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Digital Out vs Optical: which is better?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark McGill, Dec 4, 2002.

  1. Mark McGill

    Mark McGill Stunt Coordinator

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    I am getting ready to purchase some cables. Given the option which is better for the interconnect? Is optical still good or should I use the digital RCA type connectionzzzz/ Thanks
     
  2. KevinFC

    KevinFC Stunt Coordinator

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    Mark,
    It is really a personal choice you have to make on which you would rather have. I have used both optical and coax digital and there is not that big of a difference in them. I prefer Coax myself. It seems to me the signal is stronger. But that is just my opinion. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chu Gai

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    6 of one, half a dozen of the other. coax is a more robust connection although you may find the armor clad optical cables available at www.lifatec.com to be of interest. Prices ain't bad either!
     
  4. Bob McElfresh

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    Ohhhhh...armor plated so you can walk on them (drool) [​IMG]
    I've used both optical and coaxial and could hear no difference in my mainly-ht system. I prefer the coaxial because an ordinary video cable is fairly cheap and the optical cable looked hair-thin next to all the other interconnects behind my rack. (I was afraid they would bully it when I was not around).
    Great link Chu[​IMG]
     
  5. Mark McGill

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    Thanks guys. Coaxial it will be.
     
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    Optical advantages:No interferences from electrical, radiation (CRTs) or RF. These can degrade signals going through copper.
     
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