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Offline 6E5

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Upgrading Rigol MSO5000 Series LCD (Thoughts?)
« on: April 21, 2019, 09:22:42 pm »
I'm thinking of purchasing the Rigol MSO5000 series - some of the features that I like are the HDMI out, the built in function generator, the internet and app connectivity, the touch screen.


I am generally disappointed in the quality of the screens though, of oscilloscopes in general. I figure if I'm looking at something that costs more than a phone, it should probably look pretty good.

Has any had any experience upgrading the LCD? At the very least I guess it would be the same to use the HDMI out and somehow extend the touchscreen controller inputs so they can be used externally.
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol MSO5000 Series LCD (Thoughts?)
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 01:30:31 am »
I am generally disappointed in the quality of the screens though, of oscilloscopes in general. I figure if I'm looking at something that costs more than a phone, it should probably look pretty good.

What's your opinion of those $500 multimeters with low resolution black&white screens?  :popcorn:
 

Offline james_s

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Re: Upgrading Rigol MSO5000 Series LCD (Thoughts?)
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 04:24:00 pm »
What's wrong with the screen and what do you want to upgrade it to? The display is not really what you're paying for with a scope. You're not going to be watching movies on it.
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol MSO5000 Series LCD (Thoughts?)
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 11:17:09 pm »
What's wrong with the screen and what do you want to upgrade it to? The display is not really what you're paying for with a scope. You're not going to be watching movies on it.
You can, and you can play Doom too if you like - so why not?

I agree the screen isn't what you're paying for primarily but if someone wants to update it why not

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Re: Upgrading Rigol MSO5000 Series LCD (Thoughts?)
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 07:30:58 pm »
Meanwhile the display brightness was increased, nevertheless this one is still interesting:

9 Inch IPS Display

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Re: Upgrading Rigol MSO5000 Series LCD (Thoughts?)
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 08:39:32 pm »
Have you actually used one in person?
Don't waste your time. If you require a bigger screen go with HDMI and an external monitor or use the web interface on your PC.

I figure if I'm looking at something that costs more than a phone, it should probably look pretty good.

Its not really a reasonable argument when the screen on a phone is about 30-40% of total BOM cost, its a different market.
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol MSO5000 Series LCD (Thoughts?)
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 08:59:04 pm »
May I suggest using a larger screen monitor via the hdmi I use a 46inch screen in the lab works well you can see the screen from all angles nicely. Cost was £150 from a games exchange shop.

Scope is not touched and I use an hdmi splitter box for the other instruments that use hdmi
Never had any issues with the screens on the 5000 or 7000

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Re: Upgrading Rigol MSO5000 Series LCD (Thoughts?)
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 10:07:53 pm »
This is a discussion from five months ago. 

Agreed, with all the display options available, there is no need to upgrade the internal screen.
 
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