I got a TYT MD-2017, and I decided since I could not find a review for it here, I would make one. Of course, this review is only my opinion, but I will explain how I came to my opinion, and you can choose whether you believe the same or not. Pros: I was able to download the programming software without trouble, code plugs are available online for my area. Dual band is a good feature, even though there are few VHF DMR repeaters in my area, I find it useful to be able to speak on the local analog VHF as well. It is rugged, it is advertised as being waterproof, but you won't see me calling CQ at the bottom of a lake any time soon. I like it's size, it fills your hand and then some, without being a brick like the old Motorola XTS-5000's. The belt clip is rugged, has a good spring, and will stay attached to the belt and radio. The clip is attached to the radio, not the battery, which is different, but I like that I can have multiple batteries and not having to worry about having multiple belt clips or switching the belt clips to different batteries (again thinking of the Motorola XTS-5000 I am familiar with in public safety settings). The buttons are programmable for many different functions, it is easy to customize with the features important to you. I also like that the accessory port has a screw, to make sure accessories stay attached. This is also helpful for waterproofing when there are no accessories attached. High powered UHF, I forget the number, but it puts out more power on UHF than most HTs if I remember correctly. Cons: The manual is not super helpful, I have read many manuals, and I can usually find specific things, but this manual was not helpful. The programming software allows you to transfer some things like contacts and scan lists, but merging channels between two code plugs is difficult to impossible. You cannot re-arrange channels once you put them into the code plug, this is bad because I cannot put a new ham repeater next to all my other ham repeaters, so I have channels 1-25 as analog ham repeaters, then a whole bunch of DMR channels, then number 120 is an analog ham. This can be overcome by working in zones, but still. So far, it seems that all tones and voice announcements are "all or nothing", meaning I have them all on or off, this stinks if you are going through trying to find the right channel, and you turn off the voice announcement because you are tired of hearing it; then you have it off when you sit down and accidentally change the channel. I hate the trackball on the front panel, I just cannot seem to use it well. Luckily, the programmable buttons can take on the same function as the trackball, therefore I do not have to use it. 4 Watts out on VHF, why not the standard 5? Overall: I like it, I think the good outweighs the bad for the most part. Honestly, most of the things in the cons column are of little significance. For instance, I can still hit the repeater closest to my house (30 miles away, and with no obstacles in between) with four watts, so it works. Also, my signal reports have been good, and the receiver is good as well.