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HD Radio Sales Estimate Reduced

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Steve Mehs, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. brant

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    i happen to really like my local FM stations, and would absolutely buy an HD radio if they started broadcasting HD.

    We've got a station for pretty much every type of music, along with two news/talk stations that have all the major political commentators, we've got ESPN radio also. HD would be great.
     
  2. dshu82

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    Exactly. Got Sirius about 3 years ago, have not listened to terrestrial radio since. Not once......
     
  3. Steve Mehs

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    Well it's been what over a year and half since I started this thread and HD Radio is still in the same boat it was back then. A gimmick people are not falling for. HD Radio is no bigger or more popular now than then. People know Clear Channel, CBS Radio and the rest screwed up analog terrestrial radio, and they're too smart to buy into the digital counterpart, which is from those same companies. If they can't do analog right, they sure as hell can't do digital right. Sirius XM is the second largest subsription based service in the country and growing.

    Again for the mathematically challenged, HD RADIO = FAILURE
     
  4. Scott in FL

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    Agreed. When it comes to the vast majority of commerical stations, I agree. In my opinion HD radio is a poorly engineered gimick that started out as an idea to provide better audio quality, changed into a way to compete with Sirius and XM, and in many (not all) cases is now just a cheap service with an audio server/PC feeding a digital transmitter. It can go off the air and no one at the station notices for hours.

    Greed has contributed to the IBOC engineering solution and poor programming. I say this as a DJ and broadcast engineer that started out and loved radio a long, long time ago. Clear Channel, et al, have ruined commerical radio and for the most part I never listen to any terrestrial radio anymore.

    With two exceptions: non-commercial radio and the handful (literally) of independent commercial stations that still play diverse music, employ knowledgeable announcers, and provide current local information. But these stations are few and far between, and with our economy their future is in jeopardy like never before.
     

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