: I have a major b%$@h...



MachX
12-04-06, 11:55 AM
HD radio has been widely advertised, and all the major broadcasters in my area use it. But you can't get a single damn car deck that has it. Both Kenwood, and Eclipse offer 'HD ready' receivers, but you have to buy a seperate component (which is completely adsurd), but it isn't sold in Canada. They offer the receivers, just not the optional component! JVC has its KD-HDR1 deck with the tuner built-in, but once again, not available up here. ARGGGHHH :banghead:

the727kid
12-04-06, 12:19 PM
Buy online?

dp102288
12-04-06, 10:26 PM
:yeah: Now that I have my in dash thingy, I want HD radio because it sounded cool. But after doing some reading about it, I don't care.

Jesda
12-09-06, 05:56 PM
HD Radio is a desperate attempt at fending off satellite. Very desperate.

dp102288
12-09-06, 09:20 PM
^^ Really? It sounds good though. As an add-on to your equipement, with no fees, you can get info about songs and other stuff.

But I do hear that even though they can fit more stations in, the quality deminishes with each addition.

KURT
12-17-06, 08:12 AM
HD Radio is a desperate attempt at fending off satellite. Very desperate.

hd radio has alot more bandwidth than satelite radio threatens!

MachX
12-17-06, 11:01 AM
I discovered why we don't have the units in Canada, we don't have any HD stations. I just assumed because Detroit stations were using it that OUR stations were too :P. Guess I'll have to take a trip over the ferry for my HD fix.

the727kid
12-17-06, 04:51 PM
Whats so great about HD radio...why not play a CD for better quality? I understand HD TV, there is difference in picture, but huge difference in sound? Just play a cd?

dp102288
12-17-06, 07:32 PM
^^ I can't tell differences between sound systems unless it is major. That is partially why I have no desire to upgrade my sound system in my Eldo. Although it may sound better, I would never notice it.

When people talk about their home surround sound systems, I can't tell when surround is on or off.

the727kid
12-17-06, 07:56 PM
Damn, I thought I had bad ears! I can tell huge differences, in quality, distortion, loudness, ect.

bicentennialcadillac
12-17-06, 09:47 PM
HD Radio will allow broadcasters to derive more revenue from their stations. Like ASTC broadcasting (HD TV,) HD Radio allows multiple "stations" to be carried on a single frequency. One station could carry several different formats on the various subchannels.

FM is supposed to sound like CDs, and AM is supposed to sound like current FM. It sounds ridicuously cool, but I doubt the broadcasters in my area will pick it up anytime soon.

the727kid
12-18-06, 06:10 AM
Still seems rather pointless except for AM radio for listening to sports, in which case if your that big of a sports nut to must have HD radio, you probally would be home watching the event, in that case HD radio becomes once again pointless lol.

dp102288
12-18-06, 11:21 AM
Damn, I thought I had bad ears! I can tell huge differences, in quality, distortion, loudness, ect.

I have been told by my family that I can't hear a siren next to my head. I think I have pretty good hearing, but I am glad I ony have to read on this board!

MachX
12-18-06, 07:19 PM
I think the biggest benefit to HD radio is the reception. No more static. As well as multicasting.

10mpg
12-27-06, 11:48 PM
Give me satellite radio any day over HD radio.