JVC Introduces First Plug-and-Play HD Radio Receiver

JVC Mobile Entertainment announced that it is offering the industry’s first plug-and-play HD Radio receiver. The new transportable for car and home, KT-HDP1, is currently shipping to Best Buy stores across the country.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we launch this new HD Radio product that is both low priced and easy for consumers to install in their cars and at home,” said JVC Mobile Entertainment, Chad Vogelsong, General Manager, Marketing. “Following the overwhelming sales of our HD Radio head unit, the KD-HDR1, this transportable is the first of several new JVC HD Radio products that will be coming to market over the next 18 months.”

An AM/FM/HD Radio multicast tuner, the KT-HDP1 adapts to most vehicles and has three installation options: a do-it-yourself car install kit that does not require removing the radio; a simple home kit; and, a professional car kit that does require removing existing radios. HD Radio data is show cased on a full dot matrix LCD display. Other features include white back light and blue key illumination, 5-way navigation keys, 18FM and 6 AM preset channels HD Radio station scan and seek and 3.5 mini plug audio out. Suggested retail price is $129 for the tuner itself plus $49 for the home and do-it-yourself car kits or $39 for the provision car installation kit.

About HD Radio Broadcasting
HD Radio(TM) broadcasting is crystal-clear, subscription-free digital AM and FM radio. It’s your local radio stations, gone digital. More than 1,500 stations across the country are now broadcasting with HD Radio technology, offering over 700 new HD2 Multicasting channels to their local communities with unique new content devoted to everything from classic to new country, blues to the BBC, tropical to eclectic chill-out. HD Radio receivers offer valuable information across their display screens, such as song title, artist, traffic, weather, news, school closings and other emergency alerts. HD Radio broadcasting offers vastly superior sound: AM sounds like FM stereo; FM is CD-like quality. With an HD Radio receiver, all of this new programming and more is free, no monthly subscription fees.

About JVC Mobile Entertainment
JVC Mobile Entertainment is a part of JVC Mobile Company of America, a division of JVC Americas Corp. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan, Limited. JVC is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio and video products that use superior technologies to deliver high quality sound and images.

HD Radio(TM) and the HD Radio logos are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp.