Originally Posted by ikriz
- Which advantages do I have with the PS3TF ?
- Are there any limitations or is every single button of the Sony remote supported?
- What happens if I start the PS3 by inserting a BD movie or game?
- How do I set it up? Just download a PS3TF Profile on my Harmony and pair the device to my PS3?
- I am from Germany, how long does it take from order to delivery? (Aymanme?)
a) I haven't really compared the products but I am sure others have, so I'll step aside and let them answer.
b) Every single button is supported and it adds both a built in and user programmable shutdown macro. In addition there are a couple of features such as the ability to track the power on/off of the unit, wired IR input if you ever go RF, multiple addresses, etc.
c) Depends on the mode you use it in. Out of the box, nothing happens, it just works. You can press play/stop/pause, etc. If you put it into its power track mode, then it wouldn't know that you powered on already. In that case you can just press the "PS" key on your harmony and the ps3toothfairy will switch to operation mode.
d) Yes, plug in the device, update your harmony and then pair it with the PS3. There is a "quick start" section specifically for Harmony in the user manual (you can see it online).
e) I ship them via express outside the US. It takes us a day or 2 (on rare cases 3) days to ship the device and they leave the US within 2 days usually. Then it is really up to your local post and customs to get it to you, but historically, the units to Germany got there within a week to 10 days.
Some other reasons, as others have mentioned, the build quality is very good. It is all screwed together and very small. We (think we) provide great support both pre and post sale. I don't just come on the forums to sell my goods. I also go to the install and remote forums on this site, so I'd like to believe i am a good member of the community.
Lastly, I missed answering another question. The poweroff code (and any code really) will turn the device on since that is how Sony designed it. However, you can turn the power tracking mode of the ps3toothfairy on and then it will respond to discrete on / off.