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Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote

by Sony
PlayStation 3
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (833 customer reviews)

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  • The remote control uses Bluetooth wireless communication to operate playback of Blu-ray Discs (BD) and other types of disc media on the Playstation 3 system.
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Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000M17AVO
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 5 x 2 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: January 9, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (833 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,417 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote

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447 of 454 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I approve this remote control September 19, 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I did not think I needed yet another remote control because I thought the six-axis had everything it needed for movie playing on the PS3 and, yet, I bought one. There were 2 initial reasons:

- my wife was missing a 'magic wand' shaped remote for playing movies
- Amazon had it at a great price in one of them lightning deals

I ended up using it myself and, in fact, using it for more than just movie playing - see below.

But, let's do a quick inventory of features:

= It's blue-tooth enabled and, therefore, it's not taking any ports on your PS3. This is probably important for anyone who has a "2-USB ports console".
= It's wand-shaped, allowing the non-gamers to control their movie-watching activities while holding a familiar-shaped device in their hand.
= It maps ALL the six-axis buttons and performs everything a six-axis would do, except for the joystick features of R3 and L3 (but you do have the push-down or 'click' abilities for them).
= 2 AA battery powered (still with the original Sony batteries after 4 months of use)
= Includes additional buttons that the movie-only users would expect on a remote such as:
+ a number pad
+ eject
+ red, green, blue, yellow buttons
+ play, stop, pause
+ slow(step), scan(left/right), prev/next
+ display, top menu, pop up menu, return
+ subtitles, angle, audio

What is interesting about this remote is that you can use it for much more than movie-playing. Given that it has all the six-axis buttons, guess what?
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222 of 269 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Start but Missing Some Features March 21, 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Most PS3 owners enjoy not only the gaming abilities of their system, but also the built in Blu-Ray DVD player. The Sony remote control accessory lets you play those movies with great ease.

The remote combines the regular buttons of our other DVD players with the funky look of the PS3. You have a red, green, blue and yellow button - labelled with their color names! You also get a circle, X, square and triangle to do a few things like brinigng up the options and back choices.

The main buttons - play, stop, forward, back - are laid out reasonably nicely at the bottom of the remote with large buttons. There are small buttons up on top for the number keys, and a very tiny eject button.

Missing completely is a power button!! You have to hit the PS button in the center and go through the regular PS3 menus to get the power to turn off. In fact, while I was writing this review, I accidentally hit a button on the remote and the PS3 turned on. We were watching regular TV, so now I have to wait until our show is over, switch over to the PS3 and use the buttons to turn the system back off again. That doesn't make much sense at all to me.

Also, on our Oppo DVD remote, the buttons glow which makes it REALLY nice to use in the dark or dim light that most people watch movies in. This unit is completely black with black buttons. This makes it pretty much useless in low light conditions until you memorize all of the button locations. You would think by now that remote control makers would have their buttons backlit or at least glow-in-the-dark to handle this.

The unit takes two AA batteries which makes it a bit heavy, but certainly within the normal range of remotes.

It's easy enough to sync up the remote with the PS3.
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298 of 369 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars "Stop" Button Should Be Labeled "Ruin My Evening" April 6, 2010
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Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
If you want to pause your movie, you hit "Pause". If you want to start your movie again, you hit "Play". But between the "Pause" and "Play" buttons is "Stop". Here Be Dragons.

"Stop" means it. "Stop" doesn't just stop the video from playing, it quits out of the Blu-Ray player and returns you all the way to the root PS3 menu. To start watching your disk again you need to select the Blu-Ray disk again, wait for it to boot up, wade through whatever previews and coming attractions are on the disk, re-enable the correct subtitles and menu settings, wait for the various FBI and MPAA warnings, locate the place where it stopped playing, and then resume watching. Hitting "Stop" whether you wanted to or not means you're going to spend at least the next five minutes not watching your movie.

The "Stop" button is so big and so centrally located that I can't count the number of times I've hit it in error, either by poking at "Pause" or "Play" in my darkened living room or by sitting on the controller. It's gone from being an occasionally frustrating surprise, to being an infuriatingly common blunder, all the way around to being some sort of perverse comic relief. "What happened? Why did the movie just stop? Did you hit the STOP button by accident again? You did? THE REMOTE GOT US AGAIN. WE HATE YOU, REMOTE."

There are three ways that Sony could solve this problem.

- They could re-label the button "Ruin My Evening", and replace the pushbutton with one of those covered safety switches that are used in military cockpits to arm weapons.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote
This Sony PlayStation 3 remote works pretty good, the only thing I don't like is there are a lot of buttons that don't get used, I wish they made a remote similar to this design,... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Jay
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the gaming remote when you want to watch movies
I use this remote when I'm watching blu-ray discs on my PS3. It's more convenient than the gaming remote, but many of the buttons feel the same in the dark, so you can't really use... Read more
Published 17 days ago by VN
5.0 out of 5 stars ***Highly recomend seller***
This was a "like new" item, shoot it was brand spanking new just opened container as it stated batteries and all were there! Shipped faster than I could track it!
Published 1 month ago by small town girl
4.0 out of 5 stars easier to use than a controller
works great I can finally use my playstation again. and my son doesn't seem to like it as much as the controller so he's not destroying them
Published 1 month ago by James A.
5.0 out of 5 stars good device
came on time and worked excellent . My original remote dissappeared and I had to get another in order to use the playstation
Published 1 month ago by James Murdock Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Worked well, but seldom used.
My son sold her PS3 not long after he received it The remote worked as described, but Play Station didn't offer his most wanted games, so he sold it soon after he got it.
Published 1 month ago by Mark J. Jordan
4.0 out of 5 stars love it
remote verses controller..its so easy to use the remote. I didnt like using my controller because everytime i move the controller it would skip a chapter.
Published 1 month ago by Virginia Tsosie
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a remote
It's a remote. Nothing special for me. Dropped it once and the battery cover broke permanantly. If you watch netflix or movies on your PS3 it definitely beats the remote, but not a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jason Tan
5.0 out of 5 stars good product
We have been using this for a couple years now and it is holding up great. nothing has broken on it
Published 3 months ago by 3phase
4.0 out of 5 stars works great
We bought one of these remotes after we cut off our cable TV. It works great. It is a whole lot easier than using the ps3 controller. Read more
Published 3 months ago by joebaker
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