View Full Version : A remote to do squeeze and thermostat? (take 2)

Dondi Fusco
2004-09-22, 11:56
I have a harmony remote that replaced my crestron
stuff.... It runs EVERYTHING!!! Harmony remotes can
even interact with X-10 stuff.... check out
smarthome.com. From a single remote, I control the
entire house, lights AV, SBG etc. There is also
PC-based software for X-10 stuff that will also let
you dial-into the house and control stuff too. I went
X-10 with a harmony 768 and am very pleased

-- D

--- "Gregory H. Gilbert" <ghgilbert (AT) msn (DOT) com> wrote:

> I have tried to figure this out, but I am running
> out of time as they are
> starting to wire the house for everything. Here is
> my idea and hoping and
> thinking it should work:
> Like a crestron system that runs multiple things in
> the house, I feel there
> should be/is some wall mountable remote (maybe the
> phillips pronto?) that
> would mostly run the squeeze box and also double as
> a thermostat - or tie
> into it. In otherwords, a thermostat that could
> also run the squeezebox.
> Why you ask? Well a thermostat is going to be
> mounted on the walls in a
> number of rooms and the wife is okay with that, but
> if the thermostat also
> ran the squeezebox, two birds - one stone and no
> added wall clutter which
> makes everyone happy. Since it is attached to the
> wall it would stay in
> that room and not be portable like a wireless thing
> could (I can see all
> these devices ending up in one room and having to
> redistribute them
> periodically). I am willing to spend up to 200-300
> dollars per device (or
> more if it is really what I am looking for). Anyone
> know of such a device.
> The wife finds typing with the number pad difficult
> so if it were a
> touchscreen or keyboard - all the easier. (Since
> the palmone treo doesn't
> have bluetooth it can't be used - right? - I think
> the next installment is
> supposed to, but I would have to figure out how to
> mount it to the wall and
> have it function as a thermostat.) Thanks for any
> suggestions!
> -Greg