Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Saint Paul, MN
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Just got my radio today. Not bad, actually. I could have picked up the new Insignia radio, but I prefer a radio with buttons on it right now, since winter is coming, and up here in Minnesota, it's nice to be able to keep your hands inside your pockets, or keep your gloves on. Also I didn't feel safe spending $80 on a radio that was a gamble right now.
The reception is surprisingly good. So far, I'm able to get most of the FM stations in the area, except The Current (a free-form public radio music station that I rather like), where analog is poor and HD is non-existent, and a couple others that I never really listen to anyway.. All information says that they have an HD signal, except HD Radio's website. For the most part, I can't tell when it switches between analog and HD, except on the local rock station KXXR, when I notice a change in the low-end. It's easily dismissed after listening to it for a second, but that's it. Other than that, it was able to pick up almost all of the other HD Radio stations in my area with a fairly strong signal (and except for The Current/KCMP, I really didn't care for the rest of them anyhow).
The reception seems to be better with my V-Moda headset than with the 3' cable to my speakers. In all, it's pretty much what I wanted, and I'm pretty satisfied with it. I hope to test it out in a car sometime soon, once my schedule permits me to go driving about in the car that actually has a tape deck.