HD "Hybrid Digital" radio takes broadcast radio and makes it three times better! I have had a digital radio in my vehicle for a couple years now and the sound quality combined with almost three times the programming choices has made it a purchase I have not regretted. HD radio is free and adds extra information and quality to any program you are tuning in!
Recently I finally got so frustrated with the radio in the house I decided to do something about it. I would come back from a drive and would miss the classical and jazz music stations that were only available on my HD radio. I realized that there was no reason to do without so I spent some time working around the problem.
Now I can tune in over 50 station and the audio in the house has never sounded better.
It amazes me how few practical portable hd radios are available but I suspect this is a result of technologies that will soon have everything broadcast over internet connected multimedia devices. Anyone hacking together one of these radios should be very cautious as it is a good way to burn down your abode. when not in use or left unattended any home made electrical device should be unplugged!
There is now a very good table top HD radio available!