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Old 05-14-2017, 11:07 PM
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Default Lower TRX-1 price on TRX-1 at Amazon

For now, Amazon has the TRX-1 at 427.32, sold by/shipped by Amazon. No idea how many hey have at that cost, or how long it might hold.
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Looks like it jumped up to $460, besides one sketch seller.

By the way, for anyone considering a new digital scanner, I made a comparison chart on my website: Digital Radio Product Recommendations

I don't think I've shared it on here yet.

The TRX 1 & TRX 2 have the most green checkmarks, meaning, overall, it's your best bet for receiving the most types of digital radio.
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Looks like it jumped up to $460, besides one sketch seller.

By the way, for anyone considering a new digital scanner, I made a comparison chart on my website: Digital Radio Product Recommendations

I don't think I've shared it on here yet.

The TRX 1 & TRX 2 have the most green checkmarks, meaning, overall, it's your best bet for receiving the most types of digital radio.
Excellent chart!! One suggestion is to maybe add a last column with a general price range for each unit.
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Thanks! That's a good idea, but might fluctuate more than I would be able to keep an eye on. The other columns are pretty stable, with a huge splash if anyone is upgrading something.
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Another big feature that you don't mention is GPS support, for which only the the Uniden scanners will get the check mark. You could also add wi-fi support, but I would only award a half-sized check mark to Uniden for this feature since it is still very wonky and unreliable.
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GPS is a good one! Is it just the 536, or do the others do it too? And about how much money for a GPS dongle that works? I'll probably add that to the list sometime soon.
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GPS is a good one! Is it just the 536, or do the others do it too? And about how much money for a GPS dongle that works? I'll probably add that to the list sometime soon.
Many Uniden models support GPS auto-programming, going back at least to the X96xt series. Possibly further, I'm not that familiar, not owning any of them. I priced the GPS puck awhile back, I want to say it was on the order of $70-$80 but I can't recall at the moment. I do know that a lot of Uniden users really like this function, especially with the HP-1/2 series.

I'd add my vote for Whistler to pick this function up, it would be a great addition. I have nothing against Uniden but I got back into scanning after a long hiatus (during which everything changed) with a RS/GRE scanner, so that's what I'm used to. I'm looking at adding a Uniden scanner of some pedigree just for the GPS, since I'm contemplating doing a good bit more traveling in the next few years than I've done in the last couple of decades...I'd just as soon stick with what I know. After setting up a few X36hp's for friends and associates, I find Sentinel a little less user-friendly than iScan/E-Z Scan. Which is no reflection on Sentinel or Uniden, it's just different from what I'm familiar with.
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