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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 31599 23-Mar-2009 20:52
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Is it possible to use the wired network within our house to 'extend' the controllers for our PS2?

What I'd like to do is house the game console in our 'media cupboard' plugged into the network switch and receiver/tv and plug the (suitably re-terminated) controllers into the RJ-45 wall plates beside the couch...clean, tidy and as missus friendly as I can make it.

I believe there are 9 conductors in the controller cable, but one of them is not connected, so Cat5e should provide enough wires. What are the signal levels/format. Would there need to be a balun or something?

Anyone done it, or have some good gen?

Thanks very much.


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  Reply # 203012 24-Mar-2009 12:17
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oooo... interesting idea.

I'm only posting to say that you should make sure there's adequate ventilation in that cupboard... I recently had to hack up our new entertainment unit to add an exhaust fan behind the 360 - got waaaay too hot in there, to the point that you could hear the 360's fans over anything else in the room. And this was an open front unit - no doors.


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