Excerpt: I bought this scanner the end of Nov. I have had it back to Radio Shack 4 times. to get them to help me. when we bought it , it sounded great but yet has done what we was told. I took it back Dec. 5th. not long after it was bought. we was told it would pick up our city and county, its digital gave over 450 dollars. not happy at all, took it back for the 4th time last night, they say they done this and that try again. its still not picking up city.
Cons: Difficult to Install, Hard to Use, Not Doing What They Said, Poor Design
Excerpt: Just purchased the home patrol and immediately found flaws in the scanner. You can program a frequency manually but you can not add that to you list. The frequencies in the data base they have listed is no where near what I have in my area and I live in a small town in Ohio. they have 2 and there are about 15 in my area.. They don't have local business freqs you can listen to just a general range.
Excerpt: Previously picked up Norfolk Va police, but have been unable to for the last 3 months. Have NEVER picked up tax from Virginia Beach Va despite running updates every other day. The premise of putting in the zip code is a farce. I can get Chesapeake Va and Portsmouth Va loud and clear using 234XX or 235XX. Very unhappy with my purchase. I now have to use the Police Scanner App on my iPad. Wasted my money. Virtually Impossible to contact Uniden by phone or email.
Excerpt: ok I just bought a home patrol scanner for 499.00 and get it home and find out I have to buy a code to unlock it I don't think so I takeing it back for a refund and I am done with uniden for good