Volume Slider - External Amplifier

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Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby vaporhat on Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:38 pm

Any ideas on how to create a volume slider that is calibrated to an external amplifier controlled though either rs-232 or IR commands?
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby wesblack on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:35 am

Eric,

I have an example using a Denon receiver with full 2way RS232 volume slider control. I will post the xml file here.

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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby vaporhat on Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:53 pm

That would be amazing. Thank you.
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby stevenhanna6 on Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:03 am

couple different ways to do this, the way Wes was mentioning uses the xcontroller service. Take a look at the xcontroller.pdf and try creating your own service with xcontroller.exe.....the driver for the denon is "Denon_AV Receiver_Main Room" if you need a good example if you do it that way you will set the value of the slider to something like "%xservice>lighting>zone1>level%" and it will be "2 way" meaning when you click the slider the service will be told to change the value and cause a write command on the xcontroller side of things.

Another way of doing it is using local xlobby rs232 commands, in this case you would be pass the value of the slider that is stored in a variable....%variable>sliderexample4% in the rs232 command....now to make it work properly you will want to assign an event to the slider....this event will be triggered whenever you click the slider and release...if you use the "instant update" feature of the slider it will trigger the event with every change you make.

Either way you do it, the "slider value" is what is important, that value is either stored locally for use in xlobby local rs232 commands or stored on the service side for use over there.
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby vaporhat on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:07 pm

wesblack wrote:Eric,

I have an example using a Denon receiver with full 2way RS232 volume slider control. I will post the xml file here.

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Wes, could you post up that .xml file?

Steves post helps but I was having some issues last night getting it to work. I'm sure i could figure it out if I had an example.
Thanks.
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby samsonlov on Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:31 am

Hey Wes,
I'd love to see that .xml file too.
I'm sure it will be a snap to "convert" it for use with all my Yamaha receivers.
Thanks.
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby vaporhat on Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:47 pm

Yes.. I still have not been able to get my slider wroking. I would love to see an example. I'm sure im just missing something small.. but it would be nice to get it going.
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby samsonlov on Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:48 pm

wesblack wrote:Eric,

I have an example using a Denon receiver with full 2way RS232 volume slider control. I will post the xml file here.

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Hey Wes,
I know you're super busy getting ready for holidays and end-of-year stuff with XL and Calrad, so if you can't do it yet I understand, but if you can take a sec and post that sample we'd sure appreciate it.
Thanks,
Samson.
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby samsonlov on Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:07 am

samsonlov wrote:
wesblack wrote:Eric,

I have an example using a Denon receiver with full 2way RS232 volume slider control. I will post the xml file here.

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Hey Wes,
I know you're super busy getting ready for holidays and end-of-year stuff with XL and Calrad, so if you can't do it yet I understand, but if you can take a sec and post that sample we'd sure appreciate it.
Thanks,
Samson.
:)


Okay, I've been really patient. (has it been 4 months already?) Yes, it has.
Wes,
Please Please Please post the working Denon Receiver 232 example for us.

Thanks,
Samson
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby billberet on Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:51 pm

BUMP
I could migrate this to my tv 232 volume control as well.
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby vaporhat on Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:34 am

Yes.. I am still waiting to add this into my skin. I have been using simple rs232 command with auto repeat to get by, but I would really like to know the level. And eventually use preset volume levels on certain screens.
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby vaporhat on Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:21 pm

Is anyone using an rs232 slider control in thier skin?
I would love to see an example...
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby Bill Lott on Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:17 pm

For those with IR control only is there a way to do this?
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Re: Volume Slider - External Amplifier

Postby billberet on Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:41 pm

hey hey Mr. B
sorry i missed your call, been super busy.

i will catch up with you this week!!!!!
i have to talk to you about MPC.
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