It you're in the market for a less expensive alternative to the Spektrum DX6 transmitter, but don't want to compromise on the great programming features it offers, then check out the new DX6e!
Designed to replace the aging DX6i transmitter, the DX6e offers the same programming features, multiple wing types, 250 model memory, and channel assignments that the DX6 has. The only features lacking are a training cord plug (but you can still utilize the wireless training link Spektrum offers) and the voice alerts feature. The case is entirely plastic, much like the DXe transmitter, but that don't really detract from the look and feel of the transmitter.
The new DX6e is available with a six channel AR610 receiver for only $179.99, and if you don't need the receiver, you can purchase the transmitter alone for $149.99, and they are in stock now!