Audio connection from DVD player to A/V Receiver

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  1. matthewTo

    matthewTo Auditioning

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    Was wondering if anyone had an idea on which produces the better signal, digital coaxial connection or the digital optical? Please help with some explaination. Thanks.
     
  2. Bo-Cephus

    Bo-Cephus Agent

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    From what I've heard, most folks prefer the optical connection - both are digital (and really good), but optical is the way most folks would go, unless cost or a limited number of optical inputs would prevent it.
     
  3. Mort Corey

    Mort Corey Supporting Actor

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    There should be no difference in quality as they both transmit a digital signal. One advantage of optical is that interference from power cords or other cables is less likely, but with a well shielded coax cable that isn't clamped to a power cord or something, it's a matter of choice.

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  4. JeffLab

    JeffLab Stunt Coordinator

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    On the other hand, optical cable is far more fragile, so if its going to pass any tight places where it could get pinched or kinked, or get a sharp 90 degree turn, you are better off with coax.
     
  5. TommyHawk

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    There's a good article about this in the FAQ, though I can't seem to locate the thing now. Basically, and as has been said, they both deliver a stellar digital signal, so the decision is yours on which way to go.

    I had an optical cable for a while, and I thought it did sound as good as my coax. But I was constantly worried about the "bend radius", then when we moved my friend jerked on the thing when it was caught and ruined it. Coax is my way to go.
     

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