JVC Mobile Entertainment is offering what it says is the first plug-and-play HD Radio receiver.
The new transportable for car and home, the KT-HDP1, is shipping to Best Buy stores.
The company said it had enjoyed “overwhelming” sales of its HD Radio head unit, the KD-HDR1. “This transportable is the first of several new JVC HD Radio products that will be coming to market over the next 18 months,” stated Chad Vogelsong, general manager for marketing in JVC’s Mobile Entertainment group.
An AM/FM/HD Radio multicast tuner, the KT-HDP1 adapts to most vehicles and has three installation options: a do-it-yourself car install kit that does not require removing the radio; a home kit; and, a professional car kit that requires removing existing radios. Other features include 5-way navigation keys, 18 FM and 6 AM preset channels, HD Radio station scan and seek and a 3.5-millimeter mini-plug audio out.
The tuner lists for $129, plus $49 for the home and do-it-yourself car kits or $39 for the provision car installation kit.