New setup looking for some help


#1

I am about to embark on a new build and looking to tie everything together with, I hope SimpleControl. I use Plex for nearly all my media service beyond maybe spotify and few others. I found that SimpleControl seems to be by far the best integration of Plex. I am looking to get help building my system, as I will more than likely be using a MoIP setup with several TV’s and Audio locations. My problem lies in that I have not found any resource for finding a builder that uses SimpleControl as their controller. If that is the case, and it is a DIY system build, are their any resources for actual system design so I can make sure that I build a system that will be fully controllable by SimpleControl? I have looked at the compatibility pages, and did not see any MoIP devices listed as being able to be controlled. If anyone could help point me in the right direction, I would really like to use SimpleControl to control my setup as opposed to remote monitored service from another company. Thanks!


#2

Likely SnapAV would use the same codes as their matrix switchers so you could try those. In any case, assuming you have access to the codes for a product, we publish how to add custom devices:


#3

When I was evaluating SimpleControl (v4.5) last year … I just downloaded it and tried it with my stuff.

As for Plex, I did get some functionality from it. However, I run the AppleTV4 tvOS App version with a Synology-based Plex server. Also, I’m usually holding Siri-Remote, so I just start/use Plex that way.

Dealer-Installed systems like Control4 and Savant are quite a different thing (specially considering the costs involved).


#4

Thanks for responding Will. I was looking at SnapAV as their MoIp seem to be exactly what I would want to use. Glad to know that adding Serial and IP support is possible on the user end without having to have a dealer come and rework a system.


#5

Yeah, I am considering just taking the plunge, but since I have yet to build my system, I do not have all the components so I wanted a chance to see some of what I do not have in action. I am looking to avoid a dealer installed system because I Imagine the cost skyrockets and I would rather know the ins and out of my system instead of having to call for support if anything goes down. Thanks!