Does my computer have to be near the cable/sat box?

I am curious if you can use the USB on the airport express to make this recognized by the network? That way I don't have to run a 25' USB cable plus a USB booster.

Elgato EyeTV HD Video Recorder

Elgato EyeTV HD Video Recorder

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1 Answer from the Community

  • The USB port on an AirPort Express is for a printer (see Apple Article ht2421).
    Various EyTV HD owners have an iMac in their media room to serve as both an EyeTV DVR and iTunes jukebox, where that would inherently be near the cable box.
    In your case, rather than considering only a long USB cable, consider using a longish component video cable set in conjunction with a longish USB cable, with the EyeTV HD box in the middle of the run.