HD radio

  • HD Radio gets smaller, more popular

    HD Radio gets smaller, more popular

    Get ready, 2010 might just end up being the year of HD radio. Rumor is that we're going to see something like eight new portable HD radio devices at CES this January. Read More

  • Rolls-Royce joins Volvo in exclusive club

    Rolls-Royce joins Volvo in exclusive club

    The 2010 Rolls-Royce model line has something very distinctly in common with all new Volvos. It has nothing to do with the engines, safety ratings, comfort, or design. Nope, none of that. Any guesses? Read More

  • Review: Insignia NS-ND01 portable HD radio

    Review: Insignia NS-ND01 portable HD radio

    If you have been waiting for a portable HD radio, I have bad news for you. The Insignia NS-ND-01 is a joke. It feels and looks like a generic MP3 player from 2001. Even worse, it doesn’t work well out of the box. Read More

  • A portable HD Radio for your troubles, sir?

    A portable HD Radio for your troubles, sir?

    This is the portable radio that's supposed to rescue HD Radio from obscurity. It was showed off at last week's CES, but since its name isn't the Palm Pre no one gave a damn. Read More

  • HD Radio coming to Audi lineup – eventually

    HD Radio coming to Audi lineup – eventually

    HD Radio seems to be drifting along, picking up supports in a leisurely fashion with Audi being the latest manufacturer to pick up the format. The alleged next-gen radio technology should be standard on most Audi vehicles by the 2011 model year as the luxury carmaker strives to deliver the best of the best. Sirius Satellite has been standard for a while now on most Audi models but HD… Read More

  • HD Radio finds its way into high-end AV receivers

    HD Radio finds its way into high-end AV receivers

    We just got word that HD Radio is finding some friends at the CEDIA Expo. The hybrid-digital format hasn’t exactly been a smash hit, so hopefully the format’s new buddies will provide a boost in confidence. So far the high-end Interga’s DHC 9.9. DTR 8.9, and DTR9.9, along with the McIntosh TM2 and Yamaha RX-V1900, RX-V3900, RX-Z7 models are going to have the HD Radio module. Read More

  • August: Coby HDR-700 portable HD Radio

    August: Coby HDR-700 portable HD Radio

    HD Radio is still around, for some reason, but at least there’s a portable unit on the way. This August, for the low, low price of $150, you could buy the COBY HDR-700, a rather squarish-looking portable HD Radio. The batteries last about five hours, and the whole thing is enclosed in a splash-proof housing. You know, for all those trips to the beach you take. In all fairness, it’s… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: HD radio for $39.99 after $50 rebate

    CrunchDeals: HD radio for $39.99 after $50 rebate

    Remember high-definition radio? It’s still around. If you want to experience high-definition radio, now’s your chance. The iLuv i68 HD Radio with Dual Alarm Clock can be yours for only $39.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. If you’ve never heard of HD Radio, you’re not alone. And if you think that there’s nothing good on regular radio nowadays, you won’t like HD… Read More

  • Pioneer says HD Radio succcess should be decided by open market, not forced inclusion

    Pioneer says HD Radio succcess should be decided by open market, not forced inclusion

    IBiquity, the company behind HD Radio, is making enemies all over the place, the latest of which is Pioneer. The Japan-based corp, which makes the popular Inno, recently told the FCC [PDF] that iBiquity’s scheme to force satellite radio manufacturers to include HD Radio playback is absurd. Says Pioneer: The iBiquity conditions would limit the breadth of radio product offerings to consumers… Read More

  • Is HD Radio waving or drowning? Depends on who you ask

    [photopress:hdhdhdradio.jpg,full,center] The basic problem with HD Radio is that, no matter how crystal clear you make radio sound, it’s still radio. Commercial radio, on the whole, is absolute garbage. Maybe iBiquity needs to come to terms with that before it starts accusing XM and Sirius of unfair business tactics. IBiquity, the main force behind HD Radio, says sales increased some 700… Read More

 
  • JBL iPod Alarm Clock with HD Radio Inside

    JBL iPod Alarm Clock with HD Radio Inside

    Product Name: JBL On Time 200ID, On Time 400IHD Description: The On Time 200ID lets you wake up to your iPod, iPhone, radio, or a buzzer. It also has a 1/8th-inch line input for connecting other audio devices. The small one-piece speaker has a backlit LCD and touch-sensitive controls, and a backup battery preserves your settings even if power is interrupted. The silver grille covers two 6-watt… Read More

  • Apple readying for iTunes Tagging-HD Radio push

    Apple readying for iTunes Tagging-HD Radio push

    Announced back in September, iTunes Tagging is a way for listeners of HD Radio to take a song they’ve heard on the radio, mark it with the appropriate metadata (that’s then synced to your iPod), then download the song from the iTunes Store after connecting their iPod to their computer. I’ve completely make a mess of that sentence, but you know what I mean to say. Now we’re… Read More

  • HD Radi-who? An HD Radio Buyer's Guide makes HD radio actually look interesting

    HD Radi-who? An HD Radio Buyer's Guide makes HD radio actually look interesting

    I’m a satellite radio guy but that doesn’t mean I don’t listen to regular radio now and again. Thanks to HD radio, you can now listen to commercials, Soulja Boy, and commercials 24/7 in CD quality, ensuring you’ll never miss a song you’ve never really heard before but is apparently very popular as a ringtone and, as a result, gets played on terrestrial stations with… Read More

  • Sony Enters HD Radio Market With XDR-S3HD, Some Other Thing

    Sony Enters HD Radio Market With XDR-S3HD, Some Other Thing

    If you were holding out on HD Radio until Sony got in the game (those of you that didn’t run out and buy Cambridge’s radio), your wait is officially over. Sony announced that it’s totally down with HD Radio for the long haul (on a holiday mind you), and will be developing and distributing HD Radio-enabled products in the coming years. And it all starts with the XDR-S3HD table… Read More

  • Cambridge SoundWorks Radio 820HD Review

    Cambridge SoundWorks Radio 820HD Review

    HD Radio isn’t exactly spreading like wildfire. But if you’ve experienced it, you know it offers clearer sound and more channels than regular analog radio, and for nothin’ — except the extortionate rather high price of HD-capable radios. Cambridge SoundWorks’ 820HD Radio is a bit closer to affordable, with a list price of $299, and it’s pretty slick-looking too… Read More

  • Best Buy To Carry HD Radio Receivers

    Best Buy To Carry HD Radio Receivers

    Though HD Radio is still in its infancy, it’s a technology that will eventually catch on in the following years as long as the support is there for it. Best Buy has now started stocking HD Radio receivers at all 832 of its stores, which will surely give HD Radio the help it needs. Says Robert Struble, President and CEO of iBiquity Digital Corporation, who developed the technology behind HD… Read More

  • Cambridge SoundWorks Radio 820HD: HD Radio In All Its Splendor

    Cambridge SoundWorks Radio 820HD: HD Radio In All Its Splendor

    HD Radio. Yeah, I’ve never listened to it either, but Cambridge SoundWorks apparently still has faith in it, what with its new Radio 820HD and all. It looks remarkably similar to its iPod dock’d radio from a few days ago, but you’ll find no such compatibility here (aside from the aux inputs). It does, however, let you listen to regular radio, CDs and the aforementioned HD Radio… Read More

  • Boston Acoustics Receptor Radio: It's HD

    Boston Acoustics Receptor Radio: It's HD

    Sure it costs $300, doesn’t have a CD player and high definition radio probably isn’t available in your area, but who cares?! It’s HD capable, and what’s more important than being an early adopter? This tabletop unit from Boston Acoustics is pretty barren, but it’s stylish face might be enough to woo some buyers. The system features two speakers, one in the head-unit… Read More