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Jez
According to [url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=451"]this thread[/url], all Fords should come with a HD digital radio. I bought a new Fiesta, which was built in 2009 or 2010 (certainly very recent), and... um.... the radio isn't digital. It only picks up analogue FM and AM. What gives?
Knight Focus
I think by Nationwide, they mean America.

Why do we need to get rid of FM anyway? It aint broke, why bin it?

Mike
AntonyJ
[quote name='Jez' date='28 March 2010 - 07:23 PM' timestamp='1269800015' post='74601']
According to [url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=451"]this thread[/url], all Fords should come with a HD digital radio. I bought a new Fiesta, which was built in 2009 or 2010 (certainly very recent), and... um.... the radio isn't digital. It only picks up analogue FM and AM. What gives?
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[size="2"][font="Verdana"]HD Radio is the US only system for broadcasting digital alongside analogue. It's much better quality and cheaper to implement than the huge cock-up that is DAB.

BTW it doesn't stand for High-Definition, but "Hybrid Digital" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_Radio

There'll be uproar if the government tries to push through switching off AM/FM for DAB. It's not like you can just pop down to Argos and buy an adaptor for your car stereo, especially in the current Fiesta with its built in stereo.
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