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I noticed recently someone commented that it was possible to set the display format using a command sent to the serial port of the Zenith HD-SAT520 receiver. Does anyone have information about the communication protocol over the serial port for this receiver and a list of commands?
 

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Thanks Ken. I did try searching but never came up with any of those. And I was doing the slow search choice. Of course, I was also hindered by the stupidity engine here... limiting me to a search every 30 or 60 seconds, and having to try a variety of words for serial port and the model numbers. Finally, I decided I tried enough I wouldn't feel guilty posting a new thread and asking! Oh well, never did like the search methodology in this forum software. :)


Gonna hook it up myself and try tonight. :)
 

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That worked pretty painlessly. Now we move on to an IR solution. :)
 

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Too funny... got my reply from Zenith/LG Electronics yesterday to my inquiry about the presence of discrete remote codes or RS-232 commands for changing the display format... they're not a real talkative bunch over there (or accurate):


-----------Reply to Customer Enquiry ------------

Dear Doug, Thank you for your E-mail. There is no codes. No, Thank you, Everlyn Customer Interactive Center




Just for fun I replied letting them know I found what I had asked about, and that I tested it and it worked, and included a text synopsis of all the codes and serial instructions "in the hopes they'd now be able to help others who make similar inquiries." :)
 

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I got this reply just moments ago:


Dear Doug,


Thank you for the information. We appreciate it very much.


Sincerely,

Kim

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