View Full Version : What's Hi Def radio?

Skip Towne
03-09-2006, 08:59 PM
They have been advertising it all week on the station I listen to.

Hammock Parties
03-09-2006, 09:01 PM
Higher quality audio, I guess. Maybe 5.1.

03-09-2006, 09:01 PM
Probably like Hidef TV. So, no difference from the regular thing.


Skip Towne
03-09-2006, 09:03 PM
Probably like Hidef TV. So, no difference from the regular thing.

You don't know anything about anything.

el borracho
03-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Just what it sounds like.

el borracho
03-09-2006, 11:09 PM
You don't know anything about anything.
Nor nothing about nothing.

But you might know something about something. We're still checking on that.

03-10-2006, 12:53 AM
Basically digital radio in the same spectrum currently used by AM & FM stations:


I'll refrain from any Skip comments :)

Some info on that site is not correct, I was involved with early development back in 1994/95, the company I worked for was working with AT&T/Lucent which was an early competitor to Ibiquity.

Here is a little inside history on the whole thing:


Taco John
03-10-2006, 12:55 AM
It's useless marketing pap.

03-10-2006, 01:09 AM
Just better sounding radio transmission. Most people can't tell the diff probably, but I dislike radio because of the lousy sound quality so for me it might be better. I haven't tried it yet to be sure though.

03-10-2006, 01:10 AM
Here is a summary:
Benefits of HD Radio Recievers

* FM broadcasts have CD-quality sound.
* AM broadcasts will sound as good as today's analog FM stereo.
* Static-free without pops, hiss and fades.
* New data services, such as scrolling text displayed on a radio screen with song titles, artist names, traffic updates, weather forecasts, sports scores and more.
* Opportunity for more advanced data and audio services, such as surround sound, multiple audio sources at the same dial position, on-demand audio services, store-and-replay (so you can store a radio program that airs when you are at work and replay it on your commute home), overlaying real-time traffic information on a navigational map to help you find the shortest route, a 'buy' button for music, sports and concert tickets etc., along with a host of other services.
* No subscription fees. It's FREE for consumers, just like today's analog AM and FM radio.
* Easy transition for broadcasters and consumers by using the existing infrastructure and spectrum and at the same time preserving the existing analog service for as long as needed. This means you can continue listening to your local AM/FM stations on your existing analog radios as well as on your new HD Radio receivers, with all the added services and benefits that HD Radio offers.

Skip Towne
03-14-2006, 08:38 PM
I heard on the radio today that they cost $400. Good luck with that.

03-14-2006, 08:39 PM
A joke is what it is

03-14-2006, 09:00 PM
So what's the difference between this shit and a Bose Wave radio?

03-14-2006, 09:06 PM
How does this affect Sirius and XM.

03-14-2006, 09:23 PM
Vote for Pedro?