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    Denon Plugin Capabilities

    Hello. I am new to HA and HomeSeer. I have a couple of questions about the Denon Plugin as follows:

    #1 I am deciding between the HS2 software running on a laptop and the self-contained HomeTroller. Will/can the Denon plugin be run on the HomeTroller?

    #2 My goals for the Denon are to automate it so that it turns on at a specific time of day and begins playing music from a specific source. Then, and other times of the day, change sources, and finally at the end of the day it would go back into standby mode.

    I am looking to provide my child who is at home with constant music playing throughout the day but at the same time provide him with a variety of styles (classical, jazz, dance, children's music, etc...)

    #2
    Originally posted by ratomlinson View Post
    Hello. I am new to HA and HomeSeer. I have a couple of questions about the Denon Plugin as follows:

    #1 I am deciding between the HS2 software running on a laptop and the self-contained HomeTroller. Will/can the Denon plugin be run on the HomeTroller?

    #2 My goals for the Denon are to automate it so that it turns on at a specific time of day and begins playing music from a specific source. Then, and other times of the day, change sources, and finally at the end of the day it would go back into standby mode.

    I am looking to provide my child who is at home with constant music playing throughout the day but at the same time provide him with a variety of styles (classical, jazz, dance, children's music, etc...)
    The plug-in should work fine with HomeTroller, and it will perform the functions you mentioned. If you have a HomeTroller, you can use the updater and trial the plug-in for 30 days before you buy.
    -Larry

    A member of "The HA Pioneer Group", MyWebSite

    Plugins:
    VWS, AB8SS, lrpSpeak, Calendar, Arduino, Harmony, BlueIris, Sprinklers, ZipBackup...

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    Intel NUC8i7BEH1 running Windows 10 Pro headless, HS3 Pro, Plex running on Synology dual High Availability DS-1815+ NAS (24Tb each), Synology Surveillance Station running on DS-416 Slim (8Tb), Samsung SmartThings, Google Home, Alexa, Hubitat Elevation, ZNET, Ubiquiti UniFi Network, Davis Vantage Pro II Weather Station. Whole house speaker system using a couple of AB8SS switches. Vantage Pro II Weather Station, Rain8Net Sprinklers, Hubitat Elevation, Google Home, Alexa, DSC Security System, Ubiquiti UniFi Network.

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      #3
      Hometroller?

      I currently do not own HS2 or Hometroller. I do have an XP laptop that I can dedicate to HA.

      After reading some threads I am concerned that I will need to be rebooting the laptop every couple of days and the thought of a dedicated appliance like the HomeTroller sounds enticing. I would rather spend just $200 for HS2 instead of the $895 for the Hometroller. What's your experience with HS2 with lockups? Can it be setup and will it just run for months without intervention?

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        #4
        Originally posted by ratomlinson View Post
        I currently do not own HS2 or Hometroller. I do have an XP laptop that I can dedicate to HA.

        After reading some threads I am concerned that I will need to be rebooting the laptop every couple of days and the thought of a dedicated appliance like the HomeTroller sounds enticing. I would rather spend just $200 for HS2 instead of the $895 for the Hometroller. What's your experience with HS2 with lockups? Can it be setup and will it just run for months without intervention?
        I run mine 7/24 365 days a year without a problem. Occassional I experiment and need to fix my setup, but generally HS2 is really reliable. My HS Server is a home built Mini-ITX form factor motherboard Intel DG45FC, with 4Gb Ram and 3.0Ghz CPU all mounted into a small case that is bolted to my utility room wall.

        The computer case I am using is linked here http://www.mini-box.com/VoomPC-Enclo...=8&category=87

        It was a fun project, but demonstrates what can be accomplished. I will publish some pictures on a new thread somewhere.
        -Larry

        A member of "The HA Pioneer Group", MyWebSite

        Plugins:
        VWS, AB8SS, lrpSpeak, Calendar, Arduino, Harmony, BlueIris, Sprinklers, ZipBackup...

        Hardware:
        Intel NUC8i7BEH1 running Windows 10 Pro headless, HS3 Pro, Plex running on Synology dual High Availability DS-1815+ NAS (24Tb each), Synology Surveillance Station running on DS-416 Slim (8Tb), Samsung SmartThings, Google Home, Alexa, Hubitat Elevation, ZNET, Ubiquiti UniFi Network, Davis Vantage Pro II Weather Station. Whole house speaker system using a couple of AB8SS switches. Vantage Pro II Weather Station, Rain8Net Sprinklers, Hubitat Elevation, Google Home, Alexa, DSC Security System, Ubiquiti UniFi Network.

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          #5
          Larry, I am using the same mini-itx case for a carpc - with a VIA MB. I had a heck of a time fitting all inside of the case. What made you decide to use this instead of a standard PC case for HS?
          - Pete

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            #6
            I wanted the smallest form factor (foot print) that I could fabricate...so that I could mount inside of a Leviton Cabinet...and because I am the type of person that can't leave things alone.

            It worked very well after cutting a hole and adding a fan for circulation.

            I now am now back to a rack mounted server...again I just can't leave well-enough alone.
            -Larry

            A member of "The HA Pioneer Group", MyWebSite

            Plugins:
            VWS, AB8SS, lrpSpeak, Calendar, Arduino, Harmony, BlueIris, Sprinklers, ZipBackup...

            Hardware:
            Intel NUC8i7BEH1 running Windows 10 Pro headless, HS3 Pro, Plex running on Synology dual High Availability DS-1815+ NAS (24Tb each), Synology Surveillance Station running on DS-416 Slim (8Tb), Samsung SmartThings, Google Home, Alexa, Hubitat Elevation, ZNET, Ubiquiti UniFi Network, Davis Vantage Pro II Weather Station. Whole house speaker system using a couple of AB8SS switches. Vantage Pro II Weather Station, Rain8Net Sprinklers, Hubitat Elevation, Google Home, Alexa, DSC Security System, Ubiquiti UniFi Network.

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