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Sony GTV controller and PS3

Discussion in 'Google TV Help' started by Petro, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Petro

    Petro New Member

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    Hi All,

    Im sure this has probably been discussed, but what is the easiest way to control my ps3 (as a blue ray player) with the sony GTV remote that came with the 40" TV?
     
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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    If you have the newer Slim Playstation 3 model then you can enable HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) by going into GTV Settings > Video Input > HDMI Settings > Device list > Enable and this will show all HDMI compatible devices that is compatible using this method. If you have the older PS3 models then you'll have to use a PS3 controller or a compatible Bluetooth remote since it is not HDMI-CEC or IR controllable.
     
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    I have the older PS3 and it is IR controllable with a USB adapter like the one that comes with the Nyko BluWave IR remote. I can control the PS3 with any universal remote that can learn the Nyko commands. There are other similar IR remotes for the PS3 but I have no experience with those and don't know whether the remote that comes with the Sony Google TV is a universal learning remote. If the PS3 in question is a newer slim version then there are other possibilities to get the remote working as mentioned by eferz. I have used the Nyko BluWave remote for years just because I like it but my Harmony One can control the PS3 using the USB adapter if I wanted.

    Amazon.com: BluWave Infrared Remote: Video Games
     
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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    The limitation of the Sony Google TV devices is that they have a fixed list of supported IR profiles and do not have a learning capability. The only way to expand this compatibility is if the Sony developers added it into a future update.
     

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