Question about Digi-Coax and Digi-Optical connections for DVD audio output.....

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  1. Matt_C

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    Hi, not sure if this is the right place for this question, but it is DVD related heh.....

    My DVD player has a dedicated DVD audio output on it using a single digital coax rca output, but my hifi (which it is linked into currently using normal L+R analog RCA audio output) doens't have a digi-coax input. It does have a digital optical (TOS) input.

    My question is - can you hook in a digi-coax cable using some kind of plug adapter on the end of it (to convert to TOS plug) and still get a digital sound source?

    Does any of this make sense? lol...
     
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    Hi, thanks for the reply!

    So it is possible then, cool. And that will still let me transmit/recieve a full digital audio signal from the DVD into my hifi yes?

    I already have a TOS-TOS cable, so I just need a coax one (am I right in thinking that digi-coax is different from normal RCA audio leads? Is the lead I was the SPDIF type lead?)
     
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    It'll be equivalent to if your DVD player had a toslink output and you used that directly.

    The connectors look the same but you should ensure the lead says "75 Ohm", that's what's required for use as a digital coax cable. SPDIF is the name of the protocol by which the digital audio data is transferred (by means of a digital coax or toslink cable).
     
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