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jordi.c
2007-07-17, 11:48
Hello,

At the moment I've a crappy radio alarm. I was looking for a nice solution to wake up by my favorite music :).

The option of buying a Philips Ipod Dock is obsolete, because it has not enough space and poor sound quality.

So I think the SqueezeBox will be perfect for this job.

In my bedroom I've a receiver with 5 satellite speakers (Sony) connected.

The problem I'll get I think is that the receiver has to be the whole night on with speaker volume on.

This is not very pleasant,because the speakers give some noise (not much) when I turn the power volume high and no music is playing.

Is there a way or product that my Pioneer Receiver switches from standby to On when the SqueezeBox alarm starts or another workaround?

Best Wishes.
Jordi

exile
2007-07-17, 11:58
i think the easy solution is to set up ir blaster with your system. search the wiki or forums here for basic info and instructions.

i have it setup with my sb2 and my sony receiver and every morning my player alarm triggers the receiver to turn on.

jordi.c
2007-07-17, 12:04
Those IR Blasters do you have to fix it yourself or can I buy it somewhere working?

How can I know if my Pioneer Receiver type: VSX-D510 is supported?

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069809_36872,00.html

Mark Lanctot
2007-07-17, 12:38
You can get them directly from Logitech:

https://secure.slimdevices.com/order/upgrades.cgi

$7.00.

It uses the IRBlaster (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?IRBlaster) plugin. You need either a file for your remote control from here:

http://lirc.sourceforge.net/remotes/pioneer/

or you can generate your own from your own remote. Nearly all remotes are compatible, but I can't say for certain whether yours is - there's a very, very good chance as only unusual remotes using odd modulation frequencies aren't supported.

jordi.c
2007-07-17, 12:43
You can get them directly from Logitech:

https://secure.slimdevices.com/order/upgrades.cgi

$7.00.

It uses the IRBlaster (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?IRBlaster) plugin. You need either a file for your remote control from here:

http://lirc.sourceforge.net/remotes/pioneer/

or you can generate your own from your own remote. Nearly all remotes are compatible, but I can't say for certain whether yours is - there's a very, very good chance as only unusual remotes using odd modulation frequencies aren't supported.

Thanks Mark!!

Do you think these will do the job http://cgi.ebay.com/IR-Blaster-NEW-LQQK-CHEAP-Remote-Extender_W0QQitemZ140136293651QQihZ004QQcategoryZ6 1395QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem