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Who would be interested in a "real" IR control solution for the PS3?
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Post 151 made on Friday April 4, 2008 at 06:41
theKevin
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it's not that hard to install the schmartz.com IR+PWR solution for $50. I just did this one, it took a couple of reinstallations of the narrow copper strip, and now it works fine. true, it doesn't have the 51 flavors, but it turns the PS3 on and off, and works X, O, square and triangle, as well as R1, R2, L1, and L2. perfectly fine for the discerning client and doesn't look bad if you're good with electrical tape. for me, nyko and the supposedly upcoming BT/IR solution are worthless. I have my client running his PS3 with his TSU9600 flawlessly, for a very small investment.
note, you need to pair the PS3 with a PSP to activate the USB inputs when the PS3 is off. if you don't, you can't turn it on with this solution.
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Post 152 made on Friday April 4, 2008 at 06:51
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i also sent an email to [email protected] weeks ago and got no reply. if you need to get your client's PS3 online with a decent remote yesterday, the only real option is the IR+PWR kit from schmartz.com, as far as i can tell. i am in no way affiliated with schmartz, other than the fact that i just ordered it, it came, and it worked.
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Post 153 made on Friday April 4, 2008 at 07:53
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theKevin,

I wouldn't get too excited. With the latest firmware upgrade from Sony for the PS3 (version 2.2), the USB ports are no longer powered when in standby mode (even if you pair it with a PSP). This, in effect, disables the schmartz solution from being able to power on the PS3 via IR. I have the same unit, and it's useless now for power on. See the AVS forum thread for more details.

I also just purchased the IR2BT solution and should receive it any day now.

Dino

On April 4, 2008 at 06:51, theKevin said...
i also sent an email to [email protected] weeks ago and
got no reply. if you need to get your client's PS3 online
with a decent remote yesterday, the only real option is
the IR+PWR kit from schmartz.com, as far as i can tell.
i am in no way affiliated with schmartz, other than the
fact that i just ordered it, it came, and it worked.
Post 154 made on Friday April 4, 2008 at 10:26
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On April 4, 2008 at 07:53, dinom said...
theKevin,

I wouldn't get too excited. With the latest firmware
upgrade from Sony for the PS3 (version 2.2), the USB ports
are no longer powered when in standby mode (even if you
pair it with a PSP). This, in effect, disables the schmartz
solution from being able to power on the PS3 via IR.
I have the same unit, and it's useless now for power
on. See the AVS forum thread for more details.

Whoa... that blows goats.

Wonder if Sony is actively trying to disable control solutions comsumers are developing?
....Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
OP | Post 155 made on Friday April 4, 2008 at 10:33
Daniel Tonks
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I doubt Sony has actually noticed these consumer efforts. The fact that USB had standby power after PSP remote play was enabled was probably considered a bug (I mean there's no logical reason for it to do that) and it was fixed without any consideration or knowledge of the Schmartz product.

However I *do* feel that Sony is trying to keep the PS3 just slightly inconvenient for home theater use, to better promote their standalone (and higher margin) BD players.

What I'd be happy with is a standalone BD player based on the PS3 hardware (which is just *so* nice and responsive), but in standard component size, with full IR remote capabilities, discrete codes, RS232 and so forth. It should be a full networked BD, Music and Media player, but can skip the entire game side.
Post 156 made on Friday April 4, 2008 at 21:36
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Read my reply a few posts up.

IR2BT is better than any solution so far. It's FLAWLESS.
Post 157 made on Friday April 4, 2008 at 22:25
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bummer, thanks for the info. is it easy to find the last firmware version online and update the PS3 back to its earlier state? i don't think BD live is something my client could give two ***** about.


On April 4, 2008 at 07:53, dinom said...
theKevin,

I wouldn't get too excited. With the latest firmware
upgrade from Sony for the PS3 (version 2.2), the USB ports
are no longer powered when in standby mode (even if you
pair it with a PSP). This, in effect, disables the schmartz
solution from being able to power on the PS3 via IR.
I have the same unit, and it's useless now for power
on. See the AVS forum thread for more details.

I also just purchased the IR2BT solution and should receive
it any day now.

Dino
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Post 158 made on Sunday April 6, 2008 at 16:21
The Others
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FYI,

The assembly of IR4PS3 Rev 2:



or type IR4PS3 in www.youtube.com

Recall that I'm targetting DIY market, buyers of IR4PS3 will have to get a Sony BD Remote for Playstation 3 to achieve a complete IR4PS3. If you already own one that's perfect.


Logitech database is also ready for my device.

Manufacturer: IR4PS3 (just under IR2BT :) )
Device: IR4PS3


And yes it's still working with PS3 Firmware 2.2


Regards,
Ben
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Post 159 made on Monday April 7, 2008 at 00:05
InstallerCarl
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Ben,

Have you increased the availability of this product yet?
Carl
Post 160 made on Saturday April 12, 2008 at 15:52
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Wow, I just bought my PS3 yesterday and was curious as to whether any kind of support for universal remotes was in the works. This is exactly what I was hoping to find. Gonna see if I can get added to the mailing list to find out when they become available
Post 161 made on Saturday April 12, 2008 at 16:05
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Has anyone thought of IP control of the PS3?
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Post 162 made on Saturday April 12, 2008 at 18:15
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LOL i love step 2 (third method)....opening via a door jam! Now that's some DIY if I've ever seen it.

So...I don't have the patience to rummage through these 9 pages to see if this is actually available yet and if so how would one obtain one?
Post 163 made on Sunday April 13, 2008 at 06:11
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See here for a similar product that is already out (I have one).

www.ir2bt.com

But they are back ordered and supply is limited.
Post 164 made on Monday April 14, 2008 at 07:06
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Are there any functional differences (advantages/disadvantages) of the ir4ps3 vs. the ir2bt? Other than availability, is there any reason why Id purchase one over the other?

Thanks.

-BS
Post 165 made on Tuesday April 15, 2008 at 21:36
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I believe ir2bt runs on batteries, where ir4ps3 plugs in an outlet. BTW, there is a third option coming -- http://www.ps3toothfairy.com/
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