X3 switch for ps3 slim owners - No need to unplug your power cord
Huh? 20 dollars is a turn off. I can get surge suppressor which I have for about 5 dollars. Its cool but 20 dollars just for this ? No thanks.
another gimmick device. powerbar is big and messy though - rite? people want a slick clean setup.
Originally Posted by bearmon2010
Personally I prefer a remote timer like those used for outdoor lights. they are about $20, you hit a button and powers disconnected. hit it again and power reconnected. without getting up. woot. even works with the harmony remotes too!, throw in the cheapie hip-gear 'remote' dongle and its a great combination! may take some creative thinking to expose the IR sensor to your line of sight tho.
hell, if your handy:
not sure how it would be triggered - like if you turn the volume up if the PS3 would shut off.. 'any' IR blast is too vague.
with the components I don't think they will remember anything. Basically have to add an IR identifier with a push button, so you press the button and then send IR command and the unit remembers it.
httxp://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-IR-Remote-Switch/step12/Final-Product/ I think could be adapted.
Seems the SIS-1 chip is obsolete, and SIS-2 replaces it for $13 at the simerec site. They have SIS-2 and IR receiver for $13US.. this recognizes most IR remotes, and is programmable. their site at simerec has a schematic there as well, which looks a bit easier. by the time you actually get the relay and other misc components, and construct it - the $20 walmart special I think is a better choice.
I only got a 12F629 and 16F88 kicking around tho.. wonder if theres a PIC program that does the same thing?
Or, you could do it the easy way and just get one of these for about $5 US:
These can learn remote commands.
They don't even need line-of-sight either, I have mine at the back of the entertainment unit and it switches on and off if I point it at the wall.
you trust a device like that from dealxtreme? there are some things that are okay to buy from a site like that, and there are others that are not okay. things that are pulling that kind of voltage attached to a device that worth more then $50 is asking for trouble.
Originally Posted by gshim
anyways, ill say it again... the best thing you could have for the slims related to the jailbreak hack is a simple relay circuit with a ribbon cable running to the front with a smaller switch....
Home Depot or Lowes sells a wall switch for $5.
leave your dongle in the console
then switch the mains on (to your tv, ps3, etc)
this is stupid...
are people really gettin that lazy that they cant unplug a power cable these days!
you should have seen the shit i had to go thru to boot ps2 games! or even ps1 games back in the day!
I got something like that. Its not a timer tho. You just plug it in and use the remote to turn it on and off. What kind did you get? I cant seem to figure out how to set mine up with my harmony.
Originally Posted by Ruddicz
a remote switch is pointless, are you forgetting the eject button on turn on :rolleyes: