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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: I give up
« Last post by renegade600 on June 24, 2017, 09:29:38 pm »
i don't do tech support - I hate making phone calls and I hate answering phones  :-)
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: I give up
« Last post by malliekm on June 24, 2017, 09:09:31 pm »
Call technical support for one or both products.  Disregard this reply if you've already tried that  ;D. I know, tech support usually my last option too!
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / I give up
« Last post by renegade600 on June 24, 2017, 05:17:21 pm »
usually I can figure things out for myself but this has me bamboozled.  I guess I could blame it on the caffeine headache I got. 

I have a phillips hue motion sensor setup to turn on some hue lights.  that part works great but I want to also make it location aware too as part of a security setup.   How???

thanks
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: TP Link servers may be out -- again!
« Last post by malliekm on June 24, 2017, 02:40:19 pm »
I know but in this case Kasa worked and overriding the plug requires navigating around furniture or moving it.  I follow the path of least resistance  ;)
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Hooking Echo up to my Receiver
« Last post by mike27oct on June 24, 2017, 02:19:08 pm »
Be sure the cable into the Dot is pushed ALL THE WAY IN.  The plug of the Dot is very tight and you may need to insert/reinsert it a few times before it is looser, and cable jack must be flush with Dot plug.

Also, the receiver inputs you are using should both work, but could be a little "dirty" from non-use so do same with the two RCA jacks.  Push all control switches in and out or turn back and forth, etc.  This movement should be done annually to clean all switches, etc.

OF COURSE, ALL THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE WHEN RECEIVER IS OFF!
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Echo Technical Support / Hooking Echo up to my Receiver
« Last post by Photobug on June 24, 2017, 01:49:51 pm »
I have hooked up the Echo Dot to my 10 year old Onkyo receiver.  I have a 3.5 mm cable coming out of the Dot to a splitter that has two RCA jacks.  I have tried the AUX input in the front of the receiver as well as the Tape input in the back.  Both work but have an annoying popping noise in the background.  Not like a phono popping noise but more like a steady tick, tick, tick.

Any suggestions on what I should try?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: TP Link servers may be out -- again!
« Last post by mike27oct on June 24, 2017, 12:52:08 pm »
Don't forget the smart plugs actually have manual override switches if Alexa or Kasa are not responding.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: TP Link servers may be out -- again!
« Last post by malliekm on June 24, 2017, 11:35:59 am »
Hue lights weren't working for me during the outage either.

I was standing feeling stunned and stupid in the middle of my living room in the dark amazed at how quickly I've become used to things responding to my command.

I wonder if this foretells a dark future?

We had wonderfully wicked storms here last night so the AI community was incapacitated for close to two hours.  I did miss our conversations but remembered that I could turn my bedside lamp on via the Kasa app on my phone...whew!  ;)
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: TP Link servers may be out -- again!
« Last post by malliekm on June 24, 2017, 11:16:47 am »
I've been having occasional issues with Echo talking to Harmony hub as well... evidently the Amazon issue is much deeper (My uncle contacted me about the Hub and echo they have as well)... Plot? Probbly The Democrats shutting down things they don... wait... Libs are usually techie types... Couldn't be Dems... (tongue and cheek folks... have a laugh and move on... no harm intended... just using the news to make a lame joke)
;D
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Dash Wand
« Last post by iolinux333 on June 24, 2017, 07:37:29 am »
I've been going back to Walmart too lately.

In the past few years Amazon

- failed to expand prime music and instead wants me to pay more for an expanded music list

- added sales tax

- let two day lol shipping times turn into a joke

- increased the cost of Prime

- let WM beat them on prices of common items a lot of the time, maybe most of the time

I have no loyalty to any megacorp.  I'll just go for whatever's cheapest and most convenient, like most people.

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