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    Does anybody know if HD radio is standard with Sync 3? My Lariat does not seem to have it.
     
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    HD used to be a part of Sync 3. I understand that it has been removed to make it a B&O exclusive.
    If you have B&O you should have HD, unless you have a SuperCab... then who knows?... since a full B&O system was promised and not delivered.
    My Transit Connect has it...and I love it, I expected it on the Ranger and was not told that it wasn't included.

    Unfortunately,Its just a silly marketing ploy which failed miserably because Ford failed to fully inform the buyers of their options and choices.
     
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    Unfortunately I guess I'm SOL. I'll miss it. You would think that would be standard. Thank god it has Android Auto and iPhone Car Play.
     
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    Yeah, I'm kinda pissed just because it was such a dick move by Ford. (You simply can't get hd radio in a super cab, even if you pay for it.) But really, I never listen to live radio so it doesn't matter.
     
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    Yeah, I thought that was a dumb thing to hold hostage too. Like anyone is going to pay an extra $5K for HD radio alone... I can't wait until they hold heated seats hostage, or maybe windshield wipers...

    The option is in Forscan, but I suspect we didn't get some module, or someone needs to find and enable some other options in the APIM.
     
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    I've never had HD radio before. I've heard it advertised all over the place how great it is, but to me, it seems like all it gets me is a display on the radio showing what song/artist is playing (and not even that all the time). I can't tell a difference in signal quality and I do see it going back to "normal" radio when the signal isn't strong enough.

    What else does HD radio get you? Is it supposed to be a superior sound? Like High Def TV stations? Thus far, it is a non starter for me..... I don't think you are missing anything really.
     
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    HD radio is a clearer, more distinct sound.
     
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    I guess I've listened to too much Rock and Roll too loud over the years... :) I can't really tell a difference.

    Although Metallica's "Enter Sandman" sounded REALLY good yesterday cranked up on the B&O System while driving home from work yesterday!
     
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    In addition to that, there's no static, ever. It's either on, or off. And some stations have HD1, HD2, HD3, etc which are usually continuous music, or music of a different kind, etc. I usually use it for the sub channel feature where the sub channel is usually better all around for music listening.
     
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    I have it but only found one station close enough to receive in my area. Maybe it will be ok when traveling in populated areas if I let my SiriusXM lapse later on. It does sound good.
     
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    What I find if it won't do HD (the signal is weak) it just falls back to regular FM. I do remember the sub channels which is kind of cool (sometimes you will hear some interesting music), but it certainly isn't a big deal for me. I really don't hear a difference between regular FM and HD.
     
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    I live 40 miles from the nearest major FM station, it's more of a problem in my area because everything sounds like static.
     
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    Bad thing about HD is when you live in the stix and it keeps jumping back and forth between HD and standard. Really annoying! Louder/Clearer to Low and static. And if you use the sub channels, it just goes blank.
     
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    ABSOLUTELY - speakers and speaker locations should not have been the criteria for the availability of the B/O option - more deceiving is that you can order the package that has B/O when you order a Lariat SuperCab - I did so I know - and they rely on your ability to find out that you can order the 501A package and get it all but the B/O with a Lariat SC. Poor form unless you follow this site, my salesman hadn't a clue.
     

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