NEEOs in the wild (...show your setup)

We love to see pictures of NEEO out in the wild, and pictures in general 😉 Even though many have already posted a picture of their setup, we would love to see some more. This way we get a better imagination of how users are integrating NEEO in their setup and how it gets positioned.

Above you see a picture of my setup at home (didn't have time to clean up), it's no a huge setup. Next thing I want to get is a proper audio system.

I have the privilege to have a very special NEEO-Double-Decker-Black-Cat-Pure-Aluminium-Edition at home. The reason for that is not only that I work @NEEO, but I can't always update one of them since this is used by our developers for z-wave testing (I got over 30 z-wave devices):

 

Reply
113replies Oldest first
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Active threads
  • Popular
  • Here is my Neeo (in the wild), the brain is hidden behind the centre speaker (for which I apologise, it is beautiful after all), so it's only really the charging dock that is visible.

    It's controlling the equipment in the cabinet (satellite, amp, Blu Ray, SONOS) as well as the TV, photoframe, Hue lighting

    Like 2
    • Bruce Hartley So your brain is hitting all of the components in the cabinet without the use of any IR extender?

      Like
    • Sammie Prescott I think, nearlly all equipment inside of the Cabinet is controlled with the help of the SDK and Control over TCP/IP. Thats why Bruce Hartley Bruce is one of the few Developers that has pushed a SDK Driver to GitHub! But maybe he write something else!

      Like
    • Sammie Prescott It was challening, but with careful placement, I could get everything in the cabinet controlled by IR using the external IR emitter that comes with the brain.

      I am trying to switch everything to IP control for better 2 way communication, but the IR emitter did (does) work !

      Like
  • Nearly impossible to see - but this is a shot of my first two cabinets:

      

    On the right - you'll see my modem/router, sony uhd player, 1 apple tv, 1 roku 4, an hdhomerun tuner , my htpc and the brain (and if you look in the back - you'll see my web power switch as well and maybe one of the itachs).

    On the left - you'll see my two managed switches, the atlona hdmi matrix and the denon avr.  

    I pulled the top covers off so you can see the cooling system.  The 'silver' tube is part of the cooling system (you can't see but there is three fans on the bottom pulling in air from the room and a large, remote [large] fan at the end of the tubes to pull the heat out and vent into the attic).  I have two more cabinets similar to this (holding the intercom, russound music system, 20TB nas, lutron lighting system, vera, qed shade control system, etc).

    Like 5
    • Tim Roberts This is beautiful.  I dream of owning a home that can support that much tech!  Inspiring!

      Like 1
    • Tim Roberts Great set up! And Neeo is the perfect solution to help simplify the whole process.

      Like
  •  I can control the thermostat with NEEO. I wrote a Honeywell App for homey and i'm using my NEEO app on homey to deliver a driver to NEEO. 

    The ZLL wall switch is amazing, it controls my hue's directly without the need of the HUB. It even works when the hue bridge isn't online for whatever reason. I have programed one button for lights off and the rest of the buttons are licht scenes.

     

     

     I am using one Hue light in the back of our garden and standard garden lights connected to a 433Mhz wall plug. I have used a Philips living white plug before that (works perfectly with HUE) but due to the extensive range it lost connection from time to time and the 433Mhz cheap wall plugs do not have this issue. Homey can turn the 433Mhz wall plug on and off so i made a new light device with my NEEO app for Homey so the lights are can be controlled with NEEO.

     

    If I open the door after my GEO location entered our home's area then Homey will welcome me with a personal message. When there is no one home then pictures are taken and sent to our mobile phones informing there is unexpected movement in our home.

    We don't have a wall switch active in our hallway when the fibaro sensor's lux level is below 50 and there is movement then the HUE light will turn on until the movement is gone.

    The doorbell is connected to a fibaro universal binary sensor. A press on the button will play a sound that say's there is someone at the door. and send a message including picture to our mobile phones.

    there is also a foscam ip camera. I have integrated a picture view into my NEEO remote. so i can see who's at the door before i even consider leaving the couch.

     

    This is where the NEEO remote and brain are. I had some old ir extender cables still in place so i cut them open and connected them to one minijack plug. I'm not going to cut in the NEEO IR extender cable so this was a nice alternative. the rest is very self explanatory.

    Like 8
    • Niels de Klerk Do you have a link to the ZLL wall switch that you mention?

      Like
      • James Long
      • James_Long
      • 2 yrs ago
      • 2
      • Reported - view

      Niels de Klerk NEEO is literally designed and made for you Niels, what a great set up. Glad to see you in here and sure you'll be a leading contributor to the community

      Like 2
      • Mark Keulen
      • Graphic Designer
      • Mark_Keulen
      • 2 yrs ago
      • 1
      • Reported - view

      Niels de Klerk great setup u got there, looks like the setup i would like to get over time. Does Neeo work with Somfy screens? I Think its on a 433mhz sensor.

      Like 1
    • Mark Keulen there is no 433mhz radio so this would be hard. There are solutions though one of the betas uses neeo to do this with a system in between. A driver is easily made. Another more out of the box solution is a zwave roller blind controller that you connect to the manual motor feed.

      Like 1
      • Alex B
      • Walk without rhythm, and you won't attract the worm!
      • Alex_B
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Niels de Klerk 
      Sorry for bothering you about this in here, but can't really find howto get that ZLL connected to HUE. Do you need a base-station aswell, or is everything in the remote?

      Or is it just one of these? http://tiny.cc/zllnl200

      Thanks!

      Like
    • Alex B the ZLL switches from Busch jaeger can be included in your current network. If your using HUE then you have to press the hue button to include it. When it's included you can program every button by turning on only the lights you want to control with that button. Then hold the button to set it in learning mode you can change the lights off, change them to your desired setting or leave them if they are like you want them. Then press the button again to save it to that button.

      these switches operate independently of the hue bridge. You can power off your bridge and still be able to control your lights.

      i have the buttons with a power supply , this way the indicator lights can be set to always on. The batory powered buttons have a light but light only when pressed. The build in units can be bought to only supply power or to actually switch power so you can make your normal lights zigbee connected. And thus controllable by the hue bridge as well. 

       

      Hope this helps

      Like 2
      • Alex B
      • Walk without rhythm, and you won't attract the worm!
      • Alex_B
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Niels de Klerk 

      Helps a lot! Thanks. I never knew this was possible. Here i am placing Hue Dimmers all around the house. :S
      Thanks again Niels!

      Like
    • Alex B Don't buy them in the Netherlands, these prices are ridiculous and the product number they show doesn't exist. Go to the official website here: 

      http://www.busch-jaeger-catalogue.com/index.php?bereich=1013323

      Select the item and color configuration you like, the product number will update accordingly. then head to the website linked below and search for the product number of your configuration:

      https://www.lichtchef.de/

      It will save you a 20-30 Euro per unit.

      Like 1
      • Alex B
      • Walk without rhythm, and you won't attract the worm!
      • Alex_B
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Niels de Klerk 

      I owe you a beer now! Great! Thanks!

       

      out if curiousity, Why a Lifx strip instead of a hue?

      Like
    • Alex B the lifx strip has multiple zones, great for light animations. I had a hue strip before.

      Like
    • Niels de Klerk I saw the comments re 433mhz control.  I have two awnings on that.  You mention a blind controller - might work for an awning?  I guess it should, right?   i don't know z-wave, but will google it.  Any tips?

      Like
    • Bill Kaczmarek I have a HA product named homey that has a 433 Radio that I use. I created the NEEO integration for homey. Another route is having a raspberry pi with domoticz and a RFXCOM module. You have to check if a solution supports your products. 

      Like
    • Niels de Klerk Thanks Niels. Very helpful, as always. Here's the thing...

      My vendor (Awntech) is clueless as to the type of remote ("they come from overseas").   I have seen written in the remote 433MHz and RXB1     

      Anyway to get Homey or RFXCOM or somebody...  to ID and mimic the RF of my remote?  (It seems a tall order, but I thought I'd ask anyway.)  I can go direct to Homey and RFXCOM but thought I'd ask you first...

      Like
    • Bill Kaczmarek do they use a somfy motor perhaps. Could you share a picture of the remote? 

      Like
    • Niels de Klerk  Niels,  the motor isn't Somfy (though I suspect the motors are all pretty much the same?  The controls are the brains?)

      Here's a photo of the remote, front and back.  (There are four channels, but I only have two awnings to control.)  I can also send a photo of the Receiver, connected in the cord, if you'd like.

      Any hope?

      Thanks!

      Like
      • Patrick@NEEO
      • Community Manager
      • Patrick
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Bill Kaczmarek That is going to be difficult if not even the vendor can say the exact device and the protocol used for the remote control.

      Like
    • Niels de Klerk Hi Niels! Your use of NEEO is jaw dropping. Such power! I am sure the NEEO developers are happy when they see such usage of their product.

      Can you explain how you added multiple IR extenders to your BRAIN? I understand the concept, but the wiring, I am a little sure of. Do you have any pictures that show how I can do the same?

      Feel free to DM me if easier.

       

      Thanks!

      Like
    • Bill Kaczmarek I'm sorry, I don't recognize the remote as one that is supported by one of the named solutions. This doesn't mean there is no solution though. You could try to figure out what the brand is of the motor and if that specific motor has an implementation on one of the solutions, but i believe the chance to find a working solution is becomming very slimm.

      Like
    • ClearHeatVision I have just posted my solution in this post. https://planet.neeo.com/t/q5f6l6

      hope this helps.

      Like
  • Here you see the Actual Setup for me:

    - The Brain and the Charging Dock are on the lower surface, because when setting them on the higher, they are not able to get the TV to go On and Off and set him to the right Input. At the Top Shelf, you see the Dreambox in the Front, the AVR and behind the AVR there stands (in order from AVR to the WALL) the FireTV (1st gen), Nintendo Wii, PS3. Only other Equioment on the lower surface is the Apple TV (4th gen) the Left Front Sorround Speaker and The Amazon Echo.

    Other not visible (but controled) devices are: the iRobot Roomba 980, Philips Hue (9 Bulbs, 1 strip) and a Ventilator (trough TP-Link HS110 and the SDK).

    Actually also controlling the Dreambox over the SDK and the TCP/IP Control. Works much better, because the Dreambox is not a "Stupid Device" anymore. In the Future i plan to Integrate even more features to the SDK Driver when available with the SDK.

     

    Like 1
    • Markus Mahr 

      i am new to neeo, just as the most of the people

      is the dreambox tcp/ip communication standard to use, i own a db8000 and i likt to use this in stead of infrared communication.

       

      second question, is there some way to communicate direct;y with a denon receiver through tpc/ip, this works better i guess then the standard infared connection.

      Like
    • jan venema Both are allready developed and Available (don't know how much Support is in the Denon SDK Driver) But for the Dreambox this Driver is usagble over all Available Enigma2 Receivers. The Topic with the Reference to get the Drivers will follow.

      Please see this Topic for further Information:

      https://planet.neeo.com/t/q5fql9

      Like
    • Markus Mahr Hi Markus! Trying to get the TP-Link HS105 set up over here, have ~5 units across my apartment. So received to hear you have it working – how did you do it? I requested the device inclusion as instructed but support they sent me here for advice.

      Like
    • jan venema I’ve created a Denon TCP SDK driver that runs on a raspberry pi or similar.

      You’ll find a link to it in the forums if you search.

      Or I’ll dig it out, if you can’t find it.

      Like 1
    • Bruce Hartley 

      thank you, the moment (if) my neeo arrivés i will certainly check and test this

      Like
  • I've got a selfmade entertaiment rack in my little tech-student home. This is now one and half years old, but by the first day, there was a place reserved for the neeo combo. Quite happy that's fitting like I tought. And the combination of steel and the alluminium works also realy well :)   

    Not visibile in the picture are some z-wave plugs, the hue system, magic mirror and of course the projector and the screen for the projection. The screen comes down in front of the rack.

    Like 2
      • Geir Boee
      • Geir_Boee
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Marius Hertzer : looks nice :)

      Like
    • Marius Hertzer lucky beta tester. Happy to talk about the Neeo once I'm in Berlin the next time ?

      Like
  • NEEO team please post hires pictures of the remote in both colors!

    Like
  • Here would my NEEO be.. if I had one!!

    Like 4
      • Patrick@NEEO
      • Community Manager
      • Patrick
      • 2 yrs ago
      • 1
      • Reported - view

      Wessel Otter NEEO will perfectly fit in that beautiful setup 👍

      Like 1
    • Patrick the sooner you send the 'damn thing' ;) ill send a photo with the NEEO :)

      Like 5
  • Here will my NEEO get a home (soon hopefully)

    Like 2
  • My Neeo’s home. Brain on a cabinet at the back of the room. 

    Like 5
      • Steven Lam
      • Steven_Lam
      • 2 yrs ago
      • 1
      • Reported - view

      Ashley Pearce Wow that looks great. Congrats. Can't wait to receive mine.

      Like 1
  • This is where mine will be when it finally arrive :)

    Like 5
  • Here wil neeo do his magic. Soon.

    Like
    • Harrie Rutten why are your speakers so close to the wall? I see that there is not much space but still, placing them from the wall and slightly toe-in will make much difference:)

      Like
  • Here's my messy little setup.

    NEEO brain is on an equipment rack under the stairs to the basement. Video in the house comes from here through an HDBaseT matrix switch to the remote TVs.

    2nd picture is where the Remote is primarily used.

      

    Like 2
  • 'small' change in setup ;) 

    Like 4
      • Alex B
      • Walk without rhythm, and you won't attract the worm!
      • Alex_B
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Wessel Otter 

      which type and brand are those two small things? They look insane

      Like
    • Alex B sonus faber venere s! 

      Like 3
  • Since we are all humble bragging about our set-ups at home i will also share my "neeo-in-the-wild" picture. I am quite pleased with my "box" i built for my projector screen, makes the room look a bit better in my opinion:) 
    *DISCLAIMER*
    There might not be an actual NEEO in the picture, yet! ;)

    Like 8
  • So where all those NEEOs? We'd very much like to see some more 😎

    Like
  • Agree, show the final ones please. At the moment we have two German, two UK, one Swiss, one dutch and two US picture with real neeos.

     

    Based on the timestamps all beta devices.

    Like 1
  • Here she is :)

    Like 3
      • Alex B
      • Walk without rhythm, and you won't attract the worm!
      • Alex_B
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Wessel Otter Sure it's yours? Might be mine!!! ;)
      Out of curiousity, did you got an headsup prior to receiving it and are you a normal backer?

      ps. What have you done to those Faber Venere's? 

      Like
      • Alex B
      • Walk without rhythm, and you won't attract the worm!
      • Alex_B
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Wessel Otter And what did you had to pay on additional  axes etc?

      Like
      • Patrick@NEEO
      • Community Manager
      • Patrick
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Alex B He has won in this contest

      Like
    • like Patrick said I won the contest:) the venere s were just not cutting it, the sound was not exciting enough. The Lyngdorf/Sonus Faber didn't match imo

      Like
  • This is my setup. Just finished this week (almost) when I finally put a top on the unit (custom built by me).

    Like 3
    • Chris Norman forgot to add pic of the projector so here it is. Sitting in a lift so it disappears.

      Like 4
      • Patrick@NEEO
      • Community Manager
      • Patrick
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Chris Norman A really clean setup, I like that 👏

      Like
    • Chris Norman what speakers are you using for your center/fronts?

      Like
    • Gilles van den Hoven I have Bowers and Wilkins CWM663 at front and tears are ceiling mounted CCM663. Not got a decent Subwoofer yet as not sure which to buy.

      Like
    • Chris Norman nice! I got the following setup;

      Fronts: 2x B&W CM10 S2

      Center: 1x B&W CMC S2

      Sub: 1x REL T9

      Surrounds: 2x KEF T101*

      Rears: 2x KEF T101*

      Ceiling: 4x Q-acoustic something for Dolby Atmos movies

      *) The KEF T101 is placed due their slim size; i previously had B&W M1's here but they extended to far from the wall.

      Everything is powered by my Denon X7200WA, except the fronts. Those are powered by a Rotel RB1582 MKII, delivering 2x 200w

      Reason for asking is the size of the CMC and the CM10 speakers. I am thinking of replacing those with either KEF speakers or B&W speakers, since i want to be able to 'hide' my speakers just like you did. I really like the way you've hidden it. Currently the wife still 'accepts' the CM10s and i rarely use them to their full extend to be honest.

      Like
    • Gilles van den Hoven nice setup. I really like the 663's. If budget allows (mine didn't) and you have the space then you could go for something like CWM cinema 7. I built the wall out either side of the chimney and packed full of insulation to hide mine as walls are solid. The center actually sits in where the fire used to be as does the amp etc (in the unit).

      Like
    • Chris Norman if i have to sell my CM10s and CMC i think i might have enough budget to 'swap them' and still have some left so to say. I will first have to go to the dealer, speak about my options and see what i'll do.

      Like
    • Gilles van den Hoven some left to spend on more gadgets/toys :-) don't tell the wife lol!

      Like
  • Nice to see all the B&W owners here.  Neeo is to the right of the center channel, brain sits on an end table next to the couch about 15 ft. from the system.  Really looking forward to all of Neeo's  possibilities when software hits version 1.0.

    Like 3
      • Patrick@NEEO
      • Community Manager
      • Patrick
      • 2 yrs ago
      • 2
      • Reported - view

      Dave H Nice, the black cat fits in there very nicely.

      Like 2
    • Patrick Love the B&W.

      Like
  • Finally got my Neeo set up and running. Huge thank you to the Neeo support team for shipping my replacement brain unit out asap. Patrick

    Like 2
      • Patrick@NEEO
      • Community Manager
      • Patrick
      • 2 yrs ago
      • 1
      • Reported - view

      Steven Lam Very nice, thanks for the feedback. Sorry again for the broken device, our engineers will take a close look at this device.

      Like 1
  • I’m also happy to see some B&W users and other tech enthusiasts. Unfortunately I still don’t have my NEEO, but I can share my setup which is already waiting.

    Like 3
      • Patrick@NEEO
      • Community Manager
      • Patrick
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Navy Bear That will be an interesting case for NEEO. Since you have separate shelves with devices that are physically separated IR distribution will not be easy.  If you have trouble positioning your NEEO once it arrives, let us know here on Planet NEEO. We are here to help!

      Like
      • Navy Bear
      • Navy_Bear
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Patrick that’s true. Right now I’m using a Logitech harmony hub inside the shelves. It’s positioned in the upper left corner on top of the Xbox. The door is always closed and I have no issues with infrared signals. Only one infrared exentender is connected to the outside to reach the tv.

      The right side of the sideboard doesn’t need infrared signals (Devialet 200 and Aries mini). These devices are not dump ;) (you already mentioned dump devices in one discussion). That’s why I’m wondering that Devialet is not already supported. The Aries is controlled with a App and the Devialet remote communicates in a 2,4 GHz bandwidth.

      Like
      • Navy Bear
      • Navy_Bear
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      PS: that’s why I still need the Devialet remote for volume and source

      Like
      • Patrick@NEEO
      • Community Manager
      • Patrick
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Navy Bear Which exact Devialet device do you have? We don't directly do communicate on 2,4 GHz (only Wifi), but I can check if this device can be controlled over IR too. I then see woo options to get these under control, either moving them together on one shelve, or buying a few additional IR emitters. Some users here on Planet NEEO have already found some that work fine from third party suppliers.

      But lets first figure out if we can your devices quickly to our database so they can be controlled over IR. Of course, control over IP would be another option, but this will take longer than IR.

      Like
      • Navy Bear
      • Navy_Bear
      • 2 yrs ago
      • Reported - view

      Patrick thanks. We already discussed my Devialet 200 in an other topic. The Devialet has no infrared. But RS232

      Like
    • Navy Bear you may find with your unit that top to bottom the signal will be ok as the shelf is slightly set back (this is what I did in my unit, pics above) but left to right they look completely separate. Perhaps an IR repeater between the two sides?

      Like
      • Navy Bear
      • Navy_Bear
      • 2 yrs ago
      • 3
      • Reported - view

      Chris Norman thanks. Right now I have no problems with the ir signals inside the shelf. The Logitech harmony hub is working perfect without any repeater and the door closed. The signal is reflected because inside everything is white. I have only one repeater outside for the tv. The devices on the other side (hifi part) doesn’t use ir for remote control. That’s why I don’t need any repeater on this side.

      As soon as I got my NEEO I’ll send a picture of the installation.

      Like 3
  • Like
  • This is my Setup:

    -Marantz SR7005 Receiver 

    -Epson EH-TW 9200W Projector 

    -6.1 Infinity Alpha Speakers + Jamo E8SUB 

    -HTPC (for Steam and Movies) 

    -Cromecast (for Netflix, Youtube, Spotify) 

    -Consoles : PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U

    -Retro Consoles: NES, SNES, N64, PS1, Atari 2600 (wich i cant use right now, because i need the control of a realy old A/V Source selector) 

    Like 1
  • my little buddy finally got his brain :-)

    Like 3
    • Reto Steiger hehe - I love it!

      Like
  •  

    Like 3
Like14 Follow