Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts

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To: The Other <sstubbs@...>
Cc: LAU List <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 2:42 pm

On Jan 15, 2008 9:18 AM, The Other wrote:

no, that's a clever rhetorical trick, meant to capitalize on the
success (?) of HDTV, which does, in fact, provide more dots.

> Now this make sense to me. Rather than having a radio broadcasted

that's overly optimistic, and far from the mark.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_Radio

simply, it adds a few program streams to the broadcast by digitally
encoding and compressing (data-wise, not dynamically) them into the
unused bits of an AM/FM station's designated portion of spectrum.

this means that, instead of broadcasting one set of programs, a
station can broadcast two or three sets simultaneously.

it requires upgrades to the transmitters that cost major moolah, and
it requires a new receiver at home / in car / on person.

i'd be dumbfounded that the FCC went for a completely proprietary
system, if i weren't already so accustomed to consistently disagreeing
with their decisions. unlicensed spectrum, such as the ranges used
for wifi and garage door openers, is where it's at.

> Took the powers-that-be long enough. Now if they would just use the

i don't - the stupidly excessive dynamic compression of commercials is
one of the indicators do-it-yourself PVRs (mythtv, sagetv, etc.) use
to flag and remove commercial breaks for me.

big business' ways shall be their own undoing. proceed as normally. :)

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[LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, The Other, (Tue Jan 15, 2:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, Joe Hartley, (Tue Jan 15, 2:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, The Other, (Thu Jan 17, 4:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, Esben Stien, (Tue Jan 15, 6:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, Dan Easley, (Wed Jan 16, 12:33 am)
Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, Esben Stien, (Wed Jan 16, 4:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, James Cameron, (Wed Jan 16, 12:59 am)
Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, Esben Stien, (Wed Jan 16, 4:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, Dan Easley, (Tue Jan 15, 2:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, Steve Fosdick, (Wed Jan 16, 9:33 am)
Re: [LAU] HD Radio broadcasts, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Jan 15, 2:31 pm)