Optical cables can be made out of varying materials, usually different types of glass or plastics. What benefits might I see if I upgraded by optical cable (which connects my computer to my receiver) to a more expensive one. Will glass make any difference for the lengths I use it for. Around 30 ft. Carrying a purely digital signal, how can a more expensive cable change anything? Can optical cables introduce jitter?
The way I see it, unless the cable I'm using now is dropping 1s and 0s, a more expensive cable won't make a difference, right? Unless jitter comes into play.