Wednesday, 6 June 2012

FM Radio Switchover

FM Radio Switchover

The long awaited TV digital switchover went extremely smoothly in our region, however recent news has reveled that the Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey, has refused to commit to a digital switchover date for radio.  

It is thought a decision regarding the radio switchover will not be announced until 2013, this announcement will inform the public if the radio switchover will happen in 2015 or will be delayed, the government is reluctant to give a date for the switchover until they can be 100% certain of the official date.

Much like during the TV switchover where Tv switched from terrestrial to digital, the digital radio switchover will see all major radio stations move  away from FM to DAB only.  However good news for some; it has been reveled that the FM signal will NOT be switched off but instead will be used by smaller stations and community radio groups.

It is thought that the major delay of the radio switchover is because of the dependency on radio in vehicles, including ones which are yet to be built.  The government has commented that it will not switchover the radio in the UK until 50% of all listening occurs digitally. However it doesn’t seem that we will need to worry too much at this moment in time, because many experts of the radio industry believe that it could take up to 20years for a full radio switchover to happen.

For more information about digital radio please call us on 07794786718

Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System


Founded in 2002 Sonos is a Santa Barbara electronics company which has become world famous for it’s wireless hi-fi system, the Sonos Multi-Room Music System ‘All the music you want!’

Overall the Sonos Multi-Room Music System is pretty compact; it looks very slick and would camouflage well into just about any home. Sonos components work together as a set of electronics creating a ‘zoned’ audio system, this means that you can play one song in the lounge, whilst another plays in the bedroom or you can even have the same song playing simultaneously throughout the home.

The Sonos system works with two key components; these are ‘Zone Players’ and ‘Controllers’. Zone Players connect directly into the speaker/amp, or the system can be an all-in one integrated system, which is controlled by a Sonos controller. What’s more with a simple software download you can control the music throughout your home via your mobile phone/laptop or tablet.

At Doddington Aerials & Satellites we are lucky enough to own a Sonos system and we think it is absolutely fantastic.

The Sonos system is so very easy to use; upload the music, update and synchronise the software and away you go! The sound that the Sonos system produces is of extremely high quality and we absolutely love the system- overall a worthwhile investment for all those music lovers!

We can install your Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System, simply give us a call for more details on 07794786718!