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hyperion007

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Samsung LCD RS-232C codes?
« on: December 18, 2007, 08:42:00 pm »
Hi everyone!

I am looking for the rs-232 "codes" for the LE40M86BD LCD TV made by Samsung. This is its European part number, Don't really know what it is called in the US. I called Samsung here in Sweden and they confirmed that the "EX-LINK" or sometimes called "Service port" 3.5mm phono-jack is indeed a RS-232 port, but they did not have the codes for this.

I have been searching the net for about 5 days now and I found ONE forum page with a guy talking about how he got a hold of the codes for a samsung LCD tv. No were else have I found any info about this.

Why can't Samsung put all this RS-232 info in the manual like Sharp has done so well!

Anyway, I thought you guys might know or could help me find out.

Thanks for Any help I can get!

Best regards
/Dan from Sweden!

colinjones

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Re: Samsung LCD RS-232C codes?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 04:30:15 am »
Every Samsung I have seen specs for specifically say the RS232 port is "for service only" and one even said it was not for system integration. I am disappointed by this as I am about to buy a Samsung, so if you find out differently, can you please post ASAP with the details, and put something on the Wiki?

I am getting the LA46M81BDX

hyperion007

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Re: Samsung LCD RS-232C codes?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 08:44:56 am »
From what I have read, the Samsung TVs don't use the RS-232 the same way other TVs do. i.e you can't turn the TV on using it, but after you turn it on you can change things using the commands.

see this:
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/mboard/rc-custom/thread.cgi?13784,1#1


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Re: Samsung LCD RS-232C codes?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 12:14:34 pm »
Let me know how you go,

I too have a Samsung LCD, I have a serial cable

http://www.dcables.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=149

But I only get garbage out of it (I have tried every combination of baud rate etc under the sun)
It would be awesome to be able to control the tv from my MD, failing this I will just have to settle with using the gc100.

Cheers
Joe


hyperion007

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Re: Samsung LCD RS-232C codes?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 01:18:56 pm »
Can you please let me know what pins on the DB9 goes to what "pins" on the 3.5mm plug so that I can make my own cable just for testing?

Thanks

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Re: Samsung LCD RS-232C codes?
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2007, 05:17:40 am »
I will do it once i get a new Multimeter, my old one died a horrible horrible death.

Joe


hyperion007

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Re: Samsung LCD RS-232C codes?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 04:02:21 pm »
Have you gotten the new multimeter yet?

dcables

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Re: Samsung LCD RS-232C codes?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2009, 06:42:28 pm »
Hi,

I wouldn't normally necro an old thread. but we still get a fair amount of traffic to our site from this thread. The pinout of our cable is:

3.5mm                                         DB9
1----------------------------------2
2----------------------------------3
3----------------------------------5
                                               '-Shell

Also, we changed our page structure & here is the new link: newbielink:http://www.dcables.net/samsung-digital-camera-serial-cable.aspx [nonactive]

Hope that helps you guys.