[LAU] HD Radio broadcasts
sstubbs at shout.net
Thu Jan 17 12:03:03 EST 2008
Joe Hartley wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 08:18:52 -0600
> The Other <sstubbs at shout.net> wrote:
>> What is HD radio? A local radio station is advertising they are the
>> first HD radio station in my listening area. Is HD supposed to mean
>> High Definition?
>> How can radio waves be normal for other stations, and HD for this
>> station? Doesn't make sense to me. I suspected HD means the
>> recordings have not been so compressed as other 'normal' radio station
>> recordings, and you can actually hear some dynamic range.
> Google is your friend:
> Basically there's a digital component added to the analog. A HD radio
> picks up the digital signal, and much like a TCP/IP stream can sort packets
> that don't arrive in strict order, sorts them out into a signal without
> static, hiss or pops.
> The record labels are still going to insist that recordings be compressed
> to within an inch of listenability.
Thanks to all for the replies. Very illuminating.
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