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Topic # 24706 31-Jul-2008 13:50
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I am interested in importing some IR remote converters to enable me to use my universal remote (Harmony 525) with my PS3.

There are a few options
1. the cheapest option would be to buy a basic ir remote of trademe which comes with a usb plug (these do not allow power on/off via remote and also take up a usb port)

2. PS3 toothfairy which would cost around NZ$120 each to import 3 including shipping. (quite pricey) allows full control of PS3 all commands including on/off and doesnt use a USB port
Also has port for ir in the back for people with structured cabling etc so it can be controlled from anywhere in the house.

3. IR2BT pretty similar to toothfairy possibly a bit cheaper when it comes in stock.

Anybody else know much about this/ interested in getting one / already got one

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  Reply # 153494 2-Aug-2008 08:33
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I purchased the Nyko USB IR sensor from Frys Electronics in the US which cost me $15(US). It of course can't turn on the PS3. The IR2BT can do that. However with the latest firmware you can turn off the PS3 from the XMB so having to turn it on via the controller or the PS3 power button (you often need to go to the unit to insert a disc anyway) means for me anyway, there is no need to upgrade to a unit that can power on the PS3.

The next thing for me is, how to program a sequence in my Harmony that can do the power off which might not be easy given that it will be programming a bunch of key stroks that are dependent on where you are in the XMB now.

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  Reply # 153939 4-Aug-2008 08:58
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lchiu7: The next thing for me is, how to program a sequence in my Harmony that can do the power off which might not be easy given that it will be programming a bunch of key stroks that are dependent on where you are in the XMB now.

Shouldn't be too hard.  Just make sure you program in enough "left"s to get you to Users no matter how far across the XMB you are.  Then the same with Turn Off System.  Enough "up"s to get to the top of the menu and then select Off.

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