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 Post subject: Why is DAB so shit and internet radio better?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:43 pm 
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I had a friend over at the weekend and they asked me:

"why the radio always sounds better in my home and sh1t in is [shrug65465.gif]"

I'm not going into too much detail but basically.... DAB or DAB+ broadcasts on 25 year old MP2 quality system [rofl02.gif]

And there is no plans to change or update it. [9n5.gif]

Internet radio uses the more up to date mp3 :shifty:

Let's look at one station: BBC radio 2

DAB runs around 48 kps
Internet radio runs at 320 kps

More kps better quality sound.

At home if you have unlimited broadband internet radio is better. :thumbsup:

DAB still got a role to play in areas outside the range of the internet. If you ran internet radio on your phone or in the car, your dada plan would be used up in a few short hours :blush:

Over all the prices for new DAB and internet radios are the same, a few do both. If you're looking for new radio at home, go for "internet". If your going camping buy DAB :rarrr:

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 Post subject: Re: Why is DAB so shit and internet radio better?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:44 pm 
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I listen to internet radio on an almost daily basis. I have an expensive portable bluetooth speaker which delivers excellent sound quality. I then use an app on my phone to select what I want to listen to. I find the new BBC Sounds app suits most of my needs. Not only do you get all the BBC radio stations live but every show is stored so you can listen back if theres something you missed or aired while you're out. Plus its full of podcasts and the like covering all listening tastses. Of course, there are loads of music apps to choose and use. Spotify, Soundcloud, TuneIn Radio to mention just a few.
I see no need for DAB radio, it becane dated before it had time to become popular.


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 Post subject: Re: Why is DAB so shit and internet radio better?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:50 pm 
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Your days of freeloading will soon be over. The bbc is blocking their online service unless you enter a valid tv license number.

And before you moan on about it's only radio, they have found a way to do it. [9n5.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Why is DAB so shit and internet radio better?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:22 pm 
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You don't need a TV licence to listen to the radio. You need a TV licence to watch TV. :rolleyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Why is DAB so shit and internet radio better?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:01 pm 
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Errrrr yea right [rofl02.gif]

They changed the law on this a few years back. If it's online they class it as "media" and you need a TV licence :wink_smile:

Or else we'd all be watching the bbc i player to save paying the licence fee :whistle:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:05 pm 
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You don't "watch" the Radio, you "watch" TV. Radio is free to anyone anywhere in the world. The odd program may be subject to copyright and blocked but I'm yet to come across one.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:11 pm 
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Without mudding the waters too much........internet radio is a "live streaming service". The BBC's argument is: streaming services require a subscription.

And before you moan, they do want to end all free TV licences for those aged over 75 too.

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 Post subject: Re: Why is DAB so shit and internet radio better?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:39 am 
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Here. I copied this from the BBC's own website for you.

Can I listen to BBC Radio online when I'm outside of the UK?

Yes, you can listen to most of our live and on-demand radio content on BBC Sounds or BBC iPlayer Radio from anywhere in the world.


What if I live outside the UK?

If you live outside the UK, you can install the international version of our BBC iPlayer Radio app on your Amazon Fire, Android, or iOS device. Just search for "BBC iPlayer Radio" in your app store. And you can always listen to BBC Radio via the BBC Sounds website, too.


They seem to say the exact opposite to what you do. And you'd think they'd know wouldnt you. I mean, it is their company.


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 Post subject: Re: Why is DAB so shit and internet radio better?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:04 pm 
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There at the "tv licence consultation" stage right now.

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The director general says the BBC is short on cash and needs to find more in order to continue its current output.



https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/19/bbc-forc ... s-7960578/

All that information on there web site may change over the next year or two. DAB/FM/SW/LW/FM will remain free at a "reduced service". All other services will require a subscription.

The BBC see overseas users as a new revenue stream. Its why they always ask you to "sign up" with an email address. Sooner or later they will add a fee.

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 Post subject: Re: Why is DAB so shit and internet radio better?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:43 pm 
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Maybe you can give me the date when these new charges are going to be brought in. I mean, I'd hate to be late with my first payment.


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