Cyberdisplay/Minidisplay + iMon VFD/LCD (+remote) : solution database

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  1. waskol

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    Please, to anyone coming here, read this first :

    Hi all,
    We are a lot of people there using this fabulous Plugin. All the potential of this really nice feature is very often occulted by this little piece of hardware that do not always want to work as we would like to.

    There are a lot of threads on the forum : a lot of people are exposing there the problem they meet, a few are posting the solution they found and in all cases, it is really really hard to find a working solution.

    The idea is this one : have only one place were every working solutions are concentrated. A kind of solution database or compendium.

    This can exist and have an interest only and only if are posted here working solutions. :D
    Please do not post here in order to get some help !
    (there are some other threads for it ! ;) )​

    This rule is extremely important if we want this thread kept easy to read through and clean.

    Rules for posting :
    We all have different Operating systems, remotes, iMon VFD or LCD kind (VFD/LCD, OEM/Retail, etc...) with different firmwares, different iMon manager versions. It seems that there is a different solution for every different configuration !
    Therefore, it is very important to be very precise when giving your configuration.
    For this purpose, please fill in this chart before giving your solution :

    • OEM or PC case Manufacturer (If and only if OEM ?) : Antec/Silverstone/CoolerMaster/3R System/Thermaltake/...
    • MediaPortal Version : (Please, precise SVN if it applies)
    • Cyberdisplay/Minidisplay version : (if it applies, since Cyberdisplay will be now integrated as Minidisplay starting from 1.0.0.0 RC4 release of MP)
    • Operating System : XP Home/XP Pro/VISTA Basic/VISTA Home Premium/VISTA Ultimate/etc...
      please precise SP1/SP2/SP3
    • Motherboard : your motherboard brand and model (may be somebody just has an USB issue !)
    • Imon Display Model : can be of those kinds
      • iMon VFD (Retail)
      • iMon Ultrabay (Retail)
      • iMON OEM (VFD)
      • iMON OEM (LCD)
      • iMON OEM (Touch LCD)
    • Connection kind : USB/Serial Port/etc...
    • OEM Type (If and only if OEM) :
      • Type A (simple display)
      • Type B1 (Type A with Volume)
      • Type B2 (Type A with Button controller),
      • Type C (Type A with Volume and Button controller)
      • Type Custom (totally customized by the PC manufacturer) (example : AVC-K1 case by G.M. Corporation)
    • Firmware :as shown by iMon manager in "Options-->updates" (example : 0x3801)
    • IMon Manager Version : 6.01.122/7.20.0502/7.40.0806/etc.. please precise "beta" if it is a beta release
      (Please, do not hesitate to precise if it is an OEM customized Manager software)
    • Remote Controller : iMon Pad (RM200) / iMon Mini (RM100) / Harmony (precise 525/555/etc) used as iMon Pad/MCE remote / Microsoft MCE remote (wich one ?)/Trust MCE remote/etc...

    Here is a blank chart (for Copy/Paste in your post)

    HTML:
    1. [B]OEM or PC case  Manufacturer and Case model :[/B]
    2. [B]MediaPortal Version :[/B]
    3. [B]Cyberdisplay/Minidisplay version :[/B]
    4. [B]Operating System :[/B]
    5. [B]Motherboard :[/B]
    6. [B]Imon Display Model :[/B]
    7. [B]Connection kind :[/B]
    8. [B]OEM Type :  [/B]
    9. [B]Firmware :[/B]
    10. [B]IMon Manager Version :[/B]
    11. [B]Remote Controller :[/B]
    Then and last, put your entire solution in Quote, so that the solution will be easily caught by the eye.

    Thank you everybody for your participation :)

    Here is an example of my solution :
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    OEM or PC case Manufacturer and Case model : Antec Micro Fusion 350
    MediaPortal Version : Same beahaviour and proposed solution for 1.0.0.0 RC3, RC4 and 1.0.0.0 final.
    Cyberdisplay/Minidisplay version :CybrDisplay 05_08_2008 for RC3, Minidisplay plugin enabled otherelse.
    Operating System : XP Pro SP3
    Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H (AMD 780G chipset)
    Imon Display Model : iMON OEM (LCD)
    Connection kind :USB 2.0
    OEM Type : Type A
    Firmware : 0x3801
    IMon Manager Version : 7.40.806
    Remote Controller : Logitech Harmony 555 used as a iMon Pad remote controller


     

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  3. chemelli
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    OEM or PC case Manufacturer and Case model : Silverstone LC20M
    MediaPortal Version : latest SVN
    Minidisplay version : SoundGraph iMON USB VFD/LCD Plugin V29_10_2008
    Operating System : Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP1
    Motherboard : Asus P5K with 1006 BIOS version
    Imon Display Model : iMON OEM (VFD)
    Connection kind : USB
    OEM Type : Type A
    Firmware : 0x80
    IMon Manager Version : 7.40.0806
    Remote Controller : Harmony 555 as MCE remote

    Using "IR Server Suite - Test Build 1.4.2.2331.exe" (self-compiled) everything works fine out of the box.
    Nothing need to be tweaked in IRSS or in Harmony software.

    MiniDisplay autodetection log line in MediaPortal.log:

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    2. 2008-11-18 22.29.48.931524 [Info.][MiniDisplay]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Setup(): RC TEST returned DRVR: 0xc9, FW: 0x80 (HW: 0xf), RC_HW: 0x5, RF: 0x0
    3. 2008-11-18 22.29.48.932524 [Info.][MiniDispaly]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Setup(): Closing SG_RC.dll
    4. 2008-11-18 22.29.48.932524 [Info.][MiniDisplay]: iMONLCDg.Setup(): checking registry for ANTEC entries
    5. 2008-11-18 22.29.48.933524 [Info.][MiniDisplay]: iMONLCDg.Setup(): ANTEC registry entries NOT found
    6. 2008-11-18 22.29.48.934524 [Info.][MiniDisplay]: iMONLCDg.Setup(): checking registry for SOUNDGRAPH entries
    7. 2008-11-18 22.29.48.934524 [Info.][MiniDisplay]: iMONLCDg.Setup(): SOUNDGRAPH registry entries found - HW: f
    8. 2008-11-18 22.29.48.936524 [Info.][MiniDisplay]: iMONLCDg.GetDisplayInfoFromFirmware(): Found version match - FW: 80, iMON Type: f, Reserved: 0, Display Type: VFD
    9. 2008-11-18 22.29.48.936524 [Info.][MiniDisplay]: iMONLCDg.Setup(): Hardware tests determined - iMON Type: f, Display Type: VFD Rsrvd: 0
    10.  
    Simone
     
  4. zunixnuz

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    OEM or PC case Manufacturer and Case model : mCubed HFX classic
    MediaPortal Version : 1.0
    Cyberdisplay/Minidisplay version : Minidisplay (in MP 1.0 included version)
    Operating System : Vista Ultimate 32bit
    Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H (Bios F5)
    Imon Display Model : iMON OEM (VFD)
    Connection kind : USB
    OEM Type : Type A (simple display)
    Firmware : 0x360101
    IMon Manager Version : 7.40.0806
    Remote Controller : Logitech Harmony 785 as MCE remote (Selected device: Micro$oft Media Center PC)

    ...attached are my iMON Manager MediaPortal key setting file and some screenshots of the most important settings.
    For some special key combinations i use ShortCuter plugin.
    Don't forget to disable all iMON Manager "Windows-Commands" which are needed by
    MediaPortal key settings before you import this setting file!
     

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  5. der_pastor

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    OEM or PC case Manufacturer and Case model : Silverstone LC16M
    MediaPortal Version : RC3
    Cyberdisplay/Minidisplay version : the one in MediaPortal SVN-Snapshot:-11-08-2008 16-42h - Revision:20755.rar
    Operating System : Windows XP SP2
    Motherboard : ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI
    Imon Display Model : iMon VFD
    Connection kind : USB
    OEM Type : C
    Firmware : 0x360101
    IMon Manager Version : 7.40.0806
    Remote Controller : iMon Pad

    Previously I had the problem, that only my iMon display OR the remote control worked, but not both together. I don't now which component did the trick, but with the new Imon Manager 7.40.0806 and the current minidisplay plugin everything works fine.

    The settings from the previous post do not work on my computer. In addition to the standard settings I have to check
    - Ensure is running before driver start
    - Force restart after driver start
    otherwise my remote control does not work at all. I also configured MP to be always on top, because otherwise the remote input data is not passed to it. Using this configuration everything works perfect for me, the display shows all mediaportal information and the remote works in mediaportal, windows and other programs flawlessly.
     
  6. dnasini
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    OEM or PC case Manufacturer and Case model : Chiftech Hi-Fi
    MediaPortal Version : 1.0.0.0 RC4
    Cyberdisplay/Minidisplay version : Soundgraph iMon USBVFD/LCD Plugin v23_11_2008
    Operating System : XP SP2
    Motherboard : ASUS M2N-VH
    Imon Display Model : iMON OEM (VFD)
    Connection kind : USB
    OEM Type : Type A
    Firmware : 0x87
    IMon Manager Version : 7.40.08.06
    Remote Controller : Harmony 525 configured as iMon PAD

    That's my configuration:

    iMon Manager

    - Frontview = Never

    Minidisplay

    - Port = USB
    - Advanced
    * Display Type = VFD
    * Use SG_VFD.dll = flag
    * Force reload during driver start = flag


    Cheers
    Daniele
     
  7. whatisk

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    OEM or PC case Manufacturer and Case model : Silverstone LC20-M
    MediaPortal Version : 1.0.0.0
    Cyberdisplay/Minidisplay version : Soundgraph Imon USB VFD/LCD V12_01_2008
    Operating System : XP SP3
    Motherboard : MSI K9N Platinum
    Imon Display Model : Imon OEM (VFD)
    Connection kind : USB
    OEM Type : A
    Firmware : 0x80
    IMon Manager Version : 6.20.0830 (Silverstone)
    Remote Controller : Imon Pad

     
  8. HellFireAus
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    Operating System : Vista Ultimate x64
    Motherboard : Gigabyte 81945PL-G
    Imon Display Model : iMON OEM (LCD)
    Connection kind : USB
    OEM Type :
    Firmware : 0x380280
    IMon Manager Version : 6.20.1102 (ANTEC)
    Remote Controller : iMON PAD RM200

    Problem: LCD Not loading correctly when starting mediaportal (No backlight). When working, not resuming frontview correctly. Volume knob also not working

     

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    OEM or PC case Manufacturer and Case model : SilverStone GDM01
    MediaPortal Version : 1.0
    Cyberdisplay/Minidisplay version : Soundgraph Imon USB VFD/LCD V12_01_2008
    Operating System : Windows Vista

    Imon Display Model : LCD HID OEM
    Connection kind : USB
    OEM Type :
    Firmware : 380101
    IMon Manager Version : , 7.20.0502
    Remote Controller : IMON

    IRRS does not work with firmware version 380101

    So I have setup working with Imon manager using Imon Pad..

    The remote is working no problem even after resume from standby (S4 Hybrid mode) Keyboard mode is on.. Great

    My problem is with MiniDisplay if I setup to use it I have the same problem as in the first post, after resuming from S4 mode, the Imon is in mouse mode, If I close MP and reopen Keyboard mode is back (the estrange thing is that I have on mp configure to restard after resume but it does not does work for the imon, I have to close and open MP manualy)

    I have setup on minidisplay on "advanced" settings "Enforce keyboard" but no efect after resuming from S4, only solution to close and open MP


    Any Idea to try?

    Thanks!
     
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    OEM or PC case Manufacturer and Case model : Inter-Tech HTPC 2008-V Silver
    MediaPortal Version : 1.0 Final
    Cyberdisplay/Minidisplay version : Minidisplay
    Operating System : Vista Ultimate 32 Bit SP 1
    Motherboard : Asus P5E-VM HDMI
    Imon Display Model : Imon Ultra Bay
    Connection kind : USB
    Firmware : 0x380102
    IMon Manager Version :7.40.0806
    Remote Controller :Logitech Harmony 525 as IMON Pad
     
  11. c.krieghoff

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    Chieftec HM-02 working with quirks

    * PC case Manufacturer: Chieftec HM-02
    * MediaPortal Version : 1.0
    * Minidisplay version: The one integrated in MP1
    * Operating System : XP Home SP3
    * Motherboard : Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H
    * Imon Display Model : iMON OEM (VFD)
    * Connection kind : USB onboard connector
    * OEM Type:Type C (Type A with Volume and Button controller)
    * Firmware : 0x360201
    * IMon Manager Version : 7.40.0806
    * Remote Controller : iMon Pad (RM200)

    I'm using the MiniDisplay with the standard 'Soundgraph iMon VFD USB' type. In the 'Advanced Settings' section if have to set the display type to 'VFD' and activate 'Force restart after driver start and 'Force to use Keyboard mode with iMon Pad', leaving all other options unchecked. Contrary to most other solutions, I have to configure FrontView as "always" on in iMon Manager, with "never" or "automatic" the VFD turns blank as soon as the MediaPortal plugins are started.

    With this setting, the VFD and the iMon Pad remote will work but show some peculiar behaviour: When the Media Portal GUI has started, the VFD works at once while the remote and the volume and function knob don't react at all. After 16-20 seconds of waiting, the Media Portal window title bar(I'm testing in windowed mode) changes color as if the program loses and regains (due to the 'always on top' option I assume) focus. From this moment the external knobs and the remote start working again so I have a fully functionable iMon VFD and remote at the same time. So I would recommend users with similay problems (VFD working but no remote) to wait a little bit longer to see if the remote kicks in later. Not really a good solution, but perhaps better than nothing

    Another fact of interest (maybe): If I check 'Delay driver initialization' in MiniDisplay's advanced settings, then the remote control works when Media Portal starts up, while the normal front view display is still on. After some seconds the delayed driver initialization takes over the VFD and the remote stops working. Again, there is the same 'unfocus-focus' effect after 16-20s and then the remote starts working again. If I might be allowed an uneducated guess, it seems people who are suspecting an interaction between the VFD and the remote receiver might be right. In my case it looks as if the VFD initialization by the MiniDisplay plugin forces a restart/initialization procedure of the IR receiver software and/or hardware during which the remote does not work. After a noticeable delay this procedure is completed and the remote works again. Hopefully this might help the techies around here to better understand the problem and maybe come up with a solution. Though I fear it is probably a problem within the iMon software and Soundgraph's erratic and not at all customer-friendly policy :(.
     
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