Just wondering if anyone has tried this and got the arrow buttons on their universal remote to work with the PS3?
I followed the instructions at Remote Central
to use my MX-800 with a Playstation 3. My old Playstation 2 remote runs the PS3 as described in the article. I found that the MX-800 database contains codes for the PS2 remote under AUX/Sony.
I have everything working fine except that the arrow buttons (up, down, left, right) on the MX-800 do not work. The PS3 does not respond to them. The arrow buttons on the PS2 remote work fine although they are a little touchy, more than a quick tap results in really fast movement of the current selection on the screen.
I tried learning the codes from the PS2 remote but that doesn't work either. The MX-800 indicates that it learned the code, but the PS3 still does not respond to the arrow buttons on the MX-800. I tried all the tricks in the MX-800 manual (holding, tapping, fluttering, semaphore). In each case the MX-800 learns the code but the PS3 does not respond. I also tried teaching the PS2 arrow button codes to other buttons on the MX-800 but it made no difference.
I posted this over on the Remote Central forum. So far no solution but someone did reply that they have the same problem with the MX-3000. I'm wondering if this is unique to the URC brand remotes.