Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by mike.hutch, Aug 1, 2002.
Does anyone know where I might get hold of a Home Theatre Master MX500 remote in the UK?
surely someone must have one? or know where to get one?
I have one
Purchased it direct from Universal Remote Control in the US.
Wahay! do they have a web address? all the places I have found will not ship to the UK.
I guess I should have tried that really.
Hmm... just had an email back from them saying they don't ship outside the US.
Try this one as I think the first one is not the company's website....
Home Theater Master Products are available from Minshull Oak on 01270 626379. I think their website is Mishulloak.co.uk or .com.
So - did you get one mixmanx?
I tried Minshull Oak & Home Theater Master but their prices are tres high - £135 or $189. People posting in the Remote Central website (US customers) pay no more than $120 ish, about £85...
Any pointers would be much appreciated!
No. I couldn't find anywhere to get one on the net, and never got around to ringing Minshull. I've just finished moving house, so all my gear has been packed up fior a few weeks.
Post here if you manage to get one at a reasonable price, as I'm still after a remote of some sort.
I tried to e-mail Minshull but it bounced - I'll try phoning today.
I've also e-mailed someone who posted a review of the MX-500 on the Remote Central website. He's a UK customer but says he bought from the US somehow - could be a useful link if he replies.
I'll keep you posted,
Well progress is slow but there is some...
Minshull have been e-mailed and phoned but have not replied yet. (I was quoted £130 for the MX-500 on the phone which included p+p. Better than £135 but not much!)
The guy who posted on Remote Central contacted me and sent me (indirectly) to:
They have the stuff - and only $120 plus shipping but I can't find out how much shipping is! (There's fault with their order page.) I've e-mailed them & will let you know...
P.S. The guy who e-mailed me paid £130 for his MX-500 a year ago - but loves it!
Shipping seems to be $45 on www.bluedo.com , which is about £105 with the chance of being stung by customs.
Might be just safer to get one at Minshull. Did they have them in stock?
I just had a reply from bluedo - it seems they've updated their website today.
So - $45 carriage, as you say. But the thing that you pointed out, which I'd totally forgotten about, is the blitherin' VAT. Poo! That'll take the price over £120 which means that it's better to go to Minshull really...
I don't know if they have them in stock, they still haven't managed to reply. I'll be ordering from them tomorrow (on the phone to check stock) so I'll let you know.
I didn't want to spend £130 on a remote but there you go - the guy who e-mailed me about bluedo actually sold his Pronto and got an MX-500. After a year he's still very happy.
See you tomorrow!
MX-500 due next Wednesday(ish) - I got it for £115... Not a massive discount but I'm happy - I couldn't have got it cheaper even from the States (unless I got away with the VAT of course).
Now, I really must get some work done...
Well done. Was that from Minshull's? and was that price including poatage? I may give them a ring next week and get myself one too.
Yes and yes!
Go on, you know you want to!
Hmm... I think I will get one, now just to smuggle it past the wife.
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