I have the ET-73 going on 2 years now, works fine. The only issue is that it will loose signal when I am in bed on overnight cooks due to too many walls and distance from my smoker.
(2 story duplex - smoker in back, bedroom in front of house upstairs)
If the distance is not an issue the cheaper ET-73 will work fine.
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