Used PSR-800 but concerned about GRE's restart.

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AtlJohn

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I found a used PSR-800 for $300.00. It looks brand new and the owner has taken great care of it. This will be my first scanner. My biggest concern is support. Would I be better of getting a uniden HP that has a warranty that I know will be covered, am is everyone confident that GRE will be around for some time to support their product? Like I said, this will be my first scanner and I would hate to be stuck with a 300 paperweight if I am no longer able to do updates or have any issues with it.

Any assistance and information would be greatly appreciated for this newbie.

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morrisr3nd

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AtlJohn,

If you are getting the scanner used then chances are it is out of warranty. GRE here in the US will still be servicing their equipment and doing repairs as necessary. I wouldn't worry too much about that. That's a great deal on that scanner and it will cover just about anything that you might want to hear.

Good luck with it.
 

dcr_inc

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Either one HP-1 or PSR800 are great scanners.. If you're looking for an EASY to operate (re arrange talkgroups, scanlists ) and you want to use it as a base / home scanner, the HP-1 is the better one for you.

The PSR800 has more features like Phase II P25 reception where the HP does not...
For $300.00 take it... If you don't like it, sell it on EBAY for $350.00 and everybody wins!!
 

fourthhorseman

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The PSR800 has more features like Phase II P25 reception where the HP does not...
For $300.00 take it... If you don't like it, sell it on EBAY for $350.00 and everybody wins!!
Ill 2nd that...

Besides..warranties are great,but all radios plans expire...
 
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