Posted by Daniel Tonks on December 23, 2006 at 1:00 AM
With hundreds of thousands of Sony PlayStation 3 consoles sold in the past few weeks, and all of them ideally hooked up to a high definition television with surround sound, there’s undoubtedly going to be some folks trying to figure out how to make the PS3 integrate just a little better with the rest of their A/V gear. And with no built-in infrared receiver and only Bluetooth communications for the official optional BD remote control, the PS3 was certainly not designed with universal remote controls in mind. And what good is a Blu-ray Disc player that can’t be integrated with a standard remote control?
Well, you may have heard something about there being a way to add an infrared receiver to the PS3 – there is, and we’ve put it to the test. Now up is our article on Adding IR Remote Control Capabilities to the PS3, which will tell you exactly what hardware you need, how to put it all together, and what sort of control you can expect.
Bluetooth-based remote offers full BD control; universal remote compatibility.
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