Setting Up Your IR Remote for the PS3IR Device
To setup your universal remote, simply select either PS2, PS3, or a Sony DVD as the device. For Sony DVD you may need to try several DVD Models to find the correct IR code set. Important note! Even though some remotes give rather ominous warnings that the PS3 will not function with an IR remote, you can simply ignore these outdated messages. In all cases, the PS3IR devices allow your remote to work perfectly well in spite of these dire warnings by the Logitech Harmony setup program.
Finally, in the very rare instance that your remote does not support the PS2, PS3, or a Sony DVD option, you can use the pronto codes in the attached file. If you must teach your remote, you can still purchase a PS2 remote at just about any store that carries Sony products for around $10. I'd recommend just borrowing one temporarily.Using Your PS3IR Device
If you want the wireless game controller to be controller number 1, simply turn on the PS3 using the wireless controller. In this way, the PS3IR device gets bumped up to a higher device number. This can be important since some games must be started from controller number 1.
Please see the attached key mapping file for a description of what keys are supported and how they are mapped to simulated PS3 controller button events.Please note: There is no magic way to create additional key functionality if the corresponding action is not included as a feature of the game controller in the PS3 firmware.
In short, if you can perform a function with the Sony game controller, it will likewise be supported by the PS3IR device. This means that keys such as Subtitle will not be supported. Where it makes sense, keys are mapped to game controller keys that are close to the desired functionality. For instance, most remotes support slow forward and slow back buttons. These buttons are actually mapped to the only forward and back buttons that the game controller supports. Various indexing speeds are available by pressing the button repeatedly. This is true for several buttons since the game controller tends to use a single button to toggle between modes whereas most remotes provide discrete buttons for the same functions. Fortunately, the key mapping is quite intuitive so my advice is just to start enjoying your new PS3IR device. Using it is much simpler than this explanation!
OK, there is actually one little bit of magic involved. Even though Sony only supports a power ON/OFF toggle mode, I have been able to implement discrete power On and Off commands for the PS3IR+PWR device by utilizing the schmarts of the micro-controller.Development News
The PS3IR-PRO is finally ready!
The PS3IR+PWR has been discontinued. Sony broke the USB power in the V2.2 firmware release. Buggers!Shipping Status
(As of 3/3/2008)
I have plenty of PS3IRX1 devices in stock.
I have attached an RTI Command Library for the PS3IR+PWR (Schmartz_cml.zip). This will be of interest for anyone using the RTI Theater Touch Designer or Integration Designer. It will save you a little time and effort. Thanks go out to Jim Bask of RemoteShoppe.com for this contribution.
PS3IR+PWR Install.pdf 339.306640625k . file
PS3IR Pronto Codes.zip 16.3974609375k . file
Key Mapping for PS3IR Devices.pdf 29.7001953125k . file
PS3IRX1 Install.pdf 33.763671875k . file
Schmartz_cml.zip 0.912109375k . file