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post #1 of 3 Old 07-12-2010, 02:40 PM - Thread Starter
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The models include:

BMW 2011 5 Series - HD Radio is now a standard feature
Ford 2011 Super Duty, Mustang, Flex and Taurus - These are the first Ford models to include the digital upgrade as part of the available navigation package
Jaguar 2010 XJ model - HD Radio is standard
Hyundai 2011 Sonata - HD Radio is included on the Limited model with the premium audio system
Lincoln 2011 MKT and MKS models - These are the first 2011 Lincoln models to include HD Radio in the available navigation package

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Thanks for the update. I do not like seeing that Ford is only including HD Radio with navigation upgrades. I doubt I would ever buy a factory navigation system.


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For HDRadio to take off it really needs to be standard in every car sold.

When you buy a car today you basically expect to get: AM/FM/CD and, to some extent, some kind of MP3 interface with either an AUX in, USB, or iPod interface. HDRadio needs to be -at least- as common as the MP3 interface and preferably as common as AM/FM.

Basically, it shouldn't be news that some car is including HDRadio (I know, you have to start somewhere).

I'd think that the NAB would be pushing the car dealers to include it as it'd be in their interest to do so.
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