Originally Posted by Linux-DRM
I am sure any manufacturer will make the receivers widely available, you would think anyway. I can't see the Indian government stopping the manufacturer from selling these on the free market.
As you say though, if you can receive a normal transmission for less money you will do it that way....the most cost effective way.
All India Radio puts an excellent signal into Europe on AM Shortwave and on DRM but if I am out and about in the wilderness, I would take my trusty Tecsun PL-310 before I would lug a DR111....as much as I love DRM.
Make a small, cost & power efficient DRM portable and you have a winner.
so far, i have been using my PC for decoding DRM. if no other work for PC, perhaps more power is wasted just to decode drm.
Thus, one needs a normal stand alone and low power consuming devices.
Yes DR111 was attractive but, as of now DR111 or its later versions are costly as seen from Indian perspective.
I saw one Indian manufacturer coming up for large scale Receiver manufacture. but it would take long time for volume demands anyway. let us see how things develop.