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Re: FCC sets auction of new cellphone spectrum for June, 2014
said by BF69:But.. But.. They could switch all radio stations to HD Radio or convert it to a format where they would have to subscribe.
More hyperbole please. Besides the obvious fact that those frequencies would suck for mobile they aren't even going to get the majority of TV spectrum that's left.
Because, as y'all know, radio stations are supporting piracy.
said by BF69:I do agree. So far, they keep wanting more and more and not offering much in return. So far, I've seen zilch.
Though I agree that they should find a way to make better use of the 192 MHz they have gotten from TV over the last 30 years first.
said by BF69:So.. Why did we switch to Digital from Analog instead of keeping them both? Oh ya, because large companies wanted it for themselves instead of others that could actually use it.
Very few TV stations use it anymore and many that are, are leaving it because it such for OTA DTV.
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said by Simba7:keeping both would be useless and wasteful and confusing. Why would a broadcaster want to broadcast in both analog and digital? OTA usage is maybe 10% of the population and you want to split that further by having both and doubling your cost. Not to mention the lack of spectrum for that.
So.. Why did we switch to Digital from Analog instead of keeping them both? Oh ya, because large companies wanted it for themselves instead of others that could actually use it.
I don't think we should use both, but how would you be doubling your cost? I'm not arguing that there may be some trivial extra costs to do both, but it would absolutely NOT be a doubling of costs. I guess it depends on what you're looking at versus what I'm looking at...