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Kiran replied on Wed, May 10 2017 4:21 PM
beojeff:

Exactly! lol. The "Abba" button is for emergencies when I need a bit of a smile. Please do share what you end up with as your button functions, too. It's always nice to get new inspiration. The great thing about the Lutron keypads and BLGW is that you can tailor it to work with your lifestyle. It's just a bit of a commitment to decide on the engraving.

What does the Romance button do? Laughing

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Kiran:

What

The lights dim, Barry white starts to play and a draw slides out with the champagne on ice slides out!
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Kiran replied on Wed, May 10 2017 4:29 PM
I was thinking a pole flings out with a stripper 💯😂👍🏻

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beojeff replied on Wed, May 10 2017 5:03 PM

Close. The lights dim and Josh Groban starts playing. I do like your champagne on ice idea! If I could find a way to control my Sleep Number motorized bed through the BLGW, I could have it start vibrating the bed, too.

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bigdeniz replied on Wed, May 10 2017 6:55 PM

How do you trigger a specific track with the button and what device you trigger (for example BeoSound 5 or a special CD in BeoSound 9000)?

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beojeff replied on Wed, May 10 2017 7:08 PM
With the beosound 5 you trigger a track, artist, album, playlist, or radio station by assigning it to a "favorite" color or number. Then, you have the macro trigger that favorite such as "N.Music" then "blue" or "N.Music" then "cipher 3." You can do the same with Spotify using e.g. "A.Mem" then "Blue." It's my understanding that this will not work with the BeoSound Moment, however.
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bigdeniz replied on Wed, May 10 2017 8:08 PM

Ok, that make sense, thanks. Do you have assigned your Romance button to a BS5 Playlist? I think your button configuration is very nice. What do you trigger with the News button?

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beojeff replied on Wed, May 10 2017 9:37 PM

bigdeniz:

Ok, that make sense, thanks. Do you have assigned your Romance button to a BS5 Playlist? I think your button configuration is very nice. What do you trigger with the News button?

Thanks. Yes. I have a Josh Groan playlist loaded onto the Yellow "favorite" in N.Music on the BeoSound 5. The News button triggers a macro that turns on my BeoSystem 3 TV and tunes it to a news channel. My "Morning" button on the nightstand also triggers the TV to turn on and tune to a news channel for the morning news. The "Morning" button also starts coffee brewing on the WeMo coffee maker.

I have a "Pathway" button on the nightstand that turns on just the lights needed for a pathway to the bathroom and the kitchen and sets those lights at a pleasant brightness. This is so much nicer than turning on all the lights at full brightness and disturbing your partner in the middle of the night.

The N.Music "number" favorites on the BeoSound 5 are limited to only accept a single song. However, you can load anything and as much as you want in the "colored" favorites. 

The "number" favorites for Spotify on the BeoSound 5 do not have this single-song limitation. They can be used for anything you want: albums, playlists, Spotify stations, artists, etc. However, the days of the Spotify interface on the BeoSound 5 might be coming to an end in the near future.

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Kiran replied on Wed, May 10 2017 11:10 PM
beojeff:

The N.Music "number" favorites on the BeoSound 5 are limited to only accept a single song. However, you can load anything and as much as you want in the "colored" favorites.

The "number" favorites for Spotify on the BeoSound 5 do not have this single-song limitation. They can be used for anything you want: albums, playlists, Spotify stations, artists, etc. However, the days of the Spotify interface on the BeoSound 5 might be coming to an end in the near future.

Thank you for this.

You have helped me in my ultimate setup with regards to the Lutron keypad.

I will have around 5/6 placed around the home in different "zones".

Will share my engraved outcomes 👍🏻💯

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beojeff replied on Thu, May 11 2017 1:07 AM

One more suggestion regarding Lutron: The lead time to receive the "midnight" (black) wall keypads can often be SEVERAL weeks. Whereas, dealers usually have the standard white in stock immediately. After receiving the wall keypad, when you order the custom-engraved buttons, you can order the engraved buttons in any color that you want. The new "midnight" custom-engraved buttons usually arrive in just a little over a week. If you DO order the midnight choice for the wall keypad initially, it's a good idea to keep the midnight blank buttons once you replace them with the custom-engraved buttons. Then, you can always replace a white keypad with the midnight blank buttons until you get the engraved buttons.

Replacing the initial blank buttons with the custom-engraved buttons is super easy. You just pop out the old blank keypad button overlay and replace it with the new engraved one. If you later decide to change the engraved buttons, I think the cost is something like $70 USD. 

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Kiran replied on Thu, May 11 2017 8:16 AM
Thanks for the heads up 👍🏻

I have chose CLA- Clear Anodised with black buttons.

The satin chrome finish has a little shine to it which I don't really like.

I will order all keypads without any engraving and then determine how I want to programme each button.

Some things I'm definitely considering:

Gate control - open, close, keep locked open

Garden fountains - on and off

Conservatory skylight window - open, close

Music shortcuts for whichever zone the keypad is programmed to - TuneIn, NetRadio, Deezer, CD etc.

Sivoia blinds control - open, close, preset

Lighting scenes - buttons with people's name to set the lighting how they like it for that particular zone?

I do like your black on black keypad finish. I think you've done a great job Jeff 👍🏻👍🏻

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Kiran replied on Thu, May 11 2017 9:31 AM
Progress...

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Kiran replied on Thu, May 11 2017 5:31 PM
Bedroom progress...

Mad spec...

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Kiran. That's wonderful
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Kiran replied on Fri, May 12 2017 10:38 AM
Aussie Michael:

Kiran. That's wonderful

Thank you!!

It's moving quick. One more month and it should be done for me to move into while the main house gets done.

I'm dreading just thinking about the next phase...

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Sorry for asking, but...

...who will then live in the 'old' house?

Is the 'new' house just your B&O playground ;-)

MM

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Kiran replied on Fri, May 12 2017 11:55 AM
Millemissen:

Sorry for asking, but...

...who will then live in the 'old' house?

Is the 'new' house just your B&O playground ;-)

MM

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Hi MM

We are a family of 5.

The "old-main" house will have major work happening on one side but we will still be living in it.

I will use the summer house just to come over at night and sleep.

We will surely be spending a lot of time in the new summer house once its done and until the novelty wears off lol.

And yes it will always be my little B&O playground.

My bedroom is in the main house but is being used by someone else at the moment.

In the end, the little summer house will be for parties, barbecues and guests lol...

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Kiran replied on Sun, May 14 2017 10:05 AM
Bedroom Progress...

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Kiran replied on Sun, May 14 2017 10:11 AM
All wiring done!

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Kiran:

In the end, the little summer house will be for parties, barbecues and guests lol...

When will the invitations be send out lol...

MM ;-)

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Kiran:

All wiring done!

Wow!

I am looking forward to seeing the final result...

When is it supposed to be ready?

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 7:37 AM
Should be done in the next month or two.

Do BeoWorlders really want to catch a flight to see this place? Surprise

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CB replied on Mon, May 15 2017 8:58 AM
Can't wait seeing how your Lutron starts/stops your... blender Big Smile
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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 9:13 AM
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Can't wait seeing how your Lutron starts/stops your... blender

If only some oreos, milk and ice cream appeared from nowhere... Big Smile

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Kiran:
Should be done in the next month or two.

Do BeoWorlders really want to catch a flight to see this place? Surprise

Some of them might even bring some of the gorgeous beers, that we see in the 'beer thread' ;-)))

But ok - depends on where you live - flying in from the USA or from Australia might not be possible.

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 10:38 AM
Hmmm. Maybe something can be organised.

Being in mid 20s, I think I'm the youngest here? lol

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Kiran:

Being in mid 20s, I think I'm the youngest here? lol

That would not worry me - lol!

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 12:20 PM

I got no problem. I like to party Big Smile

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Duels replied on Mon, May 15 2017 1:45 PM
Did somebody say party.........?
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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 2:00 PM

Are we really going to have a BeoWorlders party? Cool

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Kiran:

Are we really going to have a BeoWorlders party?

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Kiran, where do you live? Smile

Actually I have been trying to organize a B&O beer lovers party in Italy next October.

Well, it is planned. And some people have already confirmed they will come. And someone has already booked a hotel room. Wink

Why don't you all come to Italy in October and later on we organize something at your place (where exactly?! Stick out tongue)
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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 5:42 PM
Leicester, England is my place 👍🏻

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 7:16 PM
Progress...

Should all be plastered by the end of this week...

The bedroom is going to be insane.

Below is a visual of what it will look like but not those colours...

How about a mirror above the bed to fill the gap?... lol 😈

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 7:45 PM
I ride ML 😉

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Kiran:

Leicester, England is my place 👍🏻 Regards

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All right! Leicester 👍
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paolomariano:

Why don't you all come to Italy in October and later on we organize something at your place (where exactly?! Stick out tongue)

You can drink beer everywhere - even in Italy ;-)

But you can only see/experience Kiran's fantastic home ........in Leicester.

MM

 

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Yendys replied on Mon, May 15 2017 10:16 PM
Millemissen:

But ok - depends on where you live - flying in from the USA or from Australia might not be possible.

MM

Well I'm from Australia but in England for next 5 months so no airfare required Big Smile

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 10:34 PM
Millemissen:

But you can only see/experience Kiran's fantastic home ........in Leicester.

The full experience will come once the server room is done in 3/4 months.

Something like this...

All cables running back from the summer house are currently like this...

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Kiran replied on Tue, May 16 2017 8:12 PM
Mad progress today.

These guys move quick...

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mjmedlo replied on Tue, May 16 2017 8:52 PM
Nice!

Looking great
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