed to produce…
Robert Archer (Posted on 03/04/15, 09:01 AM)
I was using Monitor Platinum in the front and Wharfedale Opus in the rear for the review I have experience no HDMI issues with the unit
don bendell (Posted on 03/04/15, 07:16 AM)
Onkyo Dealer since 2001, dropped Onkyo a couple years ago because I could buy cheaper from Amazon w/free freight, then my own dealership. HDMI & bad network cards: Horrible, pissed customers, warranty, labor costs. loved…
Chris Kangis (Posted on 03/04/15, 06:43 AM)
Steve Said: “You do not need an FCC committee meeting in secret to rule that ISP’s can’t throttle back other services, that can be done and should be done by congress” >> Much better would be to let the…
Charlie (Posted on 03/04/15, 06:15 AM)
As a past Onkyo Dealer as well I have 0 working Onkyo’s left in the field. Their HDMI boards are the worst in the industry. I actually miss Onkyo for all the great features they had. I literally ate losses to put in Marantz…
Mark (Posted on 03/04/15, 06:15 AM)
I agree entirely chad. Had a $2k receiver with a dead HDMI board (out of warranty) because they cheaped out on capacitors. Onkyo will never get another cent from me
Tommy (Posted on 03/03/15, 08:41 PM)
Elan G is pure excellence.  The Palin’s are separatist hillbillies (Sorry if I insulted hillbillies)  Please do not tie the best automation platform to the worst human being on earth. Great project by the way. …
Dan Christians (Posted on 03/03/15, 06:58 PM)
Or allowing the industry and manufacturers to acknowledge that the Integrator is knowledgeable, that most trouble shooting provided by online tech support may be better handled by someone in the field. And refer to a professional more familiar…
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