Using a normal universal remote with a PS3

, posted: 26-Apr-2008 23:38

The one thing I can fault with the PS3 is that it doesn't have an IR receiver, it's bluetooth only. There are a couple of options to get it going with a universal remote though...

1) Use a PS2 DVD remote kit (~$35) with a PS2 controller 2 USB adapter ($20) This is what I am currently using & it's dodgy at best. You can't turn on the PS3 with the remote & I can't get my Harmony 525 working properly with it, as it often send the command twice. I generally find myself using the PS3 game controller.

2) IR2BT ($55US + shipping)
Now this sounds sweet. It receives commands from certain Sony remotes (which you can program into your universal remote) & sends them to the PS3 over Bluetooth. It allows you to do everything that the normal PS3 bluetooth remote does

ie2bt

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Comment by NZtechfreak, on 29-Apr-2008 12:30

I don't have any answers here, but I know when I get a PS3 in the near future I'll be trying to use my N95 as a BT-Remote with the PS3 in Linux mode. There are heaps of BT-based remote softwares out for Linux, which will work with many, many, phones with BT which could potentially be beneficiaries for this approach...


Comment by stevonz, on 29-Apr-2008 15:17

3) Buy a bluetooth remote... I have a Sony branded one & it wroks just fine.

:-)


Author's note by AceVPD, on 30-Apr-2008 12:36

NZtechfreak - Interesting.  Might see if I can find anything that will allow me to use my windows mobile ph to control it.  Haven't tried Linux mode myself

stevonz - Yeah, the Sony one works well.  I have a Harmony 525 Universal remote which I use for controlling everything.  I'm not keen on having to use another one as well


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