I hope I'm not inviting another "discussion" like my recent "Mentor / Advisor" post.
But, I'd like to get some comments / thoughts / ideas about how I think I'll start my journey into HA.
Based on conversations here, at SageTV forums, reading in Charmed Quark, and looking at the setup that IVB describes on his homepage at
I think I'm going to skip lighting automation for now, and stay focused on A/VS., Security, HVAC, and HomeTheater. Too much debate, confusion, and uncertainty around the lighting stuff. Plus, while it sounds cool to do lighting automation, I don't think I'm "wowed" enough by it to risk an unreliable system that causes the WAF to fall in the commode for the whole shootin' match. It's easier to just get out of bed at turn that light down the hall off.
CharmedQuark for the central software control, skins, etc .. Elk M1 Gold panel SageTV for AV
Thanks, Chris Hackett