996 vs 996XT

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yorkphotog

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I need to get 3 new Uniden digital scanners for a vehicle I'm getting. They will be replacing 3 Uniden BCT15's -- doesn't make much sense to put analog radios in a new car.

Aside from the LCD screen colour choices and memory differences, are there any significant reasons for me to buy the 996XT's instead?
 

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On p25 conventional systems you can program the NAC. Unit Id on trunking systems, with firmware upgrade. Fire tone out. System hold.
The 996XT case is black, I never did like the silver of the 996T.
 

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Unit ID's as well is a nice feature,

In general for our area (GTA Toronto) there isnt THAT much difference since we dont really have NAC systems.

Audio is much nicer on the XT.
 

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I need to get 3 new Uniden digital scanners .................Aside from the LCD screen colour choices and memory differences, are there any significant reasons for me to buy the 996XT's instead?
It balances between a slightly lower price for the 996 and the expanded technology in the 996XT. Things like the new unit ID feature, expanded memory (always a good thing) and such.

Personally, if I had the money to buy one new scanner, let alone 3, I would bite the bullet and get the XT just to keep the technology up to date.
 

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Do the RH96 remote heads work w/ the 996XT? I have two of them brand new in their boxes and would like to use them in the new car....
 

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The RH96 will work with the 996XT, but may or may not need a firmware update in order to work, depending on its age. Newer units already have the update, while older units will need the update.

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