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Harmony adaptor for ps3 vs. PS3IR-500
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Post 1 made on Monday August 10, 2009 at 13:59
jhsfosho
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I am looking for a cheap solution for controlling my ps3 via my logitech harmony 720 remote. Which solution would be better? The way I see it is that the harmony will be an easier solution at first, but it might also be nice to have the ps3IR-500 because it has a built in power off macro and is $20 less.

What are your opinions?
Post 2 made on Monday August 10, 2009 at 23:05
Daniel Tonks
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There's really no difference in the amount of work either would take to configure. The PS3IR-500 is smaller, costs less, and will be easier to work with if you ever have a non-Harmony remote due to it using standard IR codes and having built-in variable tracking.

One upside to the Harmony one is that it includes a power adapter.
OP | Post 3 made on Tuesday August 11, 2009 at 09:20
jhsfosho
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Will I run into any problems with the PS3IR-500 since both it and the remote has variable tracking? Like if they get out of sync with each other and the PS3?
Post 4 made on Wednesday August 12, 2009 at 10:27
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I'd go with the PS3IR-500. I'm using the PS3IR-1000 with an MX-3000 and it has worked flawless so far. I friend of mine tried the Harmony solution since he had the Harmony One and he sent it back because he found it unreliable.

I also have a Harmony 720 in house but I don't use it for the system with the PS3. I could easily try a test though to see how it works with the PS3IR adapter.
Post 5 made on Thursday August 13, 2009 at 16:50
Daniel Tonks
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You can always disable the tracking on the PS3IR-500... or the Harmony.
Post 6 made on Friday August 28, 2009 at 23:51
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On August 11, 2009 at 09:20, jhsfosho said...
Will I run into any problems with the PS3IR-500 since both it and the remote has variable tracking? Like if they get out of sync with each other and the PS3?

If you're referring to the ability of the Schmartz device to sense whether the PS3 is on or off that is not a feature of the PS3IR500. The power sensing capability is one of the additional features of the PS3IR1000 with optional cable.
Post 7 made on Saturday August 29, 2009 at 09:00
Daniel Tonks
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I haven't actually used a 500, however I was told both the 500 and 1000 have variable-based power tracking, while the 1000 also adds true power sensing.


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