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Halfords invents radio signals that don't travel at the speed of light

paulf

Re: Definition

True that DAB+ uses better AAC compression, but it's also not backward compatible with DAB only receivers. Fine if you're operating a commercial multiplex and want "more stations" over "sound quality" and don't care that it rules out a few older receivers from your TAM; but not much good for things like the BBC National Multiplex which sticks with DAB operation (and it's crappy MP2 compression) because if they switched to DAB+ there'd be a lot of older DAB receivers that would be immediately obsolete. This is the problem of being an early adopter on this tech. Other countries, like Norway, who adopted DAB later, have gone exclusively DAB+.

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