Originally Posted by t_shuffle
In all fairness, some of the Extreme features are pretty damn neat, and worthy of paying extra for.
That being said, being able to enter a list of frequencies via the front panel, and the ability to do a simple limit search are not advanced features. This is basic scanner functionality, and should be included by default.
But the HP-1 was never meant to be a "Basic scanner" in the first place, these features were not envisioned as part of it since the concept was to be totally different than that of "basic scanners" such as the other Uniden or GRE products.
It was intended as a totally new concept, and for those who had not been exposed to scanners as we know them, so the features most of us take for granted were not included. It was only after the traditional scanner market started to embrace the HP-1 that the radio was retrofitted with some of the features the scanner community was used to.
It would be like adding an cassette player to a current model car.