My little one has just fallen asleep so here I am, spending my “me” time browsing online and downloading new mp3’s for the husband’s iPOD. We’re bound for a long drive to Pampanga tomorrow so instead of listening to local radio stations while on the road, he requested that I add some more to his lengthy list of mp3 collections. I’m not sure if HD Radio technology has been introduced locally already, but it would be easier for me to search and download the newest songs through iPod Tagging.
The High Definition technology simply pertains to AM and FM Radio stations being able to broadcast digitally as contrary to the traditional way of doing it via satellite. All one needs is just a Polk iSonic ES2 receiver to be able to listen to clearer and high quality AM and FM sounds. The broadcast is free since the current radio spectrum from local radio stations are still being used only the analog signals are converted to digital.
Anyway back to iPOD Tagging, let’s say there’s a new song making its debut on the airwaves and would like to have it, you can simply tag this using the receiver then it will be saved to your iPOD. Later, this tagged songs will be available for purchase and download at iTunes. That’s cool, right? So with this, you don’t need to google the title and scour incessantly over at iTunes or Bit Torrent for the mp3 file.
Can you recall the days when gadgets and technology purely are in analog signals and circuits? There were analog wristwatches, analog television, analog mobile phones, etc. Although analog technology is still in use nowadays, we rarely encounter them as most is now in digital way. In radio broadcasting, there’s this new thing called High Definition Radio or simply HD Radio which, they say, is the most significant advancement made since FM Radios were introduced decades ago. With such, FM and AM stations have a lot better crystal-clear reception and sound quality - no hiss, no distortion or station drop off. This is not the traditional radio that uses satellite to broadcast. It offers more and new of everything - genres, artists, programs, experimental formats, full albums, news, new country music stations and so on and so forth. The best thing about this is its reception is absolutely free and comes with no subscription costs. One just have to purchase one time for a HD Radio receiver for the home or car. And with the advent of the iPOD technology, the Polk Audio I-sonic ES2 is all you need. With this, you can tag a song and the HD Receiver will save it to your iPOD. The “tagged” songs can then be consequently bought and downloaded from iTunes. So even if you don’t know yet the title of a particular song that you’ve just heard, you won’t miss it because of this technology.
If you have this already, be sure to tune in to Florida High Definition Radio stations for a sampling and you’ll get the exact Digital Radio experience that I’m pertaining to.