Washington – Nov 21, 2006 – NPR Labs, the technical research group that supports the interests of public radio stations, has released its latest list of recommended HD Radio receivers. The most recent list has four models on it that "deliver first-rate technical performance and are easy to operate." The group also notes that these models "represent a good value and will please most consumers."
The list, available at www.nprlabs.org/public/research/NPRLabsRecommendedHDRadiosNov2006.pdf, includes links to additional information about each unit, such as price, features and performance notes.
The report includes a table of quick-reference items to compare reception quality, user interface and alarms. That info follows.
|Model||FM Performance||AM Performance||User Interface||Alarms|
|Boston Acoustics Recepter HD||excellent||acceptable||excellent||two|
|Radio Shack Accurian||very good||good||good||none|
|Kenwood KTC-HR100TR||excellent||good||varies with head unit||N/A|
|JVC KD-HDR1||very good||good||good||N/A|