Originally Posted by leehom
Bravia sync works on my Samsung TV. I'm able to browse the xmb and turn off/on the tv with the ps3. Try clicking on the source and look for HDMI/CEC? or HDMI/ANYNET+ instead of the default hdmi you have the ps3 set on.
when you say browse the XMB did you try to play a BD from the XMB using the remote for your tv.?
I have my Sony Bravia A3000 connected to my Denon receiver and HDMI CEC works both ways. I can turn off my receiver by turning off the tv and vice versa. I have all my sources going through the Denon: HD DVR, PS3 fat, and my HTPC, then the Denon out with one single HDMI cable.
If HDMI CEC works with those other brands, which is awesome and the PS3 Slim can do HDMI CEC and so can my TV, if set up correctly I don't see why it wouldn't work. I wonder if those that have tried it and couldn't get it to work set the HDMI CEC up correctly. It would seem that if the receiver should just allow a pass thru of the PS3 to the tv and allow access to the XMB.
I am not home now and won't be for two weeks, but when I do get home I may get a slim PS3 and see if it works. As quiet and reliable my PS3 80g is I would enjoy the ability to turn off and on all three, reciever, tv and PS3 with the remote from my Bravia and have BD access to start, play etc. I never had much of an issue with the PS3 controller for BD playback, but having one remote to do it all would be a nice convenience and less confusing.
*EDIT*Well, this was quick:
Connecting directly to a 32-inch BRAVIA L-Series TV via HDMI gave us the option to utilize BRAVIA Sync and manage the system using our TV remote. Once enabled (via System Settings > Control for HDMI), we were able to do some basic tasks like navigate the XMB menu and control video playback, but other than that, there isn't a lot to see here -- sure, you can turn off both the display and the PS3 with the power button, but you can't use the same method for turning the pair back on, and browsing the PS Store comes quickly to a grinding halt once you realize there's no way to go back in the menus. It's a neat feature, but given the limitations, it's pretty pointless since you'll still need the DualShock 3 handy. Like TrueHD / DTS-HD, this feature only works on the Slim hardware and won't be coming to classic in the future.
So yes, it does work and with a BRavia.