Reception issues with HD radio and FM
Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:18 PM
ok I am very new to the z110 and pioneer plus I am coming from a factory nav.
My install is now complete but I am finding some issues.
I have the following
HD radio tuner
When listening to HD Radio, tuning in a station I know is HD and should be clear as a bell has static or no reception at all.
The few HD stations that come in, some sound great, others not so much.
I cannot tune in any FM stations or select FM
Any ideas on this. Might be the user for some of it
Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:51 PM
Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:12 PM
I bought this thinking that would do the trick?
And this is a review from one of the buyers
"Well actually there is... Reading the installation guide for my HD radio component I saw they recommended disconnecting the antenna from my conventional AM/FM radio and connecting it to the new HD Digital Radio component. When I read the reviews of the HD Radio component I saw that everyone was complaining that they couldn't use their old AM/FM radio anymore because it was not connected to an antenna.
Hmmmm... The instructions were a little bogus - all the writer cared about was getting the new device connected and I guess figured that with the new fangled HD Digital Radio component attached, the "old" AM/FM would no longer be used. Think again.
I realized there must be a splitter out there somewhere so I went on a pilgrimage of audio stores (Radio Shack "we don't do car audio"; Best Buy: "There's no such thing."; Jim-Bob's DUBS AND TUNES: "Huh?". What was I thinking? I had already found it here, knew it would be at my house in less than a few days; why in the world did I spend all that gas money trying to find it?
If you're adding an HD Digital Radio component to an expandable system, do yourself a favor and get this. That way you have the use of your legacy AM/FM tuner and your new HD Digital Radio - and you won't need to add another whip antenna to your WHIP...
Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:13 PM
This adapter provided a clean solution for my DIY project to install an HD radio kit in my car. Most car audio head units (mine included) do not have the capability to deactivate the internal AM/FM tuner after installing a compatible HD radio kit. Installing a HD radio kit requires use of the vehicle antenna--the problem is there is one antenna connection and two tuners. This kit readily enables you to have both tuners working. There are several reasons why: (1) avoids the "dead" source on your head unit (static noise), (2) enables one to compare station and tuner quality (internal AM/FM vs. the HD unit), (3) avoids "...there's something wrong with your radio" when someone else drives your vehicle, and (4) allow you to go back to regular AM/FM on your favorite station because sometimes the regular (non HD) audio may sound better than the HD version depending on the CODEC being used by the radio station. Depending on your area radio stations, HD radio can sound anywhere from near CD quality to very bad MP3 sound. The Metra 40-UV44 adapter let's you enjoy the best of both worlds and is one I consider a must have adapter if your car audio system does not allow you to deactivate the internal tuner.
Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:47 PM
Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:59 PM
Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:06 AM
Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:17 AM
well out goes the HD tuner
Posted 20 August 2009 - 04:38 PM
Posted 20 August 2009 - 04:58 PM
I just spoke to someone at Pioneer in the car audio division and this is what they told me
the HD tuner takes priority in when set up in the system and that if a station is HD, that is given priority.
if the channel is fm/am only it reverts to that automatically.
I called crutchfield (yes I know not always the best) and they concluded the same thing as the person from Pioneer.
Now............while it sounds good in theory, it doesn't work that way though that I can see.
Posted 20 August 2009 - 05:06 PM
Posted 20 August 2009 - 05:11 PM
However, in my unit it is not doing that. Going to fiddle with settings and try again
Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:35 PM
Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:45 PM
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