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  1. jcabernathy

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    I just purchased an el Gato HD for my PS4. I want to record to my computer (PC running Windows 8 with a probably 10 upgrade soon) from my living room to my bedroom. I would need just under 40 feet of distance to cover. Everything I've looked up so far doesn't seem to be very reliable. Do you have any suggestions of how to make that leap?

    Would obviously need to start out as USB from the el Gato. I have USB and HDMI ports on PC. I've seen some options that show it going from USB to CAT5 but all of them seem to be spotty at best at working. I've found 40 foot USB cords but they seem like the signal would fizzle out before it got there. I've also seen some USB cords that have a signal booster in the center but the reviews were terrible. And I've heard of daisy chaining with Powered USB ports; however, I'm not sure how that works and if the USB ports need to be plugged into something, I have nothing along the way to plug them into to get power.

    I'm open to options. I have a SUPERB wireless connection in my house if that helps. I'm mostly just looking for the most reliable way possible (and if expense could be spared that too would not be a bad thing).

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. lochlomonder

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    You could daisy-chain a bunch of USB hubs together to make the distance, but that wouldn't be pretty. To meet the power requirements, the hubs would likely need their own power supplies.
     
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    I want to record my gameplay on PS4 to my computer so I can edit and add graphics to it before uploading to YouTube
     
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