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RS232 Projector Control?

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  1. marmalade

    marmalade cats & pixels

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    Hi XL Gurus :)
    I have a projector which accepts commands through its DB9 serial port connector, and was wondering if there is a way XL can control this?
    I’ve hunted for scripting advice but have not had much luck. I plan to have a media player on loop feeding video to it, but would like to schedule the projector to turn on/off to save its' lamp (and power!)
    [/size]Any ideas?
     
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    Sure its RS232 and not VGA

    Steve
     
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    working on doing that with a FPP using the projector plugin, mine will be TCPIP likely, but they have serial support in the FPP.
     
  4. Superman

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    FPP and a Pi will definitely do it and a heap of controls already exist inside FPP for many brands of projectors.

    If you want to use a computer you can use David_AVD's Serial Scheduler This program is also really good to test your Hex codes for your projector control.
     
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    marmalade

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    Superman.. you rock! I think that program will work a treat :)


    FPP control sounds great.. hopefully someone will work out serial over tcp/ip for older projectors without an ethernet port.. actually would be really nice to use a wifi esp module to do this.
     
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    I use USB to serial converter for my projectors from the Pi. Works a treat
     

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