I use a Sony PS3 as my living room Blu-ray player – not because I play console games, but because it made the most sense to me compared with other players. Why? Because the PS3 also plays video files from USB drives, has a wireless Internet connection, an internal hard drive, access to an online video store and unbeatable processing power. As a BD player, the PS3 has served me very, very well.
My only complaint has been that I couldn’t use my Logitech Harmony remote to control Blu-ray playback. The console accepts only corded and Bluetooth control inputs, which means Infrared remotes like my beloved Harmony 670 didn’t work – but now there’s a solution.
Logitech has released the Harmony Adapter for Playstation 3, a small add-on that allows all Harmony remotes to control the PS3. The adapter receives IR commands from Harmony remotes and then sends those commands over Bluetooth to your PS3. It supports all 51 PS3 command inputs and is good for Blu-ray control, navigating the XMB and even powering the PS3 on and off.
Now I can finally control every device in my home entertainment center with a single remote control.
The Logitech Harmony Adapter for PS3 is now available for purchase from the following retailers: