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Old 03-17-2010, 08:38 PM   #11
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Kinda sorta off-topic, but is there any difference in audio quality between SPDIF and optical?
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:46 PM   #12
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Kinda sorta off-topic, but is there any difference in audio quality between SPDIF and optical?
S/PDIF is optical.

Or do you mean the older, coaxial S/PDIF? I can tell the difference, but it might be because of the crappy cable we used to use before the optical one. It picked up interference.
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It's possible I guess that the Digital to Analog converter could pick up interference from a bad lead, if its really sensitive.

Digital signals, whatever the connection should however be the same
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It is a coaxial cable. My current sound card does not have an optical output port, but the receiver does.
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There should be no difference in sound quality. Least, not to my knowledge. They both carry digital 0's and 1's
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Thanks for the posts so far. I would be using this for dvds, and game disks to, not just audio files, I may buy a cheap dvd drive off ebay and do some testing.
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There should be no difference in sound quality. Least, not to my knowledge. They both carry digital 0's and 1's
Cool, thanks.
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Thanks for the posts so far. I would be using this for dvds, and game disks to, not just audio files, I may buy a cheap dvd drive off ebay and do some testing.
Just image all of your discs to your computer. You can use something like MagicISO, Nero, Alcohol 120% to do that. Then you can use Daemon Tools Lite to mount the images. I buy my games and then image the discs to my PC and lose the disc into the blackhole that my room is.
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