And today, we get this; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/8071209/BBC-launches-HD-radio.html Amazing news. The most significant hifi event in years. Radio 3 first and all of the other stations follow in February if all goes well. It re-inforces Britain's place as the source of the highest quality radio in the world.
Hopefully, it will shame the independent radio stations in to action.
This is internet radio rather than DAB but wonderful all the same. Hopefully, it will encourage the internet tuner market as this will start to be the highest quality broadcast platform.
It can co-exist with DAB. Dab is a pretty good mobile format for things like kitchen radios but it's not an hifi source. Infact, it's debateable whether DAB will ever overhaul FM now as it isn't really showing much increase in market share vs. FM.
It's amazing the way the outlook for quality broadcasting has changed in a few months. Not so long ago, we were looking at FM switch off and no alternative that offered high fidelity or even stereo in many cases.