Tuesday, July 15, 2008
USA Today recently had a few articles about the status of HD Radio.
Volvo will start shipping cars with HD radio as standard equipment in 2008.
While most of the new HD channels are basically jukebox's, there are some formats that are not available on traditional radio. I heard people bemoan the fact that Smooth Jazz is not available on tradional radio, nor folk, nor 70's, nor 50's-60's oldies.
HD radio is a way of providing some of these extra formats to the Boston area. If you are a fan of those formats, a one-time investment($100-$200) can get you those formats for free, without commercials.
You can listen to some of the streams at the links on the (lower) left hand column on this blog.
More cars sing with digital radio
HD Radio stations tune in to everything
HD Radio sends strong signal, but audience weak