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XPR 6550 vs 7550 with Release 2.2

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I hope this isn't a dumb question but I can't find the answer anywhere.

I've been reading about the differences between the XPR 6550 and 7550 and one of the key points I keep seeing is that the 6550 wont use the feature enhancements found in release 2.2. Can anybody elaborate on what these features are in 2.2?

And also, on a side note, any input on the battery life between the 6550 and 7550. I would think the 7550 would drain faster with the bigger color screen.

Thanks for the help!
 

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And also, on a side note, any input on the battery life between the 6550 and 7550. I would think the 7550 would drain faster with the bigger color screen.

I don't own a 6550, but I would assume the same. That said, my 7550e with the 3000 mAh battery will easily last 30+ hours on digital and mid-high 20's on analog. If I disable the backlight, it's even greater than that. I don't know that I would personally believe that somebody's 6550 is lasting over 60 hours. Some of the pages out there are saying that the battery life on the 6550 is almost twice that of the 7550.
 

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I've had both radios and the 7550 really isn't much (if any) worse on battery than the 6550. Of course your backlight settings will play a big role in that, but sitting on my desk RX only both will last a good day. I'd think 60 hours is absurd though, I've never seen anything approaching that.

A big point to consider with the Gen 1 radios (4550/6550 etc) is that the are no longer supported and will not receive any future firmware upgrades or feature enhancements. If you are ok with that, a 6550 can be had at really decent prices.
 

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Thank you forts. I found some good deals so I'll now also own one of each. Thanks for your input!


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