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Who would be interested in a "real" IR control solution for the PS3?
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Post 61 made on Friday December 14, 2007 at 19:53
The Others
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Hi everyone,

For those of you intererested in my design, the 'Sony Blu-Ray Remote Control (PlayStation 3)' is in special at 19.99$ this week at bestbuy.ca

Post 62 made on Friday December 14, 2007 at 20:55
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Assuming that the bluetooth remote is 2-way, does the
*remote* know whether the PS3 is on or off? Or is this
some sort of 1-way implementation?

The blueTooth remote use in some way a 2-way communications. When you sync the remote with the PS3 it's really the remote that receive the PS3 'IP' address. This is easy to prove. If you try the remote on a second system it wants work. So you sync again the remote with system 2. If you go back to system 1 you'll have to sync again with system 1. In conclusion, the remote learn the 'IP' address of the PS3 and not the reverse.

That said, I can't determine out of doubt if PS3 and remote are in beat. After you hit a key they are linked together and this can be observed easily: the current reach few milli-amps in this case. However after few minutes of inactivity (no key press) the remote will go down to full idle state: less than a milli-amp. So the BlueTooth link is not maintained in permanence. This feature is to preserve battery life.

So the answer is no, the remote can’t determine out of doubt that the PS3 is ‘on’ or ‘off’.
Post 63 made on Saturday December 15, 2007 at 00:42
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Daniel,
Can you help me find a way to discretely operate my Atari 5200 or ColecoVision??

I want to play the Smurfs game on the coil cord controllers...
Rick Murphy
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OP | Post 64 made on Saturday December 15, 2007 at 01:26
Daniel Tonks
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Clap on... clap off... case closed.
Post 65 made on Saturday December 15, 2007 at 15:20
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On December 15, 2007 at 00:42, 2nd rick said...
Daniel,
Can you help me find a way to discretely operate my Atari
5200 or ColecoVision??

I want to play the Smurfs game on the coil cord controllers...

Come on...those controller cords were so short that you have to be seated close enough to the console to reach it.

;)
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 66 made on Saturday December 15, 2007 at 15:47
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lol, so true
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Post 67 made on Saturday December 22, 2007 at 16:32
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As I look ay my unopened PS#, I ask, wehre's the solution?

Or is this just a tease.

What gives Dan?
Diplomacy is the art of saying hire a pro without actually saying hire a pro
Post 68 made on Sunday December 23, 2007 at 10:52
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oex read the thread
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Post 69 made on Wednesday January 9, 2008 at 15:12
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Any updates on this???

I'm getting a PS3 soon and am looking for a solution to the remote control problem.

Dino
Post 70 made on Thursday January 10, 2008 at 19:44
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The final touch for external supply (a request by Daniel Tonks) is done. I'll ship a demo remote to Daniel this week for him to review. He will be the judge.

The good news is that I resolved issues with all keys. My code now support Sony codes for:

- Standard DVD/PS2/PS3
- Recordable DVD
- Blu-Ray
- and finally four custom code set (another request by Daniel)

By default all code sets are supported. A specific one can be enable, disabling the others.

With this, a single IR remote + multiple Sony BD remote can control multiple PS3 without conflict. Custom code allow a no conflict situation if you already own standard Sony DVD/BD player(s).

I'll provide few remotes to colleagues/friends, my Beta tester.

Regards,
Ben
Post 71 made on Thursday January 10, 2008 at 23:35
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I haven't read every post here, but I believe a firmware update provides for Wake On Lan (WOL) to turn a PS3 on from low power mode (at least).
Post 72 made on Friday January 11, 2008 at 07:20
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Ben, if all goes well with Daniel's testing, will you be selling these to folks in the US? I just bought a PS3 and am very interested in buying one of these. If you have a "pre-order" list, I'd gladly sign up now.

Regards,
Dino
Post 73 made on Friday January 11, 2008 at 13:26
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It is a very nice development.

However, my goal is to use just one remote for everything under the sun and moon.

This mod will still leave my with an extra remote .

At the moment I am using PDA (Dell x51v) with RemoteControl II 2.12. It controls pretty much everything, from lights to PCs to all A/V equipment.

Since almost every PDA/cell phone now has BT installed, PDA BT remote program could resolve evrything for me.

I've heard there is RemoteControl II v.3.0 in the works which includes Wi-Fi capabilities. It "might" include BT as well. Frank, if you are reading those posts, you know what we need :D
Post 74 made on Friday January 11, 2008 at 18:25
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dinom,

Post your request at [email protected]

Ben
Post 75 made on Friday January 11, 2008 at 18:38
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On January 11, 2008 at 13:26, Galileo2000 said...
It is a very nice development.

However, my goal is to use just one remote for everything
under the sun and moon.

This is the case. The Sony BD remote will be somewhere in the rack it will act as a bridge between your PDA and the PS3. You will not have to manipulate it.

This mod will still leave my with an extra remote .

At the moment I am using PDA (Dell x51v) with RemoteControl
II 2.12. It controls pretty much everything, from lights
to PCs to all A/V equipment.

Same for me with my Harmony 880.

Since almost every PDA/cell phone now has BT installed,
PDA BT remote program could resolve evrything for me.

I've heard there is RemoteControl II v.3.0 in the works
which includes Wi-Fi capabilities. It "might" include
BT as well. Frank, if you are reading those posts, you
know what we need :D

Not so sure about that. The Sony OS is expecting the 'Sony BD Remote for PS3' ID when synching the device with the PS3.

Why 'Guitar Heroes III for PS3' is not BlueTooth? Could it be that Sony wants to keep some of the BlueTooth feature proprietary? I don't have the answer to this. If there is someone out there that has successfully used a non-Sony BlueTooth device (excluding keyboard/mouse) than I'm wrong.
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