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Subject: RE: Iriver H120, SP Dif or optical?

RE: Iriver H120, SP Dif or optical?

From: Christopher Woods <christof_at_infinitus.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 16:06:47 -0000

Those squarish things sticking out might be the dust covers which pop into
the holes to stop crap from getting in and obscuring the optical pickup?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brent Harding [mailto:bharding_at_doorpi.net]
> Sent: 09 November 2006 01:51
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: Iriver H120, SP Dif or optical?
>
> I think I have, according to what I remember when I got the
> card, 3 or maybe
> 4 analog output jacks that would be used for 7.1 sound. I
> just looked at a description online, and they say optical
> output, which is good. I also felt these 2 little squarish
> things sticking out next to the miniplug connectors, wonder
> if those are the optical in and out as they seem to have a
> little hole in them that a pin in the end of some cable would
> connect with. The good thing is that I don't appear to have
> to convert the signals, it's just a matter of which cable to
> buy and use. I hope also that it sends the 2-channel signal
> instead of DTS or whatever.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Hooper" <dave_at_beermex.com>
> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 4:35 PM
> Subject: Re: Iriver H120, SP Dif or optical?
>
>
> > spdif refers to the digital signal that is transmitted.
> The signal could
> > be transmitted electrically or optically, but the signal
> itself is still
> > an spdif digital signal. Optical spdif uses a light beam
> to transmit the
> > digital signal, and coaxial spdif uses a coaxial electrical
> cable to
> > transmit the digital signal. The H120/140 have the optical digital
> > output. I'm afraid I don't what kind of digital spdif ports
> you soundcard
> > has - mine has both optical and coaxial, for example.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Brent Harding" <bharding_at_doorpi.net>
> > To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 4:53 AM
> > Subject: Iriver H120, SP Dif or optical?
> >
> >
> >>I could've had a 320 or 340 on Ebay, but I decided at the
> time I received
> >>their phone call alert not to bid because I wanted to try
> for the 120/140.
> >>If I could use the digital out off my sound card into that
> 120 I bought,
> >>it could solve problems I have recording with the stereo
> mix In the specs
> >>of the H120 as I found them they mention optical and SP dif
> being the
> >>same, like optical (sp dif). I thought they were 2
> different digital
> >>connection standards. My Turtle Beach Montego DDL has SP
> dif in and out on
> >>it, according to the volume settings in Windows. Would I
> need an adapter
> >>to be able to record the digital sound card output on the
> Iriver? I was
> >>hoping that, since stereo mix records bad quality for some
> reason, that
> >>the hardware digital out would be as good as what I hear
> out the speakers
> >>when playing anything but stereo mix recordings.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
>
Received on 2006-11-09


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