Originally Posted by michaeltscott
Huh--I never heard anyone express a preference for the use of the PS3's game pad for use as a remote control
. I personally bought the PS3 remote immediately and later the Harmony adapter.
Yeah I know its different from what people usually say! I've got the feel down for play, pause, stop, fast forward, rewind, and chapter skip on the Sony remote for the S390, but anything else I have to look down for.
with the PS3 controller I don't have to look down for anything.
Another minor annoyance coming from a PS3---with the S390, fast forwarding is either fast or super fast. There's no medium or slow. Rewind seems to vary depending upon the source/disc. Overall, moving through a video is frustratingly hard to control/unpredictable.
with the PS3, you have a 1.5 fast forward that keeps dialog still understandable! and the next step after that is a nice predictable medium speed. and then of course you have a fast and a super fast.
I haven't been able to eliminate the fuzz/noise with the 390. I tried plugging the system straight to the wall and I put a ferrite wrap on the power cable right at the plug. I think it just has cheap DACs. It may be worth it to ask for a replacement, but I wonder if some people can test their analog outs for me with the 590/390 and report about how perceivable the noise is.
Strangely though, I feel like I'm hearing the noise over the HDMI to the TV speakers, too. I didn't really specifically test that aspect last night. I will confirm that tonight.
Earlier I said the PS3's analog out is crystal clear----which is slightly misleading. If you pay close attention during quiet scenes of conversation, you can notice some noise. But for general usage, I've never had any complaints about the PS3's analog output. Its about as good as I could hope for. But with the S390, its been pretty easy to notice without trying. When I first got it, I wasn't even thinking about comparing the sound quality. I was just thinking about image quality. That's how noticeable it is.
I don't doubt that my speakers could be poorly shielded as well, but again, with the PS3 it hasn't been an issue.