I did a search and didn't find anything on this. I'm looking at getting a hog 500, but may not be able to afford one so I was thinking about a hog 250. Does anyone know the differences, other than channel limitations? I definitely want the 500, but may have to settle for now. I've been reading the Hog 500 manual and without the actual console in front of me I don't know what they mean by accessing the 'menu banks' through the key pad. The Hog 1000 has 4 menu banks, that the Hog 500 does not. Does anyone know the process of accessing more palettes that the one on the Hog 500?