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Sony LCD projector TCP/IP control

maxifoxmaxifox Junior MemberPosts: 209
Can someone give any information about networking for Sony VPL-HS51? I am going to have this model soon and would like to control it via tcp/ip since it has ethernet port.

The manual does not say anything about networking - just mentioned ethernet port. I searched official Sony website and Google -nothing comes up about networking for this model...

From other models review I expect to have anything from WinCE to SNMP and HTTP running there. Indeed any help is much appreciated.

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  • tom goeztom goez Junior Member Posts: 75
    Sony LCD projector TCP/IP control

    I don't believe you can control the Sony via TCP/IP. I'm not familiar with that unit. The ones we use have WinCE in them, and when you activate the IP port, the serial and SControl ports go dead.

    Let me know if you find out otherwise!

    Tom
  • The VPL-HS51 has no serial port. It has IR and ethernet port (RJ45). According to SONY, the projector is equipped with an Ethernet connector for complete AV system integration via IP Control Protocol. However I have searched everywhere for more information on this control protocol, but couldn't find anything.
  • tom goeztom goez Junior Member Posts: 75
    You can call Sony Pose (their product specialist group) and they will email any protocol documents you ask for. Their number is: 800-883-6817

    If you get it, please email it to me. I would like to read it over.

    Tom
  • Do you have any email address for them? I am outside of USA and cannot call 800 numbers
  • This is the reply i received via email from Sony support. Not very helpful I am afraid....


    "Thank you for contacting us with your inquiry regarding the Sony VPL-HS51 Video Projector.

    The Sony VPL-HS51 Video Projector is equipped with an Ethernet connector for complete AV system integration via IP Control Protocol. Please note that the Ethernet connection on the front of the projector is only available for use by Authorized Custom Installation personnel. I am afraid we do not provide information regarding the set up features before the purchase of the product. The company Instruction Manual would contain the details of connecting via the Ethernet connector.

    The Sony Cineza LCD Front Projector VPL-HS51 is equipped with the latest 3LCD panel. It's packed with features like an advanced iris function, a high contrast ratio of up to 6000:1, and three proprietary 720p LCD panels that provide 2,764,800 pixel resolution (1280x720) optimized for HD video input.

    The Sony Cineza LCD Front Projector VPL-HS51 also features an all range crisp focus (ARC-F) lens and the Real Color Processor (RCP) further enhances colors and images. Its lightweight design, versatile cabinet and easy-to-use features help create the ultimate home theater experience."
  • tom goeztom goez Junior Member Posts: 75
    I called Sony POSE, but they don't support that projector. So I called the Consumer Sony division. I asked for the Control Protocol manual and she said she would email it to me, but she only sent the Operator Manual.

    I have re-emailed Sony, and hopefully they will send it.

    If I get it, I will email it to you. Send me your email. You can encode it as [email protected] dot com so that spammers can't read it from the forum. You can also send it via PM.

    Tom
  • tom goeztom goez Junior Member Posts: 75
    I'm sorry Andreas, but Sony Consumer is of NO help whatsoever.

    They claim they can only send an owner's manual which is useless.

    That is the very reason we don't sell Sony Consumer products, because of their poor customer service.

    Good luck,

    Tom
  • Cameron DCameron D Junior Member Posts: 31
    Sony LCD projector TCP/IP control

    Hi Found this if it helps.

    Cameron
  • tom goeztom goez Junior Member Posts: 75
    Sony LCD projector TCP/IP control

    Thanks Cameron D,

    The projector he needs the protocol is a consumer unit with only ethernet control, no RS232.

    I don't know how the HS51 could use serial protocol for ethernet communications.

    Thanks again,

    Tom G.
  • DHawthorneDHawthorne Old Timer Posts: 4,584
    I'm not sure how helpful this is, but InFocus projectors use the exact same protocol for IP control as they do for RS-232 control. It's only the connection method that is different. Perhaps Sony is the same.
  • Sony IP Control

    Try opening a TCP or UTP session to the projector's Port 25 to control the device over IP, using the same commands as you would via RS232. I haven't tried it for a Sony product but it has worked on other systems.
  • Chip MoodyChip Moody Junior Member Posts: 727
    Port 25, or 23?

    (25 is typically mail, 23 is telnet)

    Unless you're doing a Polycom codec, in which case you want 24... :)

    - Chip
  • DHawthorneDHawthorne Old Timer Posts: 4,584
    Try opening a TCP or UTP session to the projector's Port 25 to control the device over IP, using the same commands as you would via RS232. I haven't tried it for a Sony product but it has worked on other systems.
    I've done that sucessfully with InFocus projectors, and I think it's pretty standard actually. Why would they implement two entirely different protocols and be forced to maintain them? It's just the method of connection that would be different.
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