Toslink vs. digital coaxial

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  1. James_Sc

    James_Sc Auditioning

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    Is there a big quality difference in using a fiber optic toslink cable vs. a digital coaxial cable? This is in regards to connecting a DVD player to an A/V Receiver.
     
  2. Brian L

    Brian L Cinematographer

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    No, although others may argue to the contrary.

    There is also no difference in performance between a mega-dollar optical cable, and a $5 Dayton Audio optical.

    But again, others will argue the point.

    One advantage of optical vs. coax is that it is immune to any possible electrical interference, although in my experience, I have never had any such problems with my coax digital connections.

    BGL
     
  3. ScottCHI

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    no difference
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    just use the coax, it's cheaper, and those who argue that there is a difference prefer the coax. either way it's easier...
     
  5. NickSo

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    Yeah, i use Coax just coz you can use any good quality shielded composite video cable.

    Also, optical cables cannot be bent past a certain degree, coz they can break and disrupt the throughput of light
     
  6. Neil Joseph

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    Mike_J_D Stunt Coordinator

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    No difference................IMHO.

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  8. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    [​IMG] I don’t know the author, but his observations are spot-on.
     
  9. DanielKellmii

    DanielKellmii Supporting Actor

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    Listen to Neil.
    I prefer the optical, but that is because it fits into my wiring bundle better. The cool glowing ligth at the end is also neat.
     
  10. Jim Rakowiecki

    Jim Rakowiecki Stunt Coordinator

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    I tend toward optical with no real technical reason but I do have 5 optical inputs on my reciever and only two coax so if optical is an option that's the way I go. I also got a killer deal on some of Radio Shack's Fusion cables which they are currently blowing out of the stores because some one else owns the name.
     

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