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HD Radio

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Railwayrog, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Apr 28, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    Railwayrog

    Railwayrog [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone install one of those new HD radios?
    I'm currently in the market for one. Not a lot of choices yet.
    Roger
     
  2. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    acozzens

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    what is your current setup ? Factory HU ? Aftermarket ?
    I just got mine in the mail today ( KT-hd300 specific for JVC Head Uni )

    If you can wait a few days, I will make a writeup of the install and my preliminary reactions to its functionality. I really want to test it out, so i plan on installing sunday at latest. If you can wait, I will let you know what I think.


    Install?
    The install looks pretty easy and straightforward.
    I'm just not sure where I'm going to mount this device, because IT IS BIG ! Without my measuring tape handy, I'd say this thing is 1.25 " thick, and 5"x9" or so... about the size of 4 cigarette boxes laid together. Kind of like a really small amp almost..
     
  3. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    Railwayrog

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    Got the factory head unit. I'm looking at radios with the HD in the head unit so I don't have to deal with the external HD unit box.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    acozzens

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    Ahhh... very nice. I would greatly prefer the HD built in especialy after realizing the size of this device...

    I've never had HD radio, but I have rolled sirius and xm before.. I'm not sure what I'll think and if i'll even use it.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    GoBlueFan

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    check on HD availability in your area. Might not be worth it.
     
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