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Offline doctorm

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since i dont have tweeter and maybe some of you dont either i figured it woudl be helpful to Dave if we did a slight poll here to tell him what we think he should do in response to his rescent tweeter post about cutting the $100 MMS short and going to the conclusion.

ill start off and say that it depends on what he has done really. if there is something he left out then he needs to keep going in my opinion.

so who's next??????
 

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I vote to keep it very detailed.
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i agree. the more detail, the less questions we'll have.
 

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OK!
I'll do a few more things and then do the conclusion.
From memory, already done the general rants, inside inspections, tilting bail, bench grip, HV test, current tests, cap tests, resistance, autorange speed, cont, diode, fuse/battery, current consumption, backlight, and 240V ohms tests.
It adds up to over an 1hr 20min already, and that's fully edited. It's just silly!
I still want to do a basic drop test, plus some other stuff, and then the conclusion.

I know I'll get complaints, but when you think about it, there are 6 meters. If I gave each one a 10 minute review which is fairly short, that's still an hour. And even if you halved that and did say 5 minutes each, that's still half an hour, not including rants and the like.

Those who don't like the length can watch the intro and then skip to the conclusion!

Dave.
 

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that sounds good so far. if you wanted you could just put up what you have already as part 1 and then finish up the rest as part 2 so everyone could see what you've done and if they have some ideas or suggestions to add in you can put them in part 2 as extended parts of your discussions and tests. just a thought.....
 

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You can split it into 2 parts, one short and summarized, another detailed, like you did for the Rigol 1052E review.


OK!
I'll do a few more things and then do the conclusion.
From memory, already done the general rants, inside inspections, tilting bail, bench grip, HV test, current tests, cap tests, resistance, autorange speed, cont, diode, fuse/battery, current consumption, backlight, and 240V ohms tests.
It adds up to over an 1hr 20min already, and that's fully edited. It's just silly!
I still want to do a basic drop test, plus some other stuff, and then the conclusion.

I know I'll get complaints, but when you think about it, there are 6 meters. If I gave each one a 10 minute review which is fairly short, that's still an hour. And even if you halved that and did say 5 minutes each, that's still half an hour, not including rants and the like.

Those who don't like the length can watch the intro and then skip to the conclusion!

Dave.
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Maybe is specified elswhere, but are there from the 6 DMM on new shootout, by chance, one of them Meterman XR37 and/or Extech EX530 ?
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Maybe is specified elswhere, but are there from the 6 DMM on new shootout, by chance, one of them Meterman XR37 and/or Extech EX530 ?

34XR and EX505

I have already done the 37XR.

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Hmm, now I'm thinking I might just split it up, as I do get more value that way in terms in channel views, number of videos etc ;-) and hopefully less complaints.
With hindsight, 6 separate reviews might have been ok, but my existing footage does not lend itself to that.
So maybe a summary one with intro, look'n'feel, a few basic tests and conclusion/winner, and another one (or two) with the rest of the testing?
How does that sound?

Not sure about having the conclusion in the 2nd part, as that doesn't make a shorter self contained video people can watch if they just want the skinny on which one to buy. Might as well be just one big video and pause it in that case.

Dave.
 

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that sounds great. i would def benefit from just getting to the skinny of what is good or not and then see what happened in the detailed 2nd video. so are you going to try that and upload it today thing, the first video i mean?
 

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My feeling is whatever is easiest for you.   You can break it up as you need to for uploading purposes, and prefix each with the summary.

If you break it up, you can get 2,3,4,5 times more 'new material' than one long one.  I'm more apt to watched a long video in 3-12 installments, depending on what free time I have.



Hmm, now I'm thinking I might just split it up, as I do get more value that way in terms in channel views, number of videos etc ;-) and hopefully less complaints.
With hindsight, 6 separate reviews might have been ok, but my existing footage does not lend itself to that.
So maybe a summary one with intro, look'n'feel, a few basic tests and conclusion/winner, and another one (or two) with the rest of the testing?
How does that sound?

Not sure about having the conclusion in the 2nd part, as that doesn't make a shorter self contained video people can watch if they just want the skinny on which one to buy. Might as well be just one big video and pause it in that case.

Dave.
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Hi!

With all those spare multimeters there should be some sort of sweepstakes where people can win one of them  ;D

You know, some of us haven't bought a decent multimeter  :( :'(
 

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I will only speak for the practical value of this subject ..

Dave if you plan to delay more this review .. do not publish it at all ..
In few months , new models will show up , and this review will not have, any true value.

The thousands of people , who believed your promise about this large scale review,
about two months back, they have lost their faith to you .

By cutting corners today , you loose more points as video bloger. 
Thats my feelings any way ..
 
 

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i totally disagree with this. even if new models come out, some may not want the new models and also they new models may not be that great and we need to go back to these old models.


yes we have all been waiting for this review for 2 months, especially me bc im a stickler on getting just the right one and all, but when i saw the first review (the $50 one), i was really impressed and had no questions. this one is going to be just as good or even better now with the feedback he got.

yes he does not need to cut corners but you got to understand he has a life outside of all this. i mean he works, he has a wife, and so on. AND he didnt set a schedule. if he had siad "the review will be out this thrus" and it didnt show up thats one thing but he didnt say something like that. he just said he is trying his best to get it done. thats more than anyone can ask of him.

there i said my peace.....
 

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yes he does not need to cut corners but you got to understand he has a life outside of all this. i mean he works, he has a wife, and so on.

I had use the same line of defense , before you , against any one else in here .
And this because I have positive feelings , for this little  corner  of the Internet ,
and Dave it self ..

It can not be continued that way ... any logical excuses ... had turn to smoke ..

We all have our life too ..  
 
 

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Done. It's rendering now.
Two parts, each about 50mins.
First one is overview, feel, inside inspection, and conclusion.
2nd part is all the various tests.

I haven't even watched it all yet, I'm just rendering and hope it all works out!

Dave.
 

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how long does rendering take?
 

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how long does rendering take?
Depends on the video.
For a 1 hour video it might take say 1.5hrs to render to MPEG2, then maybe 2-3 hours to render again into MP4 for Youtube, + another hour for the podcast version. Then I have to upload to Youtube which might take an hour or so, and then Youtube has to process it which might take say 8-10 hours or so at least.
Rinse and repeat for the 2nd video.
All that gets scrapped and I start again if I discover a mistake!

It's 3:30pm now. If I'm lucky I'll be able to upload the first part to Youtube before I go to bed tonight. And no doubt it will automatically pop up before it's finished processing so I'll get stupid complaints about the crap video quality!

It's not easy being a video blogger!

Dave.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2010, 05:31:53 am by EEVblog »
 

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I know I speak for all of us Dave when I say thank you for all your hard work! :D

Looking forward to watching the shootout tomorrow while I do boring mindless computer work.  8)
 

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Dave
if i counted right the part 2 will be blog#100....or you going to make it #99-2? ;)
just a stupid question...

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if i counted right the part 2 will be blog#100....or you going to make it #99-2? ;)
just a stupid question...

I didn't even think of that.
It's #99 in two parts, uploading to Youtube now.
Not entirely happy with the final video, and probably missed a bunch of stuff, but at least it's finally done!

I've already passed the 100 video milestone already, as some I decided not to give official blog numbers for whatever reason.

Dave.
 

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Thanks in advance man, it's a tough work.

BTW, beside the drop tests i suggest... water spillage :P
 

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Water spil is important i guess, but for me, it has to pass the coffee spill test....:)
Testing one two three...
 

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Long time lurker, first time poster. I really liked the $100 test, but found the $50 one a bit better thought-out. Okay, it's probably because there were about 6 decent meters in the $100 test and only 2 in the $50 test. A comparison PDF will be really, really helpful here.

I'll probably be hated for this, but: Given they're in the same price range 'round here, would you rather buy the Uni-T UNI-T UT61D or the Extech Extech EX330 (from the $50 shootout) for use as a general electronics meter? The Uni-T looks a bit "dodgy," whereas the EX330 seems to be reasonably well-built and had some thought put into it. It probably boils down to the question: Should I rather get a decent "low-end" meter like the EX330 or a cheap "midrange" meter like the UT61D? Any suggestions?
 


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