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DISH Remote Control of PS3?
Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:20 PM
Curious if all the functionality is there. Would be kinda cool to have eveything on one DISH remote. The dongle is around 30 bucks so some feedback would be nice . . .
Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:07 PM
The Schmartz PS3IR-X1 is around $30. It uses PS2 codes, which is also DVD 0533 or 1533 on 20.1 and 40.0 remotes. Not sure what those codes would be on older Dish remotes. The last dongle I bought from Radio Shack (Auvio or Gigawave, I think) was only $3. I don't see any benefit to spending $30 on the Schmartz except the dongle is smaller than most others. Like the Nyko, it cannot power on the PS3. Only more expensive interfaces like Logitech and other high end ones can do that. May as well save your money. Another benefit to getting a Nyko is that you can learn any missing commands from the included remote. The Schmartz doesn't include a remote to learn from.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:28 AM
The *only* thing missing is a way to mimic the 'ps' button on the PS3 such that I can exit something like Netlix. I'm guessing buying up to a Harmony remote w/bluetooth adapter may be the only way to get this complete functionality.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:19 AM