Whats wrong with digital radio
... is that at present there isn't a reasonably priced tuner to match my Quad stereo system.
In any case, why should I bother with digital when I'm getting excellent FM signals off my local cable system? Before I'd consider making the change I have some non-negotiable requirements that must be met:
- the audio quality must at least match CD (DAB doesn't)
- I want to use the same set anywhere that digital is broadcast (this means DRM, not DAB)
- power consumption, hence battery life, must be no worse than a decent all-band analogue set
When something like a receiver based on the Texas Instruments chipset (all wave: LW, MW, SW and FM, all-format: AM, SSB, FM, DAB and DRM) that was supposed to be available last Christmas appears I might be interested. Before then, forget it! I am not about to buy a receiver that I can only use in the UK.