Radio In Radio

June 2, 2010 at 13:05:02
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.8 GHz / 2.0 Gb
They've had Picture In Picture on TV's for years now.

When are they going to come up with Radio In Radio?

I want to listen to WXYZ until a commercial comes on, then switch to WZYX but I also want to know when the commercial on WXYZ is over.

Obviously I'd mute WXYZ so I wouldn't hear the commercial while listening to WZYX.

I wonder why radios don't have that feature.


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#1
June 2, 2010 at 15:30:17
It is easier to see two different pictures, If the pictures were
superimposed it would be difficult. When sound is mixed the
louder sound (the commercial) is most likely to be heard.

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#2
June 2, 2010 at 18:57:16
I said I would mute the commercial.

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#3
June 2, 2010 at 20:17:52
Not really an answer to your query but...

I use Pandora internet radio on the computer for music and it is really easy to switch channels whenever something comes on that I don't care for.


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#4
June 3, 2010 at 02:08:22
Maybe it is just me but I fear Derby is being sarcastic with his post. If he mutes the commercial so he can not hear it how will he ever know when it is over and he can resume listening to WXYZ??

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#5
June 3, 2010 at 19:25:43
"...how will he ever know when it is over..."

That is a good question.

Derby?

Skip


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#6
June 3, 2010 at 20:46:53
Sorry, I've muted this station until the commercial is over.

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#7
June 7, 2010 at 16:01:46
... our radio is in full colour AND 3D!

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#8
June 8, 2010 at 05:26:28
I think the problem is that with 'picture in picture' you are able
to see any number of pictures at once as individual streams -
you pay attention to the one you want but still see the others
'out of the corner of your eye' for want of a better phrase.
Trying to do this with audio is far more difficult as your brain
cannot hear 'from the corner of your ear'. It may be possible
to have software that can differentiate between programs and
adverts, but that would just mean that you are continually
swapping between the two at the behest of the software - you
may be listening to something really good on your second
audio feed, but because the adverts have finished on the
primary feed you would go back to that when you may not
want to. Interesting train of thought though.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."


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#9
June 11, 2010 at 11:56:12
Pic in Pic uses two different tuners.Radios have one. If you could get one with two tuners and volume controls you could lower one, listen to the other and then switch back.

Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help.

Homer


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#10
June 11, 2010 at 14:12:56
Is the commercial over yet? I'd like to switch back.

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#11
June 11, 2010 at 14:43:15
Digital radio already has something like sound on sound, especially those fitted to motor vehicles. You can be cruising along listening to you favourite radio station and with the push of a button you are listening to a traffic report or a weather report. When the traffic report is over you are back to your favourite radio station.

What you cannot have is two audio streams simultaneously as the ear cannot discriminate as to what it responds to and you will just get a jumbled mess. Like trying to listen to two conversations simultaneously. The eye can discriminates as to what it responds to to the exclusion of what is of no interest..

Stuart


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