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post #211 of 213 Old 01-17-2008, 08:43 PM
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There is a difference, a true digital coaxial cable is thicker, has better shielding, and is set to at least a 75 ohm impedance, all due to its function of carrying a digital signal.

Standard analog rca cables don't necessarily have to have these qualities. However, in most applications they'll do the job.
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I've done some research and you are correct, while a twisted pair coaxial cable will work for digital, what is recommended is a solid copper core cable with 75 ohm resistance, similar to a subwoofer cable.

For those not adverse to doing things on a budget, a good RG6 cable with some F-RCA ends would probably do a fine job.
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Thanks for the help but it turns out it's a moot point. I checked my receiver and it actually has 3 optical inputs, so I am all set
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