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I've been reading up about building my own cables for my home theater set-up and I have noticed that there is some coaxial cable marketed for "digital transmission" and "analog transmission" but when I looked at the specs for the digital coax, it says it's also capable of transmitting analog signals as well--this was confirmed when I plugged my digital coax audio cable (for routing SP/DIF digital audio from my DVD player to receiver) into my VIDEO out from my DVD player into the tv, and it worked fine. So would it benefit me to simply buy the "digitally rated" coax cable for my digital transmissions and analog transmissions (Y Pb Pr, composite video, analog stereo etc)?...Will "analog" coax still carry digital signals? Someone please clear this up for me.
 

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Just use solid copper core RG-6 coax cable and you will be fine.
 
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zedrein, i think you are talking about the digital audio coax connection that uses standard RCA type of connectors.

SCHNEEDOO is talking about RG-6, often called coax as well. That is the larger round cable with the screw on connectors used for cable boxes and antennas.


As far as what you are talking about, that coax connection with the plug in RCA connectors, it is just standard RCA cables. Same copper wire as component video or stereo audio cables. "Digitally rated" is just a marketing term, don't let the hype fool you, its all just copper wire.


Check out monoprice.com for cables, unless you really do want to make your own. They offer the best prices around for top quality cables and no confusing hype or big box store prices.
 

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zedrein, i think you are talking about the digital audio coax connection that uses standard RCA type of connectors.

SCHNEEDOO is talking about RG-6, often called coax as well. That is the larger round cable with the screw on connectors used for cable boxes and antennas.

RG-6 is called coax, because it is. "coax" is slang for the construction method.


You can purchase RCA fittings for RG-6. At least I did, and worked perfectly fine.
 

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I've been reading up about building my own cables for my home theater set-up and I have noticed that there is some coaxial cable marketed for "digital transmission" and "analog transmission" but when I looked at the specs for the digital coax, it says it's also capable of transmitting analog signals as well--this was confirmed when I plugged my digital coax audio cable (for routing SP/DIF digital audio from my DVD player to receiver) into my VIDEO out from my DVD player into the tv, and it worked fine. So would it benefit me to simply buy the "digitally rated" coax cable for my digital transmissions and analog transmissions (Y Pb Pr, composite video, analog stereo etc)?...Will "analog" coax still carry digital signals? Someone please clear this up for me.

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I have a soundbar that I want to hook up to my tv but it doesn't have optical. (nor does the sound bar have an hdmi in) The tv does have an orange colored output however, coaxial I think it's called according to google. As I want digital audio going to the sound bar it seems preferable over a headphone jack or red and white stereo cables.

But here's the rub; I did a google search on coaxial cables and it looks like the same stiff black cable I screw into my internet modem. The orange audio input on my tv however looks like something you just push in. Are these two different kinds of cables or can one of my black screw in cables fit without damaging the tv?
 
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