Pros Works as promised
Cons A bit pricey
Summary OK, I've been kind of iffy on CNET reviews ever since they switched up the reviews on their TVs and dropped some scores. In my opinion once you've decided on a score you shouldn't go back and adjust said score unless something was discovered later on that either takes away from or adds to the product. From what I understand they lowered some scores because of "changes in the competitive marketplace." Uhm, what exactly does that mean? Aren't there always changes in the competitive marketplace? Isn't that why we have new and updated products, so that companies can remain competitive? Anyway, I feel this adapter deserves more than 3.5 stars. It does what is promised, end of story. There's no way that everyone would have been satisfied other than if Sony had put an IR sensor in the PS3. If it used a USB port, people would have complained. If it operated on batteries, people would have complained. It requires a power outlet, and still people complain. I think a power outlet was probably the most reasonable way to feed power to this device. I had absolutely no problems pairing this with my PS3 or programming my remote, so I find it funny that the CNET reviewer did when it was very easy and the Harmony software has pop up indicators that explained certain issues like choosing to add the PS3 as a game console. In my opinion setting up any device with your Harmony remote may take a couple of syncs until you find what button placement you're comfortable with. All in all, though a bit pricey, I definately recommend the Harmony Adapter for the PS3. Thumbs up.
Pros Setup is easy. It provides all PS3 remote commands including power on and power off. Harmony remotes have better ergonomics that the Sony PS3 remote. Logitech is a major company more likely to provide ongoing support that the other adapter makers.
Cons Slightly pricey.
Summary I am very satisfied with the adapter -- I wish it had been available a year or two ago.
"Works great!"on by _Dark_Knight
Pros I can now control my PS3 with my Harmony One remote. How cool is that?
Cons Yeah, a bit pricey, but the best remote out there is now even better
Summary Let me first say I love my Harmony One remote. I find it hard to watch TV without it now. I was amazed it could even control my Xbox 360. Now that it can now control my PS3, it's the holy grail of universal remotes. I can now toss out that ugly PS3 remote (well, not literally toss out) with all my other remotes. My Harmony One now controls all five of my components: TV, cable box, AV receiver, Xbox 360 and PS3. Money well spent.
Pros Easy to set up (I had no issues on either end with the PS3 or adding it to my Harmony One via the computer); works perfectly.
Does not use a USB port on the PS3.
Cons Price.. this is why I gave it 4.5 stars. $60 is expensive but it is really convenient now.
Summary It works, plain and simple. If you follow the directions to hook it up the PS3 (which were perfectly clear) and then add it like you do anything else using the software to your remote.. you will be up and running in less than 10 minutes.
Not using a USB port allows you to charge your controllers and keeps you from unplugging things every time you want to use it. Having it plug into the wall keeps it ready to be used via the remote. Jeff says this is a CON but if I have to go to the PS3 to plug in/unplug the adapter (if you are charging controllers or have another adapter connected), why even bother. I would just turn it on/off by the power switch.
I still think this is priced about $20 to $25 too high but you are paying for the convenience of one remote that does everything.
Pros Reportedly works well with older PS3 models that have not been upgraded to 3.0 firmware.
Cons No upgrade for PS3 3.0 firmware in sight. Will most likely require a recall of the current adapter and a new model will need to come out.
Summary With the release of the PS3 Slim, the Logitech Harmony adapter is rendered useless. If you check the forums on Logitech's support site and read the numerous complaints, there is currently no solution to the problem with the PS3 3.0 firmware update. The codes that allowed connectivity with the adapter were rewritten by Sony for the new firmware, and there is no upgrade for the adapter from Logitech to compensate for the problem. Bottom line, if you own a PS3 Slim, do not purchase the adapter. Since the Slim is now the only PS3 being manufactured, Logitech will most likely need to recall the current adapter and produce a new model compatible with the Slim.
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