Optical or Coaxial

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  1. david-drtspike

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    Which should I use, optical the or coaxial digital audio connections from my DVD player to my 5.1 reciever? Thank you.
     
  2. John Royster

    John Royster Screenwriter

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    coax. sounds much better.
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  3. RussKon

    RussKon Stunt Coordinator

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    actually, if both are hooked up properly, there should be no difference in sound.....

    try them both..see if you can hear a difference
     
  4. BrentPollard

    BrentPollard Second Unit

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    I don't believe there is a difference. Coax is more sturdy choice.
     
  5. Rob Bruce

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    I use optical because I like the little red light, and cool cables [​IMG]
     
  6. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    you can buy armor coated optical and even walk on it without any problems. you may find, that once you adjust for output levels, the differences, if any, are rather trivial. Use whatever suits you.
     
  7. Andrew Walbert

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    In theory, optical would be cleaner and more pure than coax, but I've yet to hear of anybody being able to notice a difference. Since coax is cheaper, I'd recommend that instead. Of course, if you run out of coax inputs on your pre/pro or receiver, you can always add the optical as well.
     

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