I have a bcd396t now and after the updates i still don't like it. Garbled transmissions, machine gunning etc. When I had the opportunity to use and listen to a pro-96 i loved it, it performed flawlessly, it just didn't have enough memory to configure the way i wanted or i just didn't fully understand it. What I'm wanting to know is how the PSR-500 has been performing compared to the 396. I don't use the tone out on the 396 and that's about the only difference i can see between the two. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. My biggest concern is digital sound quality and reception.