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Some 30 Receiver Brands Featuring HD Radio Are Featured at CES

Struble said the technology made notable strides in 2008

In its largest booth ever at a Consumer Electronics Show, iBiquity Digital is showcasing approximately 30 brands of radios.

Nearly 100 models are pirced at around $80, nearly double the amount available last January, President/CEO Bob Struble tells Radio World at the convention.

Brands of HD Radios on display include Alpine, iLuv, Jensen Mobile, JVC, Kenwood, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sony and Yamaha.

HD Radio technology made strides in 2008 despite the economic downturn and the progress will continue in the New Year, Struble said.

A range of receiver manufacturers offer HD Radio technology and they’re expanding their commitment to multiple models across auto and home receivers, according to iBiquity.

New tabletop receivers were unveiled by Acoustic Research, Gigaware, iLuv and Teac, adding to the list of existing brands with tabletop models including Coby, jWIN, Polk and Sony.

Yamaha has equipped five out of its nine new components offerings with the digital upgrade.

Dual, Jensen Mobile and JVC are expanding on their existing presence with new automotive receivers.

iLuv, Coby, Denon, Onkyo/Integra and Yamaha are adding to their home HD Radio receiver line.

The majority of Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer and Sony receivers are HD Radio Ready.

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