I just started using Zwift and I’m loving it so far. Much better than going out and doing my intervals and long rides out in the rain/snow/dark as I’ve been doing.
Anyway I had a question regarding setup - has anyone tried using a long (30+ feet) active USB extender for the ANT+ dongle? I live in a small apartment and have a nice area in front of my tv for Zwifting where I can get adequate cooling. To do this I have to use a 8 year old laptop which can only run the Zwift in basic/540p. This looks pretty awful on my 4k tv.
I do have a solid gaming desktop that should be able to handle 4K Ultra no problem, but it is in another room. I ordered a 40ft hdmi cable and a 32ft usb cable to link the pc to my TV/trainer. Since ANT+ is pretty finicky at the best of times I’m worried that there might not be enough voltage carried through the cable.
I know visual quality won’t make me faster, but it would be nice to sit in front of a crisp HD image for hours and hours rather than what I’m currently seeing.