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Control4 HC-250 System


Introduction to the Control4 HC-250 System System

After years of reviewing home theater equipment I've managed to put together a nice setup downstairs. A 122" 2.40 screen, 5.1 sounds with a nice processor and amplifiers, reference quality sources, and even some nice leather powered recliners. I don't really feel the need to go to the local movie theater anymore.

Unfortunately my wife hates watching movies in the basement. The components continually change as I review things and it is impossible to control. She would much rather watch things on the main floor, but wants it to be simple. The only components there are a 50" plasma and a Blu-ray player. Nothing more in order to keep it simple. I wanted to add a receiver and some speakers, maybe a media streamer for my music. But I didn't want to make it harder to control than it currently is.

Control4 offered to help me out. They said with a system from them, I can install all of the gear that I want in the living room and it will be just as easy to control as before.

Am I intrigued? Yes.

Does my wife believe them? No.

Despite the doubts I pressed ahead and found out what Control4 offers me, and what it can do beyond a simple living room.


Control4 HC-250 System Controller

  • AV Inputs: Analog Audio (3.5mm)
  • AV Outputs: HDMI, Component Video, 3.5mm Audio
  • Network/Control: 10/100 Ethernet (PoE supported), 802.11g/n Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, ZigBee Pro, 4 IR Ports (2 can be RS232), 1 Contact, 1 Relay
  • Streaming: TuneIn, MP3, AAC, FLAC (Networked or USB drive)
  • Size: 1.23" x 8.59" x 4.92", 1.8 lbs.
  • Price: $750

Control4 SR-250 Remote

  • Display: 4-line OLED
  • Buttons: 47 Backlit
  • Sensors: Motion, Light
  • Communications: Two-way ZigBee
  • Size: 8.3" x 2.1" x 1.1", 8.8 oz.
  • Price: $250
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