Denon 3802 - Optical or Coax?

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  1. Tim Ingman

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    I'm thinking of buying the Denon 3802, but apparently it has only one digital coax input. I need to connect DVD and Digibox. Any views whether I would notice any degradation/improvement/no difference at all if I went optical for the DVD connection? <br />Also, best deal for the 3802 anyone?
     
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    it doesnt really matter, bits are bits, though some argue different... but there ya go, got mine from hotkit for 569 but that was a while back, dont know what it is now, think the best price is hifijunkies
     
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    Just to let you know that the Sky+ box only has an optical output.<br />Cheers, Paul.
     
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    To (mis)quote that well known Whiskas advert:

    8 out of 10 owners (who expressed a preference) said their ears preferred co-ax.
     
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    Co-ax should be better than optical/TOSLink.

    The TOSLink connections are bandwidth limited. So, make sure you connect your highest quality source to the coax.

    HTH.

    Leom
     
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    If you go for coax make sure you buy a digital cable (75Ohm), else it will sound worst than optical, especially with PCM (CD-Audio).
     
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    Go to the expense of coax if it's raw data (as from a CD player or a sky box), or optical if it's packetized AC-3 (Dolby Digital).

    You can buy dongles to convert between the two formats if you run out of connections
     

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