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When I was searching for a solution on how to incorporate my PS3 in with my MSC400 setup I couldn't find anything so I thought I would post my solution here in case someone can find it useful.


I didn't want to buy an IR to bluetooth adapter just to be able to turn my PS3 on with my URC system so this is what I did instead.


The usb ports on the PS3 are only active when the PS3 is on. So I took a USB cable and cut one end off. Inside are 4 wires - I took the black and red wires and terminated those into a URC voltage sensor. The other side of the cable is plugged into a usb port on the PS3.


When the PS3 is off the sensor detects nothing, when the PS3 is turned on (I mostly use it to play a game so I use the PS3 controller) the voltage sensor detects the voltage. I can then use that to trigger my "Play PS3" activity.


I haven't completed the programming yet but I am confident it will work because I tested the most critical part which was sensing when the PS3 turned on. Likewise when I turn the PS3 off with the controller it can sense that and turn everything else off.
 

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You can use the composite video sensor rather than wasting your time with a hacked USB cable.
 

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You can use the composite video sensor rather than wasting your time with a hacked USB cable.
I use the hdmi connection so I don't know of a way for it to output composite video at the same time. Is that possible?
 

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Yeah, I think the PS3 does not output both simultaneously.
 
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