how to get your universal IR remote working on the PS3 “the easy way”

harmony
  1. buy a cheap IR remote (15-20€) with usb receiver for the ps3
    (for example nyko or bigben)
  2. program your universal remote
  3. throw away the el cheapo remote, keep the receiver

in my case

  1. bought a “bigben ps3 remote”
  2. programmed my harmony 525
    • added a new device, “game console with DVD”
    • configured activity “watch a dvd” to use this new device.

problems

  1. didn’t work when you select “playstation 3” as the “game console with dvd”
    solution : You have to select bigben with product code BB 251548 (or nyko bluwave if you bought a nyko).
  2. every IR command to the ps3 was sent twice to the ps3. Handy.
    solution : in the harmony remote software

    • go to troubleshoot device “game console with dvd”
    • go to … commands sent multiple times …
    • change value from 3 to 1
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4 responses to “how to get your universal IR remote working on the PS3 “the easy way”

  1. Pingback: how to get your universal IR remote working on the PS3 “the easy way”

  2. Hey,

    this looks very promising. i bought the same bigben IR remote for my Playstation 3, and i hope it will work with my Philips Pronto TSU9400.

    Thanks for this post. it was very helpfull

    Martino

  3. thanks, good luck with it 🙂

  4. Works for me. Excellent news

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