Rated 2.8 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 5 out of 5Â by treeguy Great product but...
It took me a while to learn how to program this scanner, but once I got it down it wasn't too bad until I had to update the firmware over this last summer (2013). Apparently, Uniden doesn't know that serial cables are obsolete and they make you buy a USB for programming. After I forked out that money, I went on the site to update the firmware and for some reason, it won't update. I can use the USB to program the scanner, but not to update the firmware? Now, I have a $500 paper weight...that is unless I want to fork over MORE money to Uniden so that they will update the firmware. But, when it was working, it was a great product.
January 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Wally123 Not for the neophyte
This is a good scanner, but the learning curve is too great for what most want and the User's Guide assumes you already know all about radios. Very OLD SCHOOL in giving a serial connector and making you purchase a USB connector. Should come with USB and make those who want GPS purchase the serial connector.
The manual comes on a disk and is not searchable and assumes knowledge most do not have. To really listen in well you need this quality mode, but is made only for experts. Uniden really needs to reassess who their customers are and include quick notes for those who just want to get up and running. Also get rid of the preinstalled systems, only helps less that a quarter of the consumers and creates problems for the rest.
December 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Doctorplease PIA PROGRAMING WAY OVER PRICED
outdated serial programing cable. User must additionally purchase program software and USB program cable or hire MIT grad to program. Poorly supported. Socks would have been a better gift for Christmas instead of this thing.Very expensive paperweight. I suppose if I did not have a life, I would have the time it will take to program this thing!
December 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DwHK NOT USER FRIENDLY
Anyone without prior scanner programming is going to be lost.I knew I was in trouble when the CD that was in the box wouldn't work.I took it to a professional communication company and they were lost for awhile try to put frequencies in.
December 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by bigfire5 Has the best Features, BUT!
This scanner would be about the best scanner ever if they could have put in a speaker that would last! I have another brand that is almost as good feature wise, but has a speaker in it! I have had to replace my speaker three times and am afraid to use it anymore for fear of blowing the speaker again.! Now I use my other brand for everything. I did find one good use for my BCD396XT, online broadcast, don't have to use the speaker! Not worth $500 to use for only online broadcasting!
September 8, 2013