[LINK] Shopping for a digital radio

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Thu May 28 17:00:18 AEST 2009

One of these days, we'll get something right.
> ...
> Way out west, history was made on May 4 when Perth became the first 
> Australian city to crank up digital radio. ...
> I was in Perth this week, so I cruised the electronics shops to see 
> how enthusiastically Australia's most experienced digital radio 
> audience was embracing what Commercial Radio Australia calls its 
> "historic first".
> ...
> To summarise, then. The best salesman of the lot had nothing to sell, 
> the salespeople with the best stock charged too much and didn't want 
> to sell it anyway, and the only customer I met knew so much more about 
> the subject than the salesman that it all got kind of embarrassing.
> ...
> As the man at the Good Guys assured me: "Normal old analog radio is 
> going to be around for a long, long time yet - don't worry about that."

For the time being, I reckon I'll stick to my lash-up (SD set-top box - 
$59, plus 7" LCD monitor - $48, and ancient speakers - $?). The sound 
could be better, but it receives the Band III test transmissions from 
Sydney OK.
David Boxall                    |  When a distinguished but elderly
                                |  scientist states that something is
                                |  possible, he is almost certainly
                                |  right. When he states that
                                |  something is impossible, he is
                                |  very probably wrong.
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