Bend the Harmony Smart Control to Your Will

This remote system has just enough flexibility to do the job in spite of itself.  My use case:  Sony KDL-55EX501 TV, Onkyo TX-SR508 Receiver, Sony PS3 and a Windows Media Center PC with an ORtek VRC-1100.  Tips:  Use the Windows app instead of the smartphone app for configuration, and make use of selective HDMI control […]

HD WiFi Streaming Success with the PS3

It was a challenge to get HD video streaming to my PS3 properly, and I tried several methods to arrive at what works best in my situation. Wireless-G wasn’t good enough to stream HD video reliably to my PS3.  Typically, you can find a relatively clear WiFi channel for your router and be on your […]

Does YouTube Make My iTunes Library Obsolete?

This month, there’s a new PS3 YouTube app that’s worth checking out.  It’s even better coupled with an iPhone, because you can use the phone’s improved touch-screen interface as a remote control, resulting in an impressive synergy of technologies.  The PS3 controller seems ridiculously clumsy in comparison. YouTube dominates video, but it’s increasingly popular as a primary […]