Toslink and me: Need advice on buying a digital optical cable.
I’ve been looking through the buyers guide in a recent edition of ‘What Hi Fi’ for digital optical cables, but there was only one, the rest were coaxial. Before I go on I just wanted to check that, currently only digital optical has the bandwidth capable of carrying a high bitrate ’core’ mix extracted from a True HD or Master Audio track?
Basically I’m looking to buy a digital optical or coaxial (if it can support the high bitrate core mix) cable that is preferably 1.5 meters in length, is a ‘What Hi Fi’ 5 star winner, and doesn’t use any garish colours (black preferably).
EDIT: Should have mention price: £35 max.
P.S. I’d love to know why blu-ray players will bitstream a core mix over toslink but not hdmi?