I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or recommendations for what I would like to attempt: The Poor Man's occasional HTPC setup.
Basically, I have a pretty decent PC setup in my room. i7 860 processor. 8GB Ram, Radeon 4890 video card (2 DVI outs). I recently purchased a new TV and surround setup for our living room.
My HTPC setup will not be my main method of PC use. Mainly for novelty when the female is out of town for the weekend I would like to absorb some big screen WoW or Battlefield with surround sound.
Because of this rare use, I am hesitant to drop large coin on the setup.
My living room is adjacent to the bedroom. Basically, my overall goal is to keep the PC setup in the bedroom, but allow occasional use of my system in the living room by feeding relatively long cables to the setup in the living room.
In my mind this is what I would like to do.
1. Buy DVI->HDMI converter for video card
2. Run 25ft HDMI cable from PC in bedroom to setup in living room
3. Buy 25ft USB extension cable to use keyboard in living room.
4. Keyboard has USB port for wireless mouse RF adapter.
I was wondering if anyone has any kind of experience with this setup and if cables approaching 25ft in either case of HDMI / USB might cause noticeable or distracting lag or other degradation of quality.
Also if anyone notices any logistical concerns or hardware issues I have neglected to address would be appreciated.
I would be open to getting a wireless keyboard, but not sure if any good wireless keyboards exist where I could use the keyboard in the living room while the wireless receiver would still be in the bedroom.
So am I on to something here or is it all just a pipe dream?