I currently own the 796d and it works great for me. I also own a 396xt which is a great portable radio. I recently bought a remote head for it and a possible purchase of a 996xt as I know my next vehicle will not fit a dash mounted scanner. I recently saw a pretty decent price for a 796 remote head scanner so my question is are there major differences between the 796 and 996 as I am looking at a definite remote mounted scanner in the near future. I am scanning mostly conventional and ct state pd digital.