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    Default S-Video/Composite extension, or USB extension?

    I'm being forced to relocate my PC downstairs because of the changing weather, and that's a big problem for me. The PC is not going to be anywhere near my TV, so I can't record video footage off my game systems without having to use extension cords.

    I have two choices:

    One, use a bunch of USB 2.0 extension cords to hook up my capture device directly to my PC. I've read that USB 2.0 cables can only be up to 5 meters (15 feet) long, though... and the PC is going to be around 20 meters (60 feet) away.

    Two, use a bunch of S/Video and Stereo/RCA cable extension cords. This might work, but I'd have to pay a lot of money for the cords, not to mention there could be signal degradation for all I know.

    Any suggestions on what I can do? I really don't want to stop recording stuff or put the game systems next to my machine (the capture device has a delay of half a second, so it's impossible for me to play games normally with it.)
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    if you get good cables, the A/V solution will be fine. go to monoprice.com and get some quality shielded cables. they compensate the lenght w/ special material and shielding. also the price is far far far from expensive.

    the other solution would be to stop recording youtube of you playing games

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

    there. if its not enough you can get extenders (female - female adapter)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poofta! View Post
    if you get good cables, the A/V solution will be fine. go to monoprice.com and get some quality shielded cables. they compensate the lenght w/ special material and shielding. also the price is far far far from expensive.

    the other solution would be to stop recording youtube of you playing games

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

    there. if its not enough you can get extenders (female - female adapter)
    Why the Youtube hate?

    I use S-Video because it's easier to record off of it for some reason. RCA comes out fuzzy on my Gamebridge at times, and my splitter thing has RCA to S-Video conversion built in, so I figured I'd just stick to it. The only console that I own that uses RCA is my NES (and my Famiclones) so I'm not really losing any quality.

    Thanks for that link. I found this cable set, which is EXACTLY what I need. And it comes out to $20-ish shipped, too! A simple 6 feet S-Video cable costs like $7 down here.
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