Oh, I can hear it now... Cries of “foul”, the lunatic fringe, and fond memories of Manasota Key! Before The Three Stooges grab the other half-dozen orange-clad pom-pom guys who promote HD at any cost here and scream “prove it”, I’ll sensibly turn the tables and remind you that it is more incumbent upon Mr. Struble to provide credible references in regards to sales claims—and HE HASN’T! I gain nothing by violating my employer’s TOS in regards to public discussion by presenting data destined for dismissal by those here who remain in denial regardless!
Let’s just consider the HD Radio resume for 2007...
—By year-end, there were about a HALF-DOZEN HD-capable receivers with ANY notoriety and loosely-committed marketing efforts in broad-based retail orbit [one model from Sony; TWO (whoopee) from Sangean; a mobile unit from JVC; a boom-box wannabe (that really ISN’T since it holds no batteries) from Radiosophy; The $600 Polk (last mass-market sighting reported on that notorious shopping channel that managed to move a mere 200 HD radios); and least I forget—the “impressive” Insignia all-in-one credenza music system available at only ONE retail chain. No doubt, the cadre of HD enthusiasts here will quickly reply with a long and head-turning list of additional offerings – least they recall my qualification of a viable marketing effort and general retail availability
... Most others remain virtual vapor-ware or are clad in such marketing obscurity that anyone residing outside radio industry geekdom has no idea of their presence.
—The original “HD Alpha”—the BA Receptor passed into “HD Heaven [or...]”, and the “Beta” model is naught. Boston Acoustics maintains HD Radio on “permanent suspension
” [that’s a characterization from WITHIN the BA building]... The same scenario awaited the first “common man’s HD” at RadioShack... Despite a web reference, the HD Accurian is history [no new orders have been placed for it], and remaining stock has made its way to the knee-level close-out shelf a few feet from a store’s rear “private” door where it sets UNCONNECTED alongside other “stray” items.
P.S. Sorry George... I tried to maintain my “strength” and adhere to the “30-day moratorium”... I just couldn’t let this one pass. Now, I’ll go back to my corner and try to be a good boy
Oh, I can hear it now... Cries of “foul”, the lunatic fringe, and fond memories of Manasota Key!
"Foul" as the air in closet from which you are now emerging.
Before The Three Stooges grab the other half-dozen orange-clad pom-pom guys who promote HD at any cost here and scream “prove it”
The same "prove it" that I asked of your fantasies posted here of station ownership, "sauntering into a transmitter site....." and that golden oldie of blaming iboc for halving the value of your Macintosh relic of 30 years ago. Etcetra...etcetra....
I gain nothing by violating my employer’s TOS in regards to public discussion by presenting data destined for dismissal by those here who remain in denial regardless!
I doubt your employer is bothering to peer over the cubicle partition to see how you waste his money venting your frustrations over something you can't change.