08-19-2010 01:19 PM
Hello, I just purchased a V-Mate from Amazon, but it only came with the USB cable and the unit itself. The seller claims she only used it as a card reader and never received all of the "other" things. Well, that makes it pretty useless unless I can find a power supply, remote control, IR emitter, and 2 A/V cables. Does anyone know where I can find these?
I do have a Philips TS1000 Pronto programmable remote if someone has the ccf file they could share with me. I can also "butcher" up a power supply, and I have an IR emitter from an old JVC VCR if someone can tell me if it will work. I also have a 4 pin mini connector to A/V cables from an old video camera, but I would need to know what the pinout is, that V-Mate uses.
I know this sounds like a lot of work, but I was really excited to try this thing, and then it came with all the parts missing!
Thanks for any help.
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08-21-2010 10:10 AM
You'd probably be better off returning it and buying one from from a 'real' dealer, maybe a brick & mortar store. This way you'd get a waranty and you'd have the support of somewhere to return it for any warranty issues or go for any missing parts.
08-22-2010 09:01 PM
Thanks Tapeworm - that is exactly what I did - returned the unit. Not sure I really need to pursue this device anymore - I really wanted it for the ability to change channels using the IR emitter and schedule timed recordings on my DVR; the recordings on flash memory was just a bonus. Not sure the emitter would have controlled my cable supplied box anyway. I really did want to try it, oh well, I guess it was not to be.