VSX Remote

Hey guys, Just posting to say i am working on a new project. This project is code named “VSX Remote” it may or may not be the final name. Basically i am fed up with not being able to control my AVR (VSX-923) with my windows PC yet i can control it with my phone. There are a few 3rd party applications already available but they are either “ModernUI” only or paid/trials so i plan on making my own with more functionality and for free (donations welcome).

This is just some of the stuff i plan to add, Now since this is just a teaser of what’s to come some of this may be added and others may not be, new things are also likely to be added and i am welcome to suggestions.

Additionally i would greatly appreciate a GFX designer to contact me in the comments below should you wish to help with graphics.

As of now the only thing the application does is scans all IP’s on your local network to find any with port 8102 open so that i can auto-detect the AVR.

This remote should theoretically work on any Pioneer AVR that supports a telnet connection on port 8102 and possibly 23.

Version: 0.0.2 Alpha

Date: August, 2014

Programming Language: VB.NET

License: No License / Open-Source

Current Status

I plan for it to have the basic features such as

  • Changing inputs on the main zone.
  • Volume control.
  • Audio modes.

I also plan to add more advanced features such as

  • Global hotkey + key does a action a bit like how my XBMC Remote works, So ALT + UP = Volume Up.
  • HDZone, Zone2 and Zone3 control where supported.
  • Displaying of the screen on your computer in a small popup window.
  • Popups of currently playing song on song change.
Current Progress40%
  • Now reads the OSD
  • Live mute, input, volume and power status
  • Better code
  • Still some issues finding the VSX sometimes, just close and reload.
  • Added LCD Font.
  • Added preliminary UI for the 6 panels (ZONE 3 won’t be supported unless i can get hold of a AVR which is Zone 3 or have help from some one with one.
  • ~650 lines of code so far.
  • When Zone buttons are clicked the panel enlarges, 4 panels added, 2 more to be.
  • Dropdown menu for changing input
  • More to come.

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