I swear by the Dogtra 200 NCP that I got when I started training my deaf dog Snowball. It's a $200 collar that is very compact and also has a vibrate mode, which is just about all I ever need to use. I've had it for 3 1/2 years and it's been through extreme use and abuse (water, mud, ice, slush, briars that rabbits wouldn't go through, left laying in the hot sun on the dash of the truck, etc) and it looks and works as good as it did the day I first took it out of the box. I don't know how many hundreds of times it's been plugged in to the charger, but the battery still holds it's charge well and the little rubber thingy that covers charger plug hole hasn't fallen off like it has with many other collars that I've used in the past.
It has a low to medium range (1/2 mile advertised, but like most collar manufacturers, that's usually only achieved if there is direct line of sight, the wind is in the right direction, the weather conditions are perfect and the stars are aligned just right). I agree with TCJACK about range. Unless you hunt on horseback with binoculars, I don't see the need for extended range collars.
The Dogtra 200 NCP has been replaced with a model called Element 300M that appears to be similar and priced the same. That model should be available soon if it isn't already.