Sat Jan 22 16:42:06 EST 2005
My understanding is that AM will/can sound like FM...
....and FM can sound more like playing a CD.
The abilitiy to send out extra information streams, etc.
If your audio is delivered by the data stream, then you eliminate the
static, hiss, pops and fades that are now "mixed in" with the analog signal.
>>How can we listen to it (sideband)?
Just like when people had to start equipping their cars with FM...and then
Stereo...people will have to want to shell out some dollars to pick up a HD
radio. They are on the market now.
>> If it's messing with the analog quality, then, is it worth it?
I don't think the damage to the analog signal is as much as people in this
and other forums indicate. I don't know that the issue of analog signal
degradation has ever been brough up in a focus group or other
However, I believe the major broadcasters that are retooling for this,
believe that this is the future of radio....and are willing to start
investing in it. (Ulinke those guys that 'gave away" their FM stations
because FM would never "catch on".) ;-)
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