Saturday, July 25, 2009

Finally an HD2 station with some personality

HD radio has not been greatly accepted to date. There are some technical problems relating to the signal. It is very hard to get reception of the HD signal unless you live relatively close to the transmitter. A radio enthusiast would be likely to purchase a special FM antenna, while a casual listener would not. Another problem is that the programming on HD2 stations are essentially just music streams. The selling point is that a subscription for these stations are not required as they are for Sirius/XM.

I reported that the country station in NYC has been moved to 106.7 HD2. This stations does have a voice tracked DJ who comments on the music. Hopefully this enhancement will move to other HD2 stations. I have resisted the temptation to buy the first portable HD radio on the market.

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