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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by astradyne » 06 Sep 2011, 22:17

The Sony micro system I bought in 2005 has DAB and is still providing hours of listening pleasure. Some stations are lower quality than others, but my favourite stations all sound crystal clear. :D
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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by wind in the antenna » 06 Sep 2011, 22:22

DAB+, which uses AAC+ is not transmitted in the UK. We're stuck with MP2 due to the cost of upgrading the infrastructure.
DRM is not looking particularly hopeful. It's technically quite good but end users are not prepared to pay for the high cost of receivers. With most AM an SW listeners being in the non-industrialised world, the cost becomes even more prohibitive.

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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by radiosification » 07 Sep 2011, 01:06

wind in the antenna wrote:DAB+, which uses AAC+ is not transmitted in the UK. We're stuck with MP2 due to the cost of upgrading the infrastructure.
DRM is not looking particularly hopeful. It's technically quite good but end users are not prepared to pay for the high cost of receivers. With most AM an SW listeners being in the non-industrialised world, the cost becomes even more prohibitive.
Oh, I assumed that the newer radio I was talking about was receiving DAB+ because an older radio in the same room couldn't receive anywhere near as many stations. Maybe the older radio is just rubbish, although it is a proper Sony stereo not just like a really cheap radio.
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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by phillmobile » 12 Jun 2013, 13:04

Only reason the want rid is to sell of 88 to 108 but who do they think wants it? half of low and midband sat empty, they are crazy

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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by MrWeetabix » 12 Jun 2013, 13:09

Its all about money, aint that true!

I still think they'll have a massive job on their hands getting rid of either, just think of how many cars have AM/FM radios alone!

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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by radiosification » 12 Jun 2013, 17:28

2 years..... :lol:
2!.....YEARS!

...And not even a useful and informative post :lol:
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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by neil-c » 14 Jun 2013, 21:27

radiosification wrote:2 years..... :lol:
2!.....YEARS!

...And not even a useful and informative post :lol:
Meaning?

It may or may not happen, my opinon is that it will not. DAB is awful but the only post I have seen of yours does actually support DAB, or rather DAB+ which to be honest I do not think will come to fruition over here. DAB is bloody awful, I think that is enough to kill DAB+ off before it even gets started.
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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by marcusabacus » 15 Jun 2013, 07:30

Not going to happen for quite a few years , definitely not by 2016
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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by pete_uk » 17 Jun 2013, 17:47

phillmobile wrote:Only reason the want rid is to sell of 88 to 108 but who do they think wants it? half of low and midband sat empty, they are crazy
True.

Mind you, maybe they could designate it a PLT band??!!


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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by kr0ne » 17 Jun 2013, 19:46

phillmobile wrote:Only reason the want rid is to sell of 88 to 108 but who do they think wants it?
And possibly to stamp out pirate radio while they are at it... :(

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Re: AM & FM to be killed off by 2016

Post by SadToes » 17 Jun 2013, 21:49

MrWeetabix wrote:Its all about money, aint that true!
I still think they'll have a massive job on their hands getting rid of either, just think of how many cars have AM/FM radios alone!
If it's not broke, don't fix it
......just flog it.
Yas everything in this world is about money nowadays I hate it as its the man on the street that suffers :(

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