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Monday, 7 February 2011
Briantist
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2:26 PM

Jordy: This should be very interesting, but it is increasingly hard to see which services would use DRM+. It will certianly add to what we learnt from Project Mayflower.

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6:27 PM

What would be more interesting if anyone in the service area had the Digital Radio Mondiale rx equipment and the decoding software... Shame it's a closed technical trial participation by members of public might make the technology more user friendly...

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Briantist
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6:51 PM

Jordy: Is DRM+ just DRM with a different codec, or are there different parameters for the actual multiplex broadcast?

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7:49 PM

Brian - No it's my understanding that DRM+ refers to the upper end of VHF band 2 of newly released spectrum. They're both using the MPEG4 codec and from what i've read limited to 174mHz. Which means could sit rather nicely within band 3 DAB aperture. A considerable financial saving...

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Briantist
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8:07 PM

Jordy: I'll have to do some reading up. Is there a link you can suggest?

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8:26 PM

Try - Digital Radio Mondiale - Summary Craigkelly's test will use the old Talk Sport frequency of 107.0 i'm told...

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Briantist
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8:29 PM

Jordy: Thanks, that makes it very clear. DAB can also operate in that band (using slightly different parameters) a comparison would be interesting.

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8:33 PM

"This is a significant consideration for broadcasters and even more for the listeners who will need to invest in new DRM-capable receivers"

Do any exist in the market place?

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Briantist
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8:50 PM

Jordy: Google doesn't know of any.

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9:48 PM

Morphy Richards DRM review from TechRadar UK's expert reviews of Radios .
DRM is designed for the AM band (30mHz) and DRM+ is integrated into Band 2 - Lower band 3 then there is no compatibility from what i gather...

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