I've had a cursory look through the forums for anything about this, but I can't find any threads on the topic. Even though it is actually quite old news I only found out about it today and I think that it is pretty awesome. Also I no one else I've spoken to had any idea about it.|
I though this was exclusive to Sony Bravia TV's, but it works perfectly with my Series 4 Samsung (So not exactly a new tv). It allows you to use your regular tv remote to control the PS3. All of the buttons necessary to watch a film or run the iPlayer app were mapped to my tv remote. I think this would make using your PS3 for playTV or netflix a much better experience.
It also has some other cool features like auto switching the tv on or auto switching it to the correct channel. You can also turn the PS3 off by just turning off the TV.
What you need:
Any HDTV that supports "Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)"
A PS3 Slim or super slim
On the PS3 go to system settings and turn "control for HDMI" on. Then on your TV find the options menu titled "Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)", go to "select device" and choose your Playstation 3.
*On my Samsung TV the Anynet+ menu was on the input page with the source/input list.
Edited by Stepharneo at 22:39:43 11-09-2013
Controlling your PS3 with your TV remote. The future... 3 years ago!
I just thought I'd do a Wikipedia check for more information: it's an optional feature of HDMI called CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) , with Anynet being the Samsung trade name. On Sonys it's called Bravia Link.
"Trade names for CEC are Anynet+ (Samsung), Aquos Link (Sharp), BRAVIA Link and BRAVIA Sync (Sony), HDMI-CEC (Hitachi), E-link (AOC), Kuro Link (Pioneer), CE-Link and Regza Link (Toshiba), RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) (Onkyo), RuncoLink (Runco International), SimpLink (LG), T-Link (ITT), HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync, VIERA Link (Panasonic), EasyLink (Philips), and NetCommand for HDMI (Mitsubishi).".
MrTomFTW Moderator 42,408 posts
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Oh yeah, my Samsung has HDMI-CEC which will automatically turn on the TV and switch over to HDMI when I turn my PlayStation. I never knew I could control the PS3 with the remote though, I'll have to look into that.
tonyferrino 211 posts
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Cool, I never knew about this. Using Iplayer via this method now, very good!
elhozzo 397 posts
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just tried this on my Philips with EasyLink ...
dunno, activated it on the Tv, and the PS3 ... but doesn't seem to do anything ...
Hmmm - so I have a Panny TV with Viera link and a slim. I'll see if I can get it to work....
imamazed 6,218 posts
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My TV is a BUSH.
By Jove- it works \o/
robc84 7,882 posts
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I have a Bravia TV so this should work for me! Will try later. Great if it works!
On a vaguely related note does anyone know how to stop some of these automatic functions? My xbox automatically turns on when I switch to it's channel, which is annoying if I'm trying to go through the AV channels to get to the PS3 one.
Edit:This is on a Panasonic Viera TV.
Edited by kinky_mong at 09:59:26 12-09-2013
KRadiation 710 posts
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Swap them round so Xbox is last?
Or flip through channels in the other direction.
It's one button for AV channels so you can't flick through the other way.
I could swap them round but the Xbox gets used more so it makes more sense to have that first on the list.
Annoyingly the 360 also has a habit of reseting itself when I change channel away from it too.
Edited by kinky_mong at 10:36:01 12-09-2013
Can you assign an AV input to a numerical channel?
Possibly... I'll investigate tonight.