Digital Coaxial Cable

The sheer amount of cable that is needed to operate an entertainment center effectively can easily cause a lot of problems and confusion. After all, the different types of cables, various configurations, and type of information that they relay, can all be a pretty confusion thing to wade through if you do not have some kind of degree in electronics or engineering, or at the least an advanced understanding of how these cable systems work. So, if you are wondering about whether or not you need to use a digital coaxial cable to hook up the electronics at the back of your television sets or digital cable box you might be a little confused.

One basic thing to remember about a digital coaxial cable is that it closely resembles an RCA converter cable system. However, the main difference is that the RCA cable is designed to transport the signal in analog format while the digital coaxial makes sure that it transmits everything in a digital data stream. One way to tell the different between these two types of cable systems is that the RCA cables will have three separate wires that are bound together while the digital coaxial cable looks like the same old coaxial cable you would normally use to hook your television sets up to your cable box but there are three individual plugs on the end of the cable. So, if you have a thicker, coaxial type cable with three plugs protruding from it instead of a single plug, the odds are good that you are using the digital coaxial version.

If you are looking at the different cables at the store you might also notice that the digital coaxial cable will be more expensive than a standard RCA cable set. This is because the cable itself is thicker and has more shielding around the cable system and it transmits all of the data through the pulse of an electronic signal which travels down the center wire of the coaxial cable. On top of this the signal itself is protected even further from outside interference by the fact that there is a layer of aluminum foil around the wire that carries the signal. The entire thing is then once again shielded by the tubing that completely covers the cable.

The reason that you have to use a digital coaxial cable instead of a traditional analog cable is that the analog cable does not have the proper amount of bandwidth that is needed to keep up with the digital information on a consistent basis. One of the signs that you may need to change over to the digital cable is a regular interruption of your audio signal. This could result in a stuttering effect that will cause interruptions in the traditional audio. If you find that this is something that is affecting your equipment, the first thing that you will want to do is to change out your RCA cable for a digital coaxial cable. If this does not remedy your problem, then you might want to think about replacing your existing equipment.

This Digital Coaxial Cable Review is Written/Updated on Dec 23rd, 2009 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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