he he, well I'm glad somebody got some chuckles out of this.
The point is, well look at me, I would have gladly paid money to make this work. Hell i would give the sony fu (kers some to get this to work right, either an official dongle or whatever.
I don't think this was a calculated money grab by sony, just poor planning.
The boneheads at sony never figured out that their core demo, the idiots (like me) who were willing to shell out the ridiculous launch price, would have a universal remote!
I would have even gone for some AV version of the ps3 and shelled out the extra cash if it had an ir rcvr. Imagine the money they left on the table by omitting a 3 dollar item.
As for an official sony dongle, i wouldnt hold my breadth. I'll go on the record and say it'll never be released by sony. I think it requires too much of an investment in their r/d for minimal return on their investment.
From sony's view point, any new product of this type they release will only cannibalize sales from their bt remote.