menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Archive (2002-)



Click to see updates

All posts by Gareth Hart

Below are all of Gareth Hart's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.

All that has happened is that DAB+ has been recognised by Ofcom as a technology that exists and is being implemented elsewhere, but won't likely be adopted by an industry which is steadfast against its introduction continually using the argument of "very few DAB+ ready sets" and will continue to do so well into the future. The real worry is section 5, the abolition of audio quality regulation on multiplexes, currently at -2 diffgrade for DAB stations using MP2.

What Ofcom is risking is not an improvement of audio quality using DAB+, but allowing the industry to engage in a race to the bottom in terms of sound quality still exclusively using vanilla DAB, at a time where sound quality is already at rock bottom, Ofcom is giving them the tools to allow them to dig.

link to this comment
GB flag