Originally Posted by RLBURNSIDE
I confess I never tried it without the power adapter. I didn't think it would work (based on what someone else wrote about it not working on their extender that didn't have any power), but perhaps that assumption was unfounded.
I have two ten foot long USB 3 cables that I also tried, and neither worked. Perhaps it is just a matter of the quality of the cable shielding.
I've had mixed success. I bought the Kinect for Windows Adapter/Hub and using it out the box with the Kinect to the Hub and the USB cable to the XBOX One USB port was a success! Hence I can confirm what everyone else has said that the Kinect can work through the regular USB.
I also tried swapping out the USB cable that came with the adapter (about 7 feet) with longer passive cables. One was 10 feet and the other was 15 feet. Both worked like a charm
! In some scenarios you might be able to combine this with the 10 feet of the Kinect cable to get 25 feet total.
However I need to go about 40. I tried a Cable Matters 10m (32 feet) Active extender that I bought from Amazon. Unfortunately I had no luck using that with the XBOX One with the active extender
. I tried it both with and without a power adapter into the active USB extender. I also tried multiple all three passive USB A Male to USB B Male cables (including the one that came with the kit) from the hub with the same result.
I then tried using the same Cable Matters 10m (32 feet) extender hooked up to a PC. This mostly
worked. Kinect Studio looked great. However when I ran the Kinect Configuration Verifier it was showing the connection oscillating between perfect (30fps), good (25-29fps), and insufficient (20-24fps). Running the same test without the extension cable all have 100% solid perfect 30fps. Hence it is clear the cable is causing some level of degradation that the XBOX One doesn't like.
A couple of questions:
1) Has anyone had success with Cable Matters extender?
2) Any recommendation of an active extender that works between 30 and 40 feet?
2) I saw a mention of success with a SIIG 50 foot connector (expensive) that said the default cable was 2 feet from the adapter to the extender. The cable I got with the kit was about 7 feet. Can someone confirms it works with SIIG 50 foot connector along with the 7 foot passive USB A to B male connector the Kinect?