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Logitech Harmony 880 Remote Control - Refurbished: $79.99 free shipping

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Yes? Thank you for posting that here, but is that a good deal? And how does that relate to the PS3?
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I bought mine for $150.00 about a year ago so the price seems pretty good. It relates to the PS3 if you use it alot as a bluray player and hate multiple remotes.

I have the NYKO bluwave remote dongle in my ps3 and put all the codes in the harmony. The only thing the harmony cannot do is start the machine up. But you do that when you put the disk in anyway.
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I have the NYKO bluwave remote dongle in my ps3 and put all the codes in the harmony. The only thing the harmony cannot do is start the machine up. But you do that when you put the disk in anyway.

Can I use that dongle for the Harmony One Advance? I just got this remote and I knew I had to get a IR 2 BT converter ...
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Thanks OP. I picked up one of these for my bro. We are using the nyko solution with the ps3 as well. I can't believe that after a couple years, sony hasn't given us a better option. Oh well...
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Can I use that dongle for the Harmony One Advance? I just got this remote and I knew I had to get a IR 2 BT converter ...

Yes you can.
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My harmony 880 battery exploded. Harmony replaced it right away & the new one is working great.

The few days that i had to go without a universal remote made me realize i wouldnt want to go back to having a table full of different remotes for all my components.
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I have the NYKO bluwave remote dongle in my ps3 and put all the codes in the harmony. The only thing the harmony cannot do is start the machine up. But you do that when you put the disk in anyway.

Same here, except it also can't turn it off. Which is actually worse and sucks when I'm like 'Well, that movie was good, time to hit the hay. Now just to press the 'off' button on my Harmony....let's see, the TV is off, the receiver is off, my XBOX is off, my DVR is off...oh wait, let me get out of my nice warm bed, walk across the cold floor, turn off the PS3 and then crawl back in bed."

It also doesn't turn on or off my Wii. Stupid Nintendo and Sony not putting a 50 cent IR port on their machines.
**shakes fist in general direction of Nintendo and Sony headquarters**
post #9 of 19
Change the system settings to turn the PS3 off after an hour of non-use.
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Same here, except it also can't turn it off. Which is actually worse and sucks when I'm like 'Well, that movie was good, time to hit the hay. Now just to press the 'off' button on my Harmony....let's see, the TV is off, the receiver is off, my XBOX is off, my DVR is off...oh wait, let me get out of my nice warm bed, walk across the cold floor, turn off the PS3 and then crawl back in bed."

It also doesn't turn on or off my Wii. Stupid Nintendo and Sony not putting a 50 cent IR port on their machines.
**shakes fist in general direction of Nintendo and Sony headquarters**


FYI, there is an off option in the XMB, which means you can macro the Harmony to shut off the PS3. It's real simple something like left eight times, up three times, x, pause for a few milliseconds, x. Voila, your PS3, TV, AVR is all off with the press of one button.

I have the Harmony 550, but the play button is starting to stick. Thanks mulder, time for an upgrade!
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Originally Posted by imdjenk View Post

FYI, there is an off option in the XMB, which means you can macro the Harmony to shut off the PS3. It's real simple something like left eight times, up three times, x, pause for a few milliseconds, x. Voila, your PS3, TV, AVR is all off with the press of one button.

I have the Harmony 550, but the play button is starting to stick. Thanks mulder, time for an upgrade!

I'll play around with that macro again. I tried it once but it wasn't very clean...because depending on where you are at (watching a movie, playing a game, streaming media, etc), it takes different steps to turn it off.

I guess I'll set it up again, and then just make sure I am at the same place on the XMB everytime before pressing "off"....that would mean I'd have to stop the movie (and do the little "Yes, I really do want to stop, I'm not just pressing stop because I have nothing better to do" confirmation) or exit out of my game.

It's workable. Still hate the lack of native IR support though.
post #12 of 19
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I'll play around with that macro again. I tried it once but it wasn't very clean...because depending on where you are at (watching a movie, playing a game, streaming media, etc), it takes different steps to turn it off.

I guess I'll set it up again, and then just make sure I am at the same place on the XMB everytime before pressing "off"....that would mean I'd have to stop the movie (and do the little "Yes, I really do want to stop, I'm not just pressing stop because I have nothing better to do" confirmation) or exit out of my game.

It's workable. Still hate the lack of native IR support though.

if you put enough left clicks into the macro it doesn't matter where you are in the XMB. Been awhile but i think the system off option is in the leftmost menu.
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if you put enough left clicks into the macro it doesn't matter where you are in the XMB. Been awhile but i think the system off option is in the leftmost menu.

yes, but you just have to be in the XMB. It won't shut it off during a movie, and won't shut off if downloading.

To get around the latter, I just shut the PS3 down with the harmony and check the option to keep it on until it finishes. Then power off or switch activities.

IMO, the 550 is better build than the 8-series.
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

I'll play around with that macro again. I tried it once but it wasn't very clean...because depending on where you are at (watching a movie, playing a game, streaming media, etc), it takes different steps to turn it off.

I guess I'll set it up again, and then just make sure I am at the same place on the XMB everytime before pressing "off"....that would mean I'd have to stop the movie (and do the little "Yes, I really do want to stop, I'm not just pressing stop because I have nothing better to do" confirmation) or exit out of my game.

It's workable. Still hate the lack of native IR support though.

Agreed its very annoying but for now, its all we've got. Just set it up for a couple extra lefts and it won't matter as long as you're in the XMB.
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Yes? Thank you for posting that here, but is that a good deal? And how does that relate to the PS3?

exactly, he's just posting affiliate links to make himself some money.
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Actually he is posting stuff from the dealnew website.

The site is very good and everyone should check it out.

No I do not work for them, but I love good deals.
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Actually he is posting stuff from the dealnew website.

The site is very good and everyone should check it out.

No I do not work for them, but I love good deals.

His link is different from theirs, but they also use affiliate links, just as all the big deal sites do.

I get a small portion of my income from developing affiliate traffic sites and I have more respect for my fellow avs'ers to spam you with links to stuff to try to make a buck on the side.
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Actually he is posting stuff from the dealnew website.

The site is very good and everyone should check it out.

No I do not work for them, but I love good deals.

Dealnews, fatwallet, slickdeals, and a few others. I'm just waiting for the link to save money on my car insurance...
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http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmo.../dp/B000O7I6VE

Back again, now $69.99. I picked one up.
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