The following is quoted from page 7 of the Panasonic Service Guide No. MTC9906034C1 for the model TU-DST51 chassis DS2.
|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Configuring the Main Board ID Number
Perform this section if you have replaced the main board (A-Board). The new board requires entry of the ID number. Use scratch paper and a calculator that converts between binary, decimal and hexadecimal (hex). Perform the following to enter the ID number.
1. Determine the ID number in hex.
2. Enter the hex ID number into the main board using the main board using the remote control.
Determining the ID Number
To determine the ID number, decode the unit serial number as follows.
1. Parse the 8-digit serial number into its three fields.
2. Convert each field from decimal to binary.
3. Place the resulting binary digits into an 8x4 matrix.
4. Derive the 8-digit hex number from the binary matrix.</font>
What then follows is the detailed process of converting the decimal serial number into an 8 digit hexadecimal 1394 physical id number.
Page 9 offers instructions on entering your new id number into the Main Board memory. The process involves bringing up the service menu the the code "728412" as noted in previous posts. This is an eleven-step process. The last step carries this admonishment:
|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">11. Verify that the ID# on the Channel Banner screen matches the serial number located on the rear panel label. The numbers must match to ensure correct operation of the unit. If the numbers do not match, repeat the procedure.</font>
When the DST50/51 is tuned to a new channel it throws up a banner screen that shows the unit's serial number preceded by another short code. Mine is "M10M". The example in the Service Guide is "11M".
The I-? numbers on the DH30000 are sequencial identifiers. The first i.Link device the DH30000 encounters is named "I-1", the second named "I-2", etc. The DH30000 retains these names and recognizes the device whenever it is connected. The numbers can be reset to zero with option 6/3 of the DH30000 menu.
Why do I have the feeling we are reinventing the wheel?
...old but not completely grounded.