Does anyone know if you can control the replay 4k through the serial port? I have seen the tcpip control - but I am trying to control multiple replays using a crestron system. Right now I us ir, but it is not 100%.
It's possible, but likely more trouble than it's worth (and it's completely unsupported, so it'd likely break at some point).
You'd need to create a custom cable - to hook it up to a normal PC serial port, you need to connect pins (replay side->pc side) 1->3, 4->2, 5->5. Somehow, you need to run the shell command "RMTS" followed by "ptvio on". Reboot, and now your serial port is really a console, and you can run shell commands by sending it ascii text (115200 bps, 8n1).
Each time the Replay boots, you'd need to run the "RMTS" command. To send IR-like controls, you'd then use the 'rmt' command; send 'rmt ', a number, and a newline, for each button press. The numbers are the same as for the network control method (and probably the same as the RC6 command numbers? someone should check that).
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