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Any point to HD Radio?

Is there really any point to the new HD Radio rave?  I mean, please give me a solid reason why I should care.  I am tired of all the stupid HD radio commercials, and I am hardly ever in my car to be able to hear them.

First, I have a stock deck.  I like my stock deck.  It integrates very nicely with the styling in my car.  I don't want to change it.  Is HD radio supposed to so outstanding it would motivate me to buy a third party deck, leaving behind the nice flush integration?  No.

Second, third, fourth, and fifth (because it is a big reason), all the radio stations around here suck!  All the radio stations when I go into the Bay Area suck!  They all have lame DJs, tons of commercials, small service area, or play the same played out music.  The content of the stations is horrid.  They always have the "listen to us in HD radio... ooooo ahhhh" plug.  Why?  So I could listen to all their commercials in "HD"?  Get a 3 minute song, 10 mins of commercials, and then 10 mins of some DJ running his mouth?

Honestly, as your average consumer, I see absolutely no motivation to buy an HD radio.  On the flip side, I could totally go for satellite radio.  My main reason for not getting it is because on average, I hardly drive.  Though whenever I go into the Bay Area, I find myself wanting it more and more.

Monday, October 16, 2006

 
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