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post #31 of 1200
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Originally Posted by rocketbeagle View Post

For some reason the directional buttons don't work at all for me - any one else have this problem??

As mentioned in my previous post, I had to learn (in RAW mode) the four directional keys and Select. Have you tried that?
post #32 of 1200
Does anyone know if you could skip the ps2 and radio shack adapters and use a generic UZBE IR dongle? I have a Harmony 880 so I'll just use the PS2 remote codes.

Nevermind, it won't work... hopefully USB IR support will be included in a future update. It would be a little more elegant solution.
post #33 of 1200
MrSniffer:

Thank you for your instructions on how to set up the Harmony 880 / PS2 commands for the PS3. It all works perfectly for me with the exception of the directional keys. I have twice gone through "learn RAW commands" with no success. Do you have any suggestions that may make the RAW commands work (e.g. hold the key down longer or shorter, etc.)?
post #34 of 1200
Whenever the IR dongle is connected via usb my controller is automatically assigned to port 3 and I can't change it. Does anyon else have this problem?
post #35 of 1200
I am able to get the directional keys and select working using raw mode, but I'm getting sluggish response when I press those keys. Is this happening for anyone else? Any fix? Adjusting the key response times hasn't worked for me so far.
post #36 of 1200
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Originally Posted by beavis View Post

I am able to get the directional keys and select working using raw mode, but I'm getting sluggish response when I press those keys. Is this happening for anyone else? Any fix? Adjusting the key response times hasn't worked for me so far.

That's odd. Mine is the opposite. I get too many repeats. I even used the Harmony software to adjust the repeats (took it all the way down to zero) and it didn't help. One button press of the directional pad can scroll through an entire line on the pop up menu.
post #37 of 1200
thanks to the OP for this. I originally bought the Sony BD remote, and found it klunky (and NO BACKLIGHT!!!) and everything was so perfect originally with just one remote (Harmony 880)....I found it a nuisance with multiple remotes again.

So I returned the Sony BD remote ($25) and bought the two adapters mentioned above, and now can use the Harmony again! (it only cost me $11 (USB adapter) + $3 (used PS3 remote) = $14!!!)
post #38 of 1200
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Originally Posted by kenchi View Post

thanks to the OP for this. I originally bought the Sony BD remote, and found it klunky (and NO BACKLIGHT!!!) and everything was so perfect originally with just one remote (Harmony 880)....I found it a nuisance with multiple remotes again.

So I returned the Sony BD remote ($25) and bought the two adapters mentioned above, and now can use the Harmony again! (it only cost me $11 (USB adapter) + $3 (used PS3 remote) = $14!!!)

I use the Harmony, but trying to explain to my wife how to get to the menu is beyond my teaching skills. So I'd like to have a BD remote as well. Where did you get (and return) yours?
post #39 of 1200
Mr Sniffer,....

If the pS3 is on then press the power button for 3 seconds and it will turn off.

Then,.. put a movie into the slot and it will boot up in the video player with the IR support working.

No menus to navigate (unless the dvd boots to it's own menu.)


-Brian
post #40 of 1200
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Originally Posted by bob13654 View Post

Dixie I have the official PS2 remote and IR receiver, but for some reason the original remote is jumping just like the Harmony.

toker. Yeah I tried that, but what happened is that I had to double push Play, Rew etc... to get those commands to go through and the Triangle menu was still jumping multiple times, so that was a no go.


Bob-
did you ever figure this double jumping issue out yet? (or anyone?) thx
post #41 of 1200
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Originally Posted by bob13654 View Post

... For some reason the up, down, left and right buttons will not learn the commands from the PS2 remote. ...

Edit: I was able to get the directional buttons working by forcing the Harmony to learn the codes as Raw data...


For some reason I can't get my Harmony 880 to learn the Arrows either...
all the other basic commands "learned" fine though-

what exactly do you mean by "raw data" ? Do you mean manually learning the IR signal by pressing the PS2 remote into the Harmony receiver (which I tried)?
post #42 of 1200
I bought a used SCPH-10171 with IR receiver dongle on eBay, and got the adapter from Radio Shack. I tried teaching the remote's commands to my MX-850 remote, but few work on the SCPH-1071 or the MX-850 (mainly the geometric shapes and "x", and R1, R2, L1, L2.

My SCPH-1071 came with a CD and an instruction book that tells how to install "the DVD Player on a memory card (8 MB) (for PlayStation 2)"; should I do this? Will it mess up my PS3?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA.

Jim
post #43 of 1200
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Originally Posted by kenchi View Post

For some reason I can't get my Harmony 880 to learn the Arrows either...
all the other basic commands "learned" fine though-

what exactly do you mean by "raw data" ? Do you mean manually learning the IR signal by pressing the PS2 remote into the Harmony receiver (which I tried)?

I have the same problem. All other commands work, Play / Pause, Enter / Select, Info, Menu, Guide, Exit, Fast Forward, Rewind. But I can't get the directional keys to work. HELP......

The PS2 IR is also getting assigned to player 1. So when I turn on a PS3 controller, the PS3 controller is assigned "Controller 2", this wouldn't be a problem but when I start a game (Resistance) the PS3 controller does not work. I have to unplug the PS2 IR and then assign the PS3 Controller to Controller 1. How do you assign the PS2 IR to controller 3?

Thanks,
Smitty
post #44 of 1200
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Originally Posted by smitty2600 View Post

I have the same problem. All other commands work, Play / Pause, Enter / Select, Info, Menu, Guide, Exit, Fast Forward, Rewind. But I can't get the directional keys to work. HELP......

The PS2 IR is also getting assigned to player 1. So when I turn on a PS3 controller, the PS3 controller is assigned "Controller 2", this wouldn't be a problem but when I start a game (Resistance) the PS3 controller does not work. I have to unplug the PS2 IR and then assign the PS3 Controller to Controller 1. How do you assign the PS2 IR to controller 3?

Thanks,
Smitty

I have the same issue. My controller always gets assigned to "3".
post #45 of 1200
Do you have to install the drivers for the dongle or will it just be recognized by the PS3
post #46 of 1200
You still can't power on/off the PS3 via IR, correct?
post #47 of 1200
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Originally Posted by mrigsby View Post

Do you have to install the drivers for the dongle or will it just be recognized by the PS3

Just play and play.

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You still can't power on/off the PS3 via IR, correct?

Correct.
post #48 of 1200
Were there any blutooth universal remotes unveiled at CES? I was looking at getting the Harmony 1000, but I'd rather have a remote that works easily with the PS3.
post #49 of 1200
I think Logitech's response was that they are "looking into it."
post #50 of 1200
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Originally Posted by maximum360 View Post

The PS2 IR is also getting assigned to player 1. So when I turn on a PS3 controller, the PS3 controller is assigned "Controller 2", this wouldn't be a problem but when I start a game (Resistance) the PS3 controller does not work. I have to unplug the PS2 IR and then assign the PS3 Controller to Controller 1. How do you assign the PS2 IR to controller 3?.............I have the same issue. My controller always gets assigned to "3".

I just figured out that I don't have to disconnect the PS2 IR to play games, I just have to hold down the PS button on the PS3 controller after the game is loaded, once the screen comes up, change the "Assign Controller Ports" to 1. I've tested it with Ridge Racer 7 and Resistance, so I'm sure it will work on all games.

Hope this helps.
post #51 of 1200
I would have paid an extra $10 for my PS3 if it included a built-in IR port. It makes no sense to me why Sony didn't design this feature into the PS3.

Sure there are workarounds, but I still haven't found one that powers the PS3 on/off.
post #52 of 1200
Sony didn't include an IR port so that we all had to shell out the additional money for their new remote. I find it hard to believe that blue-ray disc will require bluetooth to take advantage of anything. It is still shortsighted IMHO. Of course, I got the old adaptor to work with my Harmony remote. I hate when they nickle and dime us like this.
post #53 of 1200
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Originally Posted by eddiebrock View Post

Were there any blutooth universal remotes unveiled at CES? I was looking at getting the Harmony 1000, but I'd rather have a remote that works easily with the PS3.

Only thing I've found so far is a Bluetooth remote built for MS Windows Vista SideShow features. I'm not sure if they will allow programing for "other" devices beside the PC... but one of the articles mentions a "Universal" remote model which indicates that you can control a TV as well... so there is hope. This one comes out in April '07.

http://www.krunker.com/2007/01/13/ri...mote-controls/

http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/entry/33..._unveils_vista
post #54 of 1200
When you plug the IR receiver in via the Radio Shack adapter, does a USB device icon or anything show up in the XMB? When I plug other USB devices in, an icon appears; but I get nothing on the screen when I plug the RS adapter/IR receiver combo in.
post #55 of 1200
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Originally Posted by rlhammon View Post

Only thing I've found so far is a Bluetooth remote built for MS Windows Vista SideShow features. I'm not sure if they will allow programing for "other" devices beside the PC... but one of the articles mentions a "Universal" remote model which indicates that you can control a TV as well... so there is hope. This one comes out in April '07.

http://www.krunker.com/2007/01/13/ri...mote-controls/

http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/entry/33..._unveils_vista

That is good news. I'm hoping there will be a hack or something for the vista remote so I won't have to wait any longer.
post #56 of 1200
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Originally Posted by eddiebrock View Post

Were there any blutooth universal remotes unveiled at CES? I was looking at getting the Harmony 1000, but I'd rather have a remote that works easily with the PS3.

I talked to Logitech guy at CES about it, and his response was that they are not going to support PS3 because they use different frequency (not compatible with Bluetooth) in they radio-wave based remotes. Hopefully, they will change they mind.
post #57 of 1200
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Originally Posted by ToddUGA View Post

I think Logitech's response was that they are "looking into it."

From Gizmodo (Thursday, Jan. 4th):

Leave it to the folks at Logitech to usher in the PS3's first dedicated wireless keyboard. The $79 Cordless MediaBoard is a full fledged keyboard with a built-in touch pad that lets you navigate through menus and browse through the Internet on your PS3 PC style. It works up to 30 feet away from your console and uses RF technology instead of the PS3's built-in Bluetooth (it comes with a USB dongle). As a Logitech fan, it's good to see the company rolling out its line of PS3 accessories. The MediaBoard will be out next month. - Louis Ramirez


So...if Logitech has a USB dongle to communicate between PS3 and its keyboard via RF, can we assume that something is in the works to allow the Harmony remotes (i.e., 880 and 1000 w/ RF capabilities), to also work w/ PS3 via RF?
post #58 of 1200
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Originally Posted by ODG View Post

From Gizmodo (Thursday, Jan. 4th):

Leave it to the folks at Logitech to usher in the PS3's first dedicated wireless keyboard. The $79 Cordless MediaBoard is a full fledged keyboard with a built-in touch pad that lets you navigate through menus and browse through the Internet on your PS3 PC style. It works up to 30 feet away from your console and uses RF technology instead of the PS3's built-in Bluetooth (it comes with a USB dongle). As a Logitech fan, it's good to see the company rolling out its line of PS3 accessories. The MediaBoard will be out next month. - Louis Ramirez


So...if Logitech has a USB dongle to communicate between PS3 and its keyboard via RF, can we assume that something is in the works to allow the Harmony remotes (i.e., 880 and 1000 w/ RF capabilities), to also work w/ PS3 via RF?

That's what I'm hoping for.
post #59 of 1200
Does anybody know if Sony has plans to make a USB IR dongle and a IR remote that will give us full control of the PS3 (and not the limited control using the PS2 remote)?

IMHO, Sony has miss the boat on providing IR control.

Sincerely,
snooktarpon
post #60 of 1200
Seems like to much trouble just to play a dang movie don't you all think?
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