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Is there a list anywhere of TVs (lcd, plasma, dlp, etc) that are serial controllable? Most of the TVs I'm finding don't have a serial port.

-Josh
There was a post here some time ago about this. I couldn't find it though. The trick is to buy a commercial LCD/Plasma. I'd love to build an LCD wall at some point. Being able to control the thing would avoid having to have a ton of tuners. All you'd need is a box that can handle the splitting into multiple pieces. I think a linux box with a linux friendly HD tuner and a multihead video card would be the bomb. 3x3 with independent control over each box. Agreeably I wouldn't want a cable box to watch 9 different channels but I can't imagine watching more than 3 digital channels at a time. Hmm, the possibilities. 3x3 at 32" is just about what I get out of my projector. I'd have to do the math though.

Russ...

Russ...
I just bought a Hitachi 42HDT79 and one of the reasons was it had rs-232 control. Haven't been able to get the protocol info yet though.
The Syntax Olevia line all seem to have USB and Serial ports on them. I just ordered a 32" for the bedroom so I'll see what capabilities it offers when I get it.
Most panasonic commercial plasmas have them. Outstanding PQ, great slim look since there's no speakers on them.
The pioneer commercial and consumer plasmas all have rs232 ports with a well defined protocol. I'm using a regular consumer version with CQC without problems.
The LG has a serial port, so does the Hitachi but from what I know about them, you lose the ability to use the remote (may be model specific though).

THe Sharp Aquos LCD has a serial port, but I have not seen the protocol yet and I am waiting for the rep to get back to me.

Mick
znelbok Wrote:The LG has a serial port, so does the Hitachi but from what I know about them, you lose the ability to use the remote (may be model specific though).

THe Sharp Aquos LCD has a serial port, but I have not seen the protocol yet and I am waiting for the rep to get back to me.

Mick
Something like the USB UIRT would be a cheap way to get that back though. Choosing between the remote and the serial shouldn't be a reason as it's cheap.

Russ...
znelbok Wrote:THe Sharp Aquos LCD has a serial port, but I have not seen the protocol yet and I am waiting for the rep to get back to me.

It's usually in the manual for the Aquos line. Though some of the latest variants don't have a serial port (like mine)

Chris.
The Maxent line has them and I've written a driver for the 50" models.
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