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fibop toslink or digital composite looking cable? and why?

from samsung dvdr160 to a pioneer vsx53tx

if the better option is the digital composite whatever what is this cable actually called and where to purchase?

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Dude, I hope you're typing this stuff in from a cell phone or something



As far as performance, TosLink and digital coax are the same. I prefer digital coax because TosLink doesn't always make a secure connection. Also you can use a spare composite cable (yellow RCA) as a digital coax cable.
 

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You could also use 75 Ohm coax...which, in these fora, can be called composite cable, component cable, 'digital' audio cable, SDI cable, RF cable...it's all 75 Ohm coax, and no, there is no such thing as a digital cable.
 

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No one has ever proven (to me) that optical is better or worse than coax. Optical does have the advantage of not being subject to RF.


Optical is full of jitter though. And removing all that jitter is hard without an electron microscope and a very small tweezers - j/k, no one has ever proven (to me) that optical has any more or less jitter.
 
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