sony playstation 3 as a blu-ray dvd player with main lobby

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sony playstation 3 as a blu-ray dvd player with main lobby

Postby jeffx » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:56 pm

with the ps3 dvd player remote being bluetooth (no IR),
has anyone figured out a way to control the dvd functions using mainlobby?
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Postby jstaab » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:48 pm

Go search e-bay for an infrared remote control for the PS3 and you'll find your options. Essentially what's out there involves an infrared receiver that plugs into the USB port which is the route that I took. The only downside is that you can't turn it off and on as it essentially mimics the buttons on controller.

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Try the Nyko Remote

Postby mediastorm » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:08 pm

You can use the Nyko PlayStation 3 Blu Wave Remote to get the job done.

It's under $15 and has been used quite successfully for controlling the PS3 via Harmony remotes and etc.

The downside (as stated above) is that there is no power button.

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Postby jeffx » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:09 pm

picked up one of those on amazon today along with a harmony 880 remote. thanks for the tip.

hopefully something "cleaner" than an ir dongle will come along soon, like bluetooth or network control via ML3, but this should work great until then.
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Postby bjdraw » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:21 pm

You may want to return the 880. The new Harmony One makes the 880 look like its from the 80's.

The biggest improvement is the new buttons which unlike the 880 are not all the same shape and actually possible to navigate without looking at it 'em. The new touch screen is capacitive and much much nicer than the 880, and the charging system has been redesign because of all the problems 880 owners were having.
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Postby jeffx » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:26 pm

I got the 880 because it was on sale for $99 shipped,
not a bad deal.
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Postby jeffx » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:10 pm

bjdraw wrote:The new Harmony One makes the 880 look like its from the 80's.


Hey, and what's wrong with the 80's??!? I happen to have liked that decade :)
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Postby bjdraw » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:07 pm

Hard to beat that price if you don't mind the buttons.
I paid about $160 for mine and only got about $80 on eBay. Waiting on the One to come down in price before I pick one up, def' not paying retail at $250.
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