[LINK] Shopping for a digital radio
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Thu May 28 17:00:18 EST 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
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.
--Arthur C. Clarke
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