Overview: The Sony HD Radio Receiver (XDR-F1HD) allows you to add
subscription-free HD Radio to your home audio system. The XDR-F1HD features a
high-fidelity HD Radio receiver, an FM wire antenna, AM loop antenna, stereo RCA
outputs, an easy-to-read display, and includes a wireless remote control.
HD Radio Technology: HD Radio is digital FM and AM broadcasting,
allowing you to enjoy your same favorite FM and AM stations with digital sound
quality. FM stations offer near CD-quality sound and AM stations sound like
today's analog FM stations. Because the transmission is digital, multi-path
distortion (a common problem with analog radio, receiving signal reflections
slightly later than the direct signal) is eliminated. Stations broadcasting HD
radio can also pass along text information, such as artist name, song title,
weather, traffic, etc. Another benefit of FM HD radio is a station's ability to
multicast, broadcast multiple programs (up to eight) using their existing
frequency. The display shows multicast stations with the frequency followed by
the multicast number, 107.1-1, 107.1-2, 107.1-3, etc. Unlike digital satellite
radio, there is no subscription needed to listen to HD radio.
Hybrid AM/FM Tuner: The Sony XDR-F1HD has a Hybrid AM/FM tuner that
receives analog and digital transmissions. There are a couple methods of tuning
a station; the tuning buttons manually step up or down the dial in 0.1 MHz or 10
kHz steps, while the Scan button searches up or down the dial for the next
strong analog or digital AM/FM station and holds for 3 seconds, and the HD Scan
button searches only for HD Radio broadcasts and holds for 3 seconds. The
tuner's frequency range coverage is as follows:
- FM and HD FM: 87.5-108.0 MHz
- AM and HD AM: 530-1710 kHz
Presets: The tuner features 40 presets for your favorite radio
stations, including primary and multicast HD stations and analog AM or FM
stations. You can select 20 analog or digital FM presets and 20 analog or
digital AM presets. Once you program the presets, you can quickly tune them
using the numeric keys on the remote control or the Preset search buttons on the
LCD Display: The Sony XDR-F1HD features an easy to see
large, full-dot backlit LCD display with adjustable brightness and contrast
settings. The LCD display indicates station tuning, menu settings, and clock.
Connections: The Sony XDR-F1HD features a pair of spring-clip
terminals to attach the included AM loop antenna and a threaded coaxial
connector for attaching the supplied FM loop antenna. The Sony HD Radio Receiver
also includes a pair of RCA connectors (left/right) for connecting the unit to
your AV system using a set of stereo RCA cables (not included).
Remote Control: The Sony HD Radio Receiver comes supplied with a
full-function IR wireless remote control for convenient, simple operation.
Note: The remote requires two AAA batteries which are not included.
Sleep Timer: You can enjoy falling asleep to the HD Radio Receiver
using the built-in sleep timer that turns off the radio automatically after a
preset duration (15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes).
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