4/21/2005 - Sanyo announced a new car audio receiver model ECD-HD1990M; a full featured, HD RadioTM 200W receiver which supports the playback of MP3 and WMA music. The advantages that HD Radio offers over traditional AM/FM broadcasts include crystal-clear, static-free reception, the ability to broadcast multiple streams over a single FM frequency and the delivery of variety of data services ranging from text-based information (such artist name, weather, or local news scrolled across the receiver display. Users will now be able to enjoy AM digital radio with clarify similar to today’s FM analog broadcasts. Additionally, FM digital delivers sound similar to CD-level quality.
"For too long, AM and FM radio listeners have watched as all other communications media made their transitions to digital," said Tom Van Voy, VP of Sales and Marketing/AV Division, Sanyo. "With HD Radio, the technology is now available to take radio into the digital age. For car owners, this means everything from the elimination of multi-path interference to on-demand access to news, traffic, and weather. This is truly an exciting time in the field of mobile entertainment. HD Radio is one of a few technologies that have the potential to transform the way we access information."
The ECD-HD1990M is scheduled to be released in June 2005 at a manufacturer’s suggested list price of $499.
Sanyo ECD-HD1990M HD Radio Receiver Key Features
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: SANYY) is a $22 billion manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial electronics, including multimedia and telecommunications products. Based in Chatsworth, California, SANYO Fisher Company (a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.) markets digital cameras, PCS phones, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics, televisions, DVD players, voice recorders, home appliances, LCD projectors, security video equipment and air conditioning systems.
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