Where do you see the word 'ignored' in my post? I said Uniden has not fully addressed the problem. I even underlined fully. I stand by everything I said in my post and believe it to be correct.The fix may not be 100% perfect, but it's not correct to say Uniden has ignored the problem. They took the time and trouble to design and fabricate a part to solve the problem, and made the part available for free to people with affected units.
Stop with the shilling. It was a half assed gesture because Uniden is too lazy to find what the actual issue is. Static Discharge had to do their job for them for no pay and even then they don't want to address the issue.Uniden HAS addressed the issue, by designing and offering the grounding part for free. The extra part fixed the issue for most people. For those that still have the issue after installing the grounding part, it's probably due to not completely removing the adhesive residue from the strip of black stuff you have to remove to install the part.
And the main thread on the subject hasn't been deleted, it was just moved. It's still easy to find.
Wrong again That fix was discovered by an end user here on RR. They basically copied what the end user did. The design of that part probably too 3 minutes and even less time to fabricate.The fix may not be 100% perfect, but it's not correct to say Uniden has ignored the problem. They took the time and trouble to design and fabricate a part to solve the problem, and made the part available for free to people with affected units.
It's like the scanner division is made up of disgruntled employees trying to sabotage the product.I found a popping when thy finish talking with a external speaker and the keypad lighting sucked . I sent mine back and said forget about . I have a sds100 and I am happy with that . It not worth spending over $700 dollars if you can't see the keypad and you have other problem before you even get the scanner .
Hello Scannernut... after reading your initial post I just wanted to offer my two cents as a user of both the 536 and the 200.
You're right, the sds200 is a very nice piece of eye candy with some very nice options. You have made it clear that simulcast distortion is not an issue for you and that's what the SDS series does best.
You have seen the different opinions that people have regarding the issues with the sds200... This bickering has been going on since the start and there are numerous threads, most of them closed that describe the issues involved. They have been argued ad nauseam.
One thing I did want to point out that I have observed. I think someone here said there was no difference on analog between the two radios but I disagree. I too use rooftop antennas and I must say... The 536 is far superior in my opinion in picking up VHF and UHF conventional frequencies. The SDS filters can help improve reception but I still think the 536 would be my choice for conventional listening and I do a lot of it.
Of course many will disagree and I'm only giving you my observation. If you end up getting the sds200 because it is a cool radio especially if you follow the instructions and do the permanent hum fix yourself, not the mitigation offered by Uniden, but the permanent grounding fix that eliminates the hum that was developed and brainstormed by some very talented people here on RR.
Whatever you decide, you are going to like that eye candy, it is a great display, but don't trade in your 536, you are going to want to keep it attached to your rooftop for optimal VHF and UHF conventional reception.
Just my opinion, let us know what you end up doing... Bob.
Walmart and Home Depot both have 90 day return policies with no need to ship it back. I haven't seen a single dealer with that type of return policy.A very good assessment as I'm also an owner of both. Like I said previously, order from a dealer that has a good return policy so if you do have problems from the start, send it back.