HD tuner performance?
Hi. I am pretty new to HD radio, and I really like it. So, I’m wondering about adding it to my pickup. I know this isn’t really an automotive-oriented place, so let me know if I’d be wise to inquire elsewhere.
When I was high school to college age, I replaced a factory radio or few with aftermarket head units (this was well prior to HD), or added radios where there were none. What I found at that time (‘80s, basically) was that, essentially without exception, the radio tuner performance of aftermarket units was just flat outclassed by factory tuners, on FM and particularly on the AM side. What’s the landscape today? Is it still like that? I want HD radio, but I don’t want to lose the ability to hear stations that are more than 50 miles away (I’m exaggerating a bit there, but hopefully you understand).
Are there automotive HD head units that are noticeably better or worse than others? I should probably mention that I deeply despise touch screen machines, so I’ll be looking for one with actual dials and buttons. :-)
Thanks for any input.