I was looking forward to an expanded discussion within the “Better Reception” thread on this board... I am a consumer of more than my fair share of radios; enjoy the technical aspects; and spent over an hour yesterday preparing a post – sharing ACCURATE news
and PERSONAL insight
with this forum in Reply#5. I now work in a vocation which maintains close associations with consumer electronics and their retailers. Unfortunately, many who pass as “a broadcaster
” today have negligible inside
knowledge OF and personal initiative to pursue any relationship WITH the very entity that provides the vital conduit for their product... Many seem content to complain about a lack of features and performance, but have little understanding of the multiple dynamics at play in the marketplace and even-less desire to acquire such.
On the face of my contribution, I clearly differentiated “news
” from “opinion
”; “industry consensus
” from “personal observation
”; and “first-hand
” from “second-hand
”. The content of my post was a “mixed bag” for the pro and
con camps of opinion on “HD Radio”. It featured well-researched attributes and links; and referenced several new products which might have excited the “HD” enthusiast – had they expended the effort to follow them.
Instead [in the absence of 100% gratification], an obvious “HD Radio” enthusiast chose to engage in what has become all-too
and deliberate distraction.
I should have taken this conduct at face value and disregarded it [along with my own humorous and agreeable supposition with Bob Savage]... Instead, I permitted the thread to descend to a point that invited the prudent
intervention of an R-I moderator. I will NOT permit this to reoccur! “HD” enthusiasts need to realize the scrutiny being applied to their rationale [and conduct toward alternate opinion] by those choosing only to view the contributions here.
Many have yet to form an opinion! Make no mistake about it – THEY ARE READING YOU [and me also] – and they often work in industries considered auxiliary and at times essential to our livelihood!
When I contributed “news
” [NOT my personal opinion]
regarding fate of the Radio Shack Accurian, and Mike Walker expressed COMPLETE SATISFACTION with his purchase – I DID NOT challenge his right to be his own best judge of its character and parse the irrelevant
difference between the words he used to express such! The BA Receptor and RS Accurian are GONE... Consider them a ritualistic sacrifice to an emerging technology under passionate debate – and MOVE ON!
Going forward with my final question in Reply#5 of the moved thread... Can anyone here offer feedback on Visteon’s “HD Pulse” single-speaker/stereo output AM/FM-HD table radio?
It is M.I.A. on the Visteon website, but I managed to get a user manual in .pdf elsewhere, and it looks interesting. QVC featured it for $229+shipping; but a little-known Amazon-hosted private seller has it for $149 [free s&h], and a $40 rebate is available. I like this radio’s design
, but know NOTHING about its performance. Even my “sources” know little, and no retailer of known repute seems interested in selling it
And your observations on the newly-available radios offering HD capacity?