Living close to Los Angeles, I am able to receive quite a few HD radio stations. I just upgraded my receiver to the Marantz SR8002 which includes the HD radio feature. I have an external TV antenna (yes, the kind we used before the advent of cable). The SQ through my system is great. We might be spoiled in the LA area, and if you have not demo'd HD radio, give it a try through some quality equipment, it is a true and vast improvement to FM. My 2 cents, YMMV.