MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

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MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby CinemarDave » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:33 pm

Version 3.75.3 of the MLCX7000ES plugin is available immediately for download via MLInstaller. This version is for the new Sony DBP-CX7000ES mega changer. The plugin will support up to 8 changers connected via regular PC serial ports or GC100 serial ports. Documentation for the plugin can be found here.

The command set was kept as close to the older CX777ES command set as possible but the changer has more capabilities so there are new commands. An update to DVDLobby will be forthcoming that will allow for direct cataloging of the titles in the changer.

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby T.Wells » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:32 am

Yeah! Now I just need to convince my wife why we need this changer. :D

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby mcascio » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:07 pm

Tell her it'll be filled entirely with homemade DVD's from your wedding. ;)
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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby T.Wells » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:40 pm

mcascio wrote:Tell her it'll be filled entirely with homemade DVD's from your wedding. ;)


Mario,
That one is good. However, I used it for my 777ES so I am trying to go another route this time.

So far, I have 'lost' a Sleeping Beauty DVD :^o and oh gosh, our only remaining copy is a Blu-Ray. My 3-year-old daughter just loves that movie and asks to watch it almost daily. So now I tell her, "Go tell mommy that we need a new player so that we can watch the movie in the family room."

I also kept the single disc Blu-Ray player wired only to the theater scaler so that it does not run through the matrix switch and therefore does not allow the BDs to play on the family room plasma #-o

I am also trying the angle of, "Yes, with the new changer, we can play BDs all over the house just like the old DVD changer." I am not sure if I can make this happen but it is worth a shot.

The hold-up is that our pool and pool house project is going way over budge so I need some help [-o< or just some more time to finish that project before pulling the trigger.

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby jrfuda » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:25 pm

I'd love to get my hands on one as well. I was holding off on Blueray soley becuae of the lack of a megachanger option, but now it's here and it sounds like they've addressed the shortcomings of the old 777 and 995's menu systems (though, of course, we use DVDL for ours). The price is a bit prohibitive at the moment, however, of all places, Smarthome has the best price going on them right now - by a wide margin. I can't remember if we're allowed to post prices here, so I wont (let me see if there's a "great deals" forum here...

Hopefully they'll get down to the sub $1,000 price in the next 18 months or so (it will take me at least that long to get up to 800 DVDs and have both of my existing changers full).

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby Fonceur » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:21 am

jrfuda wrote:Hopefully they'll get down to the sub $1,000 price in the next 18 months or so (it will take me at least that long to get up to 800 DVDs and have both of my existing changers full).

There is another model much cheaper, but it has no RS232c interface, which kinda kills it's use in a Home Automation environment..
MLComDevice: Control serial/TCP device (ASCII/hex) - MLSchedule: Alternative to MLScheduler
MLBeyondTV and MLSageTV: PVR support - TChanger: Sony BDP-CX7000ES 400 disc Bluray changer
TRadio: Sirius/HD/XM radio - TChart: Chart from variable Wiki

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby mcascio » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:33 am

Has anyone had a chance to play / test the plugin in combination with their CX7000ES changer?
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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby Krumpy » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:31 pm

I started writing my own but did test the driver yesterday. So far so good.

I do get a error during first load "Not Loaded VB Err#383 - 'Text' proptery is read-only"

Clicking "Enabled" a few times get's it loaded - until next time MLS is restarted.

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby CinemarDave » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:51 am

Version 3.75.4 of the plugin will get rid of that VB error on startup.

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby sbg » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:27 pm

Are there plans for this plugin to support automatic MLDMR lookup like currently available for the CX777ES changer?

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby CinemarDave » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:33 pm

Yes it is fully functional in the next release of DVDLobby.

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby sbg » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:47 pm

Great, thanks for the info.

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby jlp-cinemar » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:37 pm

Has DVDLobby been updated yet for the CX7000ES?

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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby mcascio » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:36 pm

It doesn't require an update to DVDLobby. But there is a plugin available for the CX7000ES:
http://www.cinemarsolutions.com/cart.ad ... o=10001126

However, there is an update coming soon for DVDLobby that I think will excite a lot of users. Stay tuned.
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Re: MLCX7000ES Plugin for the Sony BDP-CX7000ES changer

Postby T.Wells » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:24 pm

mcascio wrote:However, there is an update coming soon for DVDLobby that I think will excite a lot of users. Stay tuned.


Wow! A holiday gift or a New Years' present? Just kidding but I am excited.


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