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281Re: [BCD396XT] Re: I hit the brakes on the pro-106

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  • johnstark
    Dec 31, 2008
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      According to the RS website the 106 is selling for $399.99, $100.00 off, but
      I don't think it's worth it even at $200 off considering it's nothing more
      than a re-branded GRE in a cheap plastic Rat Shack case. Even at $299 they
      should at least get a power supply and USB cable! The case is the same used
      for many other RS scanners and the paint rubs off with use, even minor
      scratches show the case isn't molded the color you see looking at the
      scanner, ie: it's painted just like many of the recent Rat Shack HH
      scanners. The plastic is also soft allowing for easy scratching and
      cracking..... How they even sell any at $299 is beyond me. Digital
      performance on an area P25 system is no better than the 396T and it lacks a
      lot of things I like in the 396T like FTO. I also don't think it sounds any
      better than the 396T. It just isn't worth the $$ for what you get (and don't


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "torontokris" <torontokris@...>
      To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:51 PM
      Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: I hit the brakes on the pro-106

      >I agree with Joe.
      > If you wanted better digital audio, and sensitivity then the Pro-106
      > would have been the way to go. Esp for $299
      > However with that sensitivity comes overloading on strong signals etc
      > The Unidens will be in the range of $499 (no sales for $299 etc)
      > But as they say you get what you pay for...
      > The 106 does NOT come with an AC adapter or USB cable.
      > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, MCH <mch@...> wrote:
      >> BTW, I don't think you're going to see much change in the audio or
      >> reception. Both are limited by the size of the unit - the audio since
      >> the speaker has to be small, and the reception since there isn't
      > much of
      >> a ground plane for the antenna.
      >> Joe M.
      >> mcginleyjoseph2000 wrote:
      >> >
      >> > My basic concerns are- deeper and better audio.
      >> > Better sensitivity
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