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How does CEC work?

post #1 of 5
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I want to take my old projector down which was controlled via serial and replace it with a Samsung UN65ES8000. From a automation point of view, I only see IR as a option. Then it was suggested that CEC might be a option. The AVR in the rack (50 feet away)will provide the audio and all source switching. So all I need to run to this location is one HDMI cable, one ethernet cable and a extension for a IR emmiter (if I use IR). All I really need to do is turn it on/off. So how does CEC work and is it a good option if I only want it for power?
post #2 of 5
Most of the current Samsungs (including the one you listed) have an RS232 (EX-Link) port, so you could simply use that rather than go through the trouble of injected CEC commands--which require even more equipment to do so. If you're controlling with Crestron send me a PM and I can send you a working module.
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Originally Posted by stefuel View Post

So how does CEC work and is it a good option?

Poorly, and no.
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Originally Posted by cshepard View Post

Poorly, and no.

I use CEC control of displays almost exclusively (including some source devices) when working with Crestron DM systems and it works perfectly.
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I didn't read in the OP that he was using Crestron.
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