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seth

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New use for scenarios, especially for parents!!!
« on: May 19, 2009, 03:29:32 pm »
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Ok, so I am really getting into scenarios now with my current LMCE installation.

In my home I have the wife, and two small girls, 3yrs old and 2yrs old. Every  night at supper time, there is always a flurry of activity, and griping about leaving the TV, and coming to the dinner table. So, to help eliminate this issue I have created the "Supper Time" event on my Lighting menu in the Living Room using the Advanced Scenario Wizard.

What this does is stops all media playing on both the Living Room MD and the Playroom MD. Then it turns off the lights. Next it turns on the Dining Room light. Now, there is no guessing what the girls have to do. They see the Dining Room light come on, any distractions on either TV are gone, and this helps resolve the issue of them not coming to the table.

My question is this.

Currently its stops the media, and this is fine. But it would be really cool if it would simply pause it. Now here is the question, I have it set to "MH Stop Media" and it turns them off. I am wondering if I use "MH Play Media" if it would pause it. I have not tried it yet, just thought I would throw it out here.
If I push play on the remote for either system, it pauses the media, I am wondering if "MH Play Media" would issue the same command.

This would truely make it even more cool than it already is.

Thanks for your time.

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Re: New use for scenarios, especially for parents!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 03:52:40 pm »
Palov would be proud.    ;D
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Re: New use for scenarios, especially for parents!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 04:06:12 pm »
Seth,
FWIW, you might try looking at what the phone system does to pause the media on an incoming call... maybe there is a clue in there somewhere.
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Re: New use for scenarios, especially for parents!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 07:36:05 pm »
Palov would be proud.    ;D

So would Pavlov ;-)

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Re: New use for scenarios, especially for parents!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 08:17:10 pm »
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