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For a long time after its debut, the Sony PlayStation 3 game console reigned supreme over all others when it came to playing Blu-ray movies. Many people bought the system and never bought any games for it, fully intending it to be a movie player only.
Using the PS3 game controller for Blu-ray movie playback is not something that I would wish on anyone, and Sony offers a Bluetooth dedicated remote, which makes controlling Blu-ray playback much easier than using the standard gaming controller. Using Bluetooth instead of the standard infrared (IR) method of remote control overcame the line-of-sight requirement of IR and it maybe saved Sony 5 cents in the parts count of the $400 game console, but most home theater enthsiasts have a hard time understanding why IR control wasn't also included.
Dedicated remotes haven't been used in my house for years, and many other movie enthusiasts have moved on from the remote shuffle as well, and have purchased a universal remote to control their systems. This exposes a major problem that the PS3 has with its Bluetooth wireless remote control requirement, which renders all universal remotes useless.
The most common solution for PS3 owners has been various USB IR adaptors, like the Nyko Blu Wave, an aftermarket IR-to-USB remote solution that provides almost all remote functionality via IR. The biggest omission is the adaptor's inability to turn the PS3 on and off, and some people don't like that it uses up a USB port on the front of the unit for appearance or functionality concerns.
| The Logitech Harmony Adapter for Playstation 3, which is available from Amazon.com right now for $59.99.
If you don't yet have a Harmony remote, I recommend checking out either the Logitech Harmony 670 Universal Remote or the Logitech Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote, but there are plenty of models in the Harmony line from which to choose.
Key layout is a prime concern, which is why I chose the Harmony 670 a few years ago and I still use it every day. If I were to buy a new remote, the Harmony One would be the first I'd try out, but the 670 is quite a bit cheaper and would work fine for most people.
So, I guess now my question is, does anyone want to buy my Philips Pronto Remote and Nyko Blu Wave adaptor so I can pick up a Harmony One and the Harmony adaptor??
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