Multichannel vs optical for dvd video


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Username: Dxironman

Post Number: 10
Registered: Apr-05
is either one better or are they the same? also, i'm wondering if i should upgrade my multichannel cables, i'm just using standard ones right now. does anyone know a good cable to use that isnt super expensive?

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Username: Arnold_layne


Post Number: 377
Registered: Jun-04
Depends on the equipment, but often the digital (optical or coaxial) interconnect is better for movies. The 5.1 analogue connection is meant to be used for high-resolution audio, SACD or DVD-A).


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Username: Claudermilk

Post Number: 138
Registered: Sep-04
CD, DVD-A, and DVD movies use the digital output (either coax or optical), SACD uses the analog mulit-channel ouptputs (their PITA copy-protect method). Both acheive the same end result for the different formats exept that you can record from the digital output and not the analog.

For good cable, I use Blue Jeans Cables. Nice quality & a good price. But if what you are using is working you probably don't need to spend more money on cable.
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