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DAB may never be available nationwide

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: DAB may never be available nationwide Reply with quote

http://media.guardian.co.uk/radio/story/0,,2096010,00.html

It's too costly, apparently to do this.

Doh. They should have thought about this before rolling out this sub-standard technology.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ernie,

Cost does seem to be inhibiting the spread of new technology to more remote areas - currently there's a lot of rather annoyed people in the far north of Scotland awaiting the arrival of Broadband, in some cases less than 10 miles from a major city such as Inverness. Prohibitive costs have been declared as the reason why the service is not available yet - so DAB is no different.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dab works fine where I am, so there! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
Dab works fine where I am, so there! Laughing


Laughing Laughing you tell 'em toggy Laughing Laughing

have to go into back bedroom and stand on a chair to receive the local station but radio 2 fine anywhere in the house Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seymourwhitebits wrote:
Toggy tea slurper wrote:
Dab works fine where I am, so there! Laughing


Laughing Laughing you tell 'em toggy Laughing Laughing

have to go into back bedroom and stand on a chair to receive the local station but radio 2 fine anywhere in the house Smile


You can also see the 23 year-old barmaid from your local sunbathing in her back garden from that position...but I'm sure that's totally irrelevant Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What have elephants got to do with this, well DAB, I suppose trunks and sunbathing has a connection Confused

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PJ in Kent wrote:
seymourwhitebits wrote:
Toggy tea slurper wrote:
Dab works fine where I am, so there! Laughing


Laughing Laughing you tell 'em toggy Laughing Laughing

have to go into back bedroom and stand on a chair to receive the local station but radio 2 fine anywhere in the house Smile


You can also see the 23 year-old barmaid from your local sunbathing in her back garden from that position...but I'm sure that's totally irrelevant Wink Laughing


damn it............busted Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
Dab works fine where I am, so there! Laughing

As long as you remain in the same spot forever then you should be ok Laughing

DRM's better than DAB. Everybody knew that. But they went ahead with DAB anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Toggy tea slurper wrote:
Dab works fine where I am, so there! Laughing

As long as you remain in the same spot forever then you should be ok Laughing

DRM's better than DAB. Everybody knew that. But they went ahead with DAB anyway.


yep! the 21st century's very own betamax / vhs battle. Laughing

-the better system lost out then too Sad
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