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Old 27-10-2013, 01:00
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Couple of questions on the PS4 camera.

1. Has it been identified where the camera should be placed (on top of tv, at base of screen.)

2. My smart TV has Skype, any idea if I can use the PS4 camera for Skype?

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Old 27-10-2013, 10:28
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1. The camera is designed so that it can be tilted up or down, suggesting it will work above or below the TV.

2. If you mean can you plug the camera into your TV, the answer's almost definitely no as it has a propriertery connection.

If you mean will the PS4 do Skype, probably not as it's a key feature of Xbox One and MS now own the service.
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Old 27-10-2013, 10:45
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I thought the camera used USB?
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Old 27-10-2013, 10:53
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I thought the camera used USB?
Apparently not. It has a fat usb style connector and plugs into the back in a dedicated port.
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Old 28-10-2013, 00:37
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I thought the camera used USB?
the ps 2/3 cam is usb but the ps4 cam gos through a proprietary "AUX" connector

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Old 28-10-2013, 07:38
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That's actually quite good news about camera using the rear port. Maybe not for op but for me. I hated the ps3 camera tying up a front usb connector on ps3
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Old 28-10-2013, 15:05
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Having seen an un boxing of the PS4 Camera, can't really see how it's going to sit/attach to the top of a TV.

And MS want Skype on the PS4 so never say never.
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Old 28-10-2013, 23:13
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Having seen an un boxing of the PS4 Camera, can't really see how it's going to sit/attach to the top of a TV.

And MS want Skype on the PS4 so never say never.
Kinect and PS Eye aren't really suited to sit on top of modern TVs either, but there are a variety of brackets available to facilitate this. PS4 versions are already available to order from retailers.

MS do seem to have multiplatform ambitions for Skype (it's on PS Vita for example) but adding it to PS4 could raise a question amongst Xbox One owners - how come it's free on PS4 but hidden behind the Xbox Live Gold paywall on Xbox One?
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Old 28-10-2013, 23:40
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Apparently not. It has a fat usb style connector and plugs into the back in a dedicated port.
I thought that this proprietary connector baloney was supposed to be coming to an end?
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Old 28-10-2013, 23:50
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I thought that this proprietary connector baloney was supposed to be coming to an end?
Yes, for thing like phone chargers. That doesn't apply here.
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Old 29-10-2013, 07:45
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Looks like it comes with some sort of TV clip so it sits on top of your TV. Not sure if this'll come with the Killzone gamer bundle though? Also comes with everyone's favourite, proprietary connection http://youtu.be/6jzMf2SqrVY
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