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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 11:35:13 pm »
Cool, no excluded country's this time?
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2020, 01:07:23 am »
Cool, no excluded country's this time?

"This promotion is limited to specific countries and is only open to entrants aged 18 years or older at the time of submission who are legal residents of, and physically located within, Austria, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Chile, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea Republic of, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island), and Venezuela."

 
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2020, 02:11:37 am »
Just curious; are the chances of winning proportional to how promising of a sales candidate the entrant is based on their answers to the profile questions?
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2020, 04:19:08 am »
Shouldn't be, there's pretty strict laws on sweepstakes (games of chance vs skill). From the terms and conditions:

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6. Prize Description. There will be one prize winner. The prize is: One Keysight MXR208A Series Oscilloscope, $47,000 US List Price (sum of prize pool)
7. Taxes. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes and duties, if any, are the winner's sole responsibility.
8. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning this promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received.

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11. Winner Notification... In accordance with local laws, if the selected entrant is a Canadian or South African resident, that entrant will be required to answer a mathematical skill-testing question(s), without assistance of any kind (whether mechanical or otherwise), within the time frame provided above.
 
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2020, 06:50:37 am »
Cool, no excluded country's this time?

"This promotion is limited to specific countries and is only open to entrants aged 18 years or older at the time of submission who are legal residents of, and physically located within, Austria, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Chile, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea Republic of, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island), and Venezuela."

Venezuela ?

After seeing this kind of stunt -> Adobe is cutting off users in Venezuela due to sanctions by US President ...   ::)



Someone at Keysight simply screwed up ... big time.  :-DD
 
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2020, 02:26:20 pm »
Someone at Keysight simply screwed up ... big time.  :-DD
As long as they have a licence from US government they can do business with Venezuela. https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/28/20936214/adobe-venezuela-sanctions-us-executive-order
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2020, 05:27:47 pm »
Someone at Keysight simply screwed up ... big time.  :-DD
As long as they have a licence from US government they can do business with Venezuela. https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/28/20936214/adobe-venezuela-sanctions-us-executive-order

Yes, but don't you think its weird, that US Gov. keeps trying so hard to topple the current leader Nicolas Maduro for years, heavy economics embargo and especially with recent (just few days ago) a failed attempt by CIA & US Silvercorp mercenaries to assassin him in Venezuela.

Just few examples out of many -> HERE or HERE

Imagine what if Maduro's kid won the prize ?  :-DD

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 05:34:21 pm »
I'm not going to comment on country stuff other than we work with our legal teams to try to include as many countries + people as possible.

For the sweepstakes, your answers do not impact your chances of winning. That would be illegal for us and it's purely chance (hence "sweepstakes" vs. "contest"). Answering the questions truthfully does help us evaluate this type of thing and get funding for future events/projects like this, so we do appreciate getting useful/accurate information!
 
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2020, 06:01:48 pm »
Entered to win!

On the off chance I don't win I'd still be happy with the 1204 bottle opener scope...  ;)
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2020, 08:39:07 pm »
Thank you, Daniel, looks like a really nice scope.
I have entered to win.
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2020, 08:55:21 pm »
Entered without a chance to win.
Why does the registration page is happy to take in all of my personal information (including full name and address and country)
even when that country is excluded from participating?
Making the country's that cant enter non select-able in the country's selection list would save some people quit some time,
and now I feel tricked and abused for not getting the lolly and a ride in the van.  :(
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2020, 10:27:28 pm »
It's always the same discussion about eligible countries.  :palm:

Giving away an oscilloscope the price of a very decent car is a pretty good way of introducing it though. Will Shahriar from The Signal Path get one for review? I'd love to hear his views on it.
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2020, 10:44:42 pm »
I entered but I have mixed feelings about winning such a beast. While I'm not sure which model this is exactly, it will most probably cost a fortune and the import taxes will be brutal.
Then again, it's not like a ever one anything substantial in my life, so this is not a problem I'll have to deal with. And it sure looks sweet. Time base accuracy "8 parts per billion". Holy Christ.
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2020, 10:50:38 pm »
I entered but I have mixed feelings about winning such a beast. While I'm not sure which model this is exactly, it will most probably cost a fortune and the import taxes will be brutal.
Then again, it's not like a ever one anything substantial in my life, so this is not a problem I'll have to deal with. And it sure looks sweet. Time base accuracy "8 parts per billion". Holy Christ.
I'm sure Keysight won't mind declaring "Assorted electronic components".  :-DD
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2020, 11:13:48 pm »
Just for fun, I had a short look at the options. There are 12 (!) different license models for low speed decode/trigger option (SPI, RS232 and the like). The fact that you can buy a time limited license (6 month, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months) makes me shudder to think what a perpetual license would cost ;)
And only a few (4 out of 12) of these license models are "transportable". So looks like you pay a few thousand k$ to be allowed to use an option for some months but if the server is down, you're screwed. Brave new world.
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2020, 11:23:45 pm »
Just for fun, I had a short look at the options. There are 12 (!) different license models for low speed decode/trigger option (SPI, RS232 and the like). The fact that you can buy a time limited license (6 month, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months) makes me shudder to think what a perpetual license would cost ;)
And only a few (4 out of 12) of these license models are "transportable". So looks like you pay a few thousand k$ to be allowed to use an option for some months but if the server is down, you're screwed. Brave new world.
People are already growing wary of everything being a subscription. Big investments don't combine will with relinquishing control over your investment either. I may work out short term, until people figure out how they can cut you out permanently by moving to a competitor.
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2020, 01:20:03 am »
Will the scope be software upgradable, or do you need to send it in?

E: Looks like software upgradable.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2020, 01:21:49 am by KaneTW »
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2020, 11:04:05 am »
Why not these states?  (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island).

In Maine, about everything except cars has a 4 year implied? warranty.

I have fun at big box checkouts when they want to sell me an extended warranty on a $10.00 item. I mention the above, usually loud enough for others in earshot.

I'll yell now with the 6 foot rule. :)
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2020, 02:30:37 am »
Why not these states?  (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island).

I haven't read the appropriate legislation - but I would think it was obvious.  I'll bet you London to a brick that it will be encased within those states' legislation on games of chance/gambling/lotteries/raffles etc. that make it impractical (or impossible) for Keysight to comply.

In other words - it's the state legislatures of Florida, New York, and Rhode Island that you should challenge ... not Keysight.
 
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2020, 08:30:27 pm »
congrats on a great looking scope :)

Reading the spec PDF - it looks like it is the end of the line for the 4000 series? At least it is not in the comparison in the spec sheep(t) pg. 17?

But one like that with RTCA to 6.2 and wide real time bandwidth would be lovely for my Wireless stuff. :) If I WON a beast like that I'd put up my MDO4000 with 6GHz spectrum analyser as a giveaway....

So my "affirmation" ( as per Scott Adams ) ... - is "I will get a Keysight MXR with RTSA and protocols bundle....."   8)
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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2020, 04:43:47 pm »
Will Shahriar from The Signal Path get one for review? I'd love to hear his views on it.

Yes!
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2020, 04:47:27 pm »
congrats on a great looking scope :)

Reading the spec PDF - it looks like it is the end of the line for the 4000 series? At least it is not in the comparison in the spec sheep(t) pg. 17?

Thanks! We're quite pleased with this one :)

I don't get the impression from anyone that it's the "end of the line" for the 4000 X-Series, that thing is a beast and a joy to use. It still does pretty well and holds up. Not sure why it didn't make the comparison.
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2020, 07:00:00 pm »
Thanks! We're quite pleased with this one :)
Another windows based scope?  I'm disappointed.

I thought Keysight was done with windows as per EEVblog #1032 - "John Kenny Keysight Interview".  I was looking forward to seeing a new OS direction.
 

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Re: Keysight 8 Channel MXR Oscilloscope Giveaway
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2020, 09:40:27 pm »
I thought Keysight was done with windows as per EEVblog #1032 - "John Kenny Keysight Interview".  I was looking forward to seeing a new OS direction.
Windows CE. This is full Windows 10 on a regular x86 PC. The hit-or-miss video performance and stability of Linux is probably reason enough to veer towards Windows. I do have questions about the longevity of this setup though. Is the scope able to keep up-to-date with patches and updates?
 


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