Mine's like 43 inches and it simply works. I just put my TI system back in action after about 4 years and some things got a little separated. That extender cable, for one thing. So I hooked it up the old way, and it simply sucked having that giant dongle hanging off the side. It kept wanting to succumb to gravity and pull away from the console.
So relocating my extender became a priority. When I finally found it, instant joy. I folded it under the console to run beneath it to the left, from thence off the desk and down to the floor, where gravity could no longer attract the dongle. Shoved it all out of the way. I just have not experienced any interference issues or loss of data that others speak of, and the connectors are supremely secure, even after all the years of use, storage in less-than-ideal conditions and several variations in how I route the cable about from one setup to the next.
Simple and it works. But it's also unobtainium. I wonder if the lucky guy who eventually gets my junk when I die (out of a dumpster, no doubt) will know what he has in this simple-looking, obsolete, pos cable?
I asked this question once before, some here may recall: http://atariage.com/...o-ribbon-cable/
Edited by Ed in SoDak, Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:29 AM.