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Old 04-04-01, 01:20 PM
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Which is better, a optical cable or a coax cable for sound? Is there a big difference between the sound of the two? Second topic, I seem to prefer the coax audio(or dolby 3/2) over dolby 5.1, does the 3/2 sound better or are my settings wrong?
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Originally posted by pagemaster7
Which is better, a optical cable or a coax cable for sound? Is there a big difference between the sound of the two? Second topic, I seem to prefer the coax audio(or dolby 3/2) over dolby 5.1, does the 3/2 sound better or are my settings wrong?
They both will sound same. Coax cables are cheaper and more durable.....so I recommend going that route.
Not sure about your second quetion.... All movies sound the best in DTS. But if you don't have DTS then DD5.1 will sound great as well. What is 3/2?
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Reading your question again.....
Coax audio and optical both gives you DD5.1/DTS!
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Coax audio and optical both gives you DD5.1/DTS!

Yes, but on my sony I have one setting for 5.1 which uses individual connections for each channel, or useing the coax for dobly 5.1. I just seem to like the coax sound, and was wondering if I just had the other settings wrong.
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Re: Coax audio and optical both gives you DD5.1/DTS!

Originally posted by pagemaster7
Yes, but on my sony I have one setting for 5.1 which uses individual connections for each channel, or useing the coax for dobly 5.1. I just seem to like the coax sound, and was wondering if I just had the other settings wrong.
WHen you say "individual connections for each channel" are you talking about the red/white audio? Or are you talking about your receiver having 6 rca inputs for DVD players that have internal decoders?

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