Originally Posted by umr
Using the RS-232 port is completely different than using a remote. When you use a remote you can see what menu you are in and what value you are changing. When using an RS-232 device it can send any command to the TV that is possible including ones you do not intend.
The way Pioneer has implemented the RS-232 protocal on these displays does not make it a secure method for display adjustment. A false or unintended command can have dire consequences if you get unlucky. Just because you have not had problems does not mean someone with longer cables, software error or a worse connection will not.
The way that the Display profile will be setup in ControlCal, there is no way one can send erroneous commands to the display. Its not going happen....period. Also, if you actually took the time research what I'm using, you would see that you really only need to use 3 commands with the Display profile:
- Calibration On (this is how you access the SM without using the "Factory" button on the Factory PDP Remote)
- A/V Selection (to switch to the preferred A/V for calibration...something you could not do on the 8Gs)
- Save (save the RGB adjustment changes that one makes per selected A/V mode)
You actually can maneuver and make changes the menus (identical to the 8G menu) with the owner's remote...so your concerns are really mis-guided
Just like I've always done, I would NEVER
advise anyone to use an application, technique, tool, etc that would damage their display. Everything I advise, I've used on my own equipment.
Once this new "tool" is available, it will allow any DIY owner to calibrate their own display without the worry of "screwing something up". Of course I will provide offsets to those who don"t want to purchase equipment/software/paper certified tech to calibrate their sets
If you choose not to use this tool (or even get the Factory PDP Remote) and ban 9G non-Elite owners from your services, that's cool with me. However, don't use "fear tactics" on a tool that you are not familiar with nor used.