At least Pocket posted useful "links"! kenglish has made a definitive point! WHERE are the HD Radios? I can BARELY find them! That FACT would “jive” with my earlier report that in 2007 UNDER 150,000 ACTUALLY sold in the marketplace [least I be demeaned because I "sauntered into my transmitter site" or "worked in a cubiclal".. LESS THAN HALF what iBiquity’s spokes-MBAs reported in front of an assembly of his peers have actually SOLD!
“The Public” is clearly UNMOVED!
At least Pocket posted useful "links"!
-"useful links" = blogs of other naysayers, never anything else. He currently plays at DelColliano's board...along with "the Man From Manasota Key".
kenglish has made a definitive point! WHERE are the HD Radios? I can BARELY find them! That FACT would “jive” with my earlier report that in 2007 UNDER 150,000 ACTUALLY sold in the marketplace
I see, you use the "opinions" of another naysayer as "proof" of the veracity in your "opinions".
One mo' time: Blogs are not proof. Opinions are not facts.
Neither are snapshots of a spectrum analyzer which does not show the accumulated spectral distribution over the standard defined measurement period.
By the way, why doesn't ibiquity have a director of damage-control or something to refute the "wild claims" and "opinions"?
I'm sure they appreciate those of you who do try to make the best possible presentation on their position.
Those of us who find various faults to pick with HD generally do so out of love for the medium, the technology, and the desire to preserve the best possible
service in the manner we have enjoyed since the inception of radio
I accept that NYC and its environs has a perhaps one of the, if not THE most challenging, difficult RF environments to be found anywhere.
Whether that justifies changing radio everywhere else in the country is debatable.
I have long thought core-urban dwellers have needed central RF distribution systems inside buildings in the same way RF is provided in the Lincoln and Holland tunnels. The problem is two-fold. Signal attenuation could be dealt with, but modern electronic design with discontinuous current devices added to the picture is what has precipitated the noise problem. Shouldn't the NAB have gone after requiring meaningful compliance with pt 15 unintentional radiator rules?
The FCC has the power to stop importation and/or US manufacture of the products you and all urban dwellers suffer from.
Bad engineering is bad engineering. A REAL rheostat generates NO NOISE whatsoever. All the "loss" becomes heat, not a "right angle turn" of the waveform,
which generates RF byproducts over a very wide spectrum. Even a triac or SCR circuit can be built with proper bypassing, in a METAL case, which would satisfy pt 15 rules. It is becoming evident, at least for AM, that the same issues which are interfering with analog reception, are not overcome by
a signal which is basically 100% all of the time, rather than variable. A wideband wired-radio distrubution in urban buildings is not so farfetched.
I suspect those who want decent TV in NYC use cable. Such difficult RF environments need special treatment and measures.
To ask everyone, everywhere else to lower their expectations for radio is hardly acceptable.
Those who are "on the bandwagon" really ought to get a check from ibiquity for their promotional assistance.