Author Topic: Can I control a DLNA device (SONY TV) from Linuxmce?  (Read 6145 times)

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Re: Can I control a DLNA device (SONY TV) from Linuxmce?
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2014, 02:18:11 pm »
This code is good, just needs some modification to work: https://github.com/UnlimitedStack/Auto3D/blob/master/Auto3D-Sony/SonyTV.cs

The registration code connects and prompts for registration on the TV (PS I have a KDL-40EX520)

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Re: Can I control a DLNA device (SONY TV) from Linuxmce?
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2014, 11:49:38 am »
Just a quick update on this topic;

We use a combination of device templates to control SmartTV's. See our Wiki page section for specifics; http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#TV_Control_In_Summary. I think this section needs some updates for other brands of TV's - which I will follow up on asap. Most modern SmartTV's are controllable to some extent by using our Universal UPnP template alone but every make/model varies a lot in this respect. One universal limitation is that if you force  SmartTV's into stand-by mode with an 'Off' command they will not respond to an 'On' command to wake them up again (because the network port is powered down in stand-by mode!). So we always use our CEC HDMI over IP device to power up TV's from stand-by.

So depending on the brand of TV we use one or all of the device templates mentioned to deliver control of the TV. Its a little bit messy but until TV manufacturers standardise how they implement this this is not going to change - don't hold your breath for that!

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