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post #316 of 341 (permalink) Old 2012-01-29, 09:07 PM
 
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Left channel, eh? I assume you tried reversing the headphones, channels upstream, etc...... and other due-diligence testing?

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post #317 of 341 (permalink) Old 2012-01-29, 10:20 PM
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All receivers used for both the FM and DAB tests used the headphones, and yes, the same headphones used on the DAB receiver.

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post #318 of 341 (permalink) Old 2012-02-05, 01:20 PM
 
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HD tuner?

Hi Cam: Do you think it is worth getting an HD tuner? If so, what would you suggest? I don't want to break the bank. The least expensive one I have seen on the net is from Sangean. The Sony HD tuners have become pricey.

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post #319 of 341 (permalink) Old 2012-02-05, 05:07 PM
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From other posters here, it appears the Sony equipment that receives HD Radio and has a top notch sounding FM section has been discontinued. That probably explains the high(er) prices.

Can't say I've heard anything "bad" about the Sangan receiver(s). It all depends on how well you receive the Buffalo stations, as none in the area of the GTA have implemented HD Radio.

Side comment: There is a specific (in fact 2 if I remember correctly) threads for HD Radio, so don't be surprised if this and your post wander over to one of those threads, helped along by a moderator. :-)

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post #320 of 341 (permalink) Old 2012-02-05, 07:19 PM
 
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I'd say it depends what you're looking for.

If it's just more/better content, just get a Sirius/XM subscription. Their radio sound quality in-car isn't great, but the streaming for at home and work is very good.

I don't see much of an advantage of HD over Satellite.
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Of course satellite radio requires an ongoing subscription whereas HD radio does not.
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post #322 of 341 (permalink) Old 2012-03-19, 10:09 AM
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I'm a little late but I didn't receive anything. I haven't given up though. Probably contact the CRTC and see iff they want to purchase my equipment
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post #323 of 341 (permalink) Old 2012-03-20, 07:42 AM
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^^^^ The CRTC would probably send you in an infinite loop between them and Industry Canada trying to figure out what DAB is..... :-)

For those commenting: Satellite radio isn't an option, I live in an apartment facing east, and I don't drive, and not near a terrestrial repeater of said services.

Some of the backlog of stations wanting "air time" in the GTA (Toronto) area could have been reduced a bit by both HD Radio and DAB+. I'm thinking of the huge whack of stations wanting 88.1 MHz, as listed in a recent CRTC hearing notice....

I've recently installed a number of apps on my ipod touch from the major Canadian radio conglomerates, and I'm not impressed with the sound. CBC and Zoomer Radio are bright spots, but the others.... Mono and low bitrate... sigh....

I still preferred DAB.... :-)

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post #324 of 341 (permalink) Old 2012-03-20, 11:37 AM
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For those commenting: Satellite radio isn't an option, I live in an apartment facing east, and I don't drive, and not near a terrestrial repeater of said services.
Besides, you shouldn't have to pay for radio, just like you shouldn't have to pay for TV.

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CamDAB: Try the TuneIn app rather than the broadcasters' own. It uses their web feeds, not their mobile feeds. Still not great, but a step up.
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^^^^Yeah, I'll try that. One of the apps, during install, made some bizarre reference to altering it's settings from "mobile" to wifi in "settings"... There was NO place to change that under settings... either in the app or the ipod settings.... Go figure...

This part of the conversation should really be moved to the portable devices area...

I've listened to AM, AM Stereo, FM, SW, HD Radio, and DAB. Of all of them, I still prefer DAB, even when riding either the bus to Toronto or in a personal vehicle. Pity it is all gone now. We won't get into the lunacy of the license extensions granted to the various broadcasters, who's infrastructure for DAB was dismantled eons ago...

The only radio methodology I've not listened to is DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) used primarily on SW, and satellite radio.

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Last kick at the can?

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-234.htm

A lot of these broadcasters haven't been heard on DAB for ages...

Maybe the CRTC has just figured that out... :-)

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They're taking an additional 3 months to find out that there's nobody home...
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post #329 of 341 (permalink) Old 2012-04-24, 08:05 AM
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^^^ That's at lightning bolt speed considered how glacial things move in regulatory circles. :-)

If I read it correctly, it does sound like IC isn't going to issue any more broadcasting certificates without one heck of a good reason...

Time to scour the used goods websites and see if any "gently used" DAB exciters are on offer..........................

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Does anyone know if DAB has been "officially" declared dead in Canada?
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