Sunday, March 22, 2009
Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:30 AM
"Yesterday, an Engadget reporter did some digging on an FCC Web site and uncovered our plans to manufacture an adapter that allows our Harmony remotes to control the PS3. We can’t give you all the details just yet, but we can say that this adapter will, when used with any Harmony remote, give you complete control of your movie-watching experience on PS3. It will also turn the PS3 on and off – and allow you to set up your Harmony activities to include the PS3 just as you would any other device. You also won’t need to dedicate any of your valuable USB ports to get that control."
Not owning a PS3, I did not realize that this was a problem. If Sony wanted to position the PS3 as your central media hub, I think leaving out built-in IR support was a big mistake. But, if you own a PS3 and a Harmony brand remote, it seems the good people at Logitech have remedied the situation.