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#1 PS3Scene

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:40 AM

The SIXAXIS Doesn't Time Out
Posted by XanTium | 14-11-2006 19:40 EST

 
From gizmodo.com:


After leaving the SIXAXIS on the couch for a couple hours, we noticed the PS3's screensaver came on but the light on top of the controller was still active. When we picked up the controller, the screensaver turned off right away. So unlike the 360 and Wii, the SIXAXIS does not conserve battery life by shutting off when not in use.

In other news, the range on it is pretty good--probably similar to the 360's. I took it to the furthest corners of my apartment and I was still able to get reception/control the SIXAXIS.


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Posted 15 November 2006 - 05:17 PM

It doesn't....and you can't replace the batteries either huh? interesting....

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:25 PM

I can vouch for that first post.....i left the sixaxis sitting for about 4 hours with the PS3 turned on, and the controller just stays on.....

lol i just noticed sixaxis is a palindrome.....

Edited by bigjimmy, 15 November 2006 - 09:27 PM.


#4 silentbob343

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 05:42 AM

QUOTE(incognegro @ Nov 15 2006, 12:24 PM) View Post

It doesn't....and you can't replace the batteries either huh? interesting....

I'm sure we'll see replacement batteries, seeing as how they include directions so you can dispose of the dead battery.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 09:02 AM

Eh, I'm sure this will be fixed with an update before too long.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:34 PM

I quick look in the manual and you find a guide on how to change the batteries.

Although, you have to almost completely take the controller apart.

Not exactly ideal and clearly a half baked comeback to the amount of crticism they got when they announced this.

Two problems I have are that You have to press the PS button whenever you play a PS2 game and when you return to the dash from one, which gets a little tiresome. Also if you turn off the mains power, as I do at night for obvious reasons, when you come to turn it back on the controller is no longer paired and you need to manually turn the system on and pair it again, unlike the 360.

I'd much rather have it time out than have to keep pairing it every time I disconnect my PS3 from the mains.

Here's a quick scan of the page from the hardware manual.
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Edited by alsybub, 16 November 2006 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2006 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE(alsybub @ Nov 16 2006, 10:41 AM) View Post

I quick look in the manual and you find a guide on how to change the batteries.

Although, you have to almost completely take the controller apart.

Not exactly ideal and clearly a half baked comeback to the amount of crticism they got when they announced this.

Two problems I have are that You have to press the PS button whenever you play a PS2 game and when you return to the dash from one, which gets a little tiresome. Also if you turn off the mains power, as I do at night for obvious reasons, when you come to turn it back on the controller is no longer paired and you need to manually turn the system on and pair it again, unlike the 360.

I'd much rather have it time out than have to keep pairing it every time I disconnect my PS3 from the mains.

Here's a quick scan of the page from the hardware manual.
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/alsybub/batteryremove.jpg[/ig]

Why do you "hard off"? I never did that with the PS2.


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Posted 16 November 2006 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE(silentbob343 @ Nov 16 2006, 04:54 PM) View Post

Why do you "hard off"? I never did that with the PS2.


Partly because of power surges combined with the large number of import consoles with no warranty and mainly because I have so much entertainment equipment in my setup that it sucks the juice all night and I end up with electricity bills that I needn't be paying. As soon as I started doing this my bill was a third less. As we all know, leaving electrical equipment on standby will generally sap 75% of the operating power. I'm not talking about the button on the back but the switch on the wall which around 20 different components are connected to including:

42" Plasma
Sub
Amp 1000w
PC
LCD Monitor
PS3
PS2
360
2 x Xbox
Gamecube
Dreamcast
SKY Digital
DVD Player
Router
2 x Stepdown
360 charger
Printer / scanner
Mouse charger
DS Charger
PSP Charger

That about covers it for the items currently plugged in in this room.


I don't even use heating in the winter!

Edited by alsybub, 16 November 2006 - 07:26 PM.





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