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    PS3 and syncing 7 controllers question

    Has any actually tried to sync 7 controllers to the PS3 yet? Or for that matter, has any tried more than 4? I know the PS3 can handle up to 7 bluetooth devices, and since the lights on the controllers only go up to '4' I was wondering what do the lights do once you exceed that and if you can still control the XMB with the 5th, 6th or 7th controller...I know there aren't any games that will use that many (or probably ever will be), it is just mainly a curiosity question.


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    the 5th controller will have 1 and 4 lit. The 6th will have 2 and 4 lit, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnut24 View Post
    the 5th controller will have 1 and 4 lit. The 6th will have 2 and 4 lit, etc.
    I was wondering if it did that or not, have you actually tried this?


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    I have done it. I only have 4 controllers but each one of my rock band instruments acts as a controller. With them plugged in I have seen the 1 and 4 lit up on a controller to deignate it controller 5.
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    Yeah. I've often wondered if the 7 limit is because in order to sync 8 controllers you'd need to light up 4, 3, and 1. :P

    Also, when it shows the led-representation of the controller number on the screen, if you're using the BD remote, you can see 4 and 3 lit up because the BD remote is always controller number 7.

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    I played PS2 PES on a PS3 with 6 other players so yeah it works.

    On the DualShock 3 (sixaxis is gone) 4 and 1 lights up for player five, 4 and 2 for player six, 4 and 3 for player seven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyClaw® View Post
    I was wondering if it did that or not, have you actually tried this?
    The most that I played with was 5 controllers. And yes, the 1 and 4 LED will light up to signal it's #5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott64 View Post
    Yeah. I've often wondered if the 7 limit is because in order to sync 8 controllers you'd need to light up 4, 3, and 1. :P

    Also, when it shows the led-representation of the controller number on the screen, if you're using the BD remote, you can see 4 and 3 lit up because the BD remote is always controller number 7.
    I think it is because a master bluetooth device (the Playstation 3) can only connect up to 7 devices at once:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetoo...and_connection

    A master Bluetooth device can communicate with up to seven devices. This network group of up to eight devices is called a piconet.
    A piconet is an ad-hoc computer network, using Bluetooth technology protocols to allow one master device to interconnect with up to seven active devices. Up to 255 further devices can be inactive, or parked, which the master device can bring into active status at any time.
    At any given time, data can be transferred between the master and one other device, however, the devices can switch roles and the slave can become the master at any time. The master switches rapidly from one device to another in a round-robin fashion. (Simultaneous transmission from the master to multiple other devices is possible, but not used much.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott64 View Post
    Yeah. I've often wondered if the 7 limit is because in order to sync 8 controllers you'd need to light up 4, 3, and 1. :P

    Also, when it shows the led-representation of the controller number on the screen, if you're using the BD remote, you can see 4 and 3 lit up because the BD remote is always controller number 7.
    Bluetooth is the limit, not the LEDs. If they wanted to have more, they could do it in binary to have 14 controllers lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianp622 View Post
    Bluetooth is the limit, not the LEDs. If they wanted to have more, they could do it in binary to have 14 controllers lol.
    lol - true


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    Imagine playing a game with more than 7 players. That would be hectic and it would sure be fun. What games could utilize that besides sports games without having tiny splitscreens?
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    I don't think you can connect 7 bluetooth controllers.

    It's only 4 and then the rest, you need to hook them up through the USB.

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    If you hold the PS button then go to controller settings and you can set it as 5, 6 or 7...then you will see the lights light up
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianp622 View Post
    Bluetooth is the limit, not the LEDs. If they wanted to have more, they could do it in binary to have 14 controllers lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyClaw® View Post
    I think it is because a master bluetooth device (the Playstation 3) can only connect up to 7 devices at once:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetoo...and_connection
    I was just joking about the 3 leds lighting up thing. I hadn't bothered finding out the real reason for it, though. So thanks for the clarification.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    I don't think you can connect 7 bluetooth controllers.

    It's only 4 and then the rest, you need to hook them up through the USB.
    That would leave the 40gb folks with only 6 capable without a USB hub. It's 7 through BT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacksbak View Post
    If you hold the PS button then go to controller settings and you can set it as 5, 6 or 7...then you will see the lights light up
    yea thats all you need to do it hit the PS button go to coontroller settings then set it to the number controller u want then it lights up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    I don't think you can connect 7 bluetooth controllers.

    It's only 4 and then the rest, you need to hook them up through the USB.
    It does connect 7 controllers, I posted above in this thread.

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    Ok hmm, interesting. Well, I wasn't 100% sure because I never tried it lol but I remember hearing about it a long time ago that it was possible through USB only...I guess those were speculations as well or maybe the design changed.

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    lol, too bad that there's a limit with BT, always want to see a full team of players in a NBA/FIFA games, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott64 View Post
    Yeah. I've often wondered if the 7 limit is because in order to sync 8 controllers you'd need to light up 4, 3, and 1. :P

    Also, when it shows the led-representation of the controller number on the screen, if you're using the BD remote, you can see 4 and 3 lit up because the BD remote is always controller number 7.
    I haven't been able to try it, but I'm pretty sure you can have 7 controllers and the BD remote. because when I hit the home button it comes up as 7-A, not just 7.

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    I have done 6 controllers at once on the ps3. I played it with Nba Nk7 3 on 3 with friends. It wasn't chaotic at all. I had too much fun and wish to do it again (made game winning buzzer shot). Problem is, it's hard to get that many people over to play a game.


    Note: Forgot to add that all was wireless. NO USB required!!!

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    Along the same lines, can I default my one controller to set to USB 1 every time. Some games require it be set on 1 but I can't change it intil intro finished (COD4 example)

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    what about if you have seven controllers with a mic? this would mean you would have to have only 6 controllers to use the mic right? this is my logic but if true that sucks if you have four players and only three of them could use a mic
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    for 10 controllers, they would all have to be lit up.

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    im gonna go light up all my controllers like christmas trees!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianp622 View Post
    Bluetooth is the limit, not the LEDs. If they wanted to have more, they could do it in binary to have 14 controllers lol.
    Where did you get 14? You do 15 if you wanted them to always have at least one light on.

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