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A Sampling of HD Radios

Developer points to models from Coby, iLuv, JVC, Sony and others.

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.