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Sony Blu-ray Disc Remote Control (PS3)

by Sony
Platform : PlayStation 3
279 customer reviews

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  • Remote control for use with PlayStation 3 console
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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000MWQTLU
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 12 x 4.5 cm ; 136 g
  • Release Date: 23 Mar. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,188 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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157 of 159 people found the following review helpful By A. Rose on 4 July 2007
The PS3 remote is a useful gadget for 2 good reasons: 1) it allows a non-gamer to navigate around the PS3 music, films. photos etc 2) it makes moview viewing a lot simpler. Buying this has allowed my wife to enjoy the console which makes it worth the money alone.

I've tried using the sixaxis game controller to watch DVDs and it can be a problem. Firstly the left stick can be knocked pretty easily when you have it sat on your lap causing the playback speed to change. Secondly, it is all to easy to press the wrong (unlabeled) button when you need to pause or resume.

With the remote you have a well laid out, well labeled set of buttons that includes all of the options that would normally require on screen display (such as the audio and angle options) as well as an eject button and all of the game contoller buttons. You can even use it with the web browser if you don't mind the slightly slower screen navigation.

Note: it does have a fuly functional PS button on it so you can use it to turn the system on and off (to standbye) and, like the game controller, you can use it to have multiple functions running at the same time (such as the music player with the photo viewer)
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220 of 229 people found the following review helpful By D. Martin on 15 Sept. 2007
As my title says, if you want your PS3 to form a solid part (or even the foundation) of your home media experience, then you need this remote to bring it into the realm of normal users, i.e. girlfriends, uncles, mothers etc.. These are the kind of people who are just about comfortable with a DVD player and a remote control... the idea of using a games console and the SIXAXIS controller would scare them.

Nevertheless, for me too, this is a great inexpensive addition to the PS3 experience... an added bonus (which I hoped it would do) is that you can put the PS3 into standby and bring it out of standby with the remote, as well as being able to navigate the menus just as easily as you'd expect.

Using the SIXAXIS controller to watch DVDs is obviously not the best user experience and it smacks of the fact that we all know we are using our games console to watch the DVD... with the remote, that stigma then goes away.

Initial setup is a piece of cake - just as you would hope - you start up your PS3, navigate through the menus and tell it to search for a Bluetooth remote control - you then press two buttons on the remote and it recognises it. Simplicity itself - just as it should be.

The remote is solid and well-built - the buttons have good a tactile feeling and they are labelled very well and clear.

Oh, and - yes - it's Bluetooth remember. You don't need to point it at the PS3 to do things... although you can if it makes you feel better. I still find myself falling into that trap. The next generation of users probably won't understand the concept of infra-red and line-of-sight... they'll just shrug their shoulders... but here we go...
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By P. Morrison on 3 April 2009
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The one piece of information I couldn't find about this controller, was whether it used batteries, or recharged (like the game controllers). Well I can reliably inform you (if you were wondering), that it uses 2 AA batteries (supplied). Other than that, it's a controller, it does exactly what I want it to, it's well made, and I had no trouble pairing it with the console.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Lee on 26 Jun. 2009
This controller is excellent for playing MP3, Divx, Blue-ray..Well any media on your PS3.
It has all the options on the buttons and is far more natural to use for playing media than the functional Six axis. As some of the options on the remote are not obvious on the six axis.
It will turn on your PS3 as it has the PS button and if you use your PS3 as purely the best blue-ray media player out there then this controller is all you need.
It will display the battery level on screen when ever you press the PS button.
The only downside is it uses AAA batteries, but they seem to last forever so far. I've had my remote for a year now and it hasn't run down yet.
It is bluetooth not Infra-red so it doesn't matter where you point it, you will need to sync' the controller to your PS3 first but this is far simpler than it sounds.

On your PS3 go to your System settings and select additional Bluetooth controllers and follow the steps it will ask you to turn on your controller the PS3 will look for it, find it and its done. Its fully explained in the instruction manual.

I use mine for playing my MP4 and Divx movies..
Just a foot note but when you put your USB stick in your PS3 to play the movies it will say there is no compatible media on this device.. Hit the triangle for options and select show all media and the movies appear and play just fine.
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99 of 107 people found the following review helpful By E. King on 10 Mar. 2007
This official Blu-ray Disc Remote uses Bluetooth instead of infra-red (IR) to transmit a signal to your PS3; so no matter which way you point it, you'll get a perfect response.

The buttons are rubberised - responsive and comfortable to press. They're also positioned and sized intuitively so after a few sessions using the remote, you can feel with your fingers and know what you'll be pressing.

The remote works in just the same way for DVD playback and all of the PS3's Xross Media Bar (XMB) interface can be navigated with it. In all a quality piece of kit.
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