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Re: [BCD396XT] USB-1 vs. Serial to USB Adapter

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  • Mike
    I d be happy to help you out and purchase one at half price. :) Mike
    Message 1 of 8 , May 12, 2013
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      I'd be happy to help you out and purchase one at half price. :)

      Mike

      On 5/1/2013 4:46 PM, Uniden UPMan wrote:
      > Effective with our next incoming shipment from our supplier, the USB-1 will use the HX rD chipset. We need about 40 Windows 7 and earlier customers to step up and buy the USB-1 we have on hand. :)
      >
      > UpMan
      > UpMan FAQ: http://info.uniden.com/UnidenMan4/UpMan -- Please read before emailing me directly
      >
      >
      >> ________________________________
      >> From: Matt Zinicola <matt@...>
      >> To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      >> Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 4:08 PM
      >> Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] USB-1 vs. Serial to USB Adapter
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> the chipset contained within the USB-1 is not supported by Windows 8 (per the
      >> excerpt below taken from the document "PL2302 Windows Driver User Manu
      >> v1.7.0.pdf"):
      >>
      >> You will need a USB-to-serial adapter that contains the PL2303 HX revision D,
      >> such as this one:
      >>
      >> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00425S1H8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
      >>
      >> I had tested the USB-1 and found (on my own) that it did not work with Windows
      >> 8. I stumbled upon the pdf mentioned above. I purchase the plugable model
      >> cited above and found it to work flawlessly under Windows 8.
      >>
      >> I hope that helps,
      >> Matt
      >>
      >> ---
      >>
      >> Document excerpt:
      >>
      >> USB Device with below PL-2303 chip versions and their supported OS Family:
      >> Chip Version
      >> Windows 2000 / XP
      >> (32 & 64 bit)
      >> Vista / Windows 7
      >> (32 & 64 bit)
      >> Windows 8
      >> (32 & 64 bit)
      >> PL-2303H Yes Yes Not Supported*
      >> PL-2303HX (Rev A) or HXA Yes Yes Not Supported*
      >> PL-2303X or XA Yes Yes Not Supported*
      >> PL-2303HX (Rev D) or HXD Yes Yes Yes
      >> PL2303TA Yes Yes Yes
      >> PL2303TB Yes Yes Yes
      >> PL2303EA Yes Yes Yes
      >> PL2303RA Yes Yes Yes
      >> PL2303SA Yes Yes Yes
      >> * - PL2303H, PL-2303HX (Rev A), and PL-2303X are EOL and discontinued chips and
      >> Prolific will not
      >> provide Windows 8 driver support. New driver versions will show yellow mark
      >> (Error Code 10) in Device
      >> Manager for these EOL chip versions under Windows 8. Prolific recommends using
      >> PL2303HXD chip
      >>
      >> Quoting ccm4181 <mailto:cm4181%40gmail.com>:
      >>
      >>> I've had my BCD396XT for a few months now. I've used a very old computer
      >>> to program it up to this point with the included serial cable but the
      >>> computer doesn't work very well. I'd like to get either the USB-1 cable
      >>> Uniden sales but I've read some people have problems with it. Will it be
      >>> better to get the USB-1 cable or a serial to USB adapter? If it makes
      >>> any difference the computer I'd be using it with is running Windows 8.
      >>>
      >>>
      >>
      >>
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