Volvo S60: How HD broadcasting works - HD Radio reception (U.S. models only) - Radio - Infotainment - Volvo S60 Owners ManualVolvo S60: How HD broadcasting works

HD Radio works similarly to conventional radio and broadcasts of this type are available in many areas of the United States. However, there are a few key differences:

  • Instead of transmitting one analogue signal, stations send out a bundled signal – both analogue and digital.
  • An HD radio receiver can receive both digital and analogue broadcasts. Depending on the terrain and location of the vehicle (which will influence the signal strength), the receiver will determine which signal to receive.
    Benefits of digital broadcasting
    Better sound (FM sounds near CD quality and AM as analogue FM). Some FM frequencies offer a greater number of listening choices through “multicasting” (consisting of a frequency's main ...

    Limitations
    Main channel vs. sub-channels (FM only): The main channel is the only channel that can receive in hybrid mode (both digital and analogue). If a frequency has subchannels, they are broadcast i ...

    See also:

    Speaker Adaptation function
    The Voice Recognition system has a function to learn the users voice for better voice recognition performance. The system can memorize the voices of up to three persons. Having the system learn ...

    Possible commands
    Most menu items on the Control Display can be voiced as commands. The available commands depend on which menu is currently displayed on the Control Display. There are short commands for function ...

    Loading all the magazine (full disc loading mode)
    1. If you continue to press the “LOAD” button for more than 1.5 seconds, the player will produce beep sound and will enter the full disc loading mode. 2. When the disc number indicator flashe ...