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Frequently Asked Questions


Why does Blu-Link™ have Bluetooth™?

Sony's PlayStation© 3 uses Bluetooth™ to connect with its wireless controllers. It does not have standard IR built in. So to control the PS3™ using its native format, Blu-Link™ communicates in Bluetooth™.

How do I turn the PS3™ on and Off?

When you are controlling the PS3™, to turn if off, press and hold the Power button on Blu-Link for about a second and it will simulate the keystrokes necessary to turn the PS3™ off.

The Original PS3™ would wake on any key from a controller or a remote. The PS3™ Slim now only wakes when the Playstation© Home key is pressed. With Blu-Link™ set on the PS3™ device, hit the Home button and your PS3™ will wake.

Since Blu-Link™ has Bluetooth™, what else can I operate with it?

No, you can't control your car, phone or one of the many other products with Bluetooth™ built-in. Blu-Link™ only contains the Bluetooth™ profile to control the PS3™.

How does Blu-Link™ compare with other solutions on the market?

A comparision chart is available to explain. Sony makes an excellent remote, but it does not control anything other than the PS3™. Logitech Harmony™ has an adapter you can use with their remote controls, but the adapter alone costs more than Blu-Link™.

I don't have a PlayStation©, can I still use Blu-Link™?

Absolutely! While we've designed Blu-Link™ to be the best universal remote control with PlayStation© 3 support built in, we also designed it to be a great standalone universal remote control. The only caveat being, the PS3™ button cannot be re-programmed to control another device.

When I am watching Satellite TV and hit the power button, it turns the Satellite receiver off, not the TV. How can I make the power button turn the TV off instead?

Blu-Link™ supports the ability to set up your equipment using a four-digit code, by learning from another remote control or both. Generally it is best to select the best four-digit code you can find. Then use learning to train the button to do what you want.

In this case, since your Satellite receiver is working, just "learn" the power on/off command from your TV remote control on the Satellite Power button.

I've done all sorts of cool customization with my remote. It now works exactly the way I want. Will it lose all of its programming if the batteries run out?

No! We know that batteries run out. We have put in non-volatile memory in Blu-Link™. It keeps your settings even when the remote has no power.

I want to move Blu-Link™ to another room with different equipment but I've done lots of learning. How do I reset it back to factory default?

Step 1: Enter factory-reset mode by holding down two device buttons for approximately 3 seconds. After 3 seconds all of the device buttons will turn on to confirm you are in factory reset mode.

Step 2: Enter the code "9999" to erase all prior four-digit codes and any learned keys for all devices.

Pressing any key other than "9" will exit factory-reset mode.

Is there any way to reset just one device instead of the whole thing?

Yes, the steps are similar, but instead of holding down two buttons, you only hold down the device you want to reset.

Step 1: Enter setup mode by holding the device button down for approximately 3 seconds. After 3 seconds, all of the device buttons will blink to confirm you are in Setup mode.

Step 2: Enter the code "9999" to erase the prior four-digit code and any learned keys only for that device.

What is "Punch Through"?

In a fairly typical setup with a TV, PS3™ and Cable box, there
is only one device that controls the sound. It would be difficult to switch devices between Cable and TV every time you want to change the volume. By default, Blu-Link™ is set so that regardless of what device you are using, when you change the volume, it is sent to the TV. This is called “Punch Through.”

The volume up, down and mute don't do what I want. How do I set "Punch Through"?

We have a wizard to walk you through setting up punch through. Visit the wizard. There is also a YouTube Video that has some more visual help.

My question isn't covered here. How do I get more help?

Please visit our support page for available options. Actually contact us, we would be glad to help you!








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