I've used a Trane thermostat with my Vera in my vacation home for a few years now, and it's been perfectly functional/reliable. However, I've never liked the cosmetics of it - it just looks kind of bulky sticking off the wall, and the tiny screen wih all the hard buttons makes it seem low-tech (my opinion). I noticed the new 2GIG CT100, and it looks pretty sleek (very thin profile). I'm going to be getting my primary home all z-wave'd out in a month or so and I'll need another thermostat.
I have come across a variety of issues in the forum regarding the 2GIG CT30 thermostat, ranging from polling problems to firmware issues when you run it from HVAC power instead of batteries. What I haven't been able to figure out is if I'll run into the same issues with the new CT100. I intend to run the thermostat off of HVAC power, not batteries. But I'll certainly want to be able to view current temperature and thermostat settings remotely like I can do reliably with the Trane. Does anyone have any experience with CT100 yet and/or know whether or not the issues with the CT30 have been resolved in the newer model?
Also, I may not be remembering this correctly, but is it true that when you connect the 2GIG CT30 to your z-wave network, the regular programming in the stand-alone thermostat was disabled and you _HAD_ to use Vera to run your thermostat program(s)? I actually use the regular built-in 7-day program in my Trane for day-to-day operation, and only use Vera to switch between standard and ESM modes depending on whether I'm arriving at or leaving the weekend home, or if I want to periodically manually adjust the temperature.
Any input/comments would be appreciated. I'm OK getting another tried & true Trane thermostat, but was hoping to get something with a nicer design this time - too bad the Nest isn't z-wave!