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  Reply # 1523381 31-Mar-2016 15:07
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I've stuck with using the Tado and haven't even tried the Sensibo. In fact it is still boxed, which explains why I never posted an unboxing.



Hmm, @Noviota IM me if you want to sell the Sensibo :)



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  Reply # 1568941 9-Jun-2016 20:12
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Just incase anybody else was considering the Sensibo is currently on Special USD 129. About NZD 200 with shipping. Still expensive. Hoping long term will be worthwhile with better inter-connectivity, support etc than the Chinese versions.  





Just an update on this on this topic after using a Sensibo for a while.


Basically had a few teething issues, but all works fine now.




  • Android App control.
  • 7 day multi schedules
  • Remote on and off etc
  • IFTTT recipes setup, i.e turn on based on weather forecast or when near with geo fence.
  • Voice control through Amazon Echo
  • Using with an Hitachi Heatpump
  • They also show history graphs of the temperature and humidity in the room which can be interesting.



A beta feature to recognize when the heatpump is on (has been activated by the remote control) is also in testing.




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  Reply # 1602466 1-Aug-2016 20:04
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One thing about heatpump IR codes, for people looking at playing with these, is that they're pretty uniformly unnecessarily complicated. If you hit the temperature-up-1 button on the remote, instead of sending a command "temp +1" it sends a multi-hundred-bit codeword that completely reprograms the heatpump. Probably only one bit has changed (the temp +1), but this is communicated by the equivalent of a reformat+reinstall with new parameters. So third-party controllers, or DIY, are really hard to get right because a lot of the control word components are unknown, or only partially known. In case you're grumbling about your $30 Aliexpress special not working properly, given the way these things are controlled it's a wonder they work at all.

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