[opendtv] HD Radio from Radio Shack

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 11:56:35 -0500

In my continuing quest for an AM/FM IBOC stereo tuner, I have discovered
(actually my wife discovered) this brand new product from Radio Shack:


It's a table-top HD radio, considerably less expensive than any of its
competition, at $174.99.

One thing I want to point out: isn't it strange how we are satisfied
with a price like this for a decent quality table top radio, or even
closer to $200 for a decent quality hifi AM/FM tuner, and yet anything
approaching these prices is considered too expensive for HDTV tuners?
It's odd.

Also wanted to report that I asked NAD whether they have any product in
the pipeline like the Sangean HDT-1 IBOC AM/FM tuner. NAD is a hifi
audio company that offers very good stuff at very reasonable prices.
They replied that they are following IBOC very closely, but that the
criticial components needed for IBOC have not yet reached the price
level they want.

In my view, they would probably do well to rebrand the Sangean product.

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