Is a 7-8m USB cable too long for writing/reading video data?


Standard Member

I have a question regarding maximum length of USB cable and need a quick answer please as the builder is sealing the walls in a day or so!

I wish to connect an external HDD to my TV (Panny GT50) to allow video recording of TV via internal FREESAT tuner. Due to location of AV cupboard the USB cable will need to be 7-8m long.

1. Is this too long for a USB cable that is reading/writing video data?

2. I have heard about USB repeater/extension cables. Would this apply to my application or is it for something totally different?

Thanks for the help.


Active Member
Max length of 1 usb lead is 5m. If you want longer, you will need a repeater cable as you suggest. It should be OK, but you will have to try it and see!

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