Still amazed at WSRO's Digital quality!
Sat May 7 19:14:39 EDT 2022
> Hybrid mode spews garbage over 30 KHz of the dial. It's also harder to pull off, requiring a lot more bandpass flattening than all-digital. And it doesn't sound as good; the stations I've heard running hybrid have all sounded "watery", like a 24 kbps MP3 stream.
The only people I have heard complain about the "spewing" are radio aficionados and DX-ers.
> A few years ago, my car was in the shop and they offered me a rental for the day. I punched up WBZ for "traffic on the 3s" and immediately realized the car had HD Radio from the "watery" audio I heard.
It couldn't have sounded as bad as WBZ does now in analogue on todays (awful) car radios. 😉 AM radio is virtually unlistenable on my 2018 Honda.
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