A Sampling of HD Radios

Developer points to models from Coby, iLuv, JVC, Sony and others.
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Ibiquity says more than 60 unique models are now available from manufacturers.

In its announcement this week of more models under the $100 price point, Ibiquity provided this sampling of available HD Radio receivers on the market.

UNDER $100

Home/Office Receivers

  • Coby’s HDR-650, Ibiquity said, is a “palm-sized, tube-shaped model with a brushed-aluminum chassis and RCA outputs to existing stereo systems that is coming out this summer for the incredible price of $99.”
  • iLuv’s i168 “has an MSRP of $99.99 and features a digital clock and date display with dual alarm function in addition to all of the standard benefits of all HD Radio devices.”
  • The compact Radiosophy HD100 unit has an MP3 input, standard clock radio functions and HD-exclusive scanning option to help consumers choose among the clearest stations available for $99.
  • “Compatible with virtually all audio systems, Sony is offering its lowest priced tuner, the XDR-F1HD, at only $99.99. The unit, which includes a wireless remote control, is currently available at retail.”

Automotive Receivers

  • The JVC KT-HD300, “with an attractive price point of $99,” is compatible with the new lineup of in-dash units and adds HD Radio tuning to JVC HD Radio Ready receivers.
  • Retailing for $99, Pioneer’s GEX-P10HD is a hideaway module designed to receive high-quality HD Radio broadcasts that connects through the Pioneer head unit’s IP-BUS interface.
  • The Sony XT-100HD “is a super valued $99 automotive tuner module” that includes high fidelity FM/AM Digital Radio with HD Radio technology and will work with most Sony car stereo units.

UNDER $200

Home/Office Receivers

  • This summer, Ibiquity said, Coby will introduce the HDR-700, a battery-powered, portable tabletop unit coming in at $149, which provides up to five hours of play time, a remote and a splash-proof case.
  • The iLuv i169 “takes the superior quality of HD Radio technology and not only incorporates a digital clock display with dual alarm function, but also an iPod dock for the moderate price of $169.99.”
  • With a MSRP of $149.99, the Jensen JiMS-525i is a “fully-equipped, aggressively-priced speaker system with FM and AM HD Radio tuning, video-out functionality, and iTunes Tagging.” It is the first unit to feature iPhone compatibility in addition to standard iPod compatibility.
  • “Combining high-fidelity HD Radio technology and an iPod docking station, Sony’s XDR-S10HDiP with iTunes Tagging will be the first tabletop radio of its kind from the manufacturer when it hits the market this summer at $179.95.”

Automotive Receivers

  • Built-in HD Radio reception with CD and MP3 playback and the convenience of a detachable faceplate are features of the Dual XHD6420 receiver at an MSRP of $119.
  • Insignia’s NS-C5112 in-dash CD deck with detachable faceplate features a built-in HD Radio tuner and CD and MP3 playback for an MSRP of $119.

All product descriptions above are via Ibiquity.

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