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#6786 - 25/02/2000 02:39 DAB
sirbod
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Registered: 11/06/1999
Posts: 5
Loc: Essex
As soon as there's a DAB tuner for it, I'll be buying one.

My current headunit I bought because the manufacturer confirmed they would be providing a DAB tuner addon for it in the future - they then promptly brought out a new headunit to control the DAB unit, which is incompatible with my current one!

I'm not throwing away 1K on a headunit again until I know it has DAB support.

Jon


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#6787 - 25/02/2000 05:10 Re: DAB [Re: sirbod]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5315
Loc: Cambridge UK
I don't think it likely that we'll have DAB before Q3, maybe later. There isn't enough demand to make it a priority, and the technology is still very expensive.

Rob


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#6788 - 25/02/2000 16:37 Re: DAB [Re: rob]
Orion
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Registered: 24/01/2000
Posts: 3
Excuse me for being naive, but what is DAB?


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#6789 - 25/02/2000 17:18 Re: DAB [Re: Orion]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30533
Loc: Seattle, WA

Excuse me for being naive, but what is DAB?

It's...

- The proper amount of barbeque sauce to put on your chicken when you're grilling it.
- The method used to apply antiseptic to a cut with a cotton swab.
- A popular Micheal Jackson tune played backwards.
- The way a child addresses his father when he has a stuffed-up nose.
- An acronym for Digital Audio Broadcast.

Not really sure about that last one, though.



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#6790 - 25/02/2000 17:19 Re: DAB [Re: Orion]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5315
Loc: Cambridge UK
DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting - digital radio in other words. It is becoming well established in Europe (in the UK the BBC are starting to market the technology rather agressively to developers).

In the USA, an alternative DAB standard has been drawn up (quelle surprise). It sidebands onto existing AM and FM stations, making it cheaper to implement - but at the cost of a significantly reduced bitrate. I had a chat with the US DAB people who are still awaiting final approvals from the FCC, and anticipate the first consumer broadcasts in around 12 months. Widespread uptake is expected in within 24 months, which I think may prove to be optimistic.

If we implement a DAB module (and there is certainly some interest in our doing so) we will go for the European standard. There's no point supporting the US system for some considerable time to come.

Rob



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#6791 - 27/02/2000 04:08 Re: DAB [Re: rob]
mac
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Registered: 20/05/1999
Posts: 411
Loc: Cambridge, UK
This is a bit UK-centric I'm afraid - I tried to find some more European stuff but failed. Take a look at:

http://www.dab.org/
http://www.ukdigitalradio.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/digitalradio/

...and just to prove it's not all BBC the independent radio group GWR (_____'s better music mix + Classic FM) has a page on it too (digital probably makes it much easier for them to transmit exactly the same programme on supposedly local radio across the whole country):

http://www.musicradio.com/digital.html

(I tried to mark up those URLs but they got all confused in the preview window so I gave up. It's back to cut & Paste I'm afraid).



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#6792 - 27/02/2000 06:51 Re: DAB [Re: mac]
Henno
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Registered: 15/07/1999
Posts: 568
Loc: Meije, Netherlands
tried to mark up those URLs but they got all confused in the preview window so I gave up.

What, Mike, giving up on coding?
Or is it just that it's week-end now?

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#6793 - 27/02/2000 09:49 Re: DAB [Re: Henno]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30533
Loc: Seattle, WA
What, Mike, giving up on coding? Or is it just that it's week-end now?

Nah, he just ran into a limitation of the BBS's markup code. I've had it happen, too. I seem to recall that if you try to use the BBS markup language for more than one link, it messes up. At least I know for sure it happens with image links, I'm not so sure about plain links.

The solution is to insert real-live HTML "a href=" tags into your post, rather than trying to use the BBS's markup language for that purpose. Then all is well. Try it sometime, it's fun and festive.


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#6794 - 14/03/2000 08:44 Re: DAB [Re: mac]
sirbod
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Registered: 11/06/1999
Posts: 5
Loc: Essex
I don't know if anyone here has looked into DAB, but I can get around 14 stations in Essex. Kiss 100, Classic FM, Radio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, BBC Parliament, Virgin FM, Talk FM to name but a few.

If you phone the BBC DAB line with your postcode, they'll tell you all the stations you can receive. There's quite a lot of them.


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#6795 - 14/03/2006 14:23 Re: DAB [Re: sirbod]
n2toh
journeyman

Registered: 29/01/2001
Posts: 89
Loc: New Jersey, United States
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As soon as there's a DAB tuner for it, I'll be buying one.My current headunit I bought because the manufacturer confirmed they would be providing a DAB tuner addon for it in the future - they then promptly brought out a new headunit to control the DAB unit, which is incompatible with my current one!I'm not throwing away 1K on a headunit again until I know it has DAB support.Jon


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#6796 - 15/03/2006 17:26 Re: DAB [Re: n2toh]
RobotCaleb
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Registered: 15/01/2002
Posts: 1866
Loc: Austin
Congratulations on resurrecting a 6 years dead thread.
:P

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#6797 - 15/03/2006 18:11 Re: DAB [Re: RobotCaleb]
n2toh
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Registered: 29/01/2001
Posts: 89
Loc: New Jersey, United States
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Congratulations on resurrecting a 6 years dead thread.
:P


Yes perhaps I should pay closer attention to post dates, but the discussion is still relevant. I have yet to see DAB support for any Empeg product.

As I do travel to Canada a DAB L band receiver would be nice, Even if support for just decoding of the DAB data streams were added this would be of great help. Doing so would allow the use of third party receivers to pickup DAB for reception.
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#6798 - 15/03/2006 23:57 Re: DAB [Re: n2toh]
Robotic
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#6799 - 16/03/2006 04:00 Re: DAB [Re: Robotic]
n2toh
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Registered: 29/01/2001
Posts: 89
Loc: New Jersey, United States
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DAB?


DAB = Digital Audio Broadcast
it's common in the UK, Canada, and some other parts of the world.
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#6800 - 16/03/2006 14:31 Re: DAB [Re: n2toh]
Robotic
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DAB?


DAB = Digital Audio Broadcast
it's common in the UK, Canada, and some other parts of the world.

Click the link and you'll find that my post was humorous.
I did read the thread and I do know what DAB is, but thanks.
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#6801 - 16/03/2006 15:52 Re: DAB [Re: Robotic]
n2toh
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Registered: 29/01/2001
Posts: 89
Loc: New Jersey, United States
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Quote:
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DAB?


DAB = Digital Audio Broadcast
it's common in the UK, Canada, and some other parts of the world.

Click the link and you'll find that my post was humorous.
I did read the thread and I do know what DAB is, but thanks.


LOL I think I like your version better.
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#6802 - 16/03/2006 23:38 Re: DAB [Re: n2toh]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
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LOL I think I like your version better.

My friends used to say, "In DAB schwimmt ein Hammer!"
It was known for monumental hangovers.
I much prefer a good Flensburger or Jever.
Perhaps later this year I'll get to go to Hamburg for work! Jo!
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