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.
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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