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

Re: Iriver H120, SP Dif or optical?

From: Dave Hooper <>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 22:35:55 -0000

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" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
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 2006-11-08

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