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05-06-2013, 06:13 AM
Can i use 2 3Play420 with one controller?
Can i use 1 3play 820 with 2 controllers?


05-06-2013, 08:53 AM
Once controller cannot be shared between two systems. Two controllers connected to a single system will not operate in the way that you want (both controllers will mirror each other).

I get the idea of what you want to do with two controllers on a single 820 system (for that use, get two 425 systems and you have pretty much the same thing).

Just so I understand better, what are you looking to do with two 3PLAY 425 units and one controller?

05-06-2013, 09:04 AM
the question is weather to buy 1 820 or two 420.
if i will buy 1 820 and i will have an 8 cameras complex game i will want to divide it into 2 operators.
if i will buy 2x420 and i will have a simple 5 cameras game i will want to use only 1 operator.
so i cannot do this with any of the options

05-06-2013, 09:32 AM
I would suggest buying 2 x 425s. One op can run 5 cameras spread across 2 machines just as easy as 1 machine. That said, it would depend on the sport though.

05-06-2013, 09:34 AM
will the 425 have all the new features as the new 4800?

05-06-2013, 09:53 AM
No upgrades have been announced for 3Play 425 at this time, so at present at least that would have to be a 'no'.

05-06-2013, 01:19 PM
Come to think of it... JoZee. I would suggest buying a 4800 if you have the budget. If you could use the new feature set and have the budget. I would definitely go that route. I need to check but I believe you could use Youngmonkey's MasterControl at the same time as the 4800 controller giving you the ability to have 2 operators run one unit. Basically you could assign one op to A channel and the other op on MasterControl to the B channel output. Effectively a dual 4 in 1 out setup.
I need to see if Dhomas has tied in the necessary code to control the 4800. He has it for the 425 and 820 and I would think the commands would be similar.

I suggest the 4800 largely in part to the way the social media publishing is implemented. That is extremely useful in a product like this. Much more in my opinion than the 8000. It is logical for the replay op to build out melts and upload them without bothering the Tech Director.

What kind of events are you planning on doing with this setup??

05-06-2013, 10:12 PM
how more expensive is the 4800 comparing to the 830?

05-07-2013, 08:34 AM
The 820 is EOL'd (end of life'd) and replaced by the 4800 model. The price on the 4800 is the same as the 820 was -- $USD 39,995. Not sure what the price is for you locally.