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Offline MossCovered

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Hi,

Are the Playstation IR codes for video playback (stop, play, pause, reverse, etc.) the same as a "regular" Sony DVD/Blu-Ray player?

i.e. If I get the Schmartz dongle, will a Sony AV remote control the video playback on a PS3?

Thanks!

Offline MMuecke

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Re: Are Playstation IR codes different from "regular" Sony codes?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 08:01:06 AM »
Both versions support the basic transport functions as well as traversing the XBR. But you need the PRO version if you want some of the more advanced functions like Ausio, Subtittle, and ON/OFF control.

Offline Beerstalker

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Re: Are Playstation IR codes different from "regular" Sony codes?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008, 09:48:08 AM »
A Sony remote will do the play, pause, FF, REW and stuff like that, but without the X, O, and triangle commands, the amount of things you can do with it will be very limited. 
For help setting up your Harmony remote feel free to send me a PM. 

Include your model of remote, inputs settings for your TV, AV Receiver, etc., and any other setup requests.  I will also need your Harmony Login name and password (I recommend changing your password temporarily to 12345).

Offline MossCovered

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Re: Are Playstation IR codes different from "regular" Sony codes?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2008, 11:15:39 AM »
ok, thanks for the answers folks.

I have since moved on to the universal remote world by getting a Harmony 550.  My plan is to
get the bluetooth controller in order to get more functionality instead of the USB controller.  It seems like your supply is pretty
good as compared to your competitor (IR2BT).  Correct me if I am wrong there please.

As for the 550, it seems like it can do anything the more expensive models can excluding DVR but
since I don't have one (TV and PS3 only) I don't think that was important to me.  Please let me know, however,
if there is a limiting factor with your device and the Harmony 550 that I am not aware of and
I will upgrade the remote.

Thanks again!

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Re: Are Playstation IR codes different from "regular" Sony codes?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008, 01:56:44 PM »
The Haromy 550 will work fine with either of Mike's devices.  It will work fine with most DVRs as well so don't worry about that.  you just might have to use more of the soft buttons (the buttons next to the screen).

Yes The IR2BT is sold out again and won't be available until the end of the month according to their site.  I believe both of Mike's products are in stock and will ship within a day or two.

If you are getting a Harmony remote I suggest you save your money and buy one of Mike's products instead of the Bluetooth remote.  It will get very annoying that you can control all of your components with the Harmony except your PS3.  The PS3IRX1 does not cost much more than the Sony Bluetooth remote, and it will allow you to control almost everythign except for power on/off with your Harmony remote.
For help setting up your Harmony remote feel free to send me a PM. 

Include your model of remote, inputs settings for your TV, AV Receiver, etc., and any other setup requests.  I will also need your Harmony Login name and password (I recommend changing your password temporarily to 12345).