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Old 01-07-2008, 02:21 AM   #1
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Southern VT
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I just got an XM unit, and it is alot of fun to play with, but HI-FI it is not.

Has anyone listened to HD radio ? Seems a bit too expensive (The XM unit was only $40 - I couldn't resist) Stand-alone tuner is $200 (and I already have 3 non-HD stereo tuners !)

The XM is addictive - unlimited commercial free music .. but the sound is compressed and processed (so is FM, yes, but not as much)

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Old 01-07-2008, 02:34 AM   #2
Kevin Dean
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I don't have HD radio but my local radio station has emergency "fallback" to it's HD sub-stations in the event of silence. Because of this, they play a "name that tune" game.

Anyway, sound quality wouldn't be my major impetus for buying an HD radio but the alternative programming. Much more indy stuff on HD.
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