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Why is it OUR fault? We’re just selling the BS formats the manufacturers trowel out that are half-baked when they hit the market. If they would bother to wait until the products/formats are fully-formed and mature enough that we won’t be the ones... — highfigh on Mar 25
Product does work well… I have tested it out in my own home.  It’s not for every project, but it does allow us to sell some network products in homes that don’t have budgets for enterprise grade networks.  The 1 thing they are... — jhernandez32 on Mar 24
What a great addition to CEDIA!  Walt’s passion for audio and his dedication to tech and standards makes CEDIA a stronger organization with regards to the standards community. I applaud Dave Pedigo and Vin Bruno for reaching out to a true industry... — RightatHomeTech on Mar 24
Builders are the connection to the home owner, build the relationship with them, they will resist, last thing they want is another contractor to deal with. Join up, don’t give up, have something to offer them, they have 1 chance to make money from there... — avidcasey on Mar 23
Tim, my brother…. Thank you for telling everyone at The Azione to look the other way. Don’t mind the gorilla, the elephant and the giant lions in the room. DIFY Tech (Do It For You Technology by Do It For You Technologist) is here and it’s... — DIFY TECH on Mar 22
Thanks for sharing, Adroit. Was this a recent installation? I’d love to learn more. [email protected] — Julie Jacobson on Mar 22
Eero has shown a good understanding of what dealers/integrators need and want for a product to be suitable. Their support options are very good and responsive.  I am looking forward to them tailoring the product to include physical mounting options,... — SpivR on Mar 22

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