I would like to control my Samsung TV from my computer (Windows 7). I´ve got it connected via HDMI (my videocard has direct HDMI-out). On the computer, there´s running a C# program, that plays movies from the computer to TV and automatically switches sound and video output to TV. Now I want to improve the program and I want to automatically turn the TV on and switch TV video input from aerial to HDMI-in, when user press the button "Play movie".
The TV supports Samsung Anynet+ - standard, that supports one remote control for more Samsung devices (You just control your TV, DVD, camera and whatever via one remote control). Maybe it would be useful when the computer would looks like Samsung device - it is given by software that is running on the computer. If it would be some Samsung software, TV would thinks that PC is Samsung device and I would maybe use some anynet+ messages to control my TV. This is just one my suggestion. I would prefer winAPI of course, but I´m not sure if it´s exists.
I could maybe try to send a specific bits to HDMI output...
Please, does anybody know about friendlier solutions than these two suggestions?