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[PS5] PlayStation 5 Media Remote $35 + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39 Spend) @ Amazon AU

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Quickly navigate media with built-inplay/pause, fast forward and fast reverse buttons.
Power on your PS5 console and navigate its menus directly with the remote for ultimate convenience.
Adjust the volume and power settings of compatible TVs with the built-in IR transmitter.
Entertainment at the push of a button.

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  • +4

    The one accessory that nobody would use. Ever

    • +3

      I've had the remotes for the previous playstation generations.

      It's always been our go-to DVD/Blu-ray player… having a "normal" remote for movie nights was actually quite handy.

      • +13

        Enable HDMI-Link in settings and ensure PlayStation is plugged into the HDMI-CEC port on your TV. Then just use your standard TV remote.

        • some HDMI-Link doesnt turn on/off PS5 properly also, some tv remote does not have a HDMI-link equivalent of the PS button which is to go back to the main menu…

          I got an old Hisense 4k TV (M7000) that is having this issue. If I actually use PS5 as my media consumption device, i would definitely get this remote. I use Chromecast though so thats good enough for me.

          • @4iedemon: Very little seems to work the way it should on the M7000 series Hisense TV's but yet I still refuse to upgrade from mine…

            • +1

              @mdogxxx: oh yeah… ARC implementation is also a bit dodgy but I just use optical…

              it is still a good panel though especially for what i could get during that time…

              • +1

                @4iedemon: I actually just got a new soundbar the other day and have been pleasantly surprised by the fact that the ARC control hasn't given me any issues, but the new soundbar is a Hisense one, so maybe they ensure their products play nicely.

                Definitely agree though, they are really great panels for the price they were! Hoping that they might bring out a reasonably priced HDMI 2.1 panel soon enough that holds up as well as the M7000's do, just without the tantrums they are known for.

    • Why not?

    • +3

      This is a good price, but I had it and sent it back to Amazon, it's a pos, I put the difference of the A$49 towards Chomecast-GoogleTV for $80.

      Battery life is similar to Dualsense 5, which is to say shit, but with a battery. It only worked half the time if that, the shape made it a pain to pick up as it would roll away from your fingers, the battery compartment was surprisingly difficult to open. I had to resync it weekly.

      The PS5 controller allows you to go to media apps via the bumper-R1, this remote doesn't have that so getting to the app section is more tedious.

      The PS5 is also still missing media apps that the PS4 had like iView. From memory there wasn't an audio passthrough like the controller and Roku remote etc.

      I went from being excited to use my PS5 and this remote as my primary media device to feeling buyer's remorse within a few weeks. I'm surprised at how much I am still angry over this pos remote.

      Chromecast Google TV was an okay replacement for my VodafoneTV, minus the lack of ethernet, but the dual band wifi is surprisingly extremely good. I had wanted to get a dongle for USB sideloading, but now I will probably get used to sending files via my Raspberry Pi NAS.

      • +1

        Having a look at the picture, the directional buttons look quite crappy too. Did you find that?

        • +2

          They are too thin and without much click.

    • not if you TV's HDMI link implementation is crap… I used to have an older Samsung TV that had better HDMI link features than a Hisense TV which was released 4 years later…

  • +2

    by the way, try to use your own TV with the PS5.

    My LG remote works perfectly with my PS5, scared the crap out of me when I realised but works great.

    • Yep, CX remote works well.

      • As does C1 remote.

    • Can confirm, my nano cell remote controls my ps5. Freaked me out when I realised lol

  • +3

    I've heard it's junk

  • Why has the device got rubbish on it like Disney and no Prime ?

    • It's probably coming out soon, Since it's so new

  • Was there even a PS4 Media Remote? I had the PS2 one and at least you could use it as a controller if you wanted to.

    • +2

      Yes, and PS3.

      I’m guessing the PS4 media remote won’t be compatible with the PS5 because it doesn’t provide an adequate gameplay experience for next-gen media.

    • I had the PS4 remote but felt that it was fairly poor.

      Battery died quickly and I felt I was always having to press the PS button (it’s a universal remote) to use the PS4 functions because it would always go to sleep.

      The PS3 remote on the other hand I felt was solid as. Just very big.

  • Sony’s TV remote works very well on the PS5

  • +1

    Sounds like this remote was rushed to release, its meant to provide a superior alternative to using the controller but it seems like you may as well use the controller/tv remote

    Also imo it needed options like audio, subtitle, popup & menu shortcuts for typical media use

  • Bump, now available for $31 for Prime members "valid until 23:59 (AEST) on the 22nd June 2021 or while stocks last."

    Terms: https://www.amazon.com.au/promotion/details/A3HJP2RKYKWITI

    http://prntscr.com/162x2sn

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