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How good is the FM & HD radio?


FSD Beta (99)
Mar 7, 2016
SF Bay Area
I listen to the FM radio quite a bit, probably 50:50 phone and FM. I rarely use Tesla's streaming options. Most of my FM listening is an HD music station. I think it sounds fine, but I don't have any other HD FM equipment for comparison.

I've never noticed song data display. Either my usual station doesn't do that, or Tesla doesn't display it. I've noticed the ability to switch subchannels, but that hasn't been useful to me yet.
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Safety Score 96 (Will I ever get to 100?)
Apr 5, 2016
San Jose, CA
Lower middle of the screen. Displays RDS or the equivalent HD information (at least from most of the FM stations here in the Bay Area).


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Randy Spencer

Supercharger Hunter
Mar 31, 2016
Alameda, CA
The FM is the BOMB!

I love HD FM, and most of my cars have it, the sound quality is astonishing.

But I REALLY love that the tuner shows ALL available stations, including call signs if they are in HD, so you don't have to scan scan scan to find what you want.

Plus unlike every other car you don't have buttons you program to your favorite stations. Like 5 or 6 or my Volvo has 10 buttons. You can just keep adding favorites. I finally got all the stations I usually like in one car stereo. I even was able to add ones I didn't know and when I realized I didn't like them I just deleted it. No having to move all my channels down one button to fill the gap.


Unrelated to the original post. But this thread got me googling HD stations in my area. One annoyance with the purchase of the car was the lack of AM band (for sports broadcasts).
After searching HD stations available to me, I discovered both Sportsnet, and TSN radio are available via FM HD sub channels. Amazing!!
So again, sorry not related… but figured someone else might benefit.

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