[mythtv-users] [OT] Re: coax vs. composite

Disconnect mythtv at gotontheinter.net
Tue May 16 11:29:25 EDT 2006

All of radio shack's lower-end cables are "gold-plated". So I must admit to 
owning at least one gold-plated optical toslink cable. (But fwiw I laughed 
at, and pointed out to others, the stupidity inherent in such a thing. I 
have them because they were cheap, available and functional.)


Although the one I got was significantly cheaper ($6 maybe?)

On Tue, 16 May 2006, Gary Dezern did have cause to say:

> > Monster "gold plated" optical S/PDIF
> >
> cables.
> Maybe it wasn't Monster... I remember seeing something
> that had gold plated jacks on the outside of the fiber optic for
> "better shielding and transmission" of the optical signal. 
> Can't remember the brand.

Q: Why top-post to a recent message?
A: Because my short-term memory is longer than 8 seconds and I don't need to 
reread the quoted text. :)

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