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Mitsubishi and serial connections in general

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:30 pm
by donburkard
Some what maybe dumb questions but i am new to serial.
First of all i dont know what, but something compelled me out of nowhere to look at my projector to see if it has a serial plug. It does. I think... It is a Mitsubishi hc1600( great little projector for the money by the way).
here is a link to the product page.
http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com ... C1600.html
My question is this, Is this what the same serial connection that i can use with the MLGD plugin? after looking around at serial info on the web i realize i will need an adapter at some point in the line but it will work right so i wont have to set up a usbuirt to control the projector?

My next question is where do you guys shop for serial cables? are there any websites you recomend?

Thanks

Re: Mitsubishi and serial connections in general

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:59 pm
by Fonceur
donburkard wrote:My question is this, Is this what the same serial connection that i can use with the MLGD plugin?

Yes, assuming that it supports ASCII commands and not only Hex ones. The instructions aren't clear if the ASCII was only shown for reference or are actually a valid choice...

My next question is where do you guys shop for serial cables? are there any websites you recomend?

That link mentioned the serial cable being included...

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:30 pm
by donburkard
Yea the cable was included. I just have to dig it out but im pretty sure it is not about the 30 ft that i need :wink: im definitely going to need an extension cable.

Thanks

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:14 pm
by bjdraw
You probably just need a few of these and some CAT5 cable.
http://www.pccables.com/cgi-bin/orders6 ... cgi&rcode=

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:59 pm
by donburkard
Ok i have gotten all the wires run and plugged in. I installed MlGenericDevice as well as a few others that said serial device in the description just to be safe. I read the wiki and my head started to hurt.

I asked for some codes on the avs forum for the hc1600 and it was recommended it try this first.
Operation ASCII HEX
POWER ON ! 21h
POWER OFF " 22h

These are the commands for an Mitsubishi HC3000U. It was recommended that i try them because they are apparently similar. My question is where do i put them in the plugin? If anyone has a screen shot of their plugin setup that might help. Im kinda (scratch that, Im very) dumb when it comes to the terms. For some reason i just cant keep them all straight.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Im only looking to turn the projector on and off. nothing fancy. Here is a link to the hc3000u pdf manual
http://mitsubishi-hometheater.com/pdf/m ... C3000U.pdf

Thanks

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:04 pm
by donburkard
After more searching the web i found that this manual for the hc 1500 has the same commands as the hc 1600

http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com ... _Codes.pdf

It looks the same as the hc3000.

Thanks

Re: Mitsubishi and serial connections in general

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:27 pm
by donburkard
Can someone please help me with a quick command. Im trying to change the input on my Mitsubishi HC1600 from hdmi to s-video in mlcomdevice and for some reason i cant get it to work. The name of the projector is "HC1600". any thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Don

Re: Mitsubishi and serial connections in general

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:30 pm
by ricks
Hey Don,

I could probably help you out with MLGD but unfortunately I have no experience with MLCommDevice. :(

Rick

Re: Mitsubishi and serial connections in general

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:46 pm
by DavidL
Don,
Download the latest MLComDevice here
http://www.talluscorp.com/mediawiki/ind ... ed_Devices
You will note that the HC1500 is already setup in the base plugin.
That is what you should try first.
We (Tallus) haven't validated it personally but try that device driver and post your MLComDevice log so we can see what it is and isn't doing.

Re: Mitsubishi and serial connections in general

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:56 pm
by donburkard
Yep. This version is much better. Thanks!