Here is the one that gives my 396XT fits.DDan - Type II SmartZone systems are not CQPSK, so that's not the same.
And the answer is...
Look at each and determine which one has the best featureset for your needs. There is no such thing as a "better" scanner.
Well that's true, but it isn't an answer to the question he asked. He asked which was better, period. So I agree with the first response, because there is no good answer to an ill formed question, and it was an ill formed question that the OP asked.I'll probably get admonished for this post, but of course there is always a BETTER scanner for a persons needs.
Gee, I thought the OP was asking which was BETTER for a Mortorola Type II SmartZone system.
I have both and the GRE's digital decoding is far superior to my Unidens.I have both and have used both on a Mot2 and neither are "better" in reception. If you need FTO, then the Uniden is better. If you prefer USB connections, then the GRE is better.
Hence the conclusion.
Well I know the 346XT is serial and so, I believe, is the 396XT. You need to buy a serial-usb conversion cable if your computer doesn't have any serial ports. The Home Patrol uses a straight USB I think, and I know the GRE-800 does. Most PC's sold these days don't have serial ports on them, having gone over to usb pretty much all the way. At least the Acer machine I bought last year is like that.Just so you
know the uniden has a USB connecter too....
Instead of reposting my review, I'll point you here.I will rephrase the question.What are the pros and cons of each radio regarding peformance? I understand that each scanner will suit this "persons" needs while not doing the same for another "person".
Has anyone had any problems with either radio? How is the digital decoding on all digital systems for each radio? And how is the GRE scanner with interference?