Heos by Denon

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Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:35 am
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Heos by Denon

Is anybody working on a plug-in to control Heos, it's becoming extremely popular, and it's better then Sonos. I would be very interested in this plug-in.

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Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:35 am
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Re: Heos by Denon

How is it better than Sonos? I've got one Play:1 device now, but I'm going to need several Connect or Connect:Amp devices for the new house and I'm interested in alternatives.

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Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:45 am
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Re: Heos by Denon

Seems that an API isn't yet available - see USING AN IP BASED CONTROL SYSTEM WITH MY HEOS SYSTEM

This could make it a bit problematic to control from Indigo? :)

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Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:10 pm
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Re: Heos by Denon

Never trust a company that promises to release a feature after the product has been released.

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Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:07 pm
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Re: Heos by Denon

Turribeach wrote:
Never trust a company that promises to release a feature after the product has been released.


+1 - this is exactly why we don't pre-announce features unless we're absolutely positive it's coming (as in, already working in some form in our dev environment), and often times not even then. It's extremely difficult to recover from broken promises (under deliver) and win back trust.

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Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:58 am
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Re: Heos by Denon

Turribeach wrote:
Never trust a company that promises to release a feature after the product has been released.


No kidding. At one point I was seriously considering the Fibaro Home Centre Lite, before I knew ay better, as I liked the idea of the GSM and battery backup modules they planned to release. Over a year later and I still don't think they've been released. Don't care now as I'm using Indigo.

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Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:08 am
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jay (support) wrote:

+1 - this is exactly why we don't pre-announce features unless we're absolutely positive it's coming (as in, already working in some form in our dev environment), and often times not even then. It's extremely difficult to recover from broken promises (under deliver) and win back trust.


This is why I'm in the process of moving from SmartThings to Indigo. The number of "coming soon" promises that haven't materialized is staggering.

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Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:25 am
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Re: Heos by Denon

You guys seen this? It's not your classic IP protocol but looks quite programmable.

I have a Heos 7 and their sounds bar (and sub) - and when you hook them together they sounds REALLY good!

http://www.eurostar-ostrava.cz/files/01.2015_HEOS---CLI_PROTOCOL_V01.pdf

I'll try this out and check it works - and maybe consider writing a plugin.

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Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:42 pm
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Re: Heos by Denon

I tried this and it worked like a charm....... :-

Code: Select all
import json
import telnetlib

host = '192.168.1.34'
my_port = '1255'

tn = telnetlib.Telnet(host,my_port)

tn.write('heos://player/get_players\r\n')
my_file = tn.read_until('\n')

print(str(my_file))

j_file = json.loads(my_file)
print(str(j_file))

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Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:45 am
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Re: Heos by Denon

Let me know if you ever make this plug-in I would really be interested in it.
Heos is proving to be a much better system than anything else out there, the sound is incredible, and they have Heos Drive with 4 zones.
sonos sucks.

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