What cable to use for dolby digital?

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  1. Alex_Hutton

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    I heard it was fine to use a standard RCA cable which i did and it seems to be correct.

    I just want to make sure i wont cause any damage using such a cable for this.

    Thanks

    -Alex
     
  2. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    No damage, no. But I wonder if you will get the full 'bandwidth' that a digital signal needs. I'm not sure about the facts, someone will come along and clarify.

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    i took a set of AR performance series audio cables and pulled them apart. i use one for digital coax (works fine for me) and one for my sub.
     
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    Yep...as long as it's a 75 ohm (yellow ended video cable) You will get a full fledged digital signal, no worries.

    Plus it will save you money as well!

    Alfer
     
  5. Vince Maskeeper

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    Alex,

    BUt make sure you are coming out of the digital connection on the player into a digital connection on the receiver. Some people get confused because the jacks are the same as the analog ones.

    You can use an RCA cable without issue-- as long as your DVD player has a digital output on RCA jack and the receiver has a matching digital input.

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