Saturday, May 26, 2012

Moving Sale–My Gadgets For Cheap

I’ve been gathering the rest of my little-used gadget arsenal for the Memorial Day Weekend Gadget Garage Sale.  Here’s how it works.  If you are interested in any of the below items here’s how to purchase:

Note:  I can only ship to U.S. locations due to shipping costs.  My goal here is to find these gadgets a good home.  All items are used, but in good, working condition.

URC Home Theater Master MX-500 Learning Remote Control - This has been my go-to remote for many years.  I’ve used this older MX-500 and the newer MX-600 for several years with my home theater setup.  I’m selling this one for $29 plus $11.35 shipping.  Included is the remote, four AAA batteries and the original operating manual.


Brando USB 2.4Ghz RF Wireless Keyboard with Trackball – I’ve used this one on some of my test-HTPC’s and on a few DIY Digital Photo Frames.  It’s cheaply made, but it worked for my purposes.  I’m selling this one for $5 plus $11.35 Shipping



Hauppauge Remote Controls – I have a two different versions of these, but no need for them.  I’ll sell one for $7 plus $5.35 shipping or both for $10 plus $5.35 shipping.



Channel Vision E3200-RF Modulator – This one was an important part of my HTPC setup for a long time.  I used it to “blast” everything displaying on the living room TV to the kitchen TV – so the shows played in exact sync with each other.  I could even play a movie in the living room and turn on either the kitchen TV or upstairs master bedroom TV and the same movie was playing in all three rooms.   As we moved to HD however this didn’t work quite as well since it’s definitely not modulating an HD signal.  This would work great for a SD setup or a security camera setup.

I’m selling this one for $24 plus $11.35 shipping



Snapstream Firefly RF Remote Control –  UPDATE-SOLD

this is an oldie, but somewhat popular with the HTPC crowd.  I haven’t used this one in years, but I know there are some that like the RF-capability.  It was originally designed by Snapstream who at the time made HTPC software BeyondTV.  This one is going for $5 plus $5.35 shipping.  Also available at for $40 – I’ll throw in the Firefly Mini (smaller version in photo below (on right) for free if you want it with the Firefly.


MediaMVP with Remote & Power AdapterUPDATE – SOLD

Works as a basic media player, SageTV extender and GBPVR extender.  SD-only.  This guy handled TV in my gadget laboratory… er unfinished basement where I modified & made things.  Still works great – but it’s SD-only and I haven’t used it in the past year.  $9 plus $11.35 shipping



If you’re interested in more than one item, I can probably work out a deal on the shipping.  Or possibly a discount for taking extra stuff off of my hands all at once.  Thanks!