Dumb coaxial question

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  1. DaveAnderson

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    Okay...so bit of a dumb question. I can't find my old copy of what hi-fi with the *basics* on connecting AV kit.

    I am about to purchase a new lcd and dvd player. Currently, I have a tosh dvd player, pioneer AV receiver and Accoustic Energy surround kit.

    I have two QED silver spiral co-axial cables which I got when I purchased the kit. The thing is, I have no idea whether I will need them anymore (LCD will be connected by component/HDMI) and I can't seem to find the answer after a fairly exhaustive search. The receiver does not have an HDMI output.

    What are they for?

    TIA...Dave
     
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    Are they digital audio leads or a pair of RCA's audio/analogue leads?

    Either way they will have a use for getting audio out of the DVD player as HDMI does not carry audio.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Scott...ooh not sure...how can I tell? they are identical to these <<www.qed.co.uk/cables/incon/qunex_ss.html>>. they say dual coaxial on them???

    just checked out my amp...forgot I have an optical connection for audio. Am I right in assuming optical is better than coaxial?

    Dave
     
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    HDMI 1.1 can carry Dolby/DTS but whatever you connect to needs to be able to decode the signal.
     
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    What where they used for, i.e. where were they connected?


    IMHO there is no audible difference between the two, instead differences are more of a mechanical nature - coax is usually more sturdy. Optical cables can however prevent a ground loop (where applicable) and the hum that normally comes with it.
     

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