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Old November 26th 14, 08:08 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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Is the act of tuning a radio, or tuning anything, becoming weird?

Tuning has largely given way to demultiplexing the right bits from a digital data stream, a.k.a. "changing channels". We still call it tuning but the frequency of the signal isn't consistently changing.

I guess we'll still call it "tuning" when the last analog radio signal leaves the airwaves. Heck, we'll still probably talk about tuning up and down the dial.


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On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:08:13 PM UTC-8, Ross Archer wrote:
Is the act of tuning a radio, or tuning anything, becoming weird?

Tuning has largely given way to demultiplexing the right bits from a digital data stream, a.k.a. "changing channels". We still call it tuning but the frequency of the signal isn't consistently changing.

I guess we'll still call it "tuning" when the last analog radio signal leaves the airwaves. Heck, we'll still probably talk about tuning up and down the dial.


Just to clarify, I don't think radio, especially least FM radio, is going anywhere soon. It meets a particular need almost perfectly.
But it might eventually go digital...


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