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Old 06-21-04, 10:00 PM
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Digital Optical or Digital Coaxial

OK... Newbee question: Which is better, Digital Optical or Digital Coaxial? The way i see it, 1's and 0's being transmitted are 1's and 0's on the other end despite the medium.
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Old 06-21-04, 10:36 PM
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both are digital so it don't matter

however i prefer digital coax, if you get to many bends and kinks in an optical cable sometimes it'll mess up
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In some forums, this is like discussing religion. There are those who swear they can hear a difference. From an engineering point of view, there is no difference in the data for Digital Dolby or DTS. However, there is an insignificant (but non-zero) difference for PCM data (direct D/A to receiver). I've investigated this in detail and found that it isn't worth worrying about. I use optical myself becuase, unlike coax, optical breaks the ground to ground connection that can sometimes cause ground loop hum.
If you're really interested in the technical details, go to http://members.cox.net/pjaceto/ and read the first two white papers.

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Originally posted by PJAceto
I use optical myself because, unlike coax, optical breaks the ground to ground connection that can sometimes cause ground loop hum....
The one reason I prefer it.
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Thx for the clarification guys :-)

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