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First Full-Function Infrared Control for the Sony PS3
The IR4PS3 allows everything the official Bluetooth remote can do... all from your standard universal remote!
Posted by Daniel Tonks on January 21, 2008 at 8:50 AM
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Sony PlayStation 3 If youíre a fan of the Sony PlayStation 3, youíre undoubtedly aware of the ongoing saga that is the effort to integrate the game console with standard infrared universal remote controls. As a Bluetooth-only device, it lacks the necessary CIR receiver used by almost every piece of consumer electronics that would be found in your home theater system. And since the PS3 is one of the best Blue-ray Disc players on the market (not to mention the most upgradable) and can also be used as an excellent media player, the complete lack of official integration with expensive universal remotes such as the Logitech Harmony, Philips Pronto or Complete Control series has been a huge disappointment.

When the PS3 was released over a year ago, our article Adding IR Remote Control to the Sony PS3 showed that it was indeed possible to add some level of PS3 control to any universal remote control using a number of standard PS2 accessories already available on the market. Since then, PlayStation accessory manufacturers have capitalized on the concept and you can now select from a number of prepared (and far more stylish) USB-based PS3 remotes and receivers. Unfortunately, none of these offer any greater level of control than our initial do-it-yourself solution. There are barely more than a dozen possible commands, and the console canít be powered on or off from afar.

Itís now time to throw those limitations out the window, because we have a world exclusive look at the very first infrared-based solution that offers you complete control over the PlayStation 3. Itís the IR4PS3, and if the official Sony Bluetooth-based movie remote can do it, the IR4PS3 can make your existing universal remote control do it as well. That includes a full complement of 51 commands as well as powering the system on and off. Sound interesting?

Read our complete article!

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Does anyone have the universal codes for this Sony PlayStation 3 remote control ? If so, do you know if they will work with thePr o nto TSU9400? I'm also trying to find the universal codes for the Yamaha RXV-8600 but do not want to pay the installer $100 an hour to locate them. Please help. If you find them please send them to my e-mail address [email protected]
Do you actually own the IR4PS3? Because the codes will do you no good without one. And I mention this because very few have been made so far.

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Daniel, have you heard anything new about this. I emailed him back in January I think. Obviously it isn't ready or it would have been posted around the web. Do you have any insight into this? Thanks! Dave
Interesting...somebody else came out with a solution.
So far, due to the amount of time it takes to assemble one, the fact that it's still really in testing, and the overwhelming number of emails, he's been selling small numbers mostly locally. However he's also been working on a do-it-yourself kit which would be more mass-marketable.

In fact I just received the first "version 2" of the IR4PS3 two days ago... this is the black box version where you take the circuit board out of a Sony PS3 remote you already own, snap it into his circuit (no soldering), and you're ready to go.
Latest news I have is that 25 Rev 2 units are now shipping out per week.

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