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Offline pascal_sweden

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2016, 02:19:08 AM »
Just out of curiosity: where can one find all the videos from the participants in the Keysight 6000X giveaway?

I have seen the video from Carlos, but just wanted to see the other videos as well, to get an idea on the creativity of the other participants :)
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2016, 04:28:42 AM »
I kinda wish it was open to more people. That it wouldn't be restricted.


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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2016, 05:23:53 AM »
Just out of curiosity: where can one find all the videos from the participants in the Keysight 6000X giveaway?

I have seen the video from Carlos, but just wanted to see the other videos as well, to get an idea on the creativity of the other participants :)

They will be released, we just haven't figured out yet what that will look like specifically.

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2016, 06:06:18 AM »
I have no idea how you'd do it but please try to give scopes away to people who actually want them and can use them. One of your winners has their 3014T listed for sale on craigslist(and they haven't even received it yet). It makes me sad as there are those of us who would have given one a special place in our labs. I'm a massive HP/Agilent/Keysight fan, a 3104T would have been a dream come true to have at home.
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2016, 06:32:23 AM »
I'm not sure any of us is in a position to know what a winner's circumstances are, what value the scope has to them, and how.

I freely admit, if I'd won, my prize scope would have been straight on Ebay, but not because I can't or wouldn't make good use of one. Quite the opposite; I have a small business doing R&D, and a good scope is an essential piece of everyday equipment. It's how I make a living and provide for my family.

However, I'm fortunate enough to have been in a position to afford the scope I need, rather than being held up for need of one - but, of course, that means the money I've spent on a scope is money I can't now spend on a new bike, or a holiday, or vet's bills for my cat, or whatever.

If I'd won a scope, then by selling it I'd simply be getting back what I've already had to spend to buy one. Two scopes both end up on benches where, presumably, they're put to good use.

Is that really so bad?
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2016, 06:55:46 AM »
I have no idea how you'd do it but please try to give scopes away to people who actually want them and can use them.

Yeah, it'd be ideal to get them only to worthy ones, but pretty hard to do in practice.
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2016, 07:04:42 AM »
I have no idea how you'd do it but please try to give scopes away to people who actually want them and can use them. One of your winners has their 3014T listed for sale on craigslist(and they haven't even received it yet). It makes me sad as there are those of us who would have given one a special place in our labs. I'm a massive HP/Agilent/Keysight fan, a 3104T would have been a dream come true to have at home.

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2016, 07:08:06 AM »
Is that really so bad?
Yes, I at least selected the option 'I don't need a scope right now' when entering the contest  |O
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2016, 07:24:28 AM »
I have no idea how you'd do it but please try to give scopes away to people who actually want them and can use them.

Yeah, it'd be ideal to get them only to worthy ones, but pretty hard to do in practice.

Yep, I realize it is probably not possible. And it is a contest, so the winner is free to do whatever they want with it. Just sucks is all...
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2016, 07:57:59 AM »
Agreed, Steve. C'est la vie.
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2016, 12:47:34 AM »
I wanted to create a new thread to talk about Scope Month.  What you liked or didn't like, what we should or shouldn't do again, what you want next year, etc.

This is a chance for you all to give me & the team direct feedback as we plan for 2017!  Thanks for a great ride!

-Daniel

I personally enjoyed the Scope Month, especially the 2 minutes guru video.

I am working in Japan, more software engineering focus, but used to work for Japanese manufacturing company and had a lot of chance to work with hardware engineers with oscilloscope.
Some how, I do not see much Keysignt oscilloscope in Japan right now.
I see a lot of Tektronix (used to be called Sony Tektronix in Japan), Yokogawa, Iwatsu and Texio.
Could be because of Tektronix was able to use Sony sales channel, and YHP had to split with HP and Yokogawa in late 90s and had to compete with Yokogawa.

So event like the scope month should improve the recognition in Japan market for Keysight since the Keysight's scope is better than Tektronix in my personal opinion.

For the having the next Scope Month, it might suit better in Japan if the model was DSO-X 3054T.
I do not know the real reason behind but Tekronix MSO/DPO/MDO/TDS 3054 models are extremely widely spread in Japan,
and 3054 is kind of defacto model.

Also it might be nice to have Scope Month special soft case of some kind of none expensive special accessories with big logo which have both "Keysight" and "Scope Month".
 :)

I am planning to update the chart to include DSOX3054T, just did not have spare time recently.
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/digital-oscilloscope-comparison-chart/

Thank you for the good event Daniel! :)
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2016, 01:28:24 AM »
Whatever you do, and however you do, please don't use Facebook in any way shape or form.
Seriously, engineers loath Facebook.

seconded.

I have no FB account and it would take more than an act of god for me to subscribe to that BS.

keysight: you did lose a lot of cred when you insisted on that.  just fyi.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #62 on: April 30, 2016, 01:46:54 AM »
No FB and never will be here.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2016, 08:23:42 PM »
I'm not quite clear what you have to do if you want to win one of the scopes.
Keysight's website doesn't help anyway...

http://www.keysight.com/main/editorial.jspx?cc=DE&lc=ger&ckey=2674667&nid=-32546.0.00&id=2674667&cmpid=zzfindscopemonth.com
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2017, 12:33:58 PM »
This will be fun...
I can always use another scope.
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2017, 12:45:54 PM »

Sorry?????   :-// :-// :-//
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2017, 03:45:08 PM »
Thanks for running these contests.   The only requests I have is to please never do them via Facebook or Twitter.
 
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2017, 03:48:37 PM »
Thanks for running these contests.   The only requests I have is to please never do them via Facebook or Twitter.

I hear ya. There will definitely be some components that include Facebook and/or Twitter, but we try to keep those as optional.
 
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2017, 03:17:56 PM »
My own fault, but I was peeved to find out my country is not eligible
after providing details.
Something your site could filter or let you know while submitting.

Now of course, I still get the spam about the competition.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #69 on: March 05, 2017, 04:22:00 PM »
Thanks Daniel / Keysight.  I appreciate the contests.  And also that it is open to "just individuals" and not only people affiliated with larger companies.  I have fallen into both categories over the time scale of your contests over the past years and it is nice to not be excluded regardless of present status.

I agree with the previous comment, "Facebook", "Twitter", "Instagram", "LinkedIn", et. al. are on my "do not use under any circumstances" list.  If I want to interact with Keysight or some vendor's internet presence I go to their own direct web site, that's why it is there and it should have directly on it all relevant content that they want to make available on the internet.  That also goes for videos vs. hosting them on YouTube or whatever.  No reason not to just link the files on one's own branded / run web site, particularly for a larger company with a professionally run web presence.

Along those lines I'd say as a generality I never find something like the 3rd party spredfast site frame or particularly the Google captcha you use a welcome experience on anyone's web site -- particularly since the captchas have gotten so bad over the years that I often find that it takes ~5+ tries even to get them "right" despite careful inspection and consideration so that's beyond frustrating and almost invariably  just makes me give up on the visiting the relevant site permanently due to having my time wasted over something that I don't have to deal with anyway.  As a positive note, though, at least I have found the ones  used on the scopemonth / spredfast contest's site to be at least relatively easily soluble for my eyes/brain on the first try.  I don't know if there are multiple "difficulty categories" of them and your choice was just a more moderate setting or if they had just gotten so out of control in general that they had to dial them back to a level that mere humans could actually reasonably solve without despair but anyway at least they've only been "annoying" rather than "intolerable" as they usually had been the unrelated few other times I've seen them over the past year or so.

Thanks for running these contests.   The only requests I have is to please never do them via Facebook or Twitter.

I hear ya. There will definitely be some components that include Facebook and/or Twitter, but we try to keep those as optional.
 
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #70 on: March 06, 2017, 03:15:48 AM »
My only disappointment with scope month is to see people who don't use/don't want or already have good scopes just sign up so they can get an expensive scope to sell. And I see it on eBay and it just seems like a waste because there are people who would actually use it but can't afford a more expensive scope. But that's just my opinion and my frustration.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #71 on: March 06, 2017, 05:19:10 AM »
For me it would be the first digital scope on the bench.
It would certanly get used, I might even give up the Tek 466.
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #72 on: March 06, 2017, 06:22:38 AM »
March has become my new favorite month. :)
 
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #73 on: March 06, 2017, 08:34:58 AM »
My only disappointment with scope month is to see people who don't use/don't want or already have good scopes just sign up so they can get an expensive scope to sell. And I see it on eBay and it just seems like a waste because there are people who would actually use it but can't afford a more expensive scope. But that's just my opinion and my frustration.

If it makes you feel any better - I use my winning scope daily. Amazing opportunity to step up to the next level which is exactly what I am doing. There will certainly be some that just sell it and someone else gets a good deal, but not entirely free. Most of the ones sold were way below the purchase price too.

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #74 on: March 06, 2017, 11:59:14 AM »
Magic on the Big Screen!!


... and that 6000X has a gorgeous Big Screen.
 


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