Originally Posted by soulcougher73
Question: To control a PS3 with this remote do you have to have the Nyko USB dongle thing? I currently just use the Sony PS3 remote and would like the H1 to replace that remote.
You've already been pointed to a very useful thread in the message just above, but I thought I'd offer my perspective.
I first bought the Nyko dongle and it works fairly well; I think the best thing about it is that it's inexpensive. You won't need the remote that comes with it, just the dongle.
However, you still have no power-on/off capability, so you'll need to use your game controller or the XMB for that. Inconvenient, but it works.
The big problem for me with the Nyko is that it lags. It lags terribly; some commands would take a second or two to execute after pressing the H1's buttons, and it's very easy to overshoot when pressing FF/RW, Chapter Skip etc. I got pretty frustrated pretty quickly.
My solution was to replace the Nyko with the IR2BT, and I love this little unit. It works very, very well with zero lag. And if you use the PS3 device in your H1's setup, then have Logitech copy the IR2BT power-off macro from the IR2BT device over to the PS3 device, your H1 can handle power on and power off of the PS3 (the reason to use the PS3 device instead of the IR2BT device in setup is to get the 4 beautiful Circle/Square/Triangle/X button icons on the touchscreen).
I can highly recommend the IR2BT, but they can be a bit hard to get - it's a small company and they had to do a recall to patch older units after Sony changed the PS3 firmware this summer (new and patched units shouldn't need further recalls for new firmware anymore, according to the developer), so they're busy trying to keep up.
If interested, go to www.ir2bt.com
and get on their email list for notification of the next batch available for sale. Stay on top of your email; the last batch sold out in hours after the notice went out. That site also hosts a user forum for more information; very helpful to resolve all the tricky PS3 integration details.
My $0.02 on the subject for what it's worth. The IR2BT really works well and it really does everything; I have replaced eight remotes with the H1 (including the Sony Bluetooth remote) and only need to use my PS3 game controller to play games.