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optical, long runs and interference...

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Ted Lee, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Well-Known Member

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    hi all -

    i'm having a friendly debate with a co-worker.

    she states coax are better for longer runs (>20ft) because they're more immune to electrical interference.

    i'm thinking optical is better because it's optical. it can't pick up any stray interference.

    the only bennie i can see to coax is that a really long optical run may be cost prohibitive...

    opinions???
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Well-Known Member

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    optical is immune to electrical interferece whether EMI or RFI. it can be pricey compared to coax though.
     

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