I'm confused by the Rangers and their uncharacteristic 2-0 start.
I'm confused by the Mavs and their 270 combined points and back-to-back victories after pratfalling in Memphis.
But mostly I'm baffled by HD Radio. You?
So I called an audio/visual expert buddy of mine for some answers to my naive questions. Like:
*I assume the HD, like TV, stands for Hi-Def?
Actually, no. It's clearer, digital reception, but the HD stands for a trademarked brand of technology. I won't bore you with the geeky details.
*Is it as good as HD TV?
Not even close.
*Can I get HD Radio programming on my existing equipment or do I have to buy an HD Radio?
Gotta get a new HD tuner.
*How much, installed?
*Is the sound quality noticably better?
Absolutely. No static. Much bigger coverage area.
*Is it better than HD TV?
You already asked me that. Nope. The good thing is though, that there are very few commercials and no monthly subscription fees like with satellite radio.
*Why isn't HD Radio taking off?
There's just not that much programming yet. Not many channels.
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*Assuming I'm a P1, could I pick up The Ticket more clearly?
Yep. It's a little confusing though. To get The Ticket in HD you gotta go to HD99.5. And 105.3's HD channel plays Indy rock. Who knows? This stuff is still in its infancy.
*So do you have HD Radio?
Yeah, but I rarely listen to it.