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USB to Cat 5/6 adapter or USB extender with USB hub-both at 25ft, lowest latency

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#1 Spellbinder2050


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:40 PM

I'm trying to run a 25 ft USB extender or USB to Cat 5/6 adapter from my PC in the room to the TV in the living room. My main concern is in regard to input delay / latency at the specified length not data transfer speeds.

I'm planning to attach a wireless PS4 game-pad, wireless keyb/mouse to a hub at the end of the adapter going into the living room, and then use a separate 25 ft HDMI cable for video.

I already got word on the 5 meter limitation for USB 2.0, which requires either a USB hub or repeater for a smooth signal, but again, my main concern is input delay.

Does anyone have hands on experience testing these two methods side by side? Which is better?



I'm looking at these items:

USB to cat 5/6 adapter:


25 ft USB extender, no repeater:


25 ft USB extender with repeater:




Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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