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The game capture unit is only an interface between the video output of your game console, and the PC, which is used to record it. In general, you won't want to use anything longer than the supplied USB cable to connect to the PC, and you're likely to run into video problems if you use extremely long video cables. I'm not saying it can't be done, but you'll likely have to work pretty hard at it.

 

The best bet I could offer as a possibility (no guarantees) is if you are using HDMI cables, and you got an HDMI splitter to put between your game console and your current TV/Monitor, then ran a long HDMI cable to where your Roxio Game Capture unit is connected to your PC. The splitter might have enough signal boost to do what you need.

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The game capture unit is only an interface between the video output of your game console, and the PC, which is used to record it. In general, you won't want to use anything longer than the supplied USB cable to connect to the PC, and you're likely to run into video problems if you use extremely long video cables. I'm not saying it can't be done, but you'll likely have to work pretty hard at it.

 

The best bet I could offer as a possibility (no guarantees) is if you are using HDMI cables, and you got an HDMI splitter to put between your game console and your current TV/Monitor, then ran a long HDMI cable to where your Roxio Game Capture unit is connected to your PC. The splitter might have enough signal boost to do what you need.

well I am using component cables, not hdmi
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Component should not come in to play.The computer is not close so the cable needed would be USB.

The USB standard calls for cables not to be more than around 10 feet in length.After that problems can occur.

 

If the distance is farther I'd consider using something similar to this and use CAT5 to wire it.You can go to about 150 feet with these.

I've used these in video applications to extend HDMI or Component and they work well for that.Should work ok for USB.

 

If it was me I'd get some that are powered on one end and don't use bus power.Especially for a device that is bus powered like the Roxio device.

They'll be more expensive than the ones I linked to but I think you'd get a better result.

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No splitter in there --- Device >> Component Out >> RGB by PC >> Component In and lastly, 5 Ft. USB to the PC.

 

I have a similar setup with HDMI but my powererd splitter passes HDCP so I end up with a Red - No Signal :(

 

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Didn't you have a Passive Splitter for HDMI that works???

 

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(I think I stole that picture from one of your posts
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