Actually, they are closer to shutting down the analoge FM band than what you think. The reason why its so unreliable is because broadcasters put their HD signal on a lower power setting than there analoge counterparts. That's going to change. My understanding is that what you have now is what you will have in the future when radio goes fully digital.Highly doubt it, here in Iowa I get a lot of radio stations but only 1HD ch. and it's not reliable. rest of the hd ch. in the area don't come in at all.(even when connected to outdoor ant). they just don't have a good enough range.