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Any TVs reliably supporting IP or serial control yet?

Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:27 pm

Seems like it's a real mixed bag out there for getting TV manufacturers to support IP or serial control. Anyone had luck in this regard or is the best bet still good ol' IR?

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Re: Any TVs reliably supporting IP or serial control yet?

Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:26 pm

Look at LG. Typically they have done a decent job of good serial control and consistent protocol.

Samsung is a mixed bag. Depends on the model on how the Serial protocol is used. I can't understand why a manufacturer would implement serial, and then require the TV to be turned ON via IR before the serial connection is available. And then some of their TVs don't report back status. We had a long discussion with Samsung at CEDIA on this topic. We have a list of their TVs and capability. Hit and Miss.

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Re: Any TVs reliably supporting IP or serial control yet?

Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:21 pm

Does your LG driver support serial and IP?

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Re: Any TVs reliably supporting IP or serial control yet?

Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:33 am

Yes, it supports both...not sure if anyone has used it IP. So, if you use it that way and run into issues, let us know and we will address. But it should work fine.

My recollection is that LG runs the same serial over TCP on port 9761.

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Re: Any TVs reliably supporting IP or serial control yet?

Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:33 pm

I am using a Sharp Aquos TV with Ethernet and the IP driver and it has been working quiet well for several mounts now. It took some time to find the setting to keep the network alive when the TV is off.

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Re: Any TVs reliably supporting IP or serial control yet?

Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:56 pm

Sharp used to hide it deep in a service menu. Is there where you found it?

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Re: Any TVs reliably supporting IP or serial control yet?

Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:47 pm

Look at LG. Typically they have done a decent job of good serial control and consistent protocol.

Samsung is a mixed bag. Depends on the model on how the Serial protocol is used. I can't understand why a manufacturer would implement serial, and then require the TV to be turned ON via IR before the serial connection is available. And then some of their TVs don't report back status. We had a long discussion with Samsung at CEDIA on this topic. We have a list of their TVs and capability. Hit and Miss.
Maybe the Wikileaks documents will provide the work around on the Samsung TVs!!

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Re: Any TVs reliably supporting IP or serial control yet?

Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:25 pm

Certainly not LG as David Li mentions. There 232 protocol is one of the most inconsistent that we Del with. On off and source works but volume control is a mess in the commercial environment. We shy away from selling them commercially due to the issues and constantly changing protocol.
The most consistent that we work with is NEC, but they are commercial or Prosummer.
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