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No one who could talk about such things right now knows. But, expect to see a lot of unfounded speculation in response to your question.
 

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Just sent mine in today for the repairs but so far I've been very happy with the 536. I figure I better get the repairs done. To be honest I have yet to really test all the features and abilities. I only tried the DMR not pro-Voice yet. No pro-voice systems in my area that I know of. In the future as I travel I'll be sure to have it.
 

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They still have not finished the promises 'on the box' of what they were going to give us......let 's get the first 536's done for all of us who paid a good price for something we did not get....forget the 'new ones' until we get what WE paid for......John
 

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They still have not finished the promises 'on the box' of what they were going to give us......let 's get the first 536's done for all of us who paid a good price for something we did not get....forget the 'new ones' until we get what WE paid for......John
What "promises" are you referring to?
 

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I don't think the SDS100 concept will by anything near what Uniden's next scanner will look like. The only thing it is indicative of is that Uniden is thinking about the next scanner.
 
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Unless they can figure out how to manufacture a new scanner that can actually handle LSM, there is really nothing else to accomplish by coming out with a new model at this point. I know some people like to argue that the current model scanners handle LSM just fine, but I shouldn't have to drill holes in a paint can or stand on my head for a $500 scanner to work properly.
 
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No one who could talk about such things right now knows. But, expect to see a lot of unfounded speculation in response to your question.
Are there newly manufactured 536HP'S that are free of Battery problem or are clear of other past kinks?
Starting with Serial Number......?
 
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I'm hoping to see firmware updates on the x36 line that expand capabilities. I think this would be a smarter way for Uniden to go. Obviously, scanners will still be built and sold. But if Uniden can reduce the hardware manufacturing costs and add a subscription service to annual software updates there may be an opportunity to rejuvenate the scanner market while increasing revenue.
 
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Are there newly manufactured 536HP'S that are free of Battery problem or are clear of other past kinks?
Starting with Serial Number......?
The clock and display issues were fixed about 2 years ago. Serial numbers with Z7 and Z8 are safe. Earlier numbers can be repaired for free by Uniden if the backlight or RTC battery fails.
 

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I'm hoping to see firmware updates on the x36 line that expand capabilities. I think this would be a smarter way for Uniden to go. Obviously, scanners will still be built and sold. But if Uniden can reduce the hardware manufacturing costs and add a subscription service to annual software updates there may be an opportunity to rejuvenate the scanner market while increasing revenue.
This is something sort of along the lines of Motorola's Flashport technology some 20-30 years ago. You get a radio and as time goes along you could get it to the latest technology by doing a flash upgrade. Unfortunately that didn't last too long because the changes were to major for radios to handle (as in from conventional analog to digital trunked). Or in some cases, flash upgrading was more costly than radio replacement.
 
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