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    SR260 screen burn in

    i do not own a sr260 that I can rip apart (i have 8 or so sr250's) to verify but after looking at the specifications of the display and looking at a picture of one with the case off it is possible this may be an inexpensive replacement display? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-77-inch-Full-Color-OLED-Screen-SSD1353-Drive-IC-160-128-Long-FPC/32829053322.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.1.2d9f4fd35D24vW&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10130_10068_318_5727318_10547_319_10548_10696_10084_10083_10618_452_10139_10307_532_204_10059_10884_10887_100031_320_10103_5727218,searchweb201603_1,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=bb444b1b-147c-463e-9fcd-f9709ae9e470-0&algo_pvid=bb444b1b-147c-463e-9fcd-f9709ae9e470&transAbTest=ae803_5&priceBeautifyAB=0 there is another thread with a tutorial on doing this on a sr250 with cracked display so it may be of some help with regards on opening the sr260?
  2. your location is set at the beginning of your project but i would be very surprised if the driver was passing along that information and overriding your VPN/DNS service but i suppose it is possible if they are working fine as other regions on your other devices using the same service? you will need composer HE (Home Edition) to look or change it, see page 7 and 8 https://www.control4.com/docs/product/composer-he/user-guide/latest/composer-he-user-guide-rev-s.pdf Maybe there is a setting in the driver itself i suppose? sorry the only one i am currently using is tunein so I can not check the ones you mentioned.
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    Samsung Tv IP Drivers!

    unfortunately my model (UN43MU6300FXZA) does not have the ex-link port but in the specs it says "rs-232c ready", after doing some investigating i found this is achieved by using a usb to rs232 adapter or a usb to ex-link adapter, the first sounds like the path of least resistance. not sure i will bother trying though as it is working well after the firmware update, also not sure the c4 driver would recognize the rs-232 connection? there is no setting in the driver properties to tell it i am using serial vs IP and the control method in the c4 database says IP. https://drivers.control4.com/solr/drivers/browse?q=UN43MU6300&fq=manufacturer%3A"Samsung" Mind you it just occurred to me i have not looked at the available ports on the TV to bind too and see if it even lists rs-232 since it is an option? i suppose i could edit the driver and add a rs-232 port to it if it does not have one already? the more i talk about it the more hassle it sounds. i will just try to go by the old saying if it ain't broke don't fix it
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    Samsung Tv IP Drivers!

    initially when I got the TV back at the beginning of June I was experiencing some annoying latency issues which prompted me to post in another thread asking if anyone had used the optional USB to ex-link adapter but I got busy with other stuff and tolerated it until a firmware update come out several weeks later that solved the issue. now it it pretty snappy and I cant complain. It seems the firmware updates get pushed out a little later up here in Canada which is kinda annoying but what can ya do. I still would be interested in trying the USB to ex-link (rs-232) solution as most of my equipment is (and they just work flawlessly) and my OCD in the back of mind still says switch it but hard to prioritize it when it is now working fine over IP with the new firmware
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    Samsung Tv IP Drivers!

    North America to be more specific working fine in Canada
  6. I can't say for sure but I would think a full VPN solution like offered by your current Smart DNS service should work (says they are supported)? https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/ https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/Services
  7. Andrzej is a great guy and does great work and is extremely prompt in replying. I have had the pleasure of dealing with him on many occasions.
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    personally i have never gone serial mini to mini, i have always gone mini on controller end and db9 on the component end. don't quote me on this but I believe the data pinouts on both mini (LG and c4) are the same so when going mini to mini one would think you would need to switch the tip and ring? • DB9 Pin 3 (TX) to 3.5mm Tip • DB9 Pin 2 (RX) to 3.5mm Ring • DB9 Pin 5 (GND)to 3.5mm Sleeve
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    i don't see any specifically for that model but there are 3 serial drivers for its cousins so IMO there is an excellent chance one of those 3 will work just fine, may be region specific models (speculation) https://drivers.control4.com/solr/drivers/browse?q=OLED55b7* unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you feel about this) they are all serial drivers and on that model the serial port is a 1/8" phone plug so depending on what type of controller RS-232C (Control / SVC) 1 (Phone Jack Type) you are hooking it up to you may need 1 of 3 different cables to connect it's serial port.
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    Neo alarm keeps going offline

    I assume you are using a tl-280R (serial) connected to your hc800? how long is your serial cable run from the tl280 to the hc800?
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    Somfy RS485 RTS Trans

    the main driver is on page 2 and then you load a mini driver that controls each channel separately i believe (check documentation tab on main driver) https://drivers.control4.com/solr/drivers/browse?q=somfy
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    ComposerHE Tutorials

    not a video but these 2 documents should be all you need https://www.control4.com/docs/product/composer-he/getting-started/latest/composer-he-getting-started-rev-s.pdf https://www.control4.com/docs/product/composer-he/user-guide/latest/composer-he-user-guide-rev-s.pdf
  13. i have not tried this but in theory you should be able to adapt your rg6 (presumably f type male connectors) to rca https://www.amazon.com/HTTX-Female-Coaxial-Adapter-Connector/dp/B01HAVUBRS/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1530637842&sr=1-20&keywords=f+to+rca and then use one of these at each end? that is if you want to go the rg6 route https://www.amazon.com/Optical-Tendak-Bi-directional-Converter-Splitter/dp/B06XCTGZFT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1530637674&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=toslink+to+coaxial+converter&psc=1 if you want to go the cat5 route then this should do the job https://www.amazon.com/Toslink-SPDIF-Digital-Audio-Balun-Cat5e/dp/B07BSSS68C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530637241&sr=8-1&keywords=Toslink+Digital+Audio+Balun+Over+UTP
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    Samsung IP Driver Problem w/ New TVs

    has anyone tried integrating a 2017 model mu6300 series via serial?
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    FS: Control4 keypads

    FYI those are both keypads not switches, very different.