Good afternoon everyone.
I am trying to control a Samsung TV via Serial from a remote processor and I am trying to use spare installed HDMI cabling to do it.
Samsung does not have an open API for IP control of the TVs but this TV does have a "service" (RS232C) port. The processor is located near the AVReceiver and there are 3 HDMI cables between this location and the TV of which only 1 is in use. I do not want to run any new cabling between the two locations and instead want to repurpose one of the spare HDMI cables.
The info I have found on this can be found here:
SerialDB9 to USB > USB to HDMI > HDMI Cable > HDMI to USB > USB to SerialDB9 Serial DB9 to Serial 3.5mm seems like a massively overengineered solution to this problem. Deconstruction of the HDMI cable is possible. I'd like to avoid it as my hands struggle to manipulate any cabling thinner than an undersea power cable but its a backup option!
I've also got a backup to the backup which is to use an ethernet run. I would very much like to avoid this as ethernet is too useful to waste IMO but at least it's a solid and proven option should everything else fail.
If anyone has had any experience in this then please let me know.