Originally Posted by fatjeepkid
How cool is it that a radio like this is available to us. Finally Jeep gets it. Just because we are the rugged outdoor type doesn't mean we're not techies. I think this is one of the coolest features in a Jeep in a long time and probably one of the biggest no brainers. Navigation, satellite radio, mp3 player connectivity, seems like a perfect match for a Jeep. I hope these units don't go away. Only one more thing I could ask for would be HD radio. If they added that I couldn't complain about a damn thing. Oh and BTW, is there a competition between HD and satellite? Is that why HD can only be found in BMW's?
HD radio is a (bad name to start with, but we won't go there) "progression" for your normal terrestrial based radio stations.
That means it's got the same limitations. You have to find new stations when you travel, you don't know WHAT you will get when you travel, etc etc.
It's cool, yes, but in my area (Raleigh, NC) it means you have 3 college, 4 clear channel, 4 Capital radio, and 1 Radio One stations.
Aka, the exact same crap that makes me listen to NPR or my mp3s from my iPod.
Sat you have your 100 or so channels that are the same pretty much everywhere you would want to go. As for HD being on BMWs, they aren't willing to get into bed with the Sat radio folks, sooo HD they can stick em in and advertise it as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
(Oh yea, and no I don't have a mygig, cause well, I still can't bring myself to buy a new jeep
but I have played with them quite a bit)