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Yamaha receiver and optical input

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by ChrisMark, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. ChrisMark

    ChrisMark Agent

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    I currently own a Yamaha HTR-5650 receiver. The audio input for DVD is for an optical cable. Since I did not have one when I set things up, I used a coax cable hooked from the DVD to the CD input. Should this make any difference?
     
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    digital coax is fine, just as good as optical. they are pretty much equivalent.
     
  3. Paul_Saul

    Paul_Saul Stunt Coordinator

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    As far as the digital signal getting through correctly, they
    are very similar. The optical connection has one major
    advantage over coax, namely the two components are
    electrically isolated via their rear panel connections.
    This may reduce the chances of encountering ground loop
    problems.

    Some people however prefer the more solid feel of coax.

    I would rather reduce the chances of having other problems.
     

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