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6 August, 2009

digital radio switches on

Digital radio switches on today. A move towards better sound quality and more information.

To receive digital radio, you will need a new digital radio receiver, of course. It will set you back for at least $140.

The good news is, analogue radio is not switching off yet. Unlike certain extremists, I am not jumping to the latest digital radio any time soon.

Radio unites for dawn of digital age (The Australian, 6 August 2009)

Posted by Antony on 6 August 2009 10:24 PM | newstalk
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I am still using good old FM radio, not even going to bother with digital radio or Internet radio.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 7 August 2009 11:02 AM.
I haven't actually listened to the "wireless", as we knew it, way back when, for many years now. FM was a sensation when introduced, but we are so spoilt now by technology,that "digital radio" will be unnoticed by the majority.
Posted by Rev.Dr.Abbot Wu Yi on 7 August 2009 6:31 PM.
Nothing wrong with FM analogue. If it's not broke, don't fix it!
Posted by MacMan on 7 August 2009 7:25 PM.
Rev. Dr. makes a good point - does anybody really care about digital radio when MP3 players are the norm now? When I tell people that I am listening to the radio, they usually think I am using an online service like Pandora Radio.
(To Antony: I am poor, I carry around a portable FM radio instead of an MP3 player.)
Posted by Don_HH2K on 8 August 2009 10:23 AM.
Don,
The music or even podcast on MP3 is not live. To give live music, talk, or news, you need the radio.
So, I know why carry a modern high tech radio player with you - you must have the latest (or live), not the prerecorded ones.
Posted by Antony on 8 August 2009 11:49 AM.
Modern high-tech radio player? This was my grandfather's, from the 1980s.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 8 August 2009 11:50 AM.
High price antique radio! wow!
Posted by Antony on 8 August 2009 12:23 PM.
Not really, the exact model sells on eBay for about $12.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 8 August 2009 1:49 PM.
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