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Coaxial or Optical ??

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Riva, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. Riva

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    HI All,

    As the title suggests I am contemplating changing my digital coaxial cables between the DVD Player and the surround sound amp to optical. Is this the best way of connecting? and is optical really that much better than coaxial?
    ( cable length 10m )

    Riva :confused:
     
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    If it works now is there really any point in changing it? I would very much doubt if you will be able to hear a difference between the two. :)
     
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    Point taken eviljohn2, just thought that as the cable length is so long I would get a better performance from optical. What is the best solution to cables this long?
     
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    If you were going several hundred metres or further, or lived in an area prone to large amounts of electrical interference (perhaps if you had an electricity pylon in your room) I would advocate using an optical cable.

    10m really isn't very far in this context so as long as your coaxial cable is of a reasonable standard (decent metal connectors that appear well terminated) then you should be fine. :)
     
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    Currently using a Cambridge Audio digital coaxial reference series approx £60 sounds good but I am experiencing some lipsync issues - could this be the cables or another problem alltogether?
     
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    I doubt that a cable can cause lipsync issues. What's your video - progressive scan?
     
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    DVD Player i am using is a Cambridge Audio D79 and connected via DVI-D on a Sagem HD-D45 DLP screen.
     

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