aptalca Wrote:For X10, you can start by looking at x10.com
Their prices for individual devices are high, but they a lot of really good combo deals. Watch out though, their website and their marketing strategies seem a little shady, but all my orders came through with no problems.
If you would like to purchase devices separately, there are quite a few ebay dealers that sell a ton of x10 devices with free shipping. Their prices are comparable to the combo deals from x10.com. Just look for the ones that are power sellers with really good feedback.
For instance, the usb device + main software (no plugins) costs $50 on their website.
However you can buy the usb device + main software + 4 plugins for $50 on ebay.
I ended up getting the same ebay deal + ActivePhone plugin + floodlights w/motion sensor for $50 from x10.com when they had a "one day only" sale the other day. Liking their Facebook page gave me an extra 15% off as well. (I used a dummy Facebook account that doesn't have any of my personal info) That deal made me bite the bullet and get started. So just check their website frequently as they have different deals ALL the time, otherwise ebay dealers sell them the cheapest individually.
When I need a module I just search for "x10" and the model number on ebay, I get a ton of listings.
Just a post to say thanks.
TonyNoone Wrote:That's funny. You managed to squeeze "best" and "X10" into the same sentence! That's a stretch. You could have used "cheapest" and "X10" but, BEST? How about UNRELIABLE and X10?
While I commend you for beginning a system and even more so for documenting it so others could benefit, I'm afraid that of every three who try to follow, two will fail. Simply because X10 is, well there's no nice way to put it, garbage.
TonyNoone - for those of us not so in the know a dual post with recomendations as well as the above rather than just the above would always be appreciated.