Coax or Optical

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  1. Phillip VB

    Phillip VB Auditioning

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    For doing DD and DTS from my DVD to Denon what cable is better. What are the advantages of both. You can email me the answer at [email protected]
    Thanks Phil
     
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    Both carry an identical datastream, so performance with the two types will be the same.

    Optical cables start at around $15.

    Some people get away with using standard RCA-jack audio cables for the coax digital connection, which could be as little as $3.00. Others say you need the cables designated as "digital audio coax cables."

    If you go for a cheap cable, it's probably better to make sure it actually is labeled as a "coaxial" cable. And of course it has to terminate in RCA plugs.

    I use optical.

    Keep in mind how many optical and/or coaxial connections you have on your receiver and/or pre-pro. If you have, let's say, three opticals and one coax and all the opticals are currently in use, then you'd probably want to go with coax.
     
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    Actually, you can get a 6ft optical from a game store for $7
     
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