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I bought a new radio today...

JVC KD-HDR1
New in dash AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/HD RADIO
Been running it in the bay all day today. Pretty cool!
Current FM is 40Hz to 15kHz. With HD Radio, AM is 30Hz to 15kHz and FM (HD1 & HD2) is 20Hz-20kHz with 85 dB separation compared with about 35 dB normally. It sounds great and a few of the HD channels are running commercial free. Plus, the secondary channels (HD2) usually have different programming than the main FM (HD1) channel. 21 channels are broadcasting HD Radio in Dallas. Of those 21, 8 are broadcasting secondary channels.
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Edit: That's not a bad price at all!

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that shit looks good, and the price looks just right.

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And after all that shit you gave me about my JVC MP3 Player




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the reason it's cool is the built in hd, no separate tuner box. It's still a JVC.
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Slow your roll ladies. It still sounds like a JVC (which is not like a Kenwood or /////ALPINE). I bought it to try out the HD Radio not compete for SQ. I installed it yesterday. It has lots of cool features like the ability to only search for HD channels, 7 band EQ, F,R,sub out, you can turn off the internal amp, XM, Sirius, and iPod ready, etc. HD Radio AM sounds better than current FM. When you tune to a channel that also broadcasts in HD, it takes a few seconds for the HD to kick in. On AM music channels like 770, you can really notice the difference. I'll try to describe what it does. When you are watching a movie and the people are listening to a radio in the 40's, they usually make the sound all tinny and muffled. Then, they move the scene to the dance hall where the broadcast is coming from and the music changes to clear full range sound. That is what it does. The difference in FM HD is not as noticeable but there is less static, better highs, and better bass plus the song titles are displayed. Listening to commercial free local radio is kind of cool and most HD2 channels are not in sync with the commercials on the HD1 channel so if 102.1 HD1 is in commercial, I can switch to HD2 and hear "edge" music. Also, for those of you who hate morning talk shows, there is still music being played on the HD2 channels. Most aftermarket radios have worse tuners than factory radios so the AM and FM reception are weak. This JVC actually has a better tuner than my factory radio and I can pick up 104.1 FM and 96.7 FM although it does struggle to get either HD broadcast. It is a cool new technology and this is the least expensive complete unit I have found. JVC, Alpine, and Kenwood all offer MUCH more expensive alternatives and hopefully Alpine and Kenwood will start shipping their add-on HD Radio tuners soon.
There are 21 HD1 channels and 9 HD2 channels currently (96.3 has HD2 but is not listed in the chart yet. 96.3 HD2 plays "texas" music).
Overall, I am very pleased with the technology and look forward to more offerings from other manufacturers and radio stations.
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How much is the Alpine add-on that works with the W200? Will it display song titles as well?
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How much is the Alpine add-on that works with the W200? Will it display song titles as well?
$250. Not available yet but if you pay in advance, I'll let you have the first one. The small amount of information I have on the unit does not mention title info but since HD has the capability, I'll guess it will show title info.
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$250. Not available yet but if you pay in advance, I'll let you have the first one. The small amount of information I have on the unit does not mention title info but since HD has the capability, I'll guess it will show title info.
I may have to wait on that, since my first priorities are the W200 and PXA-H701 (I'll be coming in for those at the end of this month, btw). The title thing would be a big plus. My curent Alpine would display CD titles after I programmed them all in myself. Then the first time I disconnected the battery they were all lost. That sucked! Anyway, Thanks for the HD info. Did you put this JVC in your Cobra?
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Also, for those of you who hate morning talk shows, there is still music being played on the HD2 channels.
got my attention
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The Eclipse add on HD tuner is more than that entire head unit One day I'll learn I guess. Oh yeah then it's $100 for their ipod adapater.

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Did you put this JVC in your Cobra?
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Slow your roll ladies. It still sounds like a JVC (which is not like a Kenwood or /////ALPINE). I bought it to try out the HD Radio not compete for SQ. I installed it yesterday. It has lots of cool features like the ability to only search for HD channels, 7 band EQ, F,R,sub out, you can turn off the internal amp, XM, Sirius, and iPod ready, etc. HD Radio AM sounds better than current FM. When you tune to a channel that also broadcasts in HD, it takes a few seconds for the HD to kick in. On AM music channels like 770, you can really notice the difference. I'll try to describe what it does. When you are watching a movie and the people are listening to a radio in the 40's, they usually make the sound all tinny and muffled. Then, they move the scene to the dance hall where the broadcast is coming from and the music changes to clear full range sound. That is what it does. The difference in FM HD is not as noticeable but there is less static, better highs, and better bass plus the song titles are displayed. Listening to commercial free local radio is kind of cool and most HD2 channels are not in sync with the commercials on the HD1 channel so if 102.1 HD1 is in commercial, I can switch to HD2 and hear "edge" music. Also, for those of you who hate morning talk shows, there is still music being played on the HD2 channels. Most aftermarket radios have worse tuners than factory radios so the AM and FM reception are weak. This JVC actually has a better tuner than my factory radio and I can pick up 104.1 FM and 96.7 FM although it does struggle to get either HD broadcast. It is a cool new technology and this is the least expensive complete unit I have found. JVC, Alpine, and Kenwood all offer MUCH more expensive alternatives and hopefully Alpine and Kenwood will start shipping their add-on HD Radio tuners soon.
There are 21 HD1 channels and 9 HD2 channels currently (96.3 has HD2 but is not listed in the chart yet. 96.3 HD2 plays "texas" music).
Overall, I am very pleased with the technology and look forward to more offerings from other manufacturers and radio stations.
That's some pretty good tech EW, it has me interested in it now. I especially like the idea of commerical free and the ability to display song titles ala satellite radio. I'll have to swing by and check it out. It's a shame the HD module for the Alpine is so expensive. It looks like it cost about as much as the JVC head unit




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BTW, for those of you curious (as I was) here is a picture of the head unit.






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That's some pretty good tech EW, it has me interested in it now. I especially like the idea of commerical free and the ability to display song titles ala satellite radio. I'll have to swing by and check it out. It's a shame the HD module for the Alpine is so expensive. It looks like it cost about as much as the JVC head unit
I'm sure they'll put commercials on the HD2 channels as soon as there is enough listeners to be able to sell it.
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I'm sure they'll put commercials on the HD2 channels as soon as there is enough listeners to be able to sell it.
I'd be just as happy with less talk in the morning on the way to work




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I read today that the HD Digital Radio Alliance has agreed to stay commercial free until mid 2007 at least, on HD2 channels. Those channels do have station IDs though.
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I read today that the HD Digital Radio Alliance has agreed to stay commercial free until mid 2007 at least, on HD2 channels. Those channels do have station IDs though.
that's good to hear
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