I've owned my MVT-8000 about a month now. I use it as a standby receiver next to my Uniden-Bearcat UBC785XLT. While the Uniden is busy scanning (at which it is very good), the Yupi is tuned to the maritime emergency channel. When I bought the MVT-8000 I thought it would have been larger. Not many pictures on the net show its tappered share. I've read the MVT-8000 is actually the base version of the MVT-7000 portable scanner. Looking at the size of the case this does not surprise me.
Equally tiny is the keyboard. With labels printed above and below every button, it's often hard to see which button is the right one. And for a base/mobile rig, the keyboard lock isn't that usefull.
The frequency range includes to complete HF band (8-30 MHz), but the lack of SSB reception makes this effectively pointless. Also, the smallest tuning step is only 5 kHz, far too large for HF tuning. But on the VHF/UHF bands, the MVT-8000 is excellent. No regrets about buyig this scanner!