Maybe, but since HD radio is new, a component tuner makes sense because you can add it any existing system, like a receiver or amp. There are millions of systems in people's homes now with the potential of adding a HD tuner. If people can hook up DVD recorders, cable boxes, and video games to a receiver, you'd think they could add a 2 wire connect for HD radio if the sound quality is as good as their CD player and the content is free.
Maybe I am an audio geek, but I don't have a desired to buy a tabletop radio where the HD probably doesn't sound any better than FM on little speakers. I want a component tuner, looks like Sangean HDT is the only option out there at a resonable price.