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humblejohn's Avatar humblejohn 12:05 AM 02-20-2011
autotoys.com told me that I could convert my 2005 toyota camry factory radio to HD as well as aux and usb connections with some sort of converter that they sell. I am a newbie and haven't the faintest idea how this could be done.

Can this be done for about $100 or what are my choices if any?

Will the sound quality be good? etc.

In other words, I can get the above features run through my factory radio. Sounds too good to be true. Is it?

thanks in advance.

Jim1348's Avatar Jim1348 06:38 PM 02-20-2011
Maybe they are referring to the JVC KTHDPK1 Transportable HD Receiver with Car Kit.......................


http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2991655
oc-rdx's Avatar oc-rdx 08:01 PM 02-20-2011
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Originally Posted by humblejohn View Post
autotoys.com told me that I could convert my 2005 toyota camry factory radio to HD as well as aux and usb connections with some sort of converter that they sell. I am a newbie and haven't the faintest idea how this could be done.

Can this be done for about $100 or what are my choices if any?

Will the sound quality be good? etc.

In other words, I can get the above features run through my factory radio. Sounds too good to be true. Is it?

thanks in advance.
Probably one of these:
http://www.hdradio.com/buyers_guide.php?prime=autonow
Audball's Avatar Audball 04:39 PM 02-21-2011
Yes they do sell converters/gateways for factory radios. If you have a factory radio with a Satellite button, you will be able to see HD Radio info (artist/title info). The converter emulates a factory Satellite tuner which plugs into the Satellite port of your factory radio. Some converters have a pass thru option to connect both your factory satellite tuner and HD Radio tuner. Some even have an aux input/ IPOD hookup. Look for brands like iSimple, Axxess, and PAC Audio. I have one in my Honda Ridgeline and I love keeping the factory look and hate having aftermarket parts stick out like a sore thumb.

There are some cons though.... My Isimple gateway will not allow more than 6 presets. My steering wheel radio controls now have a mind of their own (changing stations only). You got to do your homework and see what works with your car's factory radio the best.
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