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Thread: Serial plug-in for Denon receivers

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    Default Serial plug-in for Denon receivers

    Well, after a hiatus of several months (sorry) I've finally finished the plugin for serial control of Denon receivers, as well as a .gml and basic .ccf to go along with it. I've only tested this on an AVR-3803, but I've implemented most everything in the latest release of the serial protocol fom Denon, so (hopefully) it should function for pretty much all of them. I would think that with minor modification it work with the latest models with an ethernet connection as well, but I haven't been able to test this.

    I've tried to make this as organized and user-friendly as possible (my goal was to put together a package a newbie can drop into their setup and have up and running pretty much "right out of the box". This is my first plug-in so I'm sure there are a few things I neglected to consider, so please post any requests or construcive feedback and I'll see what I can do. I'd also appreciate it if people would post their success or failures with different models of receiver.

    Enjoy!
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    Cool, if you want, you can also place the file in our downloads area. You goto developer/upload from the fron web page.

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    It's already there, just waiting your approval

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    approved

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    Thank you! As a newbie with ancient (read - unusable) programming skills, I can attest to the fact that this plugin does work just by dropping in place. I have a Denon 4802R and so far, it's working fine, although I've only used Source, Power and Volume so far. I hope to play around some more and find what the 4802R does that may not be covered yet. Maybe I can help add to it.

    Thanks again!

    - Leon

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    Great, I'm glad to hear that! Hopefully you'll find everything works- I think the serial protocol is the same for all AVR line receivers, and I implemented just about everything listed in the protocol even if it wasn't supported on my 3803.

    Load the .CCF in NR and play around with it- it's pretty straightforward. Let me know how everything works!

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    Hi,
    Will this also work for G3?

    tia,
    Ron

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    No, this one will only work w\ G4, but use this .ini file:
    http://www.promixis.com/php/drops/DE...irectional.ini
    and this .GML file (DONT use the .ini in the archive, use the above one instead):
    http://www.promixis.com/download.php?ID=620 and you should be good.

    HOWEVER-

    You're going to have to make the jump to G4 sooner or later, the sooner you do it the less painful. The file I wrote for G4 is about as user friendly as it gets (in this realm) so it's a good "jumping off place" to get started w\ G4. Give it a try- you won't regret it. Once you get past the initial learning curve, G4 is so much more user friendly and flexible you'll wonder why you waited so long.

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    I know...I am still trying to get LDJ setup and it is only avail for G3

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    I'm kinda in limbo for the same reason (we gotta start cracking the whip!). Fortunately M1Duckett just released the plugin for my Sony777ES changer Thanks a step in the right direction!

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