Well in that case it was brand new!!!That turn out good. No mines didn't have plastic around box when received it and bought it from a dealer, but accessories in inner box was in plastic. You can tell if it new if it been programmed, or has signs of wear and accessories unwrapped. If it looks new likely it is. Plus for $599 is a good deal as dealers sell them for $650 the lowest seen so far.
I find this true. The SDS100 does phenomenal on digital systems, once you figure out filter settings and flawless on LSM system over here without to much hassle in programming. One thing did notice is overload on analog on lower bands especially VHF. Just bought another Whistler TRX-1 and does way better on analog across the bands and sounds way more cleaner pulling in weak signals with less noise floor and pulling in toll road security and malls around area that the Uniden SDS100 can't at all, even with filters off. I even manage to get he TRX-1 to work on LSM system well, by manually programming it and changing CC and delay and now works well without distortion, or dropout. It took some trial, or error but finally works. Now keeping the SDS100 just because it does well on LSM system and use more then one scanner to listen and record multiple systems, so decrease the scan time and can hold on to a system if something interesting while other scanner listening to other stuff.I owned the SDS-100 for 5 days and my own personal experience is it's phenomenal on digital systems, analogue is without doubt it's compromise, the 436HP is FAR better for analogue and the reason why I returned the SDS100.
I never looked at the TRX-1, I heard this also features DMR too, without the addedJust bought another Whistler TRX-1 and does way better on analog across the bands and sounds way more cleaner pulling in weak signals with less noise floor and pulling in toll road security and malls around area that the Uniden SDS100 can't at all, even with filters off.
So very true, thats what I do now tbh; and I'm not paying anything extra for the digital modes.Can't see $700 just to listen when SDR is cheap and easy.
It excels at NXDN decode EMS and rail mostly uses over here, it crystal clear for a digital decode. DMR sounds great as well so long a good signal and been listening to mostly tow trucks and other business and utilities in area. I even heard one guy arguing about his pay on a job site back and forth arguing about a contract.I never looked at the TRX-1, I heard this also features DMR too, without the added
I'm now interested in seeing this in action, thanks.
Your post said people "were over the top" trying to protect themselves. It was insulting and condesending as if you think you are better than everyone else. Not encouraging at all. More a of defeatist attitude.Ask eBay why they allow it, I don't know why.
Don't put words in my mouth, I never said videos and pics would hamper a return.
Read my post again, it was encouraging, unlike yours.