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Topic # 23549 2-Jul-2008 14:03
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Hi All

Not sure which forum section this really slots into, so forgive me that this is a bit off-topic.

I seem to recall a bit of noise a couple of years ago about a DAB digital radio trial going on in New Zealand. Does anyone know what the outcome of the trial was? Is it to be deployed or was it canned?

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  Reply # 142227 2-Jul-2008 14:18
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steve98: Hi All

Not sure which forum section this really slots into, so forgive me that this is a bit off-topic.

I seem to recall a bit of noise a couple of years ago about a DAB digital radio trial going on in New Zealand. Does anyone know what the outcome of the trial was? Is it to be deployed or was it canned?

Steve


Af far as I know the trial is ongoing

but you might find this interesting

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4317187a11275.html

and these are the guys testing the DAB network

http://www.kordia.co.nz/








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  Reply # 142231 2-Jul-2008 14:23
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James Bond:

but you might find this interesting

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4317187a11275.html



Thanks for that, 007. I'd not heard of HD Radio but boy am I sick of the term 'HD' being overused and slapped onto anything that needs a bit of marketing hype to push it along.

Recently I've heard radio adverts for "HD laser eye surgery"(!), Digg had a link to an infommercial which was trying to flog off some old Blu-blocker sunglasses as "HD Glasses" and I've even seen commercials on TV for "HD" Mascara! Where will it end!!

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some older threads on the same topic

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=34&TopicId=17748
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=19277

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If anyone wants to send me a DAB radio, I would be happy to test it

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  Reply # 142278 2-Jul-2008 16:19
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I believe there is a delay in MED assigning frequencies for DAB but the trials by Kordia are continuing.

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