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Post by K9EZ » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:14 am

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09 ... l_mia.html

HD Radio: There's an app for that

iBiquity Digital has created the first HD Radio accessory for the iPhone and iPod touch. The Gigaware HD Radio Receiver, as detailed by The Wall Street Journal, costs $80 and is available at Radio Shack.

When paired with a free App Store application and headphones for an antenna, the receiver allows iPhone users to listen to HD Radio broadcasts of local stations.

Reception of the new digital broadcast method was one of Microsoft's main selling points of the new Zune HD, a portable media player that the Redmond, Wash., software giant hopes to position against Apple's industry leading iPod touch.
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Post by Deep Thought » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:14 am

Lemme see if I have this right: I buy an $80 add-on plus have to kneel at the Jobs iTunes altar (having already spent way too much for my Jesus Phone) in order to listen to the radio on it and keep it working?

Couldn't I just buy a radio for $50 instead? I mean, if you have to haul it around anyway why not get something that actually works instead of a battery-draining iPhone add-on?

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