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Dynomutt
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(07-21-2015, 09:25 AM)
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It even has a share button! $29.99 could be worse...

Pre-Order link:

http://www.amazon.com/PDP-Universal-...4+media+remote

Heavy's Sandvich
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(07-21-2015, 09:26 AM)
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imagine if someone used that to play on at Evo next year.
DBT85
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(07-21-2015, 09:26 AM)
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About fucking time. How can it have taken them this long ffs.
Dynomutt
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(07-21-2015, 09:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by DBT85

About fucking time. How can it have taken them this long ffs.

Stability updates.
quesalupa
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(07-21-2015, 09:28 AM)
I kind of want that but then I think about better ways to spend $30 than a remote...
Noisepurge
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(07-21-2015, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Heavy's Sandvich

imagine if someone used that to play on at Evo next year.

i wonder how easy it would be to solder this as the PCB in a fightstick though!

Would be fun to have a wireless stick with an Eject button and all :D
Kenzodielocke
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(07-21-2015, 09:28 AM)
I could use my remote since the beginning thanks to HDMI-CEC
jwk94
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(07-21-2015, 09:29 AM)
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I guess they wanted to wait until PlayStation Vue was available in more states?
golem
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(07-21-2015, 09:30 AM)
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Oh nice. Universal remote features too.
wanderingprostheyltite
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(07-21-2015, 09:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kenzodielocke

I could use my remote since the beginning thanks to HDMI-CEC

Could you explain this? You mean ps3 remote compatibility?
Hasney
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(07-21-2015, 09:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by wanderingprostheyltite

Could you explain this? You mean ps3 remote compatibility?

HDMI-CEC basically allows the connected device to control your PS4, so TV remote actions can be passed to the PS4 to do something.
Kenzodielocke
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(07-21-2015, 09:31 AM)

Originally Posted by wanderingprostheyltite

Could you explain this? You mean ps3 remote compatibility?

Polygon has an article about it

Just my normal TV remote.
RdN
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(07-21-2015, 09:31 AM)
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Fucking finally!

And that's a Sony remote alright. Big, ugly and with lots and lots of buttons. Universal Remote capabilities is nice, though.
TimPV3
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(07-21-2015, 09:32 AM)
Day one. I just wish they would use this to fund a better media player.
WickedCobra03
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(07-21-2015, 09:32 AM)
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I have a tv remote that can control Netflix, blu ray and DVD' s at the moment, but this one definitely looks pretty slick (except for the size).
playXray
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(07-21-2015, 09:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kenzodielocke

I could use my remote since the beginning thanks to HDMI-CEC

Yeah, I understand how people without compatible HDMI-CEC will appreciate the new remote, but my TV remote has worked perfectly for PS4 playback since day one.
foxbeldin
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(07-21-2015, 09:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kenzodielocke

I could use my remote since the beginning thanks to HDMI-CEC

Yup.
John Bender
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(07-21-2015, 09:36 AM)

Originally Posted by Hasney

HDMI-CEC basically allows the connected device to control your PS4, so TV remote actions can be passed to the PS4 to do something.

Yep, my ordinary "remote control" of my Sony Bravia TV works perfectly on my PS4.
AbandonedTrolley
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(07-21-2015, 09:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by RdN

Fucking finally!

And that's a Sony remote alright. Big, ugly and with lots and lots of buttons. Universal Remote capabilities is nice, though.

Less buttons that the previous PS3 version



Also no dedicated 3D button this time around!
BocoDragon
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(07-21-2015, 09:36 AM)
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Is this designed by Sony but made by a third-party (a la the PS4 stand outside Japan)?

Or is it just an officially licensed third party accessory?

PDP ain't Sony, I take it.
SwiftDeath
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(07-21-2015, 09:36 AM)
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About damn time
Drifters
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(07-21-2015, 09:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by vsaintlo

It even has a share button! $29.99 could be worse...

Pre-Order link:

http://www.amazon.com/PDP-Universal-...4+media+remote

Checks link; Yup BT. I didn't have a doubt but was curious.
Phat Michael
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(07-21-2015, 09:37 AM)
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is the PS4 a better media player than the PS3 right now? i still use my PS3 as my default media player for PS3 media server - can this be used on the PS4 now? if so i will get it. Sony's machine is fantastic for all this kind of stuff. My XB1 remote is basically for netflix only.
Rogan
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(07-21-2015, 09:37 AM)
Just looks like my Sony Bravia LED remote.
Fredrik
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(07-21-2015, 09:38 AM)
Finally! Reminds me that I need to open my PS4 and fix the cooling problem, right now it's unthinkable to use PS4 for media because of the noise.
catmario
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(07-21-2015, 09:38 AM)
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I want to play street fighter with this media remote. :D
Halabane
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(07-21-2015, 09:45 AM)
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3rd party...why didn't sony make one? They make remotes for all their other TV/Player products.

Doesn't look back lite....PIA without the back light
mrklaw
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(07-21-2015, 09:49 AM)
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I hope it is smarter than the old BT remote. It needs to be on when I pick it up, and yet save power so it doesn't burn through the batteries. Maybe some kind of tilt sensor to quickly power it up when I pick it up, and a decent sleep mode. The old one was terrible for either chewing through batteries or not being on when you needed it.

I use my xbox one as the primary box for media which works with my harmony remote (thanks MS for putting an IR receiver in), but this looks good if it works well. HDMI CEC is ok, but support can be hit and miss depending on your setup. I'm tempted to turn mine off because it takes over all the buttons on my TV remote, so I can't even bring up the TV menu when the PS4 is on.
Fredrik
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(07-21-2015, 09:55 AM)
Is it using bluetooth for PS4 and IR for the other devices or is it simply controlling the other devices through PS4s HDMI CEC?
mrklaw
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(07-21-2015, 09:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fredrik

Is it using bluetooth for PS4 and IR for the other devices or is it simply controlling the other devices through PS4s HDMI CEC?

bluetooth + IR
Tabris
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(07-21-2015, 09:58 AM)
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Key thing to know here - Does it use a USB dongle or anything like that?

Because if not, that should mean Harmony Remote Controllers will follow soon.

EDIT - NEVERMIND! IT'S NOW SUPPORTED!!!

https://support.myharmony.com/en/har...-playstation-4

Not sure when this happened!!! It looks like May 27th, 2015?

EDIT 2 - It can't power it on, looks like that'll change with this though! Must have an update upcoming by October

EDIT 3 - Ah, the Harmony Remote Control acts like a keyboard.
TheLegendOfMart
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(07-21-2015, 09:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kenzodielocke

I could use my remote since the beginning thanks to HDMI-CEC

I tried it on two different TVs and there was no way to access the PS button and keys like back would just close apps instead of going back, no buttons for x, square, triangle or circle either.

I'd rather have an official remote.

Originally Posted by Tabris

Key thing to know here - Does it use a USB dongle or anything like that?

Because if not, that should mean Harmony Remote Controllers will follow soon.

Why would it use a dongle, PS4 uses bluetooth for controllers.
DeepEnigma
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(07-21-2015, 10:01 AM)

Originally Posted by Drifters

Checks link; Yup BT. I didn't have a doubt but was curious.

How else would it work without BT?

There is no IR or radio sensor in the PS4.
Fredrik
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(07-21-2015, 10:04 AM)

Originally Posted by mrklaw

bluetooth + IR

Great! That was always an issue with my old Logitech universal remote, it controlled all my devices except the PS3.
Kysen
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(07-21-2015, 10:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by John Bender

Yep, my ordinary "remote control" of my Sony Bravia TV works perfectly on my PS4.

Wait lol you can do this? Damn, will try this when I get home.
Tabris
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(07-21-2015, 10:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kysen

Wait lol you can do this? Damn, will try this when I get home.

If your TV supports HDMI-CEC. Issue I have is the AV receiver in the middle.
ElTorro
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(07-21-2015, 10:14 AM)
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Internally, this is probably just a controller with an included universal remote.

I guess there is still no hope for my PS3 Harmony adapter to ever work on PS4.
TedMilk
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(07-21-2015, 10:17 AM)

Originally Posted by John Bender

Yep, my ordinary "remote control" of my Sony Bravia TV works perfectly on my PS4.

So does mine... to a point. It won't turn the PS4 on or off which is really annoying. WHY NOT?
AbandonedTrolley
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(07-21-2015, 10:21 AM)
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The most annoying thing really is that there is no support for the older PS3 universal remote, I don't see why not tbh!
Recidivus Crimen
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(07-21-2015, 10:37 AM)
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Finally. Would of been cool if they included a headphone jack on there.

Originally Posted by AbandonedTrolley

Less buttons that the previous PS3 version



Also no dedicated 3D button this time around!

Wow. That things massive.
prateeko
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(07-21-2015, 11:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by AbandonedTrolley

The most annoying thing really is that there is no support for the older PS3 universal remote, I don't see why not tbh!

Seriously. It's a Bluetooth device should be easy enough to support unless they figured we all still have our PS3s and it'd mess us up?
Melchiah
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(07-21-2015, 11:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by mrklaw

I hope it is smarter than the old BT remote. It needs to be on when I pick it up, and yet save power so it doesn't burn through the batteries. Maybe some kind of tilt sensor to quickly power it up when I pick it up, and a decent sleep mode. The old one was terrible for either chewing through batteries or not being on when you needed it.

Huh, that's never happened to me with the PS3 remote, and I have the first European model of it. The batteries last for ages, eventhough I use it several times a week. It's a minor annoyance that it starts up the system when you just brush one of the buttons.
DangerMouse
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(07-21-2015, 11:52 AM)
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Fucking finally!

Now keep updating the media player. The E3 update was good progress.
the_batman
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(07-21-2015, 11:56 AM)
now someone needs to play through Dark Souls with it.
Skux
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(07-21-2015, 11:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Phat Michael

is the PS4 a better media player than the PS3 right now? i still use my PS3 as my default media player for PS3 media server - can this be used on the PS4 now? if so i will get it. Sony's machine is fantastic for all this kind of stuff. My XB1 remote is basically for netflix only.

Nope, not yet. Some user experiences are recorded here and it's not pretty.
Rated-G
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(07-21-2015, 12:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skux

Nope, not yet. Some user experiences are recorded here and it's not pretty.

What about as a Blu-Ray player? Is there a consensus on that yet? I still use my PS3 for 3D and Blu-Ray, mainly because of the remote, but it'd be nice to be able to stick to one console for the majority of my media consumption.
Danneee
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(07-21-2015, 12:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kenzodielocke

I could use my remote since the beginning thanks to HDMI-CEC

This. It's like the media playback. I can't believe people are sitting on old ass TVs with neither of these functions built in still.
Brianimaniac
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(07-21-2015, 12:24 PM)
Why would you put the volume button in a place like that? That's such an objectively bad idea.
the_batman
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(07-21-2015, 12:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Riskington

Why would you put the volume button in a place like that? That's such an objectively bad idea.

where would you put it
Septimius
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(07-21-2015, 12:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kenzodielocke

I could use my remote since the beginning thanks to HDMI-CEC

I was so surprised to find out my TV did this! I was watching a DVD on my PS4, and for some reason I hit the pause button on my TV remote, since I'm used to using Netflix on the TV, and did it out of habit. Then it paused, and it took me a second, before I was like ":o"

Awesome surprise, and it makes this redundant. Yay.

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