Sony HD Radio XDR-F1HD Radio Tuner

20 Presets - MPN: XDRF1HD
Product Details
Description
Experience more choices, crystal clear sound, and no subscription fees. Enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard with AM stations that can deliver FM sound quality and FM stations that sound like your favorite CDs. With static-free sound and an easy-to-read dot matrix LCD for viewing important information, the XDR-F1HD receiver is the perfect choice for adding HD radio reception to a home audio system.
Summary
Product Title Sony HD Radio XDR-F1HD Radio Tuner
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 4.6 | 7 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Sony XDR-F1HD
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Nov 18, 2008

THE GOOD: Budget-priced AM/FM HD Radio component delivers extraordinary sound quality and low-noise reception; small size; remote control; bright backlit LCD screen. THE BAD: No digital output; weak HD signals cause the XDR-F1HD to switch back and forth between analog and HD; the memory doesnt retain station presets if the radio is unplugged from AC power. THE BOTTOM LINE: Hailed by audiophiles as one of the greatest tuners ever, the Sony XDR-F1HD is arguably the best--and most affordable--way to add HD radio to any stereo system.

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Best Budget Table Top Radio
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Oct 7, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Sony XDRF1HD HD Radio Receiver as a best pick for the Best Budget Table Top Radio. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Sony XDR-F1HD
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 1, 2010

Testseek.com has collected 2 expert reviews for Sony XDR-F1HD and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Sony XDR-F1HD
4.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 18, 2011

The Sony XDR-F1HD is a digital HD Radio Receiver designed for incorporating HD radio reception into a home audio system. According to Sony, the unit delivers AM stations in FM quality, FM stations in CD quality, and HD stations in pure, crystal-clear high-definition quality—all of this without a subscription service. Included with the model is an audio-out jack for easy hookup to a surround-sound audio system. Additional notable aspects of the Sony XDR-F1HD include an LCD screen for viewing relevant broadcast data, a full-function remote control, and FM multicasting for receiving multiple program streams via one FM frequency. Features HD Radio Receiver AM/FM Tuner + HD Subscription-Free Audio-Out Jack LCD Screen Remote Control FM Multicasting Accessories Supplied Remote Control FM Dipole Antenna AM Loop Antenna ... PROS: (1) controls are very simple, dont need to read the instructions (2) setup is straight-forward, just plug it in and follow on-screen instructions (3) audio output is clear, crisp and rich (4) makes the most of weak AM and FM signals, good reception (5) compact enough to fit into available space ... CONS: (1) generates a lot of heat while in operation, need to make sure its in a ventilated spot

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User Reviews
Great radio!
5 Star Review   By member valmik - Aug 8, 2008   

Strengths: excellent sound quality

Weakness: can't turn off the backlight completely (but can dim it - minor problem)

I bought this product to get HD radio functionality. This unit performs very nicely! I hadn't realized that some of the stations I listen to actually have three distinct broadcasts of which I only received one via regular radio. One of the stations had intermittent sound quality for no apparent reason (didn't relate to signal strength). Sounded crystal clear/nice one minute, and then all of a sudden the sound was completely flat (but still clear). Since I've only seen this with one station, I think the problem lies with the transmission. The backlight problem is very minor - you can adjust the brightness, but can't turn it off.

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Great Tuner
5 Star Review   By member ctlu008 - Jul 29, 2008   

Strengths: Reception is excellent and clear. FM sounds like CD.

Weakness: Backlight stays on even when in standby mode. No battery backup for extended periods of electrical outages.

I bought a new receiver recently that was 1/3rd the price of the model that had HD radio support. Saw this HD Radio Tuner that could be added on to the receiver and thought I'd give it a try. Compared with the new receiver, this tuner brings in stations without the static and the sound quality is much improved. HD radio is worth it just for the quality improvement but there is also the LCD that displays current song information. Comes in handy if you don't know what you are listening to.

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XDR-F1HD HD Radio Receiver.
5 Star Review   By member kc7iek - Jun 10, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent sound quality. FM stations sound like CD

Weakness: Minor - this is a tuner not a radio so it must be connected to speakers

Small size and excellent sound quality make this an excellent choice. 20 station presets give you lots of choice & the LCD display is bright & clear easy to read. This is a great product for the price, unless you need a self contained radio I highly recommend

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Product Details
Description
Experience more choices, crystal clear sound, and no subscription fees. Enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard with AM stations that can deliver FM sound quality and FM stations that sound like your favorite CDs. With static-free sound and an easy-to-read dot matrix LCD for viewing important information, the XDR-F1HD receiver is the perfect choice for adding HD radio reception to a home audio system.
Summary
Product Title Sony HD Radio XDR-F1HD Radio Tuner
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 4.6 | 7 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Sony XDR-F1HD
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Nov 18, 2008

THE GOOD: Budget-priced AM/FM HD Radio component delivers extraordinary sound quality and low-noise reception; small size; remote control; bright backlit LCD screen. THE BAD: No digital output; weak HD signals cause the XDR-F1HD to switch back and forth between analog and HD; the memory doesnt retain station presets if the radio is unplugged from AC power. THE BOTTOM LINE: Hailed by audiophiles as one of the greatest tuners ever, the Sony XDR-F1HD is arguably the best--and most affordable--way to add HD radio to any stereo system.

Read the full review »

Best Budget Table Top Radio
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Oct 7, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Sony XDRF1HD HD Radio Receiver as a best pick for the Best Budget Table Top Radio. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Sony XDR-F1HD
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 1, 2010

Testseek.com has collected 2 expert reviews for Sony XDR-F1HD and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Sony XDR-F1HD
4.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 18, 2011

The Sony XDR-F1HD is a digital HD Radio Receiver designed for incorporating HD radio reception into a home audio system. According to Sony, the unit delivers AM stations in FM quality, FM stations in CD quality, and HD stations in pure, crystal-clear high-definition quality—all of this without a subscription service. Included with the model is an audio-out jack for easy hookup to a surround-sound audio system. Additional notable aspects of the Sony XDR-F1HD include an LCD screen for viewing relevant broadcast data, a full-function remote control, and FM multicasting for receiving multiple program streams via one FM frequency. Features HD Radio Receiver AM/FM Tuner + HD Subscription-Free Audio-Out Jack LCD Screen Remote Control FM Multicasting Accessories Supplied Remote Control FM Dipole Antenna AM Loop Antenna ... PROS: (1) controls are very simple, dont need to read the instructions (2) setup is straight-forward, just plug it in and follow on-screen instructions (3) audio output is clear, crisp and rich (4) makes the most of weak AM and FM signals, good reception (5) compact enough to fit into available space ... CONS: (1) generates a lot of heat while in operation, need to make sure its in a ventilated spot

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Great radio!
5 Star Review   By member valmik - Aug 8, 2008   

Strengths: excellent sound quality

Weakness: can't turn off the backlight completely (but can dim it - minor problem)

I bought this product to get HD radio functionality. This unit performs very nicely! I hadn't realized that some of the stations I listen to actually have three distinct broadcasts of which I only received one via regular radio. One of the stations had intermittent sound quality for no apparent reason (didn't relate to signal strength). Sounded crystal clear/nice one minute, and then all of a sudden the sound was completely flat (but still clear). Since I've only seen this with one station, I think the problem lies with the transmission. The backlight problem is very minor - you can adjust the brightness, but can't turn it off.

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Great Tuner
5 Star Review   By member ctlu008 - Jul 29, 2008   

Strengths: Reception is excellent and clear. FM sounds like CD.

Weakness: Backlight stays on even when in standby mode. No battery backup for extended periods of electrical outages.

I bought a new receiver recently that was 1/3rd the price of the model that had HD radio support. Saw this HD Radio Tuner that could be added on to the receiver and thought I'd give it a try. Compared with the new receiver, this tuner brings in stations without the static and the sound quality is much improved. HD radio is worth it just for the quality improvement but there is also the LCD that displays current song information. Comes in handy if you don't know what you are listening to.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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XDR-F1HD HD Radio Receiver.
5 Star Review   By member kc7iek - Jun 10, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent sound quality. FM stations sound like CD

Weakness: Minor - this is a tuner not a radio so it must be connected to speakers

Small size and excellent sound quality make this an excellent choice. 20 station presets give you lots of choice & the LCD display is bright & clear easy to read. This is a great product for the price, unless you need a self contained radio I highly recommend

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