09-16-2009 11:58 PM
09-18-2009 11:33 AM
Welcome to Community@Insignia™!
I'll make sure that your idea is passed along. While I'm uncertain that the functionality that you would like to add can be included in a firmware update, your feedback can certainly be taken into consideration for future product offerings.
Thank you for taking the time to share your enthusiasm for Insignia™.
01-13-2010 12:49 PM
One obvious way to change equalization instead of a new control (which would require a re-design, or rewritten filter firmware) is to use better phones. I don't use those included. At work I have a nice set of JVCs that clip over the ears (the drivers are about 1 1/4"). Bass for classical or jazz is dramatically improved as is overall response.
A fix (or workaround) I'd like to see has to do with using the HD-01 in Manhattan. In the lower end of the spectrum, such 88.3 (WBGO, the best jazz station in the metro area), the enormous power of signals from the Empire State Building blasts through other signals. In the HD radio I use at home (Samsung's component version), the case's all-metal shielding prevents this. It's a common problem in a radio with a plastic case of any size. Thin foil shielding filling the inside of the case might work but would be very difficult. Cheaper and less likely to cause shorts or other complications would be a metallic spray. But I'm getting way beyond my expertise!
A wonderful first effort at a truly portable HD Radio. When you do the next versions, throw in DTV and a 3" screen on a slightly larger system.
02-13-2010 11:35 PM
Software items that may be able to be addressed in firmware
Ideas for version 2.0 of a portable HD radio tuner product
that's it for now...
02-12-2010 01:16 PM
I think in order to get this HD radio listenership out further, we need to create more HD radio products, even radios for the bedroom, the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room, and outside. We need mp3 CD players with an HD radio tuner even if it's just the FM band or make it AM and FM. We need boomboxes with mp3 CD playback, mp3 input with HD
radio that runs on C batteries and rechargable battery via USB port. The NS-HD01 is great, but people are demanding
a portable radio with AM and FM bands. For shortwave radio listeners, we need to get some DRM/HD Radios out too
with good coverage. How bout some portable shower radios with HD? I want to hear HD radio while taking a shower in the morning. And for cassette lovers, a cassette walkman with HD would be good too. Clock radios with HD. Pocket HD radios with a speaker in the front like the 80's. NS-HD01 does not have a speaker not even a small cell phone speaker.
06-18-2010 04:52 PM
I just got my NS-HD01 today and so far I would have to agree with some of the ideas presented above. The most noticeable is the lack of a way to control tone. At very least "bass" and "treble" controls if not an actual graphic equalizer with at least 5 bands would be very welcome. The fact that the firmware version is viewable suggests the unit is upgradeable, perhaps via the mini-USB cable included with the radio.
04-10-2012 09:05 PM
Just thought I would add a comment or 2 about this radio after having used it for nearly 2 years. On a couple of other threads on this forum we've been told there is not and will not be any firmware update for the NS-HD01, despite the presence of a mini-USB port. That is really a shame since there are a couple of issues that could be fixed via a firmware update, namely the glitchy tuning. When I use only the "PS+" and "PS-" buttons to change presets, everything is fine. If I am on a preset, then use the << or >> button to change to HD2 or HD3 of a preset, then press the PS+ or PS-, instead of going up or down to the next preset, it always goes back to preset station 1. Factory resets do not fix it. It is very annoying having to scroll through several stations presets to get to the one I want every time because the tuning is improperly designed and Insignia refuses to provide a firmware update.
The other issue I have is the aforementioned lack of tone controls or equalizer. When I got this radio I had a nice pair of Koss earbuds that I used since the included earbuds are not very good, and the sound was pretty good. The Koss earbuds have since broken, and I'm having to use a different pair that don't have as much bass response and with no way to adjust for that on the NS-HD01 the sound isn't very good.
If it isn't obvious by now, I'm a bit disappointed. I really don't see myself buying anymore Insignia products if this is all the support they get once they're sold.