Big deal - CC just came out with their new digital music store, which won't include HD Radio. I tried the Receptor HD at CC and it could only pick up a couple of FM stations, and it sounded worse than the analog AM/FM boom-boxes that were booming away on many FM stations. Just like Radio Shack, the salesmen are apathetic about HD Radio - the Receptor at CC wasn't even plugged in ! Satellite Radio, iPods, cell phone streaming, Wireless Internet (the new 3G wireless broadband network is up and running and WiMax is not far behind), Internet Radio, iRadio, etc. will kill HD Radio, and this is backed by the Bridge Ratings. Due to the power supply requirements of the IBOC codec, portable HD Radio is years away, and that will definately help kill HD Radio. The Receptor HD is ranked between 2,000 and 13,000 on Amazon - look at all the negative reviews that have been posted !
|Originally Posted by RCbridge|
CC has started advertising for HD radio, it looks like they only carry the table top model, hopefully this will start to spread and we will see more products soon!!
I want a stand alone tuner for my home stereo!!