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Old 01-26-2010
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who uses HD Radio?

Just wondering,

I've been curious because I keep hearing all these commercials about how much better it is than regular radio.

Anyone have any thoughts after using? Is it all a buncha BS? I'm thinking about changing out the stock deck so that I can hook up my old sub and amp and other goodies but I keep coming across decks that have HD radio built in or are HD radio ready...

Your input will greatly influence my decision.

Thanks guys!

Brandon
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If you have to pay for it (i.e. subscription) it's not worth it IMO.

If you want to shell money out, get Sirius Satellite Radio. Money well spent.
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i have not mtried HD radio, my pioneer dech is HD ready, but i don't want to shell out the money for the adaptor if its the same stuff
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My mom has it in her car and I tried it once, I didn't really listen for sound quality difference but liked the extra radio stations it offers. I would buy it for that alone.
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It's free.

Yah I've heard of the few extra stations available too. Guess that depends where you live.
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I have it in my truck. I guess its nice, I listen to satellite radio more though.
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i had it... now i have XM and wont go back.

analog radio< HD radio< sat radio
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as far as sound quality goes, were/are you guys impressed? I don't think the quality of satellite radio is very good, just my opinion.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, I don't care about the extra channels much, I just want to know if the sound quality is THAT MUCH better...
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sound quality is very clear. CD quality. however id check your area stations to see if they have HD stations. my area only 2 of the stations have HD channels. Also I find in my area (hilly terrain) that I don't pick these stations u as well. So all and all I plan on getting rid of my pioneer adapter.
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HD radio sounds awesome! I will be putting an HD unit in my ranger very soon. I would research it more to see how many HD stations are in your area. Also I noticed the units with HD built in make even regular AM and FM sound better and you can pick a good unit up starting at about $100.
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I just got a new deck thats HD ready, but it doesnt look like we will be getting any stations in my area anytime soon.
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All the stations in my area have HD stations now. I didn't really notice a huge difference personally
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its just a little bit of quality upgrade with HD. Mine always loses HD signal which pisses me off, I dont even use it anymore.
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Yeah I could tell a difference in the bass but its not enough for my to buy the addon for my new stereo.
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