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

Re: Iriver H120, SP Dif or optical?

From: Brent Harding <>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 19:50:51 -0600

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" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
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" <>
> 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 2006-11-09

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