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Infrared Repeaters

Postby QRM » Fri, 31 Jul 2009 5:54 pm

Anyone know of a place that has basic infrared repeaters for AV stuff.

So far walks around Sim Lim and Adelphi have drawn a blank.

One firm who is the local rep for xantech don't carry stock and take 30-40 days to order ( bit daft may as well order and dhl direct from the US)

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Postby Jedi » Mon, 03 Aug 2009 10:40 am

I never had any luck finding them when I tried. Gave up in the end. Might need to order from ebay.

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Postby sillingw » Mon, 03 Aug 2009 1:05 pm

just shows how hit and miss it is, I went to the xantech distributor in the forlorn hope that they would have some new wall switches for the 4/4 audio distribution system ( we moved home) Turned out they had in stock... Anyway, what exactly are you looking for, just the 1.5mm jack to led wire or are you looking to amplify and split? Reason for asking, I may have some spare kit kicking around.

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Postby QRM » Mon, 03 Aug 2009 5:12 pm

I just chucked the hubsation and blueray player in a cabinet, ( each with its own shelf) I need an infrared receiver, main hub and at least 2 possible three IR emitters.

Like the niles http://www.nilesaudio.com/product.php?p ... ID=FG01586

Waiting for Niles to reply to my email asking if they ship to Singapore

Funny a guy in the adelphi shop said a local Singaporean would rather see his messy hifi than pay $400 bucks to have it hidden from view, and if he could afford the 400 bucks then his system would be really nice and would want to show it off anyway.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 03 Aug 2009 6:53 pm

QRM wrote:Funny a guy in the adelphi shop said a local Singaporean would rather see his messy hifi than pay $400 bucks to have it hidden from view, and if he could afford the 400 bucks then his system would be really nice and would want to show it off anyway.


Not funny at all. This is the country were they prefer to wear their clothing label on the outside of the clothes so that everybody knows how "fashionable" they are. This is especially true if it's a Italian name nobody else has ever hear of. :roll:

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Postby sillingw » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:12 am

a couple of considerations, Russound also does IR distribution stuff - no idea if you will have better luck, but they have a distributor in the adelphi (opposite Funan)

Also, if their is a computer in the mix, you could get a Microsoft remote, the receiver has an IR repeater port and led wire - it just plugs into a usb port you get the receiver and the emitter and remote control of the PC.

Agree on the attitude in Singpaore, I just got over it a long time ago, plus for the wife approval factor, I need to hide wires and gear and it has to be easy to use - If you have a lot of technology, it becomes hard to even switch it on and off - on my system, even my five 1/2 year old can use and flip between PS3, TV, PC media center, DVD, radio etc......and it distributes to the whole house, now try doing that without IR repeaters, you would do nothing but run backwards and forwards - trouble is, most dealers in Singapore do not even understand the concept - you would think that the supposed high-end condo's would come pre-wired, it would be a great selling point and cost very little to do - just imagine the show flat. I'm sure there is a business here somewhere....

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Postby littlegreenman » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 2:55 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
QRM wrote:Funny a guy in the adelphi shop said a local Singaporean would rather see his messy hifi than pay $400 bucks to have it hidden from view, and if he could afford the 400 bucks then his system would be really nice and would want to show it off anyway.


Not funny at all. This is the country were they prefer to wear their clothing label on the outside of the clothes so that everybody knows how "fashionable" they are. This is especially true if it's a Italian name nobody else has ever hear of. :roll:


Good point. Same with all those people putting their frequent flyer tags on a backpack and then usually they aren't even gold or platinum status :roll: Why would you need the tag there anyway? It is not because it is part of your checked luggage. Even worse is what kids do in north America at the moment: leave the price tag on the clothing for everyone to see. Did the Ah Liens start doing that yet in Singapore?

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Postby QRM » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 7:13 pm

sillingw wrote:a couple of considerations, Russound also does IR distribution stuff - no idea if you will have better luck, but they have a distributor in the adelphi (opposite Funan)

Also, if their is a computer in the mix, you could get a Microsoft remote, the receiver has an IR repeater port and led wire - it just plugs into a usb port you get the receiver and the emitter and remote control of the PC.

Agree on the attitude in Singpaore, I just got over it a long time ago, plus for the wife approval factor, I need to hide wires and gear and it has to be easy to use - If you have a lot of technology, it becomes hard to even switch it on and off - on my system, even my five 1/2 year old can use and flip between PS3, TV, PC media center, DVD, radio etc......and it distributes to the whole house, now try doing that without IR repeaters, you would do nothing but run backwards and forwards - trouble is, most dealers in Singapore do not even understand the concept - you would think that the supposed high-end condo's would come pre-wired, it would be a great selling point and cost very little to do - just imagine the show flat. I'm sure there is a business here somewhere....


Thanks for that just ordered it from him, still no stock but at least he can get it in a week.

The Singaporeans still lack this entrepreneurial spirit. I asked the guy, "OK if you don't have stock what is stopping me ordering it direct, and probably cheaper, from the US?" his reply "Its your call". If he had his lets try and make my firm stand out from the rest hat on, he should say "While we may be a bit more expensive, I as an agent I can guarantee the units and will offer to bring it around to your house and personally show you how it operates"

This place needs a bit more competition to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Could be right SillingW about a business here set up a Candy&Candy type development for hi end properties.

Talking of High end condo we just move to one and the main bathroom and guest WC, that opens direct onto the living space doesn't even have a vent fan!! Just open the window was the reply from management. :shock:

Maid room has a window for a change but 2 feet in front of it is a huge aircon outdoor unit blowing hot air onto the glass. (Very smart), The service lift so small that furniture needs to be carried up the stairs. The Owner is not moving in because he cant get his piano into the unit.


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