AnyTone D878UV vs. D868UV Comparison

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K0LWC, Jan 31, 2019.

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  1. K0LWC

    K0LWC Ham Member QRZ Page

    The AnyTone D878UV came out a few months ago. The AnyTone AT-D868UV was a wildly popular dual-band, dusk-mode HT for the ham radio.

    Teardowns of the AnyTone D878 have shown some interesting comparisons to the D868 — so is the new radio worth the money?

     
  2. KH2PM

    KH2PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have both. I started with the 868, and recently bought the 878. So many features and awesome capabilities. An awesome value for the $$$.
     
  3. WB2LBV

    WB2LBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    For those with the 868, the just-released 2.34 firmware changes the display to the same white-on-black as the 878.
    Nothing compelling about the 878 at this time for me to switch. Audio leveling would be a welcome update for either one but doesn't seem to be forthcoming.
     
  4. K3BH

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    Thank you for the information on 2.34, and I agree on audio leveling. On my 868, I turned my maximum audio level down to 5 and that seems to have ameliorated the levels somewhat.
     
  5. KE5MC

    KE5MC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Word for the day...

    Ameliorated = to make better

    I had to look it up. :)
     
  6. N3GTO

    N3GTO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have both 868 and 878, and really like them. The only problem I have, is that I now have a white square for an icon, after I updated my 868 to a black screen. I did the icon update, and still have the white square, but I can live with that. In my opinion, both are the best DMR HTs on the market.
     
  7. KE5MC

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    N3GTO,
    I seem to remember having or seeing the white square issue as a comment in the notes or on the radio. I don't recall what made it go away. Likely a radio reset, but I know it went away.
     
  8. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have both ... the 868 is not performed in VHF analogue mode , solved in the 878 !

    the 878 have plus the :

    - Roaming mode
    - APRS digital


    878 now is a little best about the "old" 868 ....

    73 de IW2BSF - Rudy
     

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