I have to put my two cents in. I have had issues with Uniden and have had issues with my Whistler scanner. Right now I have the Uniden 536 and 436. Both Uniden Scanners had horrible issues when they first came out from backlight issues to clock issues however Uniden was very responsive, fixed the problems and the units are working great. The downside is that Uniden Charges for Upgrades for DMR and ProVoice. The decoding and sound on these units are excellent. No issues. P25 works very well and that is primarily what I listen to.
I decided to buy the TRX-1. After reading reviews on this site I made the decision to buy one. I had one for about 3 months. The radio was useless. It doesn't decode P25 simulcast worth a damn. Several folks gave suggestions and we tried it all. I am surprised Whistler hasn't asked to take the radio in for testing so I sold the thing. It was a shame because I really thought the product was a good radio. It reminded me of my older RadioShack radio PRO-197. Those things just sucked for digital .They just had horrible Digital issues and tower issues. You had to play with Antennas and adjust all types of things. Who wants to do all that. Learned my lesson.
Hmm, so you were willing to give Uniden the benefit of the doubt in fixing their issues but gave up on to the TRX after 3 months? Just a tad biased don' you think?
When I first received the TRX it was far from perfect but it was hardly "useless." In the 5 months that I've owned one, Whistler has had what... about 3 or 4 software updates and several firmware updates. I submitted a bug to Whistler, and while they haven't fixed it as yet, they worked with me to get as much debugging as possible so they CAN fix it.
Frankly, the 436HP does do a couple of things better than the TRX but the issue for me is that the TRX is FAR easier to program and has a much nicer interface overall. You don't have to mess with all of Uniden's BS klunky programming and poor scanner interface.
It [the TRX] does have an issue with an LSM system which they are working to resolve. BTW, switching the mode from NFM to FM did seem to help a little.
I own both scanners and I find myself using the TRX-1 about 95% of the time. And no, I don't need to tweak my TRX to make digital decoding work.
I'm probably sick of having to mess with the system clock on the 436HP. That issue has nearly ruined the scanner's reputation.
Leave it to Uniden to re-invent the wheel. They had a perfectly good scanner in the 396XT and yet they had fix what wasn't broken. :roll: