Originally Posted by 10th St.
What's so AWFUL about the remote? It's a remote like all my other remotes. I really can't imagine what's so terrible that it inspires that kind of response. Other than the fact that it doesn't need line of site - it pretty much operates like any other remote I've ever owned. . .
The buttons are small and impossible to tell apart in the dark, the ink on the buttons will wear off with repeated use (as it did with my PS2 DVD remote), the buttons aren't backlit, also making it hard to use in the dark and it can only control the PS3.
That said, I picked up the Radioshack USB dongle and have had mixed results. It defaults to controller 1 (meaning that I have to reassign my sixaxis to 1 to play anything), and the directional buttons don't work at all. So the only commands the PS3 recognizes from the PS2 remote are the main game buttons, start (which is pause/play), and the top trigger buttons (which controls fast forward, rewind, and scene skip). Annoying, but it works reasonably well once the movie is started.