Pros great Sound , Commercial Free Music, 100% free radio broadcasts, Multicasts, Remote, Sub Wof. Control, Text display, ID3 tag compat., MP3/WMA compatible
Cons Nothing really. Its a awsome radio.
Summary Just to inform you, The accual HD radio part of the device is from the radio station. so ALL delays between Analog and HD digital is NOT the radio's fault. It is the station. This radio was one of the first with a built in HD-tuner.
And if you wonder why it takes a few seconds to connect to HD, and the mulitcast because well.. Think of it as WiFi [just an exapmle].
The radio first searches for the HD stream. Once it finds it, it connects. Once connected [HD light is on] you can move th eup [or down] arrow on the "D-Pad circle" and move through the available HD multicasts.
But please remember, the accual broadcast is the stations problem, the radio will just pick it up. so if you are having delays, or not picking their HD2 up [if they are promoting it] Then please, contact them and let them know!
[I work for a radio station and i own this radio, so I am always tweaking things at the station to make it right. and remember, not all stations are HD yet. please go to www.HDradio.com to find a station near you. Thank!]
Pros I loved the SRS Surround feature. Very impressive at simulating real surround sound
Cons sub woofer output developed problems after using for less than a year
Summary Mainly I was impressed with the price, less than $100 at a local store. There were no other HD receivers anywhere near that price! Then once installed I fell in love with the SRS feature and the remote control. However the sub woofer output has developed a problem after very light use in less than 1 year. The sub volume control does not work at all now. Also, if the fader control is set to front only, nothing comes out of sub. My choice now is to live with the sub problem or get a new KD-HDR1 for $89 on Ebay.
Pros built-in HD radio works great.
Cons iPod controls are slow and clunky. display truncates text. absolutely abysmal warranty service.
Summary built-in HD radio works as advertised. i was initially disappointed with the ipod controls. the d-pad on the left is extremely clumsy to use for navigating albums and playlists. there's an annoying half second delay between pressing the button and having it scroll to the next song. the screen only displays a few characters of text, making it difficult to find the song you're looking for. my unit lasted 6 months before crapping out. i sent it back under warranty. after 6 weeks, they hadn't even started to fix it. when they finally sent it back, the unit was completely dead. i then waiting several weeks for them to send me a fedex prepaid shipping label. it has now been 3 months since they first received the deck and i have yet to receive my replacement. i have talked with countless people at JVC customer care and the JVC service center. some of them are sympathetic. others are insulting. they have broken promise after promise about when the deck will be repaired. 3 months is an ungodly amount of time to be in service. they finally gave up on fixing the old deck and are now offering to ship me a refurbished deck, but they refuse to extend the warranty from the initial purchase date. what good is a 1 year warranty if the product is stuck in service for most of that time?
Pros Ipod connection, amazing features, awesome control.
Cons Limited characters at once shown and have to remember a lot to get to some controls.
Summary What an awesome product!! Excellent control over the sound with equalizer and Mosfit amp. Pretty much make it sound however you like it. Ipod connection is an exellent feature. Able to scan by playlist, artist, song ect. Can jump 1 at a time or 10. What more could you ask for. Not much HD in our area yet, pretty rural. Some descriptions are vague about having to buy Ipod cable and Sat cable if you want to control them through the system. Do have to remember a lot to get to some controls, keep manual in glove box if I don't use something for a while. All and all, an amazing system, don't think I've turned the volume up over the 30 setting, can't take it, I think it goes to 100!
Pros Good sound through my factory speakers
Cons Limited character spaces (8) for quick reading
Summary I never knew how good AM radio sounds in HD. On our long trips we have many options since I have XM connected. Just bought the ipod cable, and we'll have lots of tunes as well. Great radio at a decent price. Highly recommend it.