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POLL: Who'll be first to bring DAB to DAPs?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by shadowritten, Aug 10, 2005.

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  1. Apple

    12.9%
  2. Sony

    48.4%
  3. Creative

    35.5%
  4. iRiver

    16.1%
  5. Cowon (iAudio)

    3.2%
  6. Rio

    3.2%
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  1. shadowritten

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    (Just a bit of fun :D )


    The year is 2010, and the first DAP to feature a DAB radio tuner has been released. But who made it?

    a) Apple?

    b) Sony?

    c) Creative?

    d) iRiver?

    e) Cowon (iAudio)?

    f) Rio?


    Ladies and gentlemen, the lines are open now ... and yes, you CAN choose more than one manufacturer :smashin:
     
  2. shadowritten

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    Neck and neck for Sony and Creative so far, then ...
     
  3. Steven

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    Not now it ain't thanks to yours truly.

    Why? Sony have already got a (expensive) £150 portable DAB out, 10 hrs batt life, 40 pre-sets.

    As I said on another thread, the tech needs to be streamlined or made compact. And batt tech needs to improve massively. At least 2-3 years off

    One thing though....DAB stations don't really offer anything over FM for me to spend more money

    But with digital being made compulsory when? 2007 or 2012?
     
  4. shadowritten

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    FM tuner = dead technology for me. No manufacturer offering this on a DAP is going to sway me with it; we're too near (comparatively) to the big analogue switch-off. Put DAB on, however - plus the capacity to do it justice without draining the battery in 30 seconds flat! - and you've got my bucks!
     
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    The switchover could come for South West viewers as early as 2008 apparently.
     
  6. shadowritten

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    For TV, yes. But I think the radio signal will be 2010-12?
     
  7. shadowritten

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    Only 5 voters so far? Come on you lot! You know you want to indulge in some pointlessly ficticious speculation ...
     
  8. shadowritten

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    Why am I not surprised that, after just six voters, Sony are storming into the lead?
     
  9. shadowritten

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    Seems few of us believe Apple, iRiver or Cowon will have gone digital by 2010 ...
     
  10. alike

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    okay so sony already have a portable dab radio, but NONE of their hdd walkmans so far have had any kind of radio, even fm, whereas if you look at creative pretty much ALL of their dap's have fm radio. so its gotta be creative, even though it would be nice to think sony will beat them to it
     
  11. shadowritten

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    16 voters, and Sony still in the lead. But Creative seem to be a popular choice, too ...
     
  12. Steven

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    Yes but Sony are halfway there with batt tech. Look in argos for portable DAB radios. Yup, 10hrs with 4 AA batt is the average
     
  13. shadowritten

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    Nice to see all our competitors are now off the starting block ...
     
  14. shadowritten

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    So, looks like it'll be either Sony or Creative who win the DAB race, then?
     
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    All ill say is iriver seem to have everything on their players
     
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    I think it won't be done till its commercially and financially viable

    Current portable DABs are £50 to £150, from cheapo one to Sony

    Now think about adding this cost on top of a DAP

    Also, while DAB is taking off, its not threatening FM just yet

    It won't be until a couple of years before analogue signal switch off that DAB would have become popular (and thus cheap) - enough to be inc in DABs

    As I said above tech needs to be made smaller. Current units are 2cm thick?
     
  17. shadowritten

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    I don't doubt what you're saying. But for me, FM is history. I don't even bother with the radio now unless I can get it on a DAB tuner. Can't stand all that damn static on FM ...
     

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