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Digital Cable (Comcast) vs. XM/Sirius via-optilink

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by Matt_ES, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Matt_ES

    Matt_ES Active Member

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    I don't have Satellite radio, nor do I intend to purchase it anytime soon.

    But, I want to know if what I'm listening to on my Motorola digital cable is close to the clarity you guys got via Sat.

    I just discovered this, I guess I always knew it was there, but am fed up with 31 years of FM static.

    My system is really rockin', and my JM Labs bring the strings and brass right in front of me.

    Thanks in advance.

    PS- I'm not concerned with a zillion stations, merely a technical question regarding signal quality. It's flawless to my ears, it's the latest Motorola box with optical outs.
     
  2. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
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    What you are getting on digital cable is
    superior to what the satellite radio companies
    are offering.

    The audio quality of XM and SIRIUS are about equal
    to MP3. The TOSLINK output is a noticeable improvement
    but still is short of CD quality.

    The disadvantage of digital cable is that you
    can't take it with you on the road/beach like XM
    or SIRIUS nor is the selection of programming
    nearly as good.
     
  3. Matt_ES

    Matt_ES Active Member

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    Aye,

    and thanks. So far, my intuition has been paying off.
    Check out my recent post about speaker cables too.

    Thank you, and my month long road trip will be accompanied by my beloved Keg! (How's that for unlimited?)

    -matt
     

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