Thursday, July 20, 2006
HD Radio Pig-FCC APPROVAL GETTING DOUBTFUL?
The HD Radio cartel seems to be facing some resistance (or at least delay). Recently they submitted a revision to the FCC to change measurement standards from peak to average, resulting in an increased interference level of 13 db or 20 times power for FM.
See De Minimus lawyer joke. Link:
Now the FCC has decided to delay any action on HD Radio.
"FCC Back Flips on IBOC Rulemaking The FCC unexpectedly struck a number of items relating to digital radio broadcasting from its July 13 agenda just hours before convening last week."
DO WE DETECT CRACKS AND CRUMBLING IN THE WALLS OF JERICHO?
WE'LL JUST KEEP TRUMPETING AND CIRCLING.
Meanwhile, back at the cartel, they claim a "burgeoning" HD Radio market. My count is fewer than six models (here or perhaps coming) of HD Radio out of about about 10,000 AM/FM analog models available to the public. Perhaps they mean "bungling".
(See same link above).
"Tivoli, Polk, Radiosophy Tabletops Due Soon Tivoli Audio will join the burgeoning HD Radio tabletop receiver market with its Model HD receiver, due to ship late this fall. The company says the Model HD incorporates the latest generation HD Radio chipset, and builds on the legacy of its popular Kloss Model One.
Meanwhile, Polk Audio and Radiosophy continue to promise shipment of their respective HD Radio tabletop receivers in the immediate future. Radiosophy now says it may ship its first product in about four weeks."
HD RADIO-WHERE PIGS FLY! ARE YOU DEAF YET?