XM Satellite Radio (subsidiary of Sirius XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq:SIRI)) is standard on some Honda and Acura vehicles (XM Satellite Radio is also available as option for others). With the purchase of Honda or Acura vehicles equipped with XM Satellite Radio you get 90 days FREE trial (includes XM online so you could listen to XM on your computer and smartphone). [more]
The Federal Communications Commision (FCC) selected and approved HD Radio (trademark of iBiquity's in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio technology) as the digital audio broadcasting method for the United States in 2002. This technology is used by AM and FM radio stations to transmit (broadcast) content (audio and data) through digital signal and simutaneously with analog signal.
Car audio stereo with HD radio receiver can receive digital signals which is much better than analog signals. With digital you get sound clarity and data (information) like for example by hitting "[TAG]" when favorite song is on radio, information is stored and you'll see ARTIST NAME, SONG TITLE, and FROM WHICH ALBUM by connecting iPod. Also with HD Radio receivers it will receive multiple stations on a single frequency and as many station choices than analog. NOTE: HD RADIO IS THE ONLY TECHNOLOGY IN THE UNITED STATES APPROVED BY THE FCC AS OF THIS DATE!!!
From my understanding if you want
* AM station with FM station sound quality
* FM station with CD sound quality
* song information sent from station
HD Radio receiver will be right for you.
BELOW IS A VERY SHORT LIST (HONESTLY!!!) OF CAR AUDIO HD RADIO RECEIVER MANUFACTURERS: [more]
With many auto manufacturers offering NAVIGATION GPS SYSTEM as OPTION in most of their vehicle lineup and as STANDARD feature on their selected top vehicle lineup its a no brainer NAVIGATION GPS SYSTEM will be the normal STANDARD feature in the near feature, thanks to FIERCE COMPETITION!!!. [more]
In Star Trek the BORG is a powerful species that assimilates technology and organisms. Through out Hewlett-Packard history by eliminating risky costly R&D (reasearch and developement) and going safe cost efficient route by acquiring software and hardware companies thus owning patents. Also Hewlett-Packard cut costs by purchasing massive volumes of hardware components (at massive discount prices), mass assembling computers, REBRANDING or REBADGING mass volume purchased electronics and etc. [more]