Feedback from SKY HD via RS232?

MSW

Distinguished Member
Before I spend all of next weekend connecting my Sky HD box to my Philips RFX9600, and then, programming my remote with Pronto Script does anyway know what type of feedback I can get from the HD box to my remote? (I realise I can't send commands to the Box from my remote).

(All of the above if on the assumption I can complete a least Certification one on the Pront Website to gain acess the "Develpes Guide" and pre built Pronto Scritp two way communication modules)

All the best
Mark
 

SimonO

Novice Member
...does anyway know what type of feedback I can get from the HD box to my remote? (I realise I can't send commands to the Box from my remote).
No RS232 feedback from the box, why would you want any???

You can control Sky boxes via a third party RS232>RF2 convertor, however particularly with the RFX9600 why would you want to?
 

MSW

Distinguished Member
Service port only AFAIK, no data comms for pronto. You'll have fun with prontoscript anyway, not as simple as it looks.
Thanks for the reply, truth is I don't thing the "Pronto Script" looks simple, but, it would appear to a strong simalarity to java -script. i won't know for sure until a gain access to the pre buit modules

Mark
 

MSW

Distinguished Member
No RS232 feedback from the box, why would you want any???

You can control Sky boxes via a third party RS232>RF2 convertor, however particularly with the RFX9600 why would you want to?
In order to same myself have to buy a RS232 equipped DAB receiver, (my current tuner is not RS232) I was hoping to use the DAB tuner on SKY HD (with TV off). Hence I was hoping to send signal to the remote to tell me what radio station I am on etc, etc.

Mark
 

101music

Active Member
It is possible to get some rs232 channel feedback from a Sky box, we use it on all our Crestron panels to show what channel/radio station its on.
Don't know if its possible with the the new Pronto script stuff but anythings possible right?
 

SimonO

Novice Member
It is possible to get some rs232 channel feedback from a Sky box, we use it on all our Crestron panels to show what channel/radio station its on.
Don't know if its possible with the the new Pronto script stuff but anythings possible right?
Ahh, the Sky Gnome, I hadn't thought of that :smashin:. I think the Gnome has been discontinued, however I assume Sky will continue to support it in the software.
 

MSW

Distinguished Member
It is possible to get some rs232 channel feedback from a Sky box, we use it on all our Crestron panels to show what channel/radio station its on.
Don't know if its possible with the the new Pronto script stuff but anythings possible right?
Whilst I'm certainly not saying that it is possible me to do, I'm would expect surprised if it is not possible to do it with the pronto script.

Thanks for the above, it shows that it is a least worth the effort, although I will have a look at the Onyko DAB, but, problem is a don't really want to spend >£200 on a DAB radio.

Many thanks to all those who have replied

Mark
 

SimonO

Novice Member
Whilst I'm certainly not saying that it is possible me to do, I'm would expect surprised if it is not possible to do it with the pronto script.

Thanks for the above, it shows that it is a least worth the effort, although I will have a look at the Onyko DAB, but, problem is a don't really want to spend >£200 on a DAB radio.

Many thanks to all those who have replied

Mark
Yes, definately worth then effort - when I get time I'll take a look :smashin:.
 

MSW

Distinguished Member
Yes, definately worth then effort - when I get time I'll take a look :smashin:.
Likewise, although apart from next weekend I am working away for the next couple of weeks.

I guess, looking at your kit list e.g. Sonos, TSU9600 you are about a millon miles ahead of me on knowledge speed etc, etc.

Anyway, when I get round to having a go I'll post back here on how i get on

All the best
Mark
 

SimonO

Novice Member

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