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Old 10-03-2008
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anyone have hd radio??

ive got an hd radio ready hu, so now all i need is what? the antenna/fin i assume. how much are they usually and is it really noticabely clearer than fm?
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I can't wait for it.....don't have one yet...but i listen to the radio alot so it'll be sweet. Paying attn to this thread, i am.

According to http://hdradio.com , "All you need is a NEW RADIO".
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I've got a JVC HD radio and absolutely loved it when I lived near Seattle. Tons of HD stations there and the clarity is phenomenal! But since I moved to Podunk, WA I don't get any HD stations .

But like Shane said, all you need is the radio and if there are any stations broadcasting in HD you'll get it.
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Each receiver is different. Some have a built in tuner, most you have to buy a separate box that plugs in between the antenna and head unit. Either way, it does not require a new antenna. if yours says "HD ready" that means you need to buy the separate tuner from your head unit manufacturer.

I have the Pioneer DEH p5000 (HD ready). I ad to buy the separate tuner for another $100 to make it receive HD radio. I highly recommend it. Almost every station broadcasts in HD now and the sound is CD or satellite quality.
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I have a HD ready HU.

will I get my "normal" stations in HD? or are they completely different stations?
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yeah, you still recieve analog. Where I live, almost all stations broadcast in HD, but when you get too far away, the HD doesnt come in and it automatically switches back to analog. Even in analog, an HD receiver sounds better.

As for the HD only stations, the way that works is there are 2 stations on the same frequency. For example, it will show up under 106.7 as "HD1" (the regular station that comes in analog and HD) and "HD2" (the one thats HD only).
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I never heard of this before. I just checked the site out and this HD Radio looks cool. For my Pioneer HU I'd just need a receiver, looks cool.....too bad it's only currently in the US.

Until it makes it's way up here, I'll have to put up with "analog" radio......LOL
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I just went to that site and unfornatually there is no HD stations by me. Closest one is about 45mins away.
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Sirius Satellite FTW!!!! I works everywhere haha
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^ i used to have that but i just couldnt get used to all the new channels, i liked maybe 2 of them
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Sirius Satellite FTW!!!! I works everywhere haha
A Ipod is better, nothing new on sirius, same little playlist everyday

i have never try HD radio...
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Hey one of my fav stations are hd i might have to give this whole Hd radio thing a try!
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mines hd ready but havent got the tuner
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I installed one in my stepmom's Jeep and it was just as simple as installing it and getting use to the stations.
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Sirius Satellite FTW!!!! I works everywhere haha
thats all fine and dandy...........if you like paying that monthly/yearly fee

i got the cheapest bestbuy (insignia) hd radio and its great i woulda love to have stuck with pioneer but i wanted a built in hd tunner and last i checked pioneer does not offer that
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