Originally Posted by pacific808
The problem is that neither philips or Logitech have shown any indication of adding BT capabilities to their line ups.
In the first place it is really odd that Sony opted to not include an IR sensor in PS3. An IR chipset costs next to nothing and would allow people with universal remotes to use their system.
Yes, BT is superior to IR and will probably replace IR within the next 5 years - but when 99.99% of the worlds electronic equipment still uses IR today - it would have been nice of Sony to either add the capabilities in the first place or at least produce something similar to IR2BT from the start.
Remember, that the PS3 (besides being a nice game console) also is one of the bluray machines on the market. A lot of home theater enthusiasts mainly buys the machine for its bluray capabilities and those folks often spends a lot of time on programming and setting up Universal remotes for their systems (myself being one of them