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« on: January 01, 2011, 06:44:35 am »

Welcome to the forums @ Tuicemen.com.
Be courteous to everyone

Treat everyone how you'd like to be treated

Most of all have fun.

Cheers!  (Chr)
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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 10:30:26 am »

Just a reminder, you need to activate your account.
The forum will send you an initial activation via email you entered.
So Check your junk mail it may get placed there.
Some forums hold this info for a long period of time this one won't.
I may send a reminder notice after a month or 2 but after that your info will be flushed from the data base.
This will make your username available to others.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 11:25:37 am »

Welcome to the forums @ Tuicemen.com.
Be courteous to everyone

Will give that my best shot. Nice to be here.
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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 11:39:02 am »

 (RoFL) That's all I ask!
Welcome a board Dave!
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 08:23:06 pm »

Tuicemen and Dave,

You two seem to be quite the avid X10-ers. Thanks for the great software you both make.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 06:37:56 am »

Thanks,
Both Dave's and My outlook is the same.
Some others also feel this way!
"The possibilities for Home Automation are limited Only by your imagination!"
Each time a user posts a question or suggestion it usualy results in a switch going off in my head! (RoFL)
Most of the time it results in a way to make something simpler.
It may lead to a added option to one of my programs.
Sometimes it results in a whole new App.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 10:16:16 am »

Hey all! I recognize many of the names from the old forums (where i used to go by SolarEclipse).  Was surprised by the recent email I got from the new X10.com owners on the bankruptcy news and that sparked my interest to go hunting around for X10 forums.  I've been successfully running AHP for... well... as long as it's been around, but have been annoyed that I can't control my HA with my Android phones (I never bought the X10 app).  Looks like there's been a lot of development of alternative software to AHP, and with no future of the software in sight it looks like it might be about time to start looking at alternatives.

Glad to see X10 technology isn't dead yet!
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 05:16:27 pm »

Hystorical; Welcome. Glad you found the forum.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2013, 10:07:54 pm »

... Was surprised by the recent email I got from the new X10.com owners on the bankruptcy news and that sparked my interest to go hunting around for X10 forums. .....been annoyed that I can't control my HA with my Android phones (I never bought the X10 app).  Looks like there's been a lot of development of alternative software to AHP, and with no future of the software in sight it looks like it might be about time to start looking at alternatives.

Welcome.

So... What's the news about the... X10.com owners on the bankruptcy? Please... fill us in.

The death of X10 broke my heart. I've just started clawing my way back into building on my X10 setup. I converted my X10 camera setup to an Internet connected DVR with Hi-Res IR cameras (sometime ago). I record EVERYTHING... and can view the cameras from any of my PC's, tablets, or even my iPhone.

My iPhone is also now my favorite X10 remote... I am using Mellowares iPhone app... he has it available for andriods as well.

Although my setup is fully functional now..... I am trying to rebuild my setup to work without X10 software other than the widely available drivers... and SDK. 3rd party software (like Tuicemen's) and maybe some zwave and/or INSTEON might be the solution. However admittedly.... I've already found the process to be extremely frustrating.

I am hoping I can compile a list of fixes...... like replacing the X10 cameras system with a DVR setup.
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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 04:40:55 am »

Hystorical, nice to see you found us.
There were some that threw in the towel when word X10 wasn't doing well while others of us marched on.
The company we all grew to love or hate may be gone but the technology is still with us.
Many are starting to convert their systems to other protocols (which might be a good idea anyways) but there are still new a few X10 devices appearing so that isn't dead yet. ;>
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2014, 08:36:10 am »

This thread will help new users get that first post under their belt.

Some may know me from the X10 forums thought I do frequent other forums.
I created this forum to help showcase and offer support for my software creations.
Developments at the x10 forum and the old owners made me create the X10zone here.
I've been using X10 for over 20 years however my setup isn't very extensive.
Users can view my setups in the x10 forum Home Automation Showcase sections
I started developing shortly after x10 released the SDK.
Originally I only created small free apps to enhance AHP these quickly grew to programs not requiring AHP.
I do have some train in illustration so I guess that helped with the development of some of the face sets users enjoy in Pc Companion.

After you introduce yourself please also see the thread Where is everyone located?
My Software is used world wide thought this new map doesn't express that yet.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2014, 11:31:23 am »

Me, too.

Have been using X-10 for many years.  Well before AHP.  (I remember the initial excitement of AHP and the CM-15.)

Still meets my needs for home automation.  Still has some of the early limitations.  Still the most cost-effective solution I have found.  Still using modules from Radio Shack, X-10 and RCA...

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014, 06:37:24 am »

Glad to see people that have a passion with X10 and automation.  I have thought about moving to Zwave, but after seeing this sight maybe there is still a place for X10?  I have dabbled in it for some years but never got it to the level I had hoped. 

I am busy trying to figure out PCC and wondering how hard it is to write a simple macro that will turn a light on in a room when a sensor is triggered and off when the same sensor is triggered as you leave.  I have done some programming in the past and am frustrated that I cannot accomplish this simple task with AHP!!  Any  advice?

Also wondering if the voice activation in PCC is able to be used with some sort of device that can change channels on my Vizio Flat screen. 
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2014, 03:27:22 am »

Glad to see people that have a passion with X10 and automation.  I have thought about moving to Zwave, but after seeing this sight maybe there is still a place for X10?  I have dabbled in it for some years but never got it to the level I had hoped. 

I am busy trying to figure out PCC and wondering how hard it is to write a simple macro that will turn a light on in a room when a sensor is triggered and off when the same sensor is triggered as you leave.  I have done some programming in the past and am frustrated that I cannot accomplish this simple task with AHP!!  Any  advice?

Also wondering if the voice activation in PCC is able to be used with some sort of device that can change channels on my Vizio Flat screen.
welcome aboard Tolvstad.
There are several threads on the X10 forum for  AHP to do the macro you wish though Smartmacros is required.
If you post  to the SDK section either here or on the X10 forum someone will try to help you with creating a script.
PCC has macro capabilities they're called usercommands reading that section may help you with creating the macro for PCC.
As for controlling your Vizio flat screen this is also possible with PCC though the full unlocked version with the plugin pack  is required.
PCC can use either a VCR commander or a USBUirt for sending IR with the USBUirt being the most reliable using the plugin (IR Pilot).
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2014, 10:26:33 am »

Hi All, Bben here I think I used my first x10 module back in the late 1980s. but it could have been a little earlier. I got away from it for a while, and started back a few years ago. I finally bought the AHP last summer, just in time for X10 to bail on me. Glad to see so many X10 enthusiasts here.
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