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HD Radio™ systems provide digital radio broadcasts on AM/FM radio, alongside the analog radio signals. The HD Radio Technology is capable of providing improved audio quality, compared to the analog broadcast.

HD Radio operates in a very similar way to the standard AM/FM system. For information on storing stations, waveband selection, etc., see AM/FM RADIO CONTROLS.

When an HD Radio signal is detected and received, the tuner gradually blends automatically between the analog and the digital audio.

The HD Radio digital signal is transmitted at the same frequency as the analog signal and can also provide extra multicast channel services, where available.

In areas of poor reception, due to signal masking and transmitter strengths, the HD Radio system may switch between the HD Radio primary signal and the corresponding analog broadcast more frequently. If tuned to a multicast service, the audio may mute more frequently.


During this process, a change in volume levels may be experienced. The volume matching between the analog and digital signal is dependent upon the broadcaster.


If poor reception and auto-switching becomes unacceptable, it is recommended that HD Radio is switched off, or the radio is tuned to an HD Radio service with better coverage.

The HD Radio feature can be switched on or off in the Radio settings. See AM/FM RADIO CONTROLS.

HD Radio Technology is manufactured under license from iBiquity Digital Corporation. U.S. and Foreign Patents. HD Radio™ and the HD and HD Radio logo are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp.

Tuning to Multicast services:

Multicast services (extra digital audio channels) can be received on HD Radio channel broadcasts.

Their availability is dependent upon the channel broadcaster. If an HD Radio signal is present, the HD Radio logo is shown. If extra multicast services are present, they are indicated as numerals next to the HD Radio logo.

To access any available multicast services, use the radio channel seek soft key. If a digital subchannel exists, this is displayed next to the HD Radio logo.

Multicast channels can be stored as presets and used as normal. When recalling a multicast preset, a short delay is experienced, during which the audio is muted.