Has anyone tried controlling Samsung TVs via the ex-link port?
I have an 2-3 year old LCD (LN52A750) which powers off its ethernet port. I’m able to control it via Roomie’s IR support, but I can’t find a suitable place to mount the transmitter. It doesn’t seem to work even attached to the front of the TV (which I’d rather avoid), but only if I hold it 6" to 1’ in front of the TV.
I experimented with the EX-Link port tonight and it looks promising. I built a quick serial-to-headphone jack cable, and it was able to control it via the PC. A post on the RemoteCentral forums sent me to this PDF, which lists the 7-byte control codes:
The Power On, Power Off, and HDMI input commands all seem to work fine via serial… Has anyone else gotten this working with Roomie? I’m tempted to get an IP2SL to keep digging further, but was wondering if anyone else has tried it? I’m surprised Samsung isn’t on the serial compatibility list.