After being on the fence for while I finally decided to buy a RD and decided on the STI. I called Bel on last Thursday, ordered the STI and made sure to ask for a current model, anything manufactured 2807 or newer to make sure the use has the latest code. Received my STI late yesterday, opened the box and STI reads 0507. Not good.
I'm sending the STI back just on principle. For me, first impressions are make or break and Bel blew it. I was hoping that Bel would live up to some of the posts here that state Bel is trying to do the right thing but they didn't, they blew it right from the start. They know that the unit has issues and that they have addressed over two months now and yet they are shipping back dated units to clear out inventory. What blows more is I asked for a current firmware unit, I didn't stutter, I didn't speak Martian or with language long extinct, just plan English. I guess that was to difficult. Oh well.
I guess I'll go back on the fence and wait for the next round of RD releases/updates and hope until that time I don't win the lottery.
end of rant