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  1. KyleM

    KyleM Auditioning

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    Hello!

    Well, I've ordered my first home theater system and just wanted to know before it arrived if I'd need to use the standard red/white audio cords if I was going to use a coaxial digital cable for my audio. In other words, does the use of the coaxial replace the need of the standard cables, or is it used in addition to them?
    And for whatever answer is correct, I'd assume the same holds true for optical (toslink) connections?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Reggie_F

    Reggie_F Agent

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    The use of either the coaxial or optical connection does eliminate the need for standard patch cords (red/white), that is, assuming you have a receiver that accepts digital connections.
     
  3. ChuckSolo

    ChuckSolo Screenwriter

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    Reggie is right except for in a couple of circumstances. If the HT you ordered is a self contained HTIB then you don't need any more advice, the optical cable should do just fine. If however, the HT is comprised of separate components and is capable of playing SACD or DVD-A material, you will definately need analog cable connections.
     

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