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Letter: Take a Note From Germany

Today's specialty models combine OTA reception with online connectivity and other features

In this letter to the editor, the author comments on the article “The Changing Face of Tabletop Radios.” Comment on this or any article. Email [email protected].


Technisat, a German company shows how far radio receiver technology is ahead of the above article. It is only missing Digital Radio Mondiale and its ability to receive all frequency bands below FM.

Germany has extensive DAB+ broadcasting increasing the range of programs available. Unlike the USA, Germany has government and commercial-funded broadcasters.

I note that the graphics displayed in the DAB+ mode are transmitted in time with the program. In your article the images come via the internet which can be considerably delayed compared to the sound.

– Alan Hughes

[More by this author: “The FCC Has the Power to Manage AM Interference“]