For those of you using r2-232 to control your D2 or D1-HD, did you know that you can send custom text to the OSD to be displayed?? This is pretty cool.
You can specify 2 lines of Text to pop up on the OSD by sending it in a string via RS-232. The command to display text is: P1z1yourtext. Therefore, I send a confirmation that the bass shakers have been turned on by sending this string:
P1z1Bass Shakers: On
It pops up just on the OSD just like the volume does. Too Cool. I'm going to implement a pop-up for an upstairs motion detector for my daugher's room who has a tendency to wake up late at night (when we are watching movies) and come and find us. I'm also going to tie in a few of the secutity system events, etc. Right now, if you push a button on the remote the status (armed, unarmed) pops up, as well as directions (what buttons to push) to arm or disarm the sytem.