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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2012, 11:31:28 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
Does the SDS8102 have fully isolated channels? Can you safely clip the ground leads of the channels to signals a few hundred volts above ground? Can you clip them to circuits at different potentials? The only competition in this field I'm aware of is the Fluke ScopeMeter series, and you're not going to like the prices any better.
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2012, 11:40:15 am »
The TPS2000 series is a whole other beast with isolated channels. Tek has a patent on the technology they used.
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2012, 04:02:03 am »
The only competition in this field I'm aware of is the Fluke ScopeMeter series, and you're not going to like the prices any better.

Here's some not well known competition--not cheap either.  However, not only are there isolated channels, but the vertical resolution is 12 bits:

http://www.aemc.com/products/html/moreinfo.asp?id=1816&dbname=products

I've wanted to get my hands on one of these for a few minutes ever since I saw the web page.
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2012, 04:15:32 am »
It looks like a new "My First Scope".   Goes along with the Hakko FX-888 "My First Soldering Iron" look.  Guess it's a trend.

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New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2012, 05:46:18 am »
The FX-888 has a pretty nice design. It's not stackable but I don't find a need to stack it. The soldering iron lead is too short to have it on a shelf stacked with other things anyway.

This scope seems lacking things in the front panel, it is plain and gray. At leas Rigol has some colors and other things going in the DS1052E.

I guess you call them "My first set of tools" because they both look like toys in design, one of them colorful and the other too simple to be an "adult's scope".
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2012, 06:21:38 am »
It looks like a new "My First Scope".   Goes along with the Hakko FX-888 "My First Soldering Iron" look.  Guess it's a trend.

The trend even has a name, gamification. Everything needs to look like a game (colors, simplifications, etc.) and work like a game (points/scores, achievement badges).  It is said to improve engagement by taking advantage of human's predisposition to engage in gaming.

It is something for the Facebook generation who think the whole world is just a game and get extremely annoyed when you expect some serious work from them.

Although the idea is of course not new.
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2012, 04:43:56 am »
The new digital Tek scopes has been disappointing since day one. They don't get it at all, there's no geeky guy in the design department??? Or is he asleep. The Chinese has been leading the budget DSO for quite a whie now. And when they announce new product, they do it through electronics media network and not end up in a finance news section. This is clearly a fail for a company wishing to increase stock value the product is going to be a flop anyway.

The schools kept buying Tek scope because they kept the layout the same they are either too lazy to update their learning material or the lecturer is incompetent to do so.

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2012, 05:06:49 am »
The new digital Tek scopes has been disappointing since day one. They don't get it at all, there's no geeky guy in the design department??? Or is he asleep. The Chinese has been leading the budget DSO for quite a whie now. And when they announce new product, they do it through electronics media network and not end up in a finance news section. This is clearly a fail for a company wishing to increase stock value the product is going to be a flop anyway.

The schools kept buying Tek scope because they kept the layout the same they are either too lazy to update their learning material or the lecturer is incompetent to do so.

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2012, 08:22:28 am »
The new digital Tek scopes has been disappointing since day one. They don't get it at all, there's no geeky guy in the design department??? Or is he asleep.
Well, Tek is proudly(?) blogging about their engineers going to sales dept. Go figure...
(and who knows, maybe it was a swap and someone from sales went to design dept. ;D )
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2012, 10:08:39 am »
ahhh glory days for tek RE https://twitter.com/mightyohm/status/275527981613588480
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2012, 07:12:17 pm »
ahhh glory days for tek RE https://twitter.com/mightyohm/status/275527981613588480
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2012, 01:26:45 am »
Ugh I love old stuff and I was born in 1994...too bad.
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2012, 01:35:27 am »
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2.5k sample memory and 100 MHz for 1100$

exactly my thoughts... Overpriced tripe. probably a rehash from some old crap they had laying around. and it still has the crappy 320x240 qvga display. Come on guys... wake up and look at your new chinese overlords. They are gone to beat the shit out of you ...
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2012, 03:08:30 am »
Come on guys... wake up and look at your new chinese overlords. They are gone to beat the shit out of you ...

Danaher don't care. They will run a lean tight ship and milk every last dollar of profit from every existing product line until the division (or company) dies.

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2012, 04:28:24 am »
There are still a lot of people paying for the name so TEK would survive  :-DD
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2012, 04:30:37 am »
I bet every new tek scopes =  :-BROKE
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2012, 04:31:24 am »
320 x 240?? :-DD  :-DD  On like at 6-7" display?

My free cellphone has a 2.4" display with the SAME resolution.

Yikes.

Well better start buying stock in HP/Agilent...
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2012, 05:44:44 pm »
There are still a lot of people paying for the name so TEK would survive  :-DD
We shouldn't forget that Tektronix also make high-end scopes (and other equipment) which the Chinese don't provide. If you look for a 4 channel >300MHz scope the offerings get thin and the prices high.
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2012, 06:54:38 pm »
We shouldn't forget that Tektronix also make high-end scopes (and other equipment) which the Chinese don't provide. If you look for a 4 channel >300MHz scope the offerings get thin and the prices high.
http://www.rigolna.com/products/digital-oscilloscopes/ds4000/ds4054/
Not a problem.
http://www.rigolna.com/products/digital-oscilloscopes/ds6000/ds6104/
That? Certainly not a problem finding one either
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2012, 10:51:14 pm »
tek and agilent should leave the low end to other makers.
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2012, 11:18:48 pm »
There are still a lot of people paying for the name so TEK would survive  :-DD
..but a name won't last forever if it isn't backed up by good products, especially when people are increasing looking for good value. How long will people go on paying twice the price for an inferior product just because of the name?
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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2012, 11:25:26 pm »
Very true. You can only live off your name for so long before people realize "Oh wow these products suck. Or oh wow, I can get the same thing for half the price."
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2012, 08:41:32 am »
Just my luck as a student of Adelaide university, I hear that they have just ordered a large quantity for thier labs. What fun I'm going to have with this state of the art equipment! This is the best oscilloscopes that they could provide for my final year project! No doubt they got this at some rock bottom price to haha   |O  :palm:
 

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2012, 08:46:38 am »
No doubt they got this at some rock bottom price to haha   |O  :palm:

Yep, they would have practically given them away.
Do they have any old scopes you can score?

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Re: New Tek TBS1000 Scopes
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2012, 08:51:39 am »
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  No doubt they got this at some rock bottom price to haha   |O  :palm:

When you sell something heavily overpriced there is always room for a good discount and nice commission for the purchasing manager:)
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