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opitcal or coaxial


Established Member
Got a pace hd box using opitcal at the mo , Just got sammy blu ray and it has not got digital coaxial output just opitcal ,Is there going to be a problem using sky hd over coaxial digital output to amp and blu ray over the opitcal out put, ie am i still going to get dd etc over coaxial digital output fine.(on sky)
only got 2 opitcal and 1 coaxial inputs on amp
and 360 using one opitcal
cheers guys


Established Member
No problem - its what I do.

My old Marantz DVD player was co-axial and Sky+ Optical.

When I got my Sammy HD I had to plug that in via Optical. Luckily my Pace Sky HD box has both types of out - the the co-axial is used for this.

Steve N

Distinguished Member
Optical is my connection of choice too but either is fine.


Prominent Member
+1 for coax, personally I find it slightly clearer. I have my new samsung hd box connected by coax and have no problems whatsoever and it sounds very good for broadcast - recorded The Faculty off SciFi HD and the 5.1 track was really good. Considering I mostly listen to lossless tracks on bluray, i was quite surprised.

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