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***** CalBOY has been renamed ControlCAL *****

ControlCAL v1.4 RC1 is now available! - Formerly SSPC - Simple Serial Projector Control (and CalBOY for 1 Day).

CLICK HERE FOR THE ControlCAL FORUM THREAD

ControlCAL is my RS232 Control Application. ControlCAL will allow you to send and receive pretty much any available commands to any projector that allows RS232 control (in 'Advance' Mode).

You may need the document that shows the RS232 codes for your specific projector model.


Suggestions and Feedback Welcome!

MS Windows XP/Vista+ Supported (should also work with some Windows Versions pre XP).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND TIPS FOR MITSUBISHI MODELS IS AVAILABLE IN POST #11.



v1.4 RC1 - 03/05/2008
+NEW ControlCAL Display Profile File Format (.cdp extension).
+Create/Edit/View/Save ControlCAL Display Profiles Option.
+Load Display Profiles created by others.
+You can now toggle between ASCII and HEX Input Modes in the ControlCAL Terminal Window (Advance Mode).
+Internal Serial Command Format Support for many Manufacturers including BenQ, Epson, JVC, Panasonic, Pioneer, Mitsubishi, Sony (including Sony Checksum), Sharp and more....
+Internal Support for Mitsubishi HC Series Projectors - Profile can be used as a starting point for Creating a Profile for your Display.
+Many Internal Code Changes...
+More info Coming Soon......
*v1.4 RC1 is a Time Limited Version and will expire on May 31, 2008.

v1.3 - 02/07/2008
+Name Changed to ControlCAL.
+MS Vista Now Supported.
+Several Internal Code Optimizations.
+Fixed Xon/Xoff Flow Control Bug.
+Added 'Donate' Menu Option (Donate via PayPal for CalBOY's Development).

v1.2 - 01/27/2008
+Added Internal PQ Calibration Control Support for Mitsubishi Projectors (tested on HC3000, HC4900*).
+Added Serial Communication Error Handling
+Several Internal Code Changes.
*HC1500, HC5000 and HC6000 should work as well (and other Mitsubishi Models or Displays that support their Serial Codes).

v1.1 - 01/23/2008
+Added ability to change Port and Parameters.
+Terminal Window is now optional (Advance Mode).
+Polished up the interface.
+Interface ready for Projector specific Control/Calibration Page.
More info in POST #10

v1.0 - 01/14/2008
Original Release.


Here are a few screen shots:

New v1.4 Display Profile Edit/View Option:


"One Page Calibration Screen" for Mitsubishi Projectors (HC1500/HC3000/HC4900/HC5000/HC6000):



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Um, about the name?

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CalBOY..hmmmm..CalMAN...a similitude

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CalBOY..hmmmm..CalMAN...a similitude

It's as if customers of ours might be, um, confused that the two products were related...

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It's as if customers of ours might be, um, confused that the two products were related...

"CalMAN" is trademarked isn't it? This looks like a no no...

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"CalMAN" is trademarked isn't it?

Since August of 2005.

Let's see if I can can help Shawn out...

SSPC - Suspect?
Serial Control - Serial Killer?
Simple Serial - Simple Simon?
Projector Control - ProCon? (there are things I like and don't like about this name... )
Projector - PJ Flasher?
Projector Control - PJ Tamer?
A little whimsical - "Skippy"

You get the idea.

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or...

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One of the products I developed when I was at Seattle Lab was a serial control language with a runtime complier and p-code interrupter and internal names we used where:
SeriaLink, SLink, SerialNet and SerNet

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CalBOY v1.3 is now available!
Suggestions and Feedback Welcome!

Here is my suggestion. CHANGE the name. Whether covered by copyright or trademark laws, CalBOY is an obvious attempt to benefit from the name CalMAN. I strongly recommend you change it as I can see this getting ugly otherwise.
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Well hello..

I just replied to Bill's PM before reading this thread's recent replies. No worries, I have other choices I can use.

With my app(s), I'm just trying to contribute back and provide solutions for other Members who share similar HT interests/problems with myself.


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Here is my suggestion. CHANGE the name. Whether covered by copyright or trademark laws, CalBOY is an obvious attempt to benefit from the name CalMAN. I strongly recommend you change it as I can see this getting ugly otherwise.

I'm not arguing with the "change the name" idea, but seriously..... It sounds more like parody to me than an attempt to benefit.
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Well hello..

I just replied to Bill's PM before reading this thread's recent replies. No worries, I have other choices I can use.

With my app(s), I'm just trying to contribute back and provide solutions for other Members who share similar HT interests/problems with myself.


Shawn

Shawn, if you need some help with a name just let me know. I'm pretty good at it. Looks like you need to have an acronym or a hybrid of calibration, serial, display, projector and control.

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Quick Update:

New Display Profile Edit/View Option Coming Soon in v1.4:


Visit www.ControlCAL.com for more information...

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Here's an updated Pic of Profile Edit/View Mode... Gamma Controls are currently disabled!

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Is there a good place to pick up a 9 pin d-sub to 8 pin din cable?

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Is there a good place to pick up a 9 pin d-sub to 8 pin din cable?

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I think you might be better off getting a 9pin male-female from monoprice.

although i'm not sure if the 9pin serial to 8pin din is readily available...i'm just assuming it's not
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ControlCAL v1.4 RC1 is Now Available!

Download Link is available at http://www.ControlCAL.com

Help with the options in Edit/Create mode will be in Posts #2-#3 in the ControlCAL Forum Thread...

I'll be posting more information soon concerning the options available when creating and editing ControlCAL Display Profiles....

v1.4 RC1 - 03/05/2008
+NEW ControlCAL Display Profile File Format (.cdp extension).
+Create/Edit/View/Save ControlCAL Display Profiles Option.
+Load Display Profiles created by others.
+You can now toggle between ASCII and HEX Input Modes in the ControlCAL Terminal Window (Advance Mode).
+Internal Serial Command Format Support for many Manufacturers including BenQ, Epson, JVC, Panasonic, Pioneer, Mitsubishi, Sony (including Sony Checksum), Sharp and more....
+Internal Support for Mitsubishi HC Series Projectors - Profile can be used as a starting point for Creating a Profile for your Display.
+Many Internal Code Changes...
+More info Coming Soon......
*v1.4 RC1 is a Time Limited Version and will expire on May 31, 2008.

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