Conclusion: My wife bought the Uniden Home patrol in January 2012. To put it very politely it is a disappointment! It likes to lock out channels from the favorites list then it tells me that nothing is locked out! Uniden service is extremly poor. Basicly I feal that my wife got ripped off buying this thing. The only reason I gave it a rating of 1 is I couldn't use 0.
Conclusion: An engineering achievement that gets better with weekly update by way of Sentinial software. Extreme upgade is for tecnical types not vast percentage of users! IT doesn't do everything but gets very close. Shop the internet for reasonable price- Refurbished models as good as brand new!!
Summary: The Uniden HomePatrol scanner is the easiest scanner to use that I’ve owned. You can update its database with ease and it makes scanning fun. I’m even thinking of selling my other scanners and getting one more of these because it’s so easy to use and setup. So, why am I only giving it a three out of five? Even though I bought it for a great price and I love this scanner, the retail on this thing is over $500.
Summary: I purchased the Uniden Home Patrol from ebay because the price was great and. The radio is easy to use and I really like the color touch screen that reminds me somewhat of a GPS unit. I like the front mounted speaker and the compact size along with the ability to use it as a mobile or desktop scanner. And if your away from a power source for a short time- it has batteries! How cool is that. It's also easy to program via your PC.
Conclusion: I have a Uniden HOME PATROL for a month now. I found it is the most unique scanner I've ever owned. I've found the receiver is extremely sensitive, and programming a "snap", and anyone can enjoy it! I recommend this highly.