One For All Universal Remote with PS3 Adaptor. Just £17.79 at Amazon. 64% off!
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One For All Universal Remote with PS3 Adaptor. Just £17.79 at Amazon. 64% off!

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Found 10th Jan 2013
Been on the look out for a universal remote for a while, The equivalent Logitech with PS3 adapter is well over £100.
And supports programmable macros so one button will turn on or off up to 6 devices. Back-lit buttons too! What else could you need!
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Oh, and free delivery!
don't know where you got well over 100 quid from
amazon.co.uk/gp/…ile?creative=22206&creativeASIN=B002GGQLHM&linkCode=asn&ref_=asc_df_B002GGQLHM11416833&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=****
And a decent Logitech is around 30-40quid.

looks like a decent deal tho, but I personally would only buy harmonys as they are so easy to program.

Edited by: "yubious" 10th Jan 2013
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yubious

don't know where you got well over 100 quid … don't know where you got well over 100 quid fromhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B002GGQLHM/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?creative=22206&creativeASIN=B002GGQLHM&linkCode=asn&ref_=asc_df_B002GGQLHM11416833&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=****And a decent Logitech is around 30-40quid.looks like a decent deal tho, but I personally would only buy harmonys as they are so easy to program.



The cheap Logitech remotes wont do 6 devices like this one will. The cheapest Logitech that will do 6 remotes is the Harmony 700 . I cant find the bundle equivalent to this deal for less than £100. But the Logitech is easier to use, I have both.
Ordered from Play for £17 delivered, thanks for the tip watson44.
Edited by: "Youngsyr" 11th Jan 2013
carlgarydavey

The cheap Logitech remotes wont do 6 devices like this one will. The … The cheap Logitech remotes wont do 6 devices like this one will. The cheapest Logitech that will do 6 remotes is the Harmony 700 . I cant find the bundle equivalent to this deal for less than £100. But the Logitech is easier to use, I have both.



Just out of interest , I got one of these in a Black Friday deal before Christmas thinking that I might be able to use the adaptor with my Logitech Harmony.
When I got it , although the remotes were not directly compatible by using the One For All to reprogram the individual keys on the Logitech Harmony (took about 10 minutes) it worked just fine. So I can now use my Logitech to control my PS3 individually and in activities , plus into the bargain got an additional Universal Remote for the kids to use - stop them nicking mine. The One For All works the TV , Sky HD , PS3 and Sony Amp just fine. It's not as adaptable or wide ranging as a Harmony but covers most functions. As a bonus it gets around the restriction of only having one remote working the PS3 as it is the bluetooth adaptor which is registered to the device and you can then have any number of remotes controlling the adaptor (handy for when a remote is 'misplaced').
All in all , a very workable and cheap alternative to the official Logitech PS3 adaptor if you already have a Harmony with learning capabilities (which I think they all do) with a good quality Universal Remote thrown in for good measure.
I've been looking for something like this, the PS3 bridge I'm not so fussed about, but will this/can you get this to work with XBMC running on an Acer Revo?

How does this handle all of those extra buttons that aren't on a standard all in one remote? The Harmony has a screen with custom buttons on, can this do anything similar? If not it's pretty useless for my needs.
if this is like previous all for one remotes then you have to change devices to control them e.g. if you are watching tv you have to press [av receiver] and then volume up to change volume and then press [sky box] to change channels [tv] to change picture mode etc where as harmony remotes change the buttons to something sensible depending on the action chosen i.e. watch tv. Also don't have to program the macros as it does it for you. If you need a remote to control your ps3 then this is probably the cheapest but it certaintly wont be the best.

Edited by: "badasschris" 11th Jan 2013
badasschris

if this is like previous all for one remotes then you have to change … if this is like previous all for one remotes then you have to change devices to control them e.g. if you are watching tv you have to press [av receiver] and then volume up to change volume and then press [sky box] to change channels [tv] to change picture mode etc where as harmony remotes change the buttons to something sensible depending on the action chosen i.e. watch tv. Also don't have to program the macros as it does it for you. If you need a remote to control your ps3 then this is probably the cheapest but it certaintly wont be the best.


That isn't the case with this remote. It is a 6+3 where it controls 6 devices and the +3 are activities. Not the same as Harmony activities but sets up a pass through for relevant controls (i.e. Watch TV will control Sky box but volume will control TV).
SmokinMonkey - no additional buttons I'm afraid. Controls a good range of functions on the remote but other than that is restricted to whatever you can 'learn' into spare buttons for any given device or activity. I find that in normal usage I very rarely have to refer back to the original Sky or TV remote but for something a bit more complicated or non standard (like an AV system for instance) not so good.
ordered one. thanks op
Before you buy this, check your TV doesn't allow HDMI control over DNLA. Many TVs - not just Sony Bravias - allow you to control your PS3 with your TV remote. I have a Panasonic plasma and can watch Blu-Ray on my PS3 and control the play, fast forward etc. with my TV remote!
schnide

Before you buy this, check your TV doesn't allow HDMI control over DNLA. … Before you buy this, check your TV doesn't allow HDMI control over DNLA. Many TVs - not just Sony Bravias - allow you to control your PS3 with your TV remote. I have a Panasonic plasma and can watch Blu-Ray on my PS3 and control the play, fast forward etc. with my TV remote!



good point. doesn't work w/PS3 'fat' though.
It's not DNLA, it's an HDMI function called CEC and only slim PS3s support it.
Just as a heads up, one for all remotes don't control the teac ag-d200 amp that was on recently, thought i'd let you know seeing as so many people seemed to buy it! Harmony doesn't either, but does control its bigger brother (ag-d500) which seems to work well enough!
I have one of these, it's great. Got it set up to control my tv, ps3 and xbmc. Has special modes for controlling the tv and other devices without changing the device. You can also set the volume buttons to control the tv vol no matter which device you are on. There's also a video button that goes through the av settings on the tv to find the device you are using. It really is a bargain at this price.
Cheap price but I found all in one remotes to be poor compared to Logitech harmony remotes.

I have the harmony 525 and all in one xsight touch, which never gets used.
marctwo

It's not DNLA, it's an HDMI function called CEC and only slim PS3s … It's not DNLA, it's an HDMI function called CEC and only slim PS3s support it.



Right you are. Hopefully though, you should still have got the gist.
taz, can you give me some pointers for controlling xbmc? I have one 2.4 dongle and one bluetooth but I'm buggered if I can get it going.
taz12345

Got it set up to control my tv, ps3 and xbmc.



How ? My understanding is that the the ps3 module takes IR commands from the remote and forwards them via bluetooth to the PS3

I too would like to know if the module can be directly used on a PC
Re:XBMC ... OK got it .... this is going to be a real big PITA to do but 'do-able'

[1] You'll need a bluetooth dongle

[2] Take a deep breath for the brave hearted...

Linux : wiki.xbmc.org/ind…php?title=How-to:Setup_PS3_BD_Remote (instructions for me I suppose)

Windows : youtube.com/wat…hl0 (you'll need software like PS3BluMote)

.... now do I want to go through that pain for 17 squid ? Do I ? Sod it - YES PLEASE let me bend over

EDIT: There's also the cheap USB IR dongle method, ebay/Amazon Trixes remote - should be able to get one for a fiver off the bay
Edited by: "subliminalaura" 20th Jan 2013



Grohller

taz, can you give me some pointers for controlling xbmc? I have one 2.4 … taz, can you give me some pointers for controlling xbmc? I have one 2.4 dongle and one bluetooth but I'm buggered if I can get it going.

taz12345

Got it set up to control my tv, ps3 and xbmc.



I'm not actually using the ps3 adaptor. I had a cheap media center remote that came with it's own IR dongle (from deal extreme). I set one of the devices on the remote as xbmc, then just learnt commands from the cheaper remote. I then did a bit of editing of the keyboard files in xbmc to change what some of the buttons would do. I would be interested to know if you ever got it working over bluetooth because that might be a better solution. The difficulty I would foresee is the adaptor probably only works in "game" mode, so if you have a ps3 and xbmc it might be an issue if you want to control both independently.
Edited by: "taz12345" 20th Jan 2013
OK, it dawned on me that maybe you used another cheap IR dongle I'm going to go through that route also - Cheers
taz12345

I'm not actually using the ps3 adaptor. I had a cheap media center remote … I'm not actually using the ps3 adaptor. I had a cheap media center remote that came with it's own IR dongle (from deal extreme). I set one of the devices on the remote as xbmc, then just learnt commands from the cheaper remote. I then did a bit of editing of the keyboard files in xbmc to change what some of the buttons would do. I would be interested to know if you ever got it working over bluetooth because that might be a better solution. The difficulty I would foresee is the adaptor probably only works in "game" mode, so if you have a ps3 and xbmc it might be an issue if you want to control both independently.



Thanks Taz,

I can live without controlling the ps3 from the remote... When I was trying to get xbmc set up I heard the PS3 fire up a few times so I figured there must be some conflict or other.

So is it just a case of patience until something changes on xbmc via an IR dongle, using the remotes search/shutdown method or should I be pressing the MCE button on the remote and expect things to be heppening?

Scarce info on the web, and soing anything involving a script on Linux scares the crap out of me.

Thanks for any help. I've already thrown two remotes away, but my amp isn't playing ball when it comes to changing HDMI input over for some reason.
I managed to get an OK solution for XBMC just by learning froma cheapo PC remote I had. Will just use the full keyboard when I need to update my libraries etc.

Definitely pleased with the purchase
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