PS3 Blu-ray Remote Control
Great Remote, bad buying experience
It seems that the store was unaware that they had the brand new controller listed online for the same price as what they were charging for used in store. Not only that, but I had reserved one USED in store for pick up, online price was $9.99, was told after driving down to get it, the price doubled, in a matter of about 20 minutes. This is the second time that I reserved something online and the price was more than originally printed on the website when I got to the store to pick it up.
This is an old style of the remote and which I didn't know until I found it on the PlayStation web site. I like the new one which will control a blue-ray player, TV and anything else from SONY. It's pretty cool.
Thsi remote is pretty well..but not neccesary, you can just use the controller. Do not expect to actually use this in game play though because thier is no analog so it is impossible to play a game like Call Of Duty with this remote. This remote has really goood design and looks classy...this remote came with the bundle of my ps3. i dont think i would pay $25 for a remote but still good...
keep this off your floor
this is a great remote, it has good battery life, and it's easy to use, even though there are a lot of buttons. but you can't leave this lying around, if any one button gets pressed when your ps3 is turned off, it turns the system on. but this is a great controller
An ALMOST Must-Have
The PS3 Blu-ray remote makes the control of a movie much easier than a controller. The remote alone is good to have for said reason. If you are already comfortable with the PlayStation 3 controller, do not purchase this remote.
The PS3 Blue-ray remote control is one of the best things to happen to the PS3.
really awesome, Perfect, more than you expect
first of all i got this control as part of my ps3 bundle and i did not think about using it that much. i did how ever try it a couple of times and it basically goes through all the menus like the normal control so it was really convenient when charging your controller, but guess what thats right it can also be used to play games!!!!!!! It came as a big surprise to me as i was playing deadliest warrior and i accidently pressed the dvd remote and it activated two player mode. the buttons on the control are pretty decent but i had a hard time playing with them but it was something good that allowed me to play with someone else shile i got a real control. the only thing about this is that i think it only work with games that are arcade style because it did not work with ufc. Overall this is a good controller and it does more than you expect.
Remote has great functionality for watching movies or when using your ps3 for anything other than gaming such as music or trailers. Batteries (2xAA) have lasted for over a year for me and I use it quite regularly. Don't waste your money on the aftermarket versions that require you to plug in a dongle and have a clear field of view. Pay a little more for the real deal and you won't regret it.
if you can watch a dvd by controller on a ps2 you can just as easy do it with a ps3 there really is no need for this remote unless you are doing special blu-ray function's I.E Blu-ray live features i really dont see a remote control helping with playback of any movie the battery life sucks with this remote and when you want to watch a movie you find out the battery's dead and it take another 4 hours to charge it. why not just stick with I/R remotes they work they are cheaper and you dont have to worry about the remote sucking battery's dry i purchased this remote and returned it the next day no need no thank you. kinda sad i expected a better product from sony then this and i really wish that someone would just create a usb dongle so you can use your ps2 remote on the ps3.
Extra!Extra! this remote actually works
I bought this remote because I wanted to be able to play my Blu-Rays without having to remember every buttons function. I'm happy to say that this remote is everything that I was looking for. So far i have not had to get a new one, and i've had this one for about a year. I also love that I don't have to set right in front of my PS3 to use the remote. The design is very comfortable and my hand dosn't get all cramped up like they sometimes do with the PS3 remote, of course I dont have to use the Blu-Ray remote as much as the regular controller. So far I really enjoy this remote and can't see getting another. Still waiting for the new PS3 motion controllers to come blow the Wii away. All in all this is a great remote and I highly recommend it to someone who is looking to get the best functionality out of the PS3's Blu-Ray capabilities.