About the Sony XDR-F1HD
Experience the crystal-clear sound and expanded listening choices of HD Radio programming with Sony's XDR-F1HD component tuner. This tuner lets you access the free digital programming that many AM and FM stations now broadcast, and it works with any home audio system that has an auxiliary input. You'll hear a marked improvement in sound quality when you tune in digital HD Radio signals FM can approach CD-quality sound, while AM nears current FM quality. This compact tuner also does a great job pulling in standard analog broadcasts.
The XDR-F1HD lets you access the additional digital-only channels some stations are broadcasting channels which can only be received with an HD Radio tuner. And stations can send text information with their digital signals, such as station IDs, artist names, and song titles. The XDR-F1HD displays this text on its large, easy-to-read LCD screen.
Convenient controls let you search for all available AM and FM stations, analog and digital, or just those broadcasting in HD. Forty station presets give you plenty of room to store your favorite stations. And the included full-function remote makes tuner operation a breeze.
- AM/FM HD Radio tuner with multi-casting reception
- 40 station presets (20 FM, 20 AM)
- external AM and FM antenna input
- signal strength meter
- backlit LCD display with adjustable brightness and contrast
- RCA stereo line-level output
- remote control
- 7-1/8"W x 2-3/8"H x 6-3/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # XDR-F1HD
What's in the box:
- HD Radio Receiver
- RMT-CF1A wireless remote control
- FM wire antenna
- AM loop antenna
- Operating Instructions
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More details on the Sony XDR-F1HD
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 unit.
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).