• PocketRadio Posted: 2/27/2008 1:23pm PST

    HD Radio is a farce:


  • Pe Posted: 2/27/2008 2:30pm PST

    If you like continue hear commercials and every morning Howard Stern's wannabe's in most of stations, is o.k., otherwise satellite radio is the option....

  • Andy Posted: 2/27/2008 4:32pm PST

    You still get commercials in HD radio, that was one of my reasons to keep going with Sirius. The biggest reason is that I enjoy many different styles of music and NPR/PRI, so I can always find something to listen to on Sirius. If you only listen to one style of music or talk radio and don't mind commercials, then HD would be better suited to you.

    Sirius does have commercials on a few stations and it's really annoying. Those of you familiar with basic cable channels like Discovery,HGTV, Comedy Central,etc. will understand. It's the same commercials over and over and over again!

  • Rich Posted: 2/27/2008 6:51pm PST

    That $500 option for the HD radio will buy over 3 years worth of the Sirius or XM.

  • Matt Posted: 2/28/2008 2:15pm PST

    $500 might buy over 3 years of Sat radio service, but the hardware isn't free.

  • Anthony Posted: 3/24/2008 11:32am PDT

    I paid $120 for my in car HD radio. While the reception is shady in some areas (the HD reception that is, analog is fine, and it will switch to analog when the HD reception can't be found) the sound quality is FAR superior to Satellite. In addition, people complain about commercials. If you have a few channels you like, just switch channels during commercials, it's not hard, you do it with TV too. In addition, people pay $15 a month for Satellite, for what? So you can remove those 10 minutes of commercials every hour? Yeah, most stations only have about 10 minutes of commercials per hour, that's soooo much...