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post #61 of 104
Has anyone tried this with a non-Harmony remote yet? I use a URC MX-3000 in my theater, and I'm currently using the Nyko IR USB receiver. I'd like to be able to add power and eject commands into my remote if possible.

It seems to me that this should be able to work with a non-Harmony remote, shouldn't it? If it receives IR commands (which are common), then I'd just need to enter the hex codes into my programming setup. I may try one out to see if I can get it to work (and return it if it doesn't), but I'd be interested to know what kind of results people are getting with a Pronto or URC.

jj
post #62 of 104
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Originally Posted by jeffthx View Post

Has anyone tried this with a non-Harmony remote yet? I use a URC MX-3000 in my theater, and I'm currently using the Nyko IR USB receiver. I'd like to be able to add power and eject commands into my remote if possible.

It seems to me that this should be able to work with a non-Harmony remote, shouldn't it? If it receives IR commands (which are common), then I'd just need to enter the hex codes into my programming setup. I may try one out to see if I can get it to work (and return it if it doesn't), but I'd be interested to know what kind of results people are getting with a Pronto or URC.

jj

Read post #16 http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post16446172
post #63 of 104
I love the PS3 adapter!! I initially had to go in and tweak the settings with some pauses to get things perfect. I also added an eject command for the off sequence. Works very nice, it ejects the disk then turns off.

Shame we have to spend $59 for a true PS3 solution but it does work nicely.
post #64 of 104
I find it very odd (cheap) not to include the cable for connecting directly to the RF module.

I mean, I just purchased an 890 and the PS3 adapter, and they couldn't include the RF connection cable in either purchase. In fact, they don't even tell you what you need, they just tell you it isn't included. Thanks Harmony!

I did some digging and it looks like you need to purchase a 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm cable (not sure if it should be stereo or mono, or if that makes a difference). Pretty lame on harmony's part....such a cheap part that is going to be a minor heachache to anyone wanting to use it.

I'm just using IR from the RF module right now, but why even include the RF connection capability if you aren't going to include a cable, or even document what you need.

Other than that, it works really well!
post #65 of 104
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Originally Posted by skro View Post

I did some digging and it looks like you need to purchase a 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm cable (not sure if it should be stereo or mono, or if that makes a difference). Pretty lame on harmony's part....such a cheap part that is going to be a minor heachache to anyone wanting to use it.

I don't have the Harmony PS3 adapter, but just take one of your IR emitter cables and plug the 3.5mm end into the PS3 adapter. If that fits then you need a 3.5mm to 3.5mm male/male stereo cable. If not then it would probably be 2.5mm to 3.5mm, but I doubt that is the case. 3.5mm is pretty much the standard for IR input/output jacks.

And you don't have to look beyond the PS3 itself for the definition of a company being cheap. At $399 you would think that a system marketed as the HD device of the future would include some sort of HD connecting cable!
post #66 of 104
Yeah, it is definitely smaller, so it is a 2.5.

I still think this is worse than not including an HDMI cable....i'm sure they can be found, but i'll probably need to buy a cable (3.5) + adapter...a lot of annoyance for a ~$1 part.

Really, though, it isn't a big deal, I'll just keep using an IR extender cable from the RF module....basically, my point is that it seems odd to include the input, but to not include the cable, since you can just run one of the IR repeaters to the PS3 unit.
post #67 of 104
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

At $399 you would think that a system marketed as the HD device of the future would include some sort of HD connecting cable!

What about building the $399 unit without a simple IR receiver built into it - now THAT's cheap.
post #68 of 104
I got mine in the mail tonight, set it up with my 880 and paired it to my PS3 and it works like a champ. I like it so much better than the Niko remote I had before.

Now I am patiently waiting for my Harmony one to arrive.
post #69 of 104
Set mine up last night could not have been easier. Paired it, re-added the PS3 as a device and everything works perfectly. I moved around a few buttons but for the most parts is literally plug and play.
post #70 of 104
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Originally Posted by MikeCandler View Post

Set mine up last night could not have been easier. Paired it, re-added the PS3 as a device and everything works perfectly. I moved around a few buttons but for the most parts is literally plug and play.

Ditto. Super happy. Works great even with my meager Harmony 360 Remote.

As for it not coming with the RF cable, 97% probably don't need it, so why incure any extra manufacturing cost?
post #71 of 104
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Originally Posted by itsloud View Post


As for it not coming with the RF cable, 97% probably don't need it, so why incure any extra manufacturing cost?

I don't want to argue this too much, but why add the cost of adding the port on the unit, and not include a simple and cheap cable. No one needs it (IR works just fine), so why add the port? But since they did add it, why then ask the consumer to go out and buy a 3.5 mm cable, and a 2.5 - 3.5 mm adapter.

Either leave it out all together, or throw in the cable. It isn't a big deal, i'll just skip using it (and other would have no idea what to buy since they don't even tell you what you need in the documentation).

Enough of my complaining though...it is an awesome device.
post #72 of 104
Just out of curiosity, if I have the original IR2BT is there any reason to get this?
post #73 of 104
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Originally Posted by JakiChan View Post

Just out of curiosity, if I have the original IR2BT is there any reason to get this?

No.
post #74 of 104
just ordered mine today, now if we could only find a remote that can take the movie out of the PS3 .. Using the Harmony 1000 for my remote..

Update: Amazon site said it will ship on 6/8, why the delay from the original order date of 6/2?
post #75 of 104
Has anyone got the PS3 adapter up and working with the Logitech Wireless Extender?
post #76 of 104
I have a ps3 in an mid atlantic equipment rack with faceplate. If im understanding this adapter correctly, its not actually connected to the PS3 and you have to put the adapter in front of the PS3, is this correct?

I was hoping to put the ps3 adapter behind the PS3 and then connect that adapter to the wireless extender.
post #77 of 104
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Originally Posted by TomsHT View Post

I have a ps3 in an mid atlantic equipment rack with faceplate. If im understanding this adapter correctly, its not actually connected to the PS3 and you have to put the adapter in front of the PS3, is this correct?

I was hoping to put the ps3 adapter behind the PS3 and then connect that adapter to the wireless extender.

You do not have to put the Harmony PS3 adapter in front of the PS3. In fact you could put it in your pocket or any place else as long as it can receive your IR control signals.

The device receives IR and emits BT. BT is radio frequency energy and within reason will go thru walls or whatever on its way to the PS3.

Again, you can put the adapter behind the PS3 as long as it is able to receive the Harmony IR - either directly from the remote or RF wireless extender (either via blaster or wired emitter.)
post #78 of 104
having trouble setting this up..Got the connection via PS3 and green light.. How do I add PS3 to Harmony remote account?

re-installed software,updated account and now it works perfect. Forgot to upgrade new tv.. All commands work great..
post #79 of 104
In the software click add new device, game console, sony, PS3 done... enjoy
post #80 of 104
I tried using a 2.5mm male to 3.5mm male cable to connect the 2 together. I then went into device controls and told it to operate via the RF extender at the corresponding IR port. However, it did not work at all. Has anyone successfully connected the PS3 adapter to the RF extender. If so, what were your methods.
Thanks for any help.
post #81 of 104
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Originally Posted by wbcollegekid View Post

I tried using a 2.5mm male to 3.5mm male cable to connect the 2 together. I then went into device controls and told it to operate via the RF extender at the corresponding IR port. However, it did not work at all. Has anyone successfully connected the PS3 adapter to the RF extender. If so, what were your methods.
Thanks for any help.

Do you really even need to connect it at all? Outside of my equipment rack I have the rf extender mounted with the emitter wires running into the rack and other components besides the ps3. I have the ps3 adapter mounted right beside the rf extender with nothing connected to it at all. The extender picks up the rf signal, transfers it to the adapter right beside it and then the adapter broadcasts in blutooth which goes thru the rack the same as an rf signal.
post #82 of 104
The purpose of RF is to hide everything and to remove line of sight. I suppose I could just use a repeater to send the signal.
post #83 of 104
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Originally Posted by wbcollegekid View Post

The purpose of RF is to hide everything and to remove line of sight. I suppose I could just use a repeater to send the signal.

To clarify yes you can keep the rf extender out of sight, just put the ps3 adapter out of site right next to it.... the ps3 adapter doesnt need to sit right next to the ps3
post #84 of 104
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Originally Posted by wbcollegekid View Post

I tried using a 2.5mm male to 3.5mm male cable to connect the 2 together. I then went into device controls and told it to operate via the RF extender at the corresponding IR port. However, it did not work at all. Has anyone successfully connected the PS3 adapter to the RF extender. If so, what were your methods.
Thanks for any help.

I just talked to Logitech about this issue. You need a mono 3.5mm cable for this work according to them. Most likely you were trying to use a stereo cable, since I can't seem to find 3.5mm mono cables anywhere.

Let us know if you get this working using mono cables.
post #85 of 104
Monoprice is your best friend.

Just get the 3.5mm stereo cable, they will work fine.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...02&cp_id=10218
post #86 of 104
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Originally Posted by djgcue View Post

Monoprice is your best friend.

Just get the 3.5mm stereo cable, they will work fine.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...02&cp_id=10218

I failed to find a 2.5mm to 3.5mm male/male mono cable from your link or anywhere on their website. Not that monoprice is bad, but read what the problem is next time.

Here is what I found:

"3.5mm female to 2.5mm male mono adapters"
http://www.provantage.com/cables-go-40630~7CBT918H.htm
http://www.summitsource.com/product_...oducts_id=8711

This whole thing is pretty stupid of Logitech. Would it have been that difficult to increase the plug size by 1mm?
post #87 of 104
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

I failed to find a 2.5mm to 3.5mm male/male mono cable from your link or anywhere on their website. Not that monoprice is bad, but read what the problem is next time.

Here is what I found:

"3.5mm female to 2.5mm male mono adapters"
http://www.provantage.com/cables-go-40630~7CBT918H.htm
http://www.summitsource.com/product_...oducts_id=8711

This whole thing is pretty stupid of Logitech. Would it have been that difficult to increase the plug size by 1mm?

Take the stick out your ass! There's a 2.5mm adapter on the site but since your ingrate go find it yourself.
post #88 of 104
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Originally Posted by djgcue View Post

Take the stick out your ass! There's a 2.5mm adapter on the site but since your ingrate go find it yourself.

Since you seem so willing to be helpful how about providing a link to the MONO 3.5mm female to 2.5mm male adapter that you speak of? And don't bother to PM me another reply since I have no need for this adapter.

I'll help your search a bit: This one is STEREO and not MONO http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
post #89 of 104
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

I failed to find a 2.5mm to 3.5mm male/male mono cable from your link or anywhere on their website. Not that monoprice is bad, but read what the problem is next time.

Here is what I found:

"3.5mm female to 2.5mm male mono adapters"
http://www.provantage.com/cables-go-40630~7CBT918H.htm
http://www.summitsource.com/product_...oducts_id=8711

This whole thing is pretty stupid of Logitech. Would it have been that difficult to increase the plug size by 1mm?

Hi Bryan- Did you try either of those adapters with any success? I'm especially curious about the Steren adapter from Summit because if I get confirmation that it works perfectly I'll do what Logitech neglected to do and just include one of them with every Harmony PS3 adapter we sell. I have a good source for Steren cables and I like to make sure customers have everything they need.
post #90 of 104
I don't have the Logitech adapter, only the IR2BT (original). I was just trying to help out and find the correct part per the Logitech support call.
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