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KBL's CQC Setup
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I haven't posted here in 8 years, so I am guessing nothing significant was worth posting, although I do update my setup monthly at least.

One thing I finally did, and this has been on my to-do list for years, was to program the keypads that I had in each room for the whole house audio.  I had two B&K CT610's (12 zones total), and had keypads in every room, but never quite got around to programming them for anything other than on/off, volume, and input.

Finally, when I changed out the two CT610's for a CT600 as both of the CT610's failed, I decided to spend the time and program the keypads based on a suggestion from IVB a long, long time ago on something he did for the Concerto keypads.   All of the keypads send IR back to the CT receiver, and I was able to use an unused IR device that was built into the B&K keypad programming software to send a code back to the CT, which was then relayed to a USB-UIRT, and set up the client interface on the USB-UIRT so it would process the request.  

This really opened up the use of the keypads, and I find myself using the keypads more than my tablets, touchscreens and phones to turn music on and off throughout the house, especially if I am walking into the room and wanting to listen to music.

With my setup, I have a main menu with AM Radio, FM Radio, Sonos, and DirecTV.  The AM & FM Radio is built into the CT Reciever, but for Sonos, I am able to program each sub-button to control Pandora, Tune-In radio stations, and CQC Playlists along with Previous, Next, Pause functions.  All of these are done by sending an IR code to the USB-UIRT and then it processes the request similar to how it works within the IV.

For DirectTV, I have two rooms that use the B&K HD-6 video switcher and the IR code that is sent for that button turns DirecTV on, and then turns on the B&K HD-6 that sends HD video to the TV.  This requires separate programming for those two keypads, but it was minimal time.

It's a shame that the B&K multi-zone receivers are not made anymore (although I heard they are possibly coming back through the company that bought them).  The keypads aren't the best looking things in the world, but I really like how they work.
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KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 09-20-2007, 07:41 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 09-20-2007, 07:46 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by ellisr63 - 09-20-2007, 08:33 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 09-20-2007, 10:14 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 01-21-2008, 11:58 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by IVB - 01-21-2008, 12:03 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by dkemme - 01-21-2008, 05:54 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 02-06-2008, 08:02 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 02-07-2008, 08:52 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by brotsten - 02-07-2008, 09:20 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by notyou - 02-07-2008, 10:05 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 02-07-2008, 10:16 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 02-21-2008, 10:38 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 03-03-2008, 07:26 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by sic0048 - 03-03-2008, 08:05 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 03-03-2008, 08:17 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by sic0048 - 03-03-2008, 08:25 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by rm1759 - 03-04-2008, 07:26 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 03-12-2008, 07:57 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by IVB - 03-12-2008, 08:01 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 03-19-2008, 08:41 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 01-04-2009, 09:24 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 01-13-2009, 11:55 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by sic0048 - 01-13-2009, 12:17 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by brotsten - 01-13-2009, 12:33 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 01-13-2009, 12:39 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by sic0048 - 01-13-2009, 12:42 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by klindy - 01-13-2009, 12:43 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 02-14-2009, 08:01 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by sic0048 - 02-15-2009, 01:06 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 11-14-2009, 09:49 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by sic0048 - 11-15-2009, 02:51 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 11-21-2009, 01:14 PM
RE: KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 07-31-2017, 06:21 PM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 08-10-2008, 08:06 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by sic0048 - 08-14-2008, 07:10 AM
KBL's CQC Setup - by kblagron - 08-14-2008, 06:48 PM

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