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Subject: Re: Digital radio, many cuestions

Re: Digital radio, many cuestions

From: ian douglas <id_at_w98.us>
Date: 2006-01-18

Manuel Dejonghe wrote:
>>Afaik there's a fixed plan to shutdown both terrestrial analog
>>radio and TV replacing it by digital broadcasting in (at least)
>>the whole EU until 2010.
>
> Wow. That's sooner than I expected.

If I recall, they wanted to do away with analog TV here in the USA
earlier than that, but TV manufacturers and the general public made a
big deal out of it, so they pushed the date a little farther back.

But back to the discussion about radio - my car has an AM/FM radio and
the AM stations are *really* bad - you can't even go under a freeway
without getting static/buzzing, etc., so I can't imagine an AM antenna
ever being built into an MP3 player. I enjoy the FM tuner on my H320 on
occasion, especially being able to record the FM station I'm listening
to (with the iRiver firmware), but haven't found a great use for that
either. I've never heard any discussion about digital radio until this
thread showed up, but agree that it would take a different antenna still
to receive/decode it.

-id
Received on Wed Jan 18 16:37:39 2006


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