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Topic # 189505 2-Jan-2016 12:33
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I bought a PS4 in the sales, great machine, and signed up for the trial of Playstation Now that allows streaming of PS3 games, however it warns me of a poor connection, and won't let me play any games.

Anyone tried this and managed to get it working?

I am on Fibre 200/200 and the PS4 is hardwired to a managed Gigabit Ethernet switch, so it's not a local network issue.

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  Reply # 1460185 2-Jan-2016 13:35
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Yeah I don't get enough bars on their speed test either.  I'm on VDSL 60/10.  

Too much latency I expect.



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  Reply # 1460186 2-Jan-2016 13:40
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How do you see the speed test results?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1460187 2-Jan-2016 13:40
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The games will be hosted in America, so latency will screw it up. It won't be playable.

(This is different from streaming Netflix from the USA because latency is largely irrelevant when you can buffer video, which you can't do with live gaming because of the interactive nature of the media)



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  Reply # 1460189 2-Jan-2016 13:49
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But isn't this service also marketed and sold in NZ?  Or is it just USA only (I only have a USA PSN account so cannot tell)

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  Reply # 1460192 2-Jan-2016 13:53
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timbosan: But isn't this service also marketed and sold in NZ?  Or is it just USA only (I only have a USA PSN account so cannot tell)


Only in the US at the moment, maybe the UK too.



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  Reply # 1460207 2-Jan-2016 14:48
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Well that's annoying.  I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has had it work.  Otherwise I will cancel my sub.

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  Reply # 1460260 2-Jan-2016 17:05
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timbosan: Well that's annoying.  I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has had it work.  Otherwise I will cancel my sub.


Many had tried, none have succeeded.
Sadly that pesky speed of light just gets in the way.



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  Reply # 1460262 2-Jan-2016 17:09
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NonprayingMantis:
timbosan: Well that's annoying.  I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has had it work.  Otherwise I will cancel my sub.


Many had tried, none have succeeded.
Sadly that pesky speed of light just gets in the way.


Interesting, I wonder what the reason is, maybe Sony are being extra tough on their networking requirements to keep streaming to the best quality possible.

Oh well, one less thing to pay for.  Maybe I will now have to keep my PS3 around to play all those old games!

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  Reply # 1460293 2-Jan-2016 18:47
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timbosan:
NonprayingMantis:
timbosan: Well that's annoying.  I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has had it work.  Otherwise I will cancel my sub.


Many had tried, none have succeeded.
Sadly that pesky speed of light just gets in the way.


Interesting, I wonder what the reason is, maybe Sony are being extra tough on their networking requirements to keep streaming to the best quality possible.

Oh well, one less thing to pay for.  Maybe I will now have to keep my PS3 around to play all those old games!


It's the latency. Sony won't let you play with latency over a certain value because otherwise the experience would be absolutely terrible. It's hardly 'being extra tough'. They just don't want people on forums moaning about rubbish experience simply because they live too far from the servers.



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  Reply # 1460308 2-Jan-2016 19:09
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It would be nice to know what the latency requirements are compared to what we get in NZ.

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  Reply # 1460371 2-Jan-2016 21:12
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timbosan: It would be nice to know what the latency requirements are compared to what we get in NZ.


The maximum latency they would accept is lower than we get in NZwhen connecting to the Sony play servers in the USA.

Bare minimum for a somewhat playable experience would be a consistent 150ms (including hardware latency), so I would imagine they would set the bar a bit higher (or rather, lower) than that.

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  Reply # 1460374 2-Jan-2016 21:24
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Ah haha and here I was disappointed it wouldn't work on my ADSL line!



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  Reply # 1461053 4-Jan-2016 15:19
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So to close this out I cancelled my PS Now subscription yesterday.  Geez Sony don't make these things easy! It took about 15 minutes of working through their website only to find out you have to cancel it on the PS4!

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  Reply # 1461098 4-Jan-2016 17:25
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If it helps, I know exactly what you need to do to fix it. Shorten the southern cross cable.

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  Reply # 1461120 4-Jan-2016 18:43
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toejam316: If it helps, I know exactly what you need to do to fix it. Shorten the southern cross cable.


I hate to break it to you, but this would make the cable snap, causing it to become non functional. 

I think what you mean to say is shorten the length between the starting and finishing points, which could only be accomplished by terraforming. (or Maui)

A much more sensible solution would be to install servers for the content you want, at a closer location.


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