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As a recent purchaser of a Denon AVR-5800, and being a longtime computer/electronics hobbyist, I was intrigued when I found that the
5800 has an RS-232 port for home control systems. Denon also states that the port can be used for software/firmware upgrades but I seriously doubt they'll ever do that.
In any case, I decided since I already have a PC integrated into my home theater, why not try to incorporate control of the Denon via RS-232. Therein begins the fun, as Denon saw fit not to include either the port pinouts (although I suspect standard 9 pin serial) or the control codes that one can use via RS-232.
I've called Denon Service and to my dismay, even they did not have the info. Instead they said they would have to contact Denon Japan and get back to me. So, I ask here... if anyone has any resources on the missing info, please share it with me and the others in this forum.
I look forward to being able to fill everyone in on my progress as I invent my own home control system. Thanks in advance!
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