What's up with HD Radio

Stephanie Weil stephanie@gordsven.com
Fri May 19 13:22:55 EDT 2006

On Fri, May 19, 2006 10:52, Aaron Read said:
> the current crop of $5 walkmans &
> clock radios got that way by cutting a LOT of corners in the receiver
> filtering and technology...the result has been piss-poor tuners that can
> only receive the biggest signals out there.  A lot of radio engineers
> are still mad about that and are trying to prevent it from happening
> again with HD Radio.

That means a lot of people aren't going to be able to afford a radio if
the cheapest thing is going to go for 30 or 40 dollars.

Most of these five dollar portable and table radios have pretty decent FM
tuners - good enough for all the local signals.  Most people listen to FM
anyway, so such a device suits them fine.

Stephanie Weil
New York City, NY, USA

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