[mythtv-users] placing the DVD player far, far away

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Jan 31 21:23:05 UTC 2007

Trey Thompson wrote:
>> I have a firewire/USB dvd player that plugs into my mythbox.  I'd like
>> to put it close to the sofa, on the other side of the room from the TV;
>> say about 20' of wiring alltogether.  This is too far for USB....
>> The mythbox sits in a closet behind the TV.
>> Anyone know of a solution that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
>> --Yan
>> _______________________________________________
> Here's a set of adapters that lets you use up to 150 feet of CAT5 to
> extend the USB signal.  Never tried it though.
> http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/searchdetail.asp?productID=7707
Realistically, it would be easy also to put the Mythbox next to the 
couch and just run the audio and video back to the TV.  Those have much 
longer cable lengths than USB from the TV back to the couch.


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