When I was wiring my home theater I decided to run every type of cable I could think of to my projector before I drywalled. I ran 2 VGA, 1 Composite, 1 S-Video, & Power.
Drywall, Tape, Mud, Paint....Doh!!
Silly me I forgot to run a serial cable (for Dilard). It would be pretty much impossible to run a serial cable now (due to a very convoluted cable path).
After much debate, I decided to use one of the cables I already have there. Since the internal scaler in my D-ILA sucks, I don't really have plans to use the S-Video cable. Here is my question:
From what I understand, RS-232 can work with as few as 4 wires. Two questions: Can Dilard communicate with my HTPC with only 4 wires? And, which four wires? I know Send, Transmit, and Ground are required, but what should I connect the fourth wire to?
As unlikely as it sounds, does anybody make an S-Video to RS-232 (9 Pin) adapter? Actually S-Video and Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) are the same connector, so maybe somebody makes a Female ADB to Female RS-232.
D-ILA, HTPC, HDTV, Panamorph(?)
[This message has been edited by JeremyNeish (edited 04-17-2001).]