I have been actively trying to ge info about DAB for a while now. The official site is useless and behind times. The form for questions and feedback they have doesn't work.
I have been interested in DAB mainly because of the capability of the display/readout. Why?, Well I don't know about you but I gey really
when I hear a piece of music on FM that I like but will never ever
be able to find out what it was. That very situation caused me to dump my Magnum Dynalab tuner and give up FM entirely.
I am primarily interestd in DAB for home
use. As far as I am aware there was only one home reciever (tuner/integreated amp) manufactured. If I'm not mistaken it is by Arcam and we are talking $2500 here. Not a great way to capture the mass market!
I was told that DAB is a line of site
reception siuation. Is this true?
If so I'm outta luck 'cause I just moved into the lower unit of a stacked Townhouse. FM is OK but AM stinks in part due to a great amount of metal used in this new construction design. I guess I'll have to go to FM/AM cable.
I was also told that Radio Shack was making a push to DB by introducing a variety of receivers both portable and home units.
If so, that's news to them. If you can find someone whose reaction isn't HUH?
when you mention DAB then they tell you there are only two pocket units and there will be no home units for the forseeable future. Is this true?
OK now, I have been someone who has actively gone out of their way to seek info about DAB but run into a "brick wall" at every turn!!
Audio dealers don't know anything about it and their suppliers haven't even mentioned any hardware.
I wouldn't be so enthusiastic about DAB, for unless things such as educated sales people and wide spread public info become available this thing is going to go over like A LEAD BALOON
too bad it might have had some potential.