Well, i'm getting ready to invest in a digital scanner, as the major law enforcement agencies and some businesses in my area have gone to this. My question is this. I am looking to invest in a handheld, but i want the absolute easiest route in regard to programming. Also, will i absolutely NEED to purchase programming software, or can i do it manually? I had been eyeballing a PRO-106 at Radio Shack, but i've also seen one or two others online, which seem to be it, but it's tough to decide, not being able to actually see the units physically. Can anyone give me pros and cons regarding the limited choices in digital?? I appreciate it. What should i expect to spend for software and any necessary cables?? Thanks.