Video: Alpine's Smart HD Radio™ Reception
Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. Zak traces the roots of his interest in electronic gadgets to the Casio wristwatch with a built-in calculator he received as a gift one year as a child. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V team in 2007.
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Alpine's HD Radio™ receivers feature a smart tuner that keeps you tuned in to secondary channels even if you're at the edge of reception and lose the digital signal briefly. On most other stereos, the secondary channels just drop out momentarily as the signal comes and goes. The main channel automatically switches between digital and analog as needed.