Tuesday, December 1, 2009
HD Car Radios -- What's Availble and What They Cost
HD Radio is a wonderful new digital technology that makes AM radio sound as good as today's FM radio and FM radio sound almost as if listening to a CD. These digital broadcasts provide not only a radical improvement in sound quality, they also allowed more radio channels through multi-casting, and new data services. As of this writing, six producers of the solution offering HD radio for your car. Here is a list of audio systems available from 14 November, a brief description of each, and some sample prices. JVC: The JVC car radio is KDSHX900 HD radio tuner HD Receiver Motorized Slide-Out Face. It has a 256-color OEL display. Furthermore, HVC SHX900 Sirius compatible and has a detachable control panel with carrying case and a multi-function wireless remote control. Shop.com has this unit at a price of $ 875.00. Panasonic: The Panasonic CQ-CB890IU HD is a fully-featured, panel unit which includes the HD Radio and XM Satellite ready. It has bass, treble, fader and balance controls, and a maximum output of 50W x 4. There is a text display for XM, CD and high-definition text. The unit comes with a wireless remote control and weighs only 5.73 pounds. As of this writing, there is no price for this unit. Sanyo: Sanyo Car HD Radio (ECD-HD1990M) is on the board of HD Radio WMA/MP3 and CD player with AUX in front has a removable front panel and all functions, credit-car-sized remote. The power is 50W x 4. Its features motorized CD CD deck loading and playback of CD-R and CD-RW. The screen is a vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) and there are rotary volume and tone controls. Prices Budgetaudio.com the ECD-HD1990M to $ 474.95 in the Alps: The Alpine DVA9965 is a unique, all-round board stereo that plays CDs, CD-R, CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA), DVD, DVD-R and DVD-RW. It is a sport hinged, detachable face with vivid BioLite screen. While this unit has no internal amplifier (an external amplifier is paid), has a built-in HD Radio ready, and it is all XM and Sirius. Sjgreatdeals.com have this unit at a price of $ 1048.00. Kenwood HD Tuner: The Kenwood EZ700SR is a slim, compact, powerful AM / FM / HD radio and CD player with a full matrix display with white LED backlight. Section E CD 'that can handle both CD-R and CD-RW and plays both MP3 and WMA. This unit offers red or green, selectable illumination color, and has a built in Sirius Satellite Radio antenna and comes with a Sirius Satellite Radio. Its price is $ 269.99 one etronics.com. Eclipse HD Tuner: The tuner high definition, the HDR-105 is a compact 6-19/64 1-7/16 6-29/32 ". This is a tuner and just needs to be connected to an amplifier of Eclipse. The unit is said to be easy to install these products with Eclipse: VN5435, CD8455, CD8445, CD5435, CD5425 and CD5415. Crutchfield lists the HDR-105 Eclipse Tuner $ 449.99. For more information on HD Radio technology has only go to my website, http://www.hd-radio-home.com, for all the rumors. Douglas Hanna is a retired marketing executive and author of numerous articles on HD radio and family finances.