If the Sony exec saying there've been talks with Microsoft about making a Blu-ray Xbox 360 add-on wasn't enough to make you believe that a drive is coming, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer just said "Toshiba has moved on. We've moved on, and we'll support Blu-ray in ways that make sense." [Games Industry]
@geekinky: The reason the 360 remote does not work well is the crystal on the faceplate is too thick. Try removing your faceplate (worked for me). The crystal should have been Clear, with tinting on the outside only. There is no reason the 360 cannot have a RF remote, just hoping it is not connected like a controller so any RF universal remote would work.
The bluetooth remote on the PS3 was one of the reasons I parted with it - I couldn't program it into my Niles remote. Sony should have had the foresight to integrate IR.