HD Radio - how much more can it suck?
Posted 23 June 2010 - 03:39 PM
After getting it installed and googling some local HD Radio stations, the ONLY thing I notice is the sound getting LOWER on HD stations and did not get any quality improvement in sound. Also when saving the "preset", they DO actually save, but the name/title/radio station does not show any text on the preset list selection. But if you click on the blank selection, they actually are saved in memory. Just a buyer beware -- if you want to waste 100$ on the hardware and then waste more time or money installing it, then get this HD radio add-on.
Summary if you don't feel like reading the above statement:
-NOTHING AT ALL
-No improvement or HD sound quality (actually sounds worse, since it lowers)
-no preset list titles
-no extra text characters show up (same as FM stations, so basically did nothing)
-disables the AV sources AM and FM (can only select HD)
Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:51 PM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:43 PM
After installing the new & improved ?? gexp20hd this weekend on my AVIC-Z120BT, I found that the signal level was so low( nothing on the signal indicator) that SEEK couldn't find any channels - had to tune by hand - & then the station would fade out & I'm in town, not 5 miles from the tower. Am was so bad there wasn't any AM static. Also, found all other things mentioned above. Not even RDS that's on the HU & most any FM radio. Oh, the one line text display on the 120 sucks too!
I did find if you plug the antenna directly into the HD radio the reception problems go away - but it's still not as good as the radio in the HU. Must be down 4-6db. So, the problem was the antenna extension included with the HD radio. Can't measure any DC resistance in the wire or shield so might be a impedence problem. Their problem not ours. Still returning it though. No RDS, no preset descriptions, low sesitivity - PITIFULL
Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:39 PM
Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:55 PM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:39 PM
3.01 "test" version
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