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Old 06-25-2009   #21
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Default Re: Is Blu-Ray worth it without HDMI & DTS-HD

Originally Posted by rbinck View Post
Many devices these day have only optical, so generally that would be the safe suggestion. Optical or coax are functionally equivalent so it really does not matter. As to why you feel one is better than another I can not answer. I've read that same sentiment many times and have no answer since the data is the same on both.
Exactly, they are the same. Now if your receiver has different of better DAC's or other circuits that the sound goes through that could be a difference but I seriously doubt that is the case.
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