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dstihl
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re: Where have all the transistor radios gone?
dstihl   12/2/2010 9:15:36 PM
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hey D- excellent example of how there are basic technologies that we really never want to give up. can i suggest a site that takes the basic technology you are refering to , and marries it with some of the best technologies of today? check out ccraneradio.com and a device called witness. this is my Christmas list for this year - a high end handheld am/fm radio with built-in stereo speakers which like a dvr can be programmed to record mp3s of radio shows or music, what ever you choose. witha all the jacks and ports on it that you would want/need, this is absolutely a great 'coming together' of tech.

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Danngis.Liu   12/2/2010 8:03:21 PM
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I thought the delay in TV is due to FCC regulation after the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction in Superbowl many years ago. It has nothing to do with the technology.

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mcgrathdylan   12/2/2010 2:00:40 AM
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Thanks for your comment Don. My real motivation here was of course to make sure that the Giants victory was documented in the pages of EE Times. But another, somewhat related aspect to this story is that during the Giants playoff run, sports talk radio in the Bay Area was practically dominated by callers with questions or advice about how fans could rig their iPhone app and DVR so that they could watch the nationally televised games while listening to local announcers. Due to I guess signal relays and other issues, if you tried to watch the game on TV while listening to KNBR, the radio was a good minute ahead of the TV. Some people apparently figured out how to bridge this chasm with the iPhone app, but I was surprised how much talk their was about this issue. Go Giants.

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Don Scansen   12/2/2010 1:28:09 AM
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Dylan, With the World Series Trophy in San Francisco, I see you didn't waste time picking on the poor Cubs. You had a rare chance to compare the performance of two technologies separated in development by half a century or so. Most of the time, people look at technology only as it relates to the immediately preceding generation of device. We might do well to occasionally look a bit further back in time for a good, or in your case, best solution. Don

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