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I'm not sure what your local London transmitter has to do with our Waltham, Leicestershire transmitter... but hello anyway...

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I've just noticed that the COM7 (Ch31) and COM8 (Ch37) muxes are transmitting signals.

Sadly, at the time of writing neither are transmitting any content...

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Looks as channel 31 (COM7) is now on-line with 6No stations....

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Hi Dave,

There are currently two active HD multiplexes. One is at Ch31 (554MHz) the other is at Ch58 (770MHz). Are both of these working okay for you?

Cheers (52.9548,-1.1581) 

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So which flavour of DAB+ is going to be supported? HE-AAC or HE-AAC-PS (aka: HE-AAC v2) or both!? (52.9548,-1.1581) 

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How about designing new digital radios to tune into the DVB-T radio multiplexes ;) (52.9548,-1.1581) 

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Hi Briantist,

Back in the day when DVB-T was primarily available via a set-top box I'm of the opinion that it was a missed opportunity that these boxes were not designed so that access to the radio stations was more easily available, ie: without you having to switch on a TV to navigate through a GUI to find the names of the stations.

And now that all new TV's have an integrated DVB-T tuner, it's an even more convoluted affair to find the name of the radio stations you desire. And totally impossible to listen to it without having the display on!

It's crazy. I have a 60" TV in my lounge with access to over 20 radio DVB-T radio stations. I have a Blu-ray player which offers access to hundreds of internet radio stations. And a surround sound amplifier which also offers access to hundreds of internet radio stations. But I have to switch on my TV and navigate through loads of menus in order to find the name of the radio station I want to listen to.

Indeed, if surround sound amplifiers were manufactured with say, a 4-line front display and a DAB tuner and/or stripped down DVB-T radio tuner, I would be in heaven. Because I wouldn't have to switch on my TV to find the name of the radio station I want to listen to.

I'm angry... Is it beer o'clock yet? (52.9548,-1.1581) 

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I must admit love hearing music in surround sound, whether they be DVD-A, SACD, Blu-ray audio or DTS audio disc's.

So for me it would be great to have a dedicated surround sound radio station, even if it was via DVB-T2... (52.9548,-1.1581) 

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I'd be interested to know if there's any year on year statistics for people listening to digital radio stations via DVB-T TV and DAB.

While I can imagine there's a whole bunch of people listening to say, BBC R6 via a dedicated DAB radio at home or their place of work (I know I do). I can't imagine very many people will be listening to BBC R6 via a DVB-T TV...

I wonder how low the listening figures for digital radio via DVB-T would have to go before it gets pulled form the platform! (52.9548,-1.1581) 

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Thanks Briantist,

I found the following quote interesting: -

[quote]"Digital listening grew by 5.1pp last year. The share of digital listening equates to 34.3% of all radio listening. This includes a 22.5% share of listening which was attributed to listening through a DAB receiver. Television and online radio listening each accounted for a 5%
share." [/quote]

I would have thought the 'on-line' radio listening would have been higher than 5% on its own... But there you go!

Sadly the television and on-line radio listening figures are not listed separately... (52.9548,-1.1581) 

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