The antenna remote is not an issue anyways. U don't even have to take out the antenna. Works very well. No problems.Great. The Spinfire Pro 2, even at $400 more CDN than the SP Smart, 80mph/130kph vs 95mph/158kph top speed on the SP Smart, 200 ball capacity vs 300, a bit less programmability and only 1 year CDN warranty instead of 2, seems to be the one I want more and more. It seems a generation ahead of the SP Smart (and the Quest & Rival) in terms of having internal oscillation, ergonomic design and a contemporary look and usability with its touch panel with LCD. I also like that with the addition of the $150 CDN fast charger I automatically also get a machine which can be powered by AC whereas with the SP you need to order it with AC in order to get that additional capability. Btw, the remote with antenna is not going to be an issue shortly. Spinfire told me the remote has been redesigned to be antenna-less and with a few more features and will be introduced in the next 2-3 months. Existing machines will require new software to be flashed, a receiver chip to be swapped out and the new remote of course. No word on the cost to upgrade but if not a free upgrade if I buy now then I am going to wait until the Spinfire Pro 2 with new remote is released.