Types of cable

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  1. AlexKunec

    AlexKunec Stunt Coordinator

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    What are the differences (if any) between these types of wires:

    Digital Wire (looks like rca cable)
    Component Video (Looks like 3rca)
    Subwoofer Cable
    Regular RCA cable

    I used to think that all these were basically rca cables, but someone recently said that Digital Audio cable requires 75ohm cable instead of 50 ohm.
     
  2. Bill_Weinreich

    Bill_Weinreich Second Unit

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    They all are usually coaxial cables. Although some of the real cheap ones are not. Most ( I stress MOST ) coaxial interconnects that you will purchace will be of the 75 ohm variety. The ones labeled digital are designed to carry the higher frequencies and bandwidth of a digital signal. You can use a digital cable for analog but its not recommended the other way around (although it will usually work)

    Bill
     

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