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More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

Infinity
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More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+
After many years of dismissing DAB+ as a UK broadcasting standard, Ofcom have announced that the time of DAB+ is approaching.
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http://www.ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107052195
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Roberto0151
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Re: More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

I wonder whether we *really* want even more radio stations spouting out little other than pop music and advertisements.
I use four channels regularly plus a couple of others from time to time and if they were not available on our several FM sets regularly in use, my radio listening would be much reduced as I would be unwilling to replace all the sets obtained over many years.
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Re: More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

How many existing DAB players will become redundant?
RPMozley
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Re: More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

The majority of them I would guess. Anything to make us all go out and buy a new one.  Roll eyes
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DaveyH
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Re: More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

This was announced months ago...
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Re: More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

I still prefer choosing FM rather than DAB on my hifi as to me it sounds better.
PowerLee
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Re: More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

I have a DAB radio at work just so I can listen to BBC 6 music, it's a real shame that such a brilliant BBC radio station isn't available to more people to experience just how good it is by broadcasting it on FM.
WTF
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Re: More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

We have a DAB radio at home .. but we only use it for stations that are also available on FM.  I say "we": I only use it for Radio 4, the missus occassionally listens to other stuff.
When I serviced my car last week I got a loaner with a DAB radio and it was hopeless: kept losing the station in areas where I never lose the station on FM.  That despite it claiming it had a fall back to using FM when it lost the DAB signal.  I was not impressed.
VileReynard
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Re: More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

Analogue signals will always perform much better than digital signals in areas of poor signal strength.

TORPC
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Re: More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+

No matter how many changes throughout the years ( The Spirit of the Radio will always live on )