Panasonic Viera Plugin

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Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:08 am
mat offline
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Panasonic Viera Plugin

Hi All,

I have completed the Panasonic Viera TV Plugin with all of the apps and commands (over 80 in total) included for IP control of Viera TV's (since 2012). If the Panasonic2 app works, so should the plugin.

Completed version here (v0.1.2) https://github.com/Mat-C-uk/Panasonic-Remote

Not all commands work on all TV's.

The power toggle will put the TV in standby. For those with WoL (this needs to be available in your country/region/state and enabled on your TV) you will need to enter the mac address in the device settings.

Instructions.

Enable remote control (if not already done) from the TV's Network menu - TV Remote app settings
Download and install plugin
Create a new device (supports multiple devices)
Select "type": Panasonic Network Remote
Select "Model"; Panasonic TV
Input the TV IP Address - I would highly recommend fixing the ip address of the TV
Input the mac address if you have WoL
Name the device.

You should now be able to add actions (either groups or on control pages) and trigger events.

The device has three properties:
State - either off, standby or on
Mute - on/off
Volume - shows the current or last volume of the TV

Any problems, please shout, and suggestions welcome.

version 0.1.2 added option to update volume from variable

I have a request for channel monitoring which I will look at shortly.
Last edited by mat on Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:01 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Posted on
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:57 pm
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Re: Panasonic Viera Plugin version 0.1.1

Uploaded code to github https://github.com/Mat-C-uk/Panasonic-Remote

Small update - added a pause to multi-digit channel number changes as my TV was sometimes missing one of the numbers. Its fractional but seems to have resolved the issue.

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Posted on
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:17 pm
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Re: Panasonic Viera Plugin

HI
I love this plugin, and so much better than the Samsung one, no fault of the plugin, but wake on lan works on the Panasonic rather than the Samsung.

I am using Alexa to control it and can turn on and off, and change to Netflix etc, and am now trying to work out volume. Is it possible to use a variable in the Configure Set Volume.?

Thanks

Posted on
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:15 pm
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Re: Panasonic Viera Plugin

Maybe the TC-60CX800U would be compatible?
It claims app control etc.

Thanks,

Carl

Posted on
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:05 am
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Re: Panasonic Viera Plugin

I am assuming I cant just reference the variable id in the Configure Set Volume input box, so in that case, as I am very new to Python, is it possible to change the volume with Python?

Posted on
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:30 pm
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Re: Panasonic Viera Plugin

Sorry, moving office at present.

Its do-able with the current plugin but I would need to look at how I did it. It might have been through multiple triggers ever 5 points on the volume scale.

With a little tweak to the plugin I'm sure it could be simplified. The code is on git if you want to try, otherwise it will be a couple of weeks before I can look at it.

Hope that helps

Mat

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Posted on
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:36 pm
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Re: Panasonic Viera Plugin

Hi carl

If the model uses the Panasonic2 app it should be compatible

Cheers

Mat

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Posted on
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:27 pm
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Re: Panasonic Viera Plugin

Thanks. I guess worse case I use IR like my old Panny plasma.

Carl

Posted on
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:11 am
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Re: Panasonic Viera Plugin

UPDATE:

Added the ability to change the volume to the value of a variable - download from the above link.

Create a variable - eg tvVolume
create a trigger on variable change (eg tvVolume), with an action type of "vol to variable"from the panasonic menu, then select the variable (eg tvVolume) from the dropdown in the edit menu.

When the variable changes, the TV volume will change

Any issues, please shout.


Mat

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Posted on
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:11 pm
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Re: Panasonic Viera Plugin

Awesome. Works perfectly and is lightning fast, it's changed l within a second of me finishing talking and before Alexa says ok


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Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:52 am
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Re: Panasonic Viera Plugin

:D

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