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I've been shopping for a second blu-ray player for the basement (mostly to watch 3-D movies... of which I have precisely one... sooooo.... anyways...) but all the lowest cost blu-raly players have the digital coax whereas I always thought I should prefer digital optical.
Why would you want the signal to be converted two times extra? It has to be an area with SEVERE electrical interference for an optical cable to have any usage. Digital cable with the correct impedance does the job. Optical is my last choice for when I only have that output, or I run out of coax inputs.

Today you seldom need any digital cable at all - the HDMI carries it all.

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Why would you want the signal to be converted two times extra? It has to be an area with SEVERE electrical interference for an optical cable to have any usage. Digital cable with the correct impedance does the job. Optical is my last choice for when I only have that output, or I run out of coax inputs.

Today you seldom need any digital cable at all - the HDMI carries it all.
Sorry so you're saying you prefer coax to optical?
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Sorry so you're saying you prefer coax to optical?
Yes, it's superior in all ways unless you live next door to a power transformer or a radiostation.

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