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Coaxial or Optical??

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Desiboy501, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Desiboy501

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    To connect my DVD to my receiver, which is the best option??

    Coaxial or Optical? I have heard mixed reviews thus far!

    Thanks in advance!! :smashin:
     
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    Most people prefer Coaxial ,try both and make your own mind up.
     
  3. cosmic023

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    Well try and see for yourself, everyone has different opinions.

    Me i've gone for the coaxial on HTPC and CD player, and optical for my freeview box.

    There are plenty of threads on this subject, but it's worth trying both for yourself and see what sounds better on your system.

    I hope this helps........
     
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    I seem to remember reading an article on this saying that for short cable runs
    of > 2 metres co-axial is better and for longer runs the optical version is better. Cant say that i can tell the difference myself. It is all about personal preferences.
     
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    i think there is many factors in the human mind which can effect how we hear things and we cant say we have an memory that can remeber an sound prefectly good as the singal.

    myself i think they are both good - the only thing if althou: if u going for distance > 3m etc. then optical is the better one.
     
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    Opinions regarding this are like buttholes: everyone has more than one.

    Some say go for toslink and avoid any electrical interference, some say go for coaxial as according-to-some it's the cleaner signal, same say it really makes no difference as both are the same spdif signal.

    The most useless post of the day.

    EDIT: with the coaxial/RCA connection in practice you can use just any piece of cable, cheaper than most toslinks..
     
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    you have more than one butthole??
     
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    Don't you?
     
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    Humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

    Didn't evoke laughter from me!! :nono:
    Therefore your post was the most useless post of the day!! :smoke:
     
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    The only thing that's been agreed here is that everyone has their own opinion...!!
    I was out on an instal last week and this came up in conversation...I said I didn't mind what I used and the guy I was working with (who has been been doing HT installs for many years) said he prefered coaxial...so 2 HT instalation engineers couldn't decide what was better... :confused:

    My take is this...they are all 1's and 0's coming from and going to the same place. I seriously doubt that there is a difference in the sound quality big enough for the human ear to pick up...
     
  11. rauer

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    I have to admit that was a plagiate from somewhere - and I did find it funny. I guess I'm twisted that way. However, enough with the off-topic.
    :cool:
     
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    The one thing someone has pointed out about optical is a futher conversion of the signal from electrical to optical, with Coax it's electrical all the way ?

    Might be crap but who knows :) I just use whatever connector's free, can't tell the difference myself.
     
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    Can I just add another view - regardless of the perceived quality of co-ax vs optical, perhaps you should consider the physical connection ?

    TOSlink doesn't have a method for locking the connector in and can sometimes be very loose, while most co-axes screw on nice and tight. Therefor you might choose co-ax for security ? Just a thought...
     

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