Globe editorial calls FM radio "outdated technology"
Fri Sep 3 21:16:28 EDT 2010
I wasn't referring to digital OTA broadcast at all. In general, that doesn't
seem to be working out all that well.
I was thinking about digital devices fed by cell, WiFi, WiMax, and whatever
else is out there. Whatever device I have in my hand, I want to be able to
enter the call sign or other identifying info and have the device connect to
that station's stream without having to jump through a bunch of hoops.
From: "A Joseph Ross" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: Globe editorial calls FM radio "outdated technology"
> On 8/30/2010 12:38 AM, Dave Doherty wrote:
>> The point is that all stations - AM / FM / TV - need to have a voice in
>> the digital delivery world. I really don't care what device you use to
>> listen to my stations, I want you to be able to hear them. That means we
>> need digital transmission standards, carrier-neutral transmission, and
>> devices that adhere to, or at least accept, those standards.
> I don't see why. For all I can tell, digital transmission, at least over
> the air, is far more subject to interference than analog, making many
> people's reception, since the government-forced changeover, much more
> problematic, even nonexistent.
> I first saw color TV in the Museum of Science in 1955 or 56. The picture
> quality was very bad, and the same was true of every color set I saw for
> the next several years (usually in TV stores). Black and white pictures
> on early color sets had a greenish tint and were inferior to pictures on a
> B&W set. But the acceptance of color depended on the market, not on a
> government mandate. As color TVs got better, and the price came down,
> more and more people started to buy them. Their market penetration was
> natural as the product got better. Digital radio and TV should also have
> to compete and win customers by offering an attractive product.
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