Reply to post: Re: DAB is shit

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

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Re: DAB is shit

In the 60s a pocket radio would go all day on a 9V battery.

In the 2010s, a DAB radio will go nine minutes on a battery that needs it's own postcode.

How shit is that.

Imagine if they'd invented DAB *before* AM/FM ?

Prior to transistors and tiny batteries, you needed a couple of huge, heavy, glass bodied lead acid accumulators to run your radio. And if you didn't have mains power, you had to cart them down to the Chemist shop to get the charged up.

The Edwardian style one and don't forget the top hat with the goggles, thanks/

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