Originally Posted by kerlyn2001
According to this manual page
the PS3 appears capable of two-way control from a Sony TV with the Sync feature and this is realized using HDMI-CEC. All I'm really interested in is turning on the PS3; from there I'll control it through an USB/IR dongle.
I just about have this sorted. My current configuration is: Panasonic TC-P65VT50 TV, Sony PS3 Slim w/ System 4.30, RX-A3020. The PS3 is connected to HDMI input 1 (BD/DVD) on the A3020. The A3020's HDMI output 1 is connected to HDMI input 2 (ARC) on the TV.
First, as page 158 in the A3020 manual says, turn on all three components. On the PS3, navigate to Settings->System Settings->Control for HDMI and set to "on". On the A3020, navigate to On Screen->Settings->HDMI->HDMI Control and select "On". Note the folder icon which indicates another level of settings. If you click "On" again you will be able to enable ARC (which allows audio from the TV to play back through the A3020) as well as the A3020 input to which the TV audio is mapped (AUDIO 1 by default).
On my TV, I had to navigate to Menu->Setup->VIERA Link settings. I set VIERA Link to "On", Power on link and Power off link both to "Yes", and Default speakers to "Theater". The last step is crucial, as the PS3 audio will go to the TV speakers otherwise.
Now, when I select SCENE 1 from the A3020 remote, it turns on the A3020, PS3, TV, and selects input AV 1. The PS3 home screen is displayed (just as if I'd pressed the "PS" button on the PS3 Bluetooth remote). The A3020 remote now controls all the basic PS3 functions:
Navigation, Enter, Fwd, Rev, Play, Pause, etc. I truly have a "one remote" system.
The next thing I need to figure out is how to change the Sound Program Mode for SCENE 1. It is set to "SciFi" by default.