BBC local radio on Freeview

prpr

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Radio Bristol now live on 719 from Mendip (and relays).

More local stations to follow next year on their respective main TV transmitter.
 

Black Hole

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Maybe Classic FM see no value in spending money on a DVB service in addition to the existing FM and DAB.
 

Black Hole

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DTTV: Unfortunately due to the cost of broadcast on this platform, there are no immediate plans to launch Classic FM on either digital terrestrial television or Freeview.
That's telling!
 

dandnsmith

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Indeed, I've had ClassicFM on my presets for DAB for as long as I've been using DAB radio.
JazzFM is another story.
 
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prpr

prpr

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64k mono isn't it? I haven't bothered re-tuning any of my boxes. Frankly there doesn't seem to be much point.
 

MikeSh

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To be fair, if you are going to listen to music radio on the average TV 64k mono is probably overkill :p
CDs are only 88k (44k x 2).
 

Black Hole

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To be fair, if you are going to listen to music radio on the average TV 64k mono is probably overkill :p
CDs are only 88k (44k x 2).
Drivel! CDs are sampled at 44.1kHz, yes, but that is two whole data channels of 16 bits each. The 64k we're talking about for Classic FM on DVB-T is 64k bits per second - even a single channel from CD is about 700kbps!
 

MikeSh

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So the bit depth on Freeview is 1 ?
I guessed it probably wasn't 16 like a CD, but thought it might be 8 at least.
What's the bit depth on MP3 for example?
 
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prpr

prpr

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To be fair, if you are going to listen to music radio on the average TV 64k mono is probably overkill :p
Why? I have my T2 hooked up to the hi-fi and don't use the TV speakers (they are fairly crap like most are these days).
CDs are only 88k (44k x 2).
Ooo, er. Try 44.1 x 2 x 16 = 1411.2k
So the bit depth on Freeview is 1 ?
No it's not. I think you need to go and do some reading before you drop yourself in it even more.
 
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