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Friday, March 31, 2006

 

HD RADIO-NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME!

EXISTING HD RADIOS MAY SOON BE OBSOLETE!
One of the RIAA's proposals for safeguarding content on HD Radio is encryption at the source, which means that the digital segment of radio transmissions would be scrambled and unable to be heard without special equipment. As you might imagine, the National Association of Broadcasters is not thrilled about the idea. Many of their members have already installed expensive equipment in preparation for the switch to digital broadcasting, and the first HD Radio sets are already on the market. Forcing broadcasters to encrypt their transmission at the source would render all of this equipment obsolete.
Here is the link:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060117-5992.html

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