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Re: PS4 Camera Length

Nov 14, 2013

Same here. I have a dedicated theater room and I use a projector. All my componets are about 10 feet away. I had to buy a USB extension for the camera for PS3, and I cancelled my pre-order for the new one when I found out it was proprietary and no extension available.

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Nov 18, 2013

Splicing with a cat 5 does not work. 

I tried it this weekend and it gave no response when plugged in.

It seems that the 3 layers of shielding must all be tied in for it to function.

 

Now,  the long wait...

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Nov 21, 2013
Some people like myself have more clean and advanced home theatre setups. My components are in a closet and i use radio remotes to control them. We need extension cables in order to place the camera near the tv, which is across the room from the ps4.
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More has been tried and failed here:

 

http://www.community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PS4-General/Playstation-4-Camera-Extension/td-p/19470384




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Nov 21, 2013

ccrogers15 wrote:
Its proprietary and not usb. Look at the port on the back. Due to the level of detail, its using a new port.

Cause USB 3 cant support that??

 

OK sure, lol.

 

More likely its so you use the Sony camera and not a off the shelf USB web cam.

SC-GRAY_FOX wrote:
"Of course you can. You can do this with the PS3 and the PS4 would not be taking steps back."

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Vertigomega wrote:
Being angry that your gaming console focuses on gaming is kind of like being mad that your microwave focuses too much on warming up your food.
But the new model removed the light bulb and timer from the microwave, so now you never know when the foods done, so ends up burnt a lot or undercooked.
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Nov 21, 2013
It IS USB 3.0, only the plug is different.

http://ps4eye.tumblr.com/

There is something else keeping both powered and passive extension attempts from working.



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Nov 24, 2013

My issue is that I have a Media rack that's not in the same area as my TV. Most of my hdmi cables are 20ft long cables. I need an extension cable for my ps4 camera that I purchased along with my ps4 console. My ps3 eye had a usb cable and I had no problems finding extension cables for that. I hope Sony or someone in the world can come up with an extension cable for the ps4 camera.

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Dec 4, 2013

AMEN!  Most centers are located in a different area.  I can truly count 25 people that this length would not work for.  Just odd that Sony would think this is good enough or at least have an extention option(s).  My system is 50ft away.  Thinking about returning entire system as the eye was a major selling point.  I have already shyed 3 people away from the system.  Come on Sony......

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Dec 4, 2013

I have tried everything at my disposal to make an extension.

 

Even got as far as it powering up the camera and asking me for the first two setup steps then it told me to kick rocks.

 

 




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Dec 8, 2013
I have the same issue... I 9 feet of cord... 70" wall mounted tv with all of my cables hidden in the wall. Unless there's an extension I can buy I'll be taking my camera back. I spent too much money to have a tacky setup.
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