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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 08:22:03 pm »
why is that looks like a chinese shit? controls layout everything
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 08:32:38 pm »
The product manager for that has a long sparking career ahead. NOT....
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 08:38:05 pm »
TBS series... that must stand for Total Bull S**t  ;D

MFW reading the specs and prices:
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 08:44:01 pm »
"Most Affordable Tektronix Oscilloscope Series Delivers Unprecedented Value"
 :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD
2.5k sample memory ... Wake me up when 2012 comes  :o
and ... 100 MHz for 1100$ WOOHOO! Brilliant. Let me go to a Tektronix store and ask if they offer anything with"unprecedented value"  :-DD
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 08:48:40 pm »
This is what you get when a company's hive mind thinks it is beneath them to compete in a particular market section, but the bosses say they have to, because the marketing guys say they have to.

$520 list price for a 25 MHz entry level, hobbyist oscilloscope? I don't think so.

Students? Well, the misguided ones who only know oscilloscopes from their uni's lab and they all happen to be Teks.

Educators? Maybe, and Tek seems to target them with accompanying "education resources" and will likely give them a discount. The five year warranty might also be tempting for educators.

Professionals? If they have a bean counting boss.
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 08:49:10 pm »
I really hope that Tektronix has something good up their sleeve to show off soon, and that this crapola is just bridging the gap...
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 08:52:40 pm »
April 1 is a long way off!

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 09:50:19 pm »
Someone in Tektronix is going to get fired over these scopes. For Tek's sake I hope its vapourware. Nobody with a right mind would buy such a scope. I really don't understand that nobody at Tektronix sees that they have been missing out on the low end market since the TDS1000 series.
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 10:32:53 pm »
Maybe for $320 that would be a good deal. No way Tek.

Rigol is going to come ringing your doorbell and personally hand your ass to you in a box.

They're letting us down. No one wants to see Tek get run over by a Chinese company, (well unless you're Chinese or hate America or Tek), but if Rigol is making the better product, they win.

 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 11:26:45 pm »
I can't even bother looking at the price, I'm so stunned by how crappy it looks. That control panel looks overly sparse and prototype-y. It looks weird, kind of like the two-channel versions of four-channel Agilent scopes that look like they're missing something where the other channels would be - except it's not missing anything and it still has that look.
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 11:36:11 pm »
Great, so essentially another rehash of the TDS 200/1000/B series. The TDS 1000 series added FFT as standard, a frequency counter and some other minor features. The TDS 1000B added USB connectivity. The TBS1000 appears to add a color LCD. All use the same short (analog shift register based) memory. Tektronix should really stop adding irrelevant features to old technology (how long do they think they can sell nineties-era sampling technology?) and come up with some substantial improvements. A DPO2000 series scope for well under $1000, for example.
 

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New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 12:03:20 am »
Me thinks Dave watches the stock market closely.
 

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New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 12:08:19 am »
Notice it is $520 for 25MHz. Leaves thinking what's so special about Tek's general purpose scopes.
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 01:00:28 am »
http://www.tek.com/oscilloscope/mso2000-dpo2000

The MSO2000/DPO2000 are the ones competing against the Rigol and Agilent 2000 series scopes. The 1000 series  :-- Somebody in marketing has to be fired :(
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2012, 01:09:35 am »
2.5k sample memory ... Wake me up when 2012 comes  :o
and ... 100 MHz for 1100$ WOOHOO! Brilliant. Let me go to a Tektronix store and ask if they offer anything with"unprecedented value"  :-DD

For almost the same price you can get the baseline 70MHz Agilent 2000X series!

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2012, 01:12:37 am »
Me thinks Dave watches the stock market closely.

Nah, that just came up first on Google for the press release.

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2012, 01:14:06 am »
There must be a market for the branded name scopes in the bottom end:

http://www.home.agilent.com/en/pc-1562658/oscilloscope?pm=SC&nid=-34250.0&cc=US&lc=eng

 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 01:33:30 am »
There must be a market for the branded name scopes in the bottom end:
http://www.home.agilent.com/en/pc-1562658/oscilloscope?pm=SC&nid=-34250.0&cc=US&lc=eng

Yeah, Tek will sell a few to several gullible markets, enough to make it worthwhile.
Doesn't make it any less hilarious though  :-DD

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2012, 01:48:16 am »
Blasphemy!  A 1052E for $800? You're shittin me.

 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2012, 01:59:45 am »
Blasphemy!  A 1052E for $800? You're shittin me.

That's what I paid for mine 4 years ago!
Was a bargain at the time.
The 1052E has twice the bandwidth of the Tek, and 400 times the memory!

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2012, 05:41:32 am »
http://www.tek.com/datasheet/oscilloscope/tps2000-digital-storage-oscilloscopes
This one goes only for $2990 and you can Hot swap batteries. I wonder how it stuck up against the Owon SDS8102 for $599  |O
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2012, 07:23:56 am »
So glad I purchased my Rigol 1052E (and subsequently firmware modded to 1102E, thanks guys on the EEVBlog forum!). Same performance for 1/2 (or better!) the price? Good luck selling to anyone that's not a giant Tek fan...
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2012, 09:52:58 am »
As Tek seems to have abandoned any new development and are just rehashing obsolete designs, maybe they'd be better off going for the serious retro market and re-introducing this model - hell if I had the space I'd buy one!
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2012, 10:17:38 am »
But... It comes with two channels!

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