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    The in and out of HD can be annoying but only when the STATION doesn't properly sync the two transmissions then you get skipping repeating. When the station has the two streams well synced you notice a drop of quality but it's not as annoying as the noise in analog. Having AM is also a big plus for these units.
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    Would a usb sniffer allow you to grab the command which sets it to lock on analog only?

    I'm looking at radio's now, it looks like this is the better choice over the ultimate DAB or the HQCTi? Would people agree?

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    nope... there is nothing to sniff

    we in USA dont have DAB, and HQCTi isnt so good...

    the Directed HD Radio is best bet, its years old now, still the cheapest and best sounding
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    Bottom line opinion is:
    If you want AM or are in an area without HD radio - Get the Directed HD, for the price/benefits is is a for sure thing.
    If you don't care about HD or AM, Silabs is a great solution (I use it at home believe it or not).
    If you're picky about sound quality, then I would not bother with FM radio at all (but you can try HD if you're in a major city) - I'd be on sat radio 100% of the time if it wasn't for my wife liking FM.
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    bah, sat radio = poor Sound quality(low bitrate) thats why i dont pay for it anymore, that and they killed the channels i like
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    Haha.. I take lower bitrate over commercials anytime...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    bah, sat radio = poor Sound quality(low bitrate) thats why i dont pay for it anymore, that and they killed the channels i like
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    Haha.. I take lower bitrate over commercials anytime...
    Sirius For $5.00 a month (most of the time) near cd quality and being able to find new music is not too bad. But the commercials is something else Sometimes these wanna be DJ'S seem like they talk for 10-15 min making it worse than commercials.
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