Samsung TV Binding

This binding integrates the Samsung TV’s.

Supported Things

Samsung TV C (2010), D (2011), E (2012) and F (2013) models should be supported. Because Samsung does not publish any documentation about the TV’s UPnP interface, there could be differences between different TV models, which could lead to mismatch problems.

Tested TV models:

Model State Notes
UE46E5505 OK Initial contribution is done by this model
UE40F6500 OK All channels except colorTemperature, programTitle and channelName are working

Discovery

The TV’s are discovered through UPnP protocol in the local network and all devices are put in the Inbox.

Binding Configuration

The binding does not require any special configuration.

Thing Configuration

The Samsung TV Thing requires the host name and port address as a configuration value in order for the binding to know how to access it. Samsung TV publish several UPnP devices and hostname is used to recognize those UPnP devices. Port address is used for remote control emulation protocol. Additionally, a refresh interval can be configured in milliseconds to specify how often TV resources are polled.

E.g.

Thing samsungtv:tv:livingroom [ hostName="192.168.1.10", port=55000, refreshInterval=1000 ]

Channels

TV’s support the following channels:

Channel Type ID Item Type Description
volume Dimmer Volume level of the TV.
mute Switch Mute state of the TV.
brightness Dimmer Brightness of the TV picture.
contrast Dimmer Contrast of the TV picture.
sharpness Dimmer Sharpness of the TV picture.
colorTemperature Number Color temperature of the TV picture. Minimum value is 0 and maximum 4.
sourceName String Name of the current source.
sourceId Number Id of the current source.
channel Number Selected TV channel number.
programTitle String Program title of the current channel.
channelName String Name of the current TV channel.
url String Start TV web browser and go the given web page.
stopBrowser Switch Stop TV’s web browser and go back to TV mode.
power Switch TV power. Some of the Samsung TV models doesn’t allow to set Power ON remotely.
keyCode String The key code channel emulates the infrared remote controller and allows to send virtual button presses.

E.g.

Dimmer  TV_Volume   { channel="samsungtv:tv:livingroom:volume" }
Switch  TV_Mute     { channel="samsungtv:tv:livingroom:mute" }
String  TV_KeyCode  { channel="samsungtv:tv:livingroom:keyCode" }