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How to control your PC via Bluetooth using the Sony Playstation 3 Blu-ray Remote Control

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Windows 7 - 32 Bit, Windows 7 - 64 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Windows Vista 64 Bit, Windows XP
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1. Test Environment

  • PC/Notebook with Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack 7.10.12(T)
  • PS3 Remote Application
  • Sony Playstation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote Control

2. Install the latest Toshiba Bluetooth stack

Download and install the latest Toshiba Bluetooth stack you can find in the download section of the following website:

Make sure that Bluetooth is up and running. 
You should see a Bluetooth icon in the system tray.
For Windows 7 please modify the view as shown in the following picture.

Windows 7:  Setting to display Bluetooth icon in system tray
(Customize --> Bluetooth Manager --> Show icon and notifications --> OK)

3. Setup a Bluetooth connection to the Remote Control

Press the <ENTER>+<START> keys for 10 seconds on your Remote Control to make it discoverable for other Bluetooth devices like your PC.

Right mouse click on the Bluetooth system tray icon and select [Add New Connection].

Select your BD Remote Control from the list and click [Next]

Don't wait too long before you continue, otherwise you may get a "Detection of service failed" message. The Remote Control remains discoverable only for a limited period of time.

Now you can see a connected BD Remote Control icon in the Bluetooth Settings window.

The Bluetooth connection setup is finished.

4. Install a PS3 Bluetooth Remote Application

(The PS3 Bluetooth Remote Application is not a Toshiba software. So installing it is your own risk. Consider a backup before you start so that you can restore your data if went wrong)

We need a program which can translate the transmitted commands to specific actions. We have used the PS3 Bluetooth Remote Application which was found on the following website:
Restart the computer after the installation has been completed.

Windows XP users need to install the .NET framework which can be downloaded here:


5. Configure the PS3 Bluetooth Remote Application

Start the PS3 Remote Application. An according icon will appear in the system tray.

Windows Media Center:
In order to remote control Windows Media Center just press the PS3 button on your PS3 Remote control.

Windows Media Center will start and can be controlled by the PS3 remote control.

Windows Media Player:
Right mouse click on the PS3 Remote Application icon in the system tray and select Configuration from the context menu.

A configuration window will be shown as follows:

Now adjust the buttons to the keyboard action of your application (in our case the Windows Media Player).
You can do this by a double click on the according remote row.
Let's assume we want to modify the keyboard action of the Stop button.

Double click on the suitable row.
A configuration window will be shown as follows:

Assign the suitable keyboard key combination. In our case we have to unselect the Shift key option. Now save it. You can find the used key combinations for the MS Media Player on the following website:

Adjust all other keys as well.
Now close the configuration window and save the new settings.

Other applications:
It's the same procedure as described above just assign according key combinations which suit to your application.

6. Remote control your application

Make sure that the Bluetooth stack is up and running.
You should see a blue/white  (Bluetooth in idle mode) or blue/green (Bluetooth in use) Bluetooth icon in the system tray.

Make sure that your application which should be remote controlled was launched.

For instance start the Microsoft Windows Media Player.

Make sure that the PS3 Bluetooth Remote Application is up and running.
You should see the according icon in the system tray.

Press a button on your remote control and the application (Windows Media Player) should act accordingly.
The Bluetooth system tray icon turns to blue/green. 
A double click on it shows that the configured connection is active (connected).


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