BCD536HP Display and future firmware upgrades

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bravada

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I'm hoping that the display on this (and also the 436HP) can be enhanced in a future update. I am very pleased overall with both units and in particular with the recent upgrade to the 536 to address the loose squelch issue. However i am very disappointed with the display on these units as compared to the 396XT and 996XT. The font is very small and difficult to see. The unit/radio ID almost requires a magnifying glass to see it. With the physical size of the display window on the 436 the display from the 396XT would be awesome. I also like the ability to change the display colour that exists on the 396/996 XT's.
All in all a great product that Uniden has become famous for producing. I have owned pretty much every model produced since 1980 or so. Just hoping that these items that I consider to be shortcomings can be addressed/upgraded.
 

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I'm hoping that the display on this (and also the 436HP) can be enhanced in a future update. I am very pleased overall with both units and in particular with the recent upgrade to the 536 to address the loose squelch issue. However i am very disappointed with the display on these units as compared to the 396XT and 996XT. The font is very small and difficult to see. The unit/radio ID almost requires a magnifying glass to see it. With the physical size of the display window on the 436 the display from the 396XT would be awesome. I also like the ability to change the display colour that exists on the 396/996 XT's.
All in all a great product that Uniden has become famous for producing. I have owned pretty much every model produced since 1980 or so. Just hoping that these items that I consider to be shortcomings can be addressed/upgraded.
I don't think a firmware update will ever allow a colored display. I believe the backlight LEDs are just white and not multicolor ones.
 

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I have wondered why, with from what I have seen, many scannists tending to be older, that the 436HP has such small fonts. Thank god for progressive lenses :p !!
 
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