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Dave Edwards
2005-11-10, 00:26
I am looking to buy an IR Blaster for my SB2. I was expecting to find it as an accessory here but it isn't listed:
https://secure.slimdevices.com/order/upgrades.cgi

Could someone please post some information of how to obtain one (I live in the UK).

I'm sorry if this is answered elsewhere in the forum - I have done a quick search and can't find any specific information.

Thanks,

Dave

Bart
2005-11-10, 04:58
I am looking to buy an IR Blaster for my SB2
Dave, I hope I understand what you mean by IR Blaster. I have my amplifiers in a utility room and control them with a couple of infra-red signal extenders from Keene
http://www.keene.co.uk/cgi-bin/bigcodesearch.pl?IRBKIT

This means that the only bits of technology in the living room and kitchen are the speakers, Squezeboxes and receivers for the IR extenders. (It does entail having long heavy signal cables from one squeezebox to the amplifier though.)

neilcoburn
2005-11-10, 07:03
Another good UK source is www.letsautomate.co.uk. Very quick, efficient service.

dean
2005-11-10, 11:11
They are now available from that order page.

On Nov 9, 2005, at 11:26 PM, Dave Edwards wrote:

>
> I am looking to buy an IR Blaster for my SB2. I was expecting to
> find it
> as an accessory here but it isn't listed:
> https://secure.slimdevices.com/order/upgrades.cgi
>
> Could someone please post some information of how to obtain one (I
> live
> in the UK).
>
> I'm sorry if this is answered elsewhere in the forum - I have done a
> quick search and can't find any specific information.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave
>
>
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abdomen
2005-11-10, 14:09
They are now available from that order page.

There is a javascript error on that page (https://secure.slimdevices.com/order/upgrades.cgi) when the mouse passes over "SQUEEZEBOX" at the top. The correction needed is to change name="Buttonupgrades" at the end of the following excerpt to name="Buttonsqueezebox".

<a href="index.cgi" onmouseover="Buttonsqueezebox.src='images/sub_nav_squeezebox_over.gif'" onmouseout="Buttonsqueezebox.src='images/sub_nav_squeezebox.gif'"><img src="images/sub_nav_squeezebox.gif" width="89" height="26" name="Buttonupgrades">

Dave Edwards
2005-11-10, 16:56
Dean,

Thank you for adding this to the order page.

I just tried to order two and the only options I see for delivery are as follows:
$51.00 One or two business day delivery to major business centers around the world
$47.95 Two to five business day delivery to more than 57 countries

I wasn't really expecting to pay close to 4x the value of the item in shipping charge - is there any way these small items can be sent via normal airmail? If they get lost in transit, I'll buy 2 more - still a lot cheaper than paying $47 shipping!

Thanks,

Dave

dean
2005-11-11, 12:55
Yes, the shipping costs are broken. I'll get this fixed.

-dean

On Nov 10, 2005, at 3:56 PM, Dave Edwards wrote:

>
> Dean,
>
> Thank you for adding this to the order page.
>
> I just tried to order two and the only options I see for delivery are
> as follows:
> $51.00 One or two business day delivery to major business centers
> around the world
> $47.95 Two to five business day delivery to more than 57 countries
>
> I wasn't really expecting to pay close to 4x the value of the item in
> shipping charge - is there any way these small items can be sent via
> normal airmail? If they get lost in transit, I'll buy 2 more - still a
> lot cheaper than paying $47 shipping!
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave
>
>
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Dave Edwards
2005-11-23, 14:15
Dean,

Sorry to bother you again.....

I just rechecked the shipping charges and although they have gone down a little, they are still very expensive!

Could you please check that they are now set to the price you intended?($43.89 or $40.09).

The IR blaster has been reduced to $7 (thank you!), I expected to pay less than 6 times the value of the item to ship it to the UK. Would it not be possible to just put it in a padded envelope and send it via normal mail? I'd be willing to take the risk of losing it - I would just buy another (or 2, or 3) to replace it.

Thanks,

Dave

seanadams
2005-11-23, 21:14
Dean,

Sorry to bother you again.....

I just rechecked the shipping charges and although they have gone down a little, they are still very expensive!

Could you please check that they are now set to the price you intended?($43.89 or $40.09).

The IR blaster has been reduced to $7 (thank you!), I expected to pay less than 6 times the value of the item to ship it to the UK. Would it not be possible to just put it in a padded envelope and send it via normal mail? I'd be willing to take the risk of losing it - I would just buy another (or 2, or 3) to replace it.

Thanks,

Dave

Dave,


The US Postal service is very bad when it comes to international commercial shipments - unfortunately we're only set up to ship higher value packages by UPS. Those are in fact their minimum rates.

Maybe you can find someone locally who is buying a squeezebox (anyone?) and roll the IR blaster in with the order.

Otherwise see if you can source one there...

scalesr1
2005-11-23, 22:43
Dave - how about this one?


-----Original Message-----
From: seanadams [mailto:seanadams.1yzguz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com]
Sent: 24 November 2005 04:15
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Re: Where to buy an IR Blaster?


Dave Edwards Wrote:
> Dean,
>
> Sorry to bother you again.....
>
> I just rechecked the shipping charges and although they have gone down
> a little, they are still very expensive!
>
> Could you please check that they are now set to the price you
> intended?($43.89 or $40.09).
>
> The IR blaster has been reduced to $7 (thank you!), I expected to pay
> less than 6 times the value of the item to ship it to the UK. Would it
> not be possible to just put it in a padded envelope and send it via
> normal mail? I'd be willing to take the risk of losing it - I would
> just buy another (or 2, or 3) to replace it.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave

Dave,


The US Postal service is very bad when it comes to international
commercial shipments - unfortunately we're only set up to ship higher
value packages by UPS. Those are in fact their minimum rates.

Maybe you can find someone locally who is buying a squeezebox (anyone?)
and roll the IR blaster in with the order.

Otherwise see if you can source one there...


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scalesr1
2005-11-23, 22:44
Dave, How about this one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5833625124


-----Original Message-----
From: seanadams [mailto:seanadams.1yzguz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com]
Sent: 24 November 2005 04:15
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Re: Where to buy an IR Blaster?


Dave Edwards Wrote:
> Dean,
>
> Sorry to bother you again.....
>
> I just rechecked the shipping charges and although they have gone down
> a little, they are still very expensive!
>
> Could you please check that they are now set to the price you
> intended?($43.89 or $40.09).
>
> The IR blaster has been reduced to $7 (thank you!), I expected to pay
> less than 6 times the value of the item to ship it to the UK. Would it
> not be possible to just put it in a padded envelope and send it via
> normal mail? I'd be willing to take the risk of losing it - I would
> just buy another (or 2, or 3) to replace it.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave

Dave,


The US Postal service is very bad when it comes to international
commercial shipments - unfortunately we're only set up to ship higher
value packages by UPS. Those are in fact their minimum rates.

Maybe you can find someone locally who is buying a squeezebox (anyone?)
and roll the IR blaster in with the order.

Otherwise see if you can source one there...


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scalesr1
2005-11-23, 22:46
Or maybe even this one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5830395883&ssPageName=M
ERC_VIC_ReBay_Pr4_PcY_BIN_IT



-----Original Message-----
From: seanadams [mailto:seanadams.1yzguz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com]
Sent: 24 November 2005 04:15
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Re: Where to buy an IR Blaster?


Dave Edwards Wrote:
> Dean,
>
> Sorry to bother you again.....
>
> I just rechecked the shipping charges and although they have gone down
> a little, they are still very expensive!
>
> Could you please check that they are now set to the price you
> intended?($43.89 or $40.09).
>
> The IR blaster has been reduced to $7 (thank you!), I expected to pay
> less than 6 times the value of the item to ship it to the UK. Would it
> not be possible to just put it in a padded envelope and send it via
> normal mail? I'd be willing to take the risk of losing it - I would
> just buy another (or 2, or 3) to replace it.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave

Dave,


The US Postal service is very bad when it comes to international
commercial shipments - unfortunately we're only set up to ship higher
value packages by UPS. Those are in fact their minimum rates.

Maybe you can find someone locally who is buying a squeezebox (anyone?)
and roll the IR blaster in with the order.

Otherwise see if you can source one there...


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Dave Edwards
2005-11-24, 00:29
Hi,

I thought that the IR Blaster was a SlimDevices product and didn't know that it was a generiec device - can anyone confirm that this is the case and these particular ones work ok with the SB? If so, I'll order some from Ebay.

Thanks!

Dave

> Or maybe even this one:
>
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ssPageName=MERC_VIC_ReBay_Pr4_PcY_BI N_IT

scalesr1
2005-11-24, 01:17
AFAIK it is just an LED wired (the correct way around of course) to a jack
plug. Not beyond the realms of home creativity for anyone with a soldering
iron and access to the components (Local Maplin shop?)

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Edwards [mailto:Dave.Edwards.1yzpvz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com]

Sent: 24 November 2005 07:30
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Re: Where to buy an IR Blaster?


Hi,

I thought that the IR Blaster was a SlimDevices product and didn't know
that it was a generiec device - can anyone confirm that this is the case
and these particular ones work ok with the SB? If so, I'll order some
from Ebay.

Thanks!

Dave

> Or maybe even this one:
>
>
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ssPageName=MERC_VIC_ReBay_Pr4_PcY_BI N
_IT


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max.spicer
2005-11-24, 03:16
Can you not ship a big boxful to the UK distribitutor and then have him arrange something?

Max


Dave,


The US Postal service is very bad when it comes to international commercial shipments - unfortunately we're only set up to ship higher value packages by UPS. Those are in fact their minimum rates.

Maybe you can find someone locally who is buying a squeezebox (anyone?) and roll the IR blaster in with the order.

Otherwise see if you can source one there...

Bart
2005-11-24, 03:40
I thought that the IR Blaster was a SlimDevices product and didn't know that it was a generiec device - can anyone confirm that this is the case and these particular ones work ok with the SB?

Dave
I have an emitter very like this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5833625124
which I would be happy to send to you (I am in the UK) if it would work.
Bart