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  1. Andy_brown
    Member

    This doesn't make sense unless there is more to the story involving Sirius. Why would they drop HD from all these mainstream models, leaving it only in the higher end autos like the Vette and Cadillacs.

    http://www.radioworld.com/article/gm-drops-hd-radio-from-some--models/272067

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 12:12 AM #
  2. Anonymous

    I bet it's about cost control.

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 08:43 AM #
  3. jr_tech
    Member

    If you search for "2014 GM radio problems" you will find a number of complaints about FM and HD reception. Some indication that GM may have cut some cost (cheap antenna cable) and comprised FM reception.

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 11:25 AM #
  4. Anonymous

    If you're GM paying out on all these recall campaigns, you're looking for every possible way to shave $5 off the unit cost of each new car.

    Anyone know how much Ibiquity gets as its licensing fee on each receiver?

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 01:36 PM #
  5. jr_tech
    Member

    I read once on a radio forum that it was between $1 and $6, depending on the cost of the radio... no idea if that was correct, however.

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 01:50 PM #
  6. RadioBuggie
    Member
  7. paulwalker
    Member

    I just attended a seminar from Valerie Gellar, noted lecturer and former news/talk manager in many major markets. She noted that next week she will be representing radio in front of major auto makers about this subject. Her points are good. One major one is that radio "sticks" are still important, and will still be standing when or if, tech is attacked.

    Not sure if she was exaggerating, but she claims by 2016, most new cars will not offer a radio option, and if they do, it will be hard to find. This could be a deathnell. Pure and simple. Not sure it will come to that, but her warning is something to think about.

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 04:53 PM #
  8. Alfredo_T
    Member

    by 2016, most new cars will not offer a radio option, and if they do, it will be hard to find.

    8O

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 04:58 PM #
  9. paulwalker
    Member

    I think Valerie, among others who are more powerful in the radio biz, will keep radio front and center in new cars. However, it will compete with other forms of media on the "middle console." Since much of radio listening is in the car, this is an extremely important topic. I believe how this plays out will greatly effect radio as a whole. Then again, Valerie rightly pointed out that tv didn't kill movies, and FM didn't kill AM, and cable didn't kill over the air stations. What's next? I'm not sure anyone knows the true answer, because there isn't a true answer.

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 05:09 PM #
  10. RadioBuggie
    Member

    Agreed

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 05:23 PM #