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  posted on 1/11/2009 at 03:18 PM
who owns or has listened to HD radio??
I read a few articles about it

was curios what is the hype??

 

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  posted on 1/11/2009 at 03:23 PM
It's the same terrestrial radio but with better sound quality.

 

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  posted on 1/11/2009 at 04:21 PM
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It's the same terrestrial radio but with better sound quality.


Better sound quality but unfortunately...same crappy playlists...

 

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  posted on 1/11/2009 at 04:22 PM
so it doesnt pickup anymore channels than regular radio??

 

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  posted on 1/11/2009 at 05:14 PM
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so it doesnt pickup anymore channels than regular radio??


The new channels for the most part, will be different feeds from the existing analog stations alreday broadcasting. Digital technology allows them to transmit the digital streams as a sideband to the existing analog signal.

Go here to find the stations in your area.

http://www.hdradio.com/find_an_hd_digital_radio_station.php

Where I live , most of the stations are owned by Clear Channel or CBS Radio. So, I hope I'm wrong, but I am assuming means that that you will get the same resticted music playlists that analog radio is known for, but in great fidelity.

 

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  posted on 1/11/2009 at 05:22 PM
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so it doesnt pickup anymore channels than regular radio??


The new channels for the most part, will be different feeds from the existing analog stations alreday broadcasting. Digital technology allows them to transmit the digital streams as a sideband to the existing analog signal.

Go here to find the stations in your area.

http://www.hdradio.com/find_an_hd_digital_radio_station.php

Where I live , most of the stations are owned by Clear Channel or CBS Radio. So, I hope I'm wrong, but I am assuming means that that you will get the same resticted music playlists that analog radio is known for, but in great fidelity.


thats all i needed to hear im not even gonna attempt to save the change and buyone

 

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  posted on 1/11/2009 at 05:53 PM
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so it doesnt pickup anymore channels than regular radio??


The new channels for the most part, will be different feeds from the existing analog stations alreday broadcasting. Digital technology allows them to transmit the digital streams as a sideband to the existing analog signal.

Go here to find the stations in your area.

http://www.hdradio.com/find_an_hd_digital_radio_station.php

Where I live , most of the stations are owned by Clear Channel or CBS Radio. So, I hope I'm wrong, but I am assuming means that that you will get the same resticted music playlists that analog radio is known for, but in great fidelity.


thats all i needed to hear im not even gonna attempt to save the change and buyone


Well. Thanks but please don't automatically ssume that I'm totally right here. My wife will be happy to vouch for my occasional incorrect lapses into "opinionated land"...

It makes sense that commercial radio may try to compete more with XM/Sirius by having more theme related channels which HD will allow. I just don't know how willing they will be to expand those currently restricted playlists, regardless of the radio station's current format.

Godd thing is if you wait, those receivers will just keep getting cheaper...

[Edited on 1/11/2009 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 1/11/2009 at 06:17 PM
yeah im not in a rush to get one i read they was going between a hundred and a grand

 

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  posted on 1/12/2009 at 12:57 PM
I have the new Sony HD radio, got it for less than $100.
For the HD channels the primary channel is digital and then they
have 1 or 2 sub channels. I live near NYC, so I wanted to get
the subchannel of 102.7 that was broadcasting from WNEW.com.

So far my results are mixed, the channels in HD sound very quiet, but
the dynamic range varies. Most have better than FM dynamic range, but
the WNEW.com channel sounds like it barelly in stereo. I am having a lot
of trouble locking on the HD signal (I'm about 22 miles line of site from
NYC). I can't get WBGO at all in HD, 102.7 will lock most of the time as will
104.3, but they still drop back to analog on occasion.

The issue is that the digital signal is only 1% of the analog signal, so the range
for the HD channels is limited. There is a preposal before the FCC to increase this
to 10%, which should provide much better coverage. This would require dropping
the analog signal to 90%, which would decrease the analog range. There is a lot
of bandwidth if they broadcast digital only (in the 320kb range) but there are not
enough radios out there to may that viable.

So if you are very close to the HD sources you want to listen to, you might consider
it. If not, you will probably have problems pulling in the stations in HD.

 

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  posted on 1/13/2009 at 02:35 PM
thanks
i heard fm was suppose to have cd quality sound

 

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