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audio - co-ax or optic?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by David Burns, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. David Burns

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    Hello there,

    I'm wondering, - to connect my dvd player to my tv amp (built-in) is it better to use the co-axial connection or the optical connection?

    Or to untrained ears are they pretty much the same?

    :smashin:

    Thanks,

    David B.
     
  2. alexs2

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    David,for a fuller answer,it may be worth doing a search here on this topic(or may be worth our while in making a sticky to hold some of the details).
    In theory,Co-axial is capable of delivering better quality,but at the level of TV amps/decoders,it really wont matter which you use.

    FWIW,I use an optical cheapy line for my DVD to TV link,and good quality Co-ax digital interconnects for HCPC/DVD/Sky+ links to my processor.
     
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    There is very little difference if the cable is short (less than 2m).

    'Traditionally' it is said that co-ax is better for less than 2m and that optical is better for over 2m.

    I personally use co-ax for all my digital connections with the exception of when I had my PC linked to my amp (which was 5m away) which I did use optical as when I compared it to a similar priced co-ax there was a noticable difference in quality
     

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