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Down goes HD

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macgoldfan
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Down goes HD

Post by macgoldfan » Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:51 pm

https://www.thedrive.com/news/41307/gm- ... p-shortage

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Re: Down goes HD

Post by WOHO » Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:01 pm

Yep, GM is so happy, they save 25cents a radio again. Why not install a Motorola AM CQUAM chip instead- no royalties to pay, and you can hear WION and CFCO in stereo?



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Re: Down goes HD

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:28 pm

The article describes HD radio as "rudimentary." Seems about right. :)


HD Radio = Highly Defective Radio

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Re: Down goes HD

Post by billmich88888 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:07 am

doubtful it will ever return



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Re: Down goes HD

Post by Mega Hertz » Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:19 pm

Man, for a second there, I thought it might actually go somewhere.

Tired of overplayed crap on CSX? Tune in to 94.7-2!

Tired of butt rock on Riff? Tune into 101.1-2!

Tired of 80s? Tune into 104.3-2!

Tired of bro country? Tune into 99.5-2!

It could have been great and really given FM radio a shot in the arm. Those formats you couldn't get on FM could be heard on HD radio. Fizzled out like a fart. Bummer.


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Re: Down goes HD

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:39 pm

Any serious effort & investment in the HD side channels simply cannibalizes the parent station.

The HD-only side channels are best used for rebroadcasting AM band sister stations, feeding FM analog translators, or broadcasting programming intended for niche audiences.

The technology can also be used for data transmission from what I understand.

I've disabled both AM & FM HD in my car. WWJ AM 950 no longer broadcasts in HD. FM HD in many cases sounds no better than FM analog, and in some cases sounds crappier than FM analog. Nothing on any of the HD-only channels locally is of interest to me.


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