Opinions on these two scopes?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GRNDPNDR, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. GRNDPNDR

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    When I was in school we used a Tektronix TDS1002b scope to do our electronics work, I like this scope, have become familiar with it, and it has USB capabilities.

    I was also looking at the TDS1012b which has a bit more bandwidth even though the 1002b would likely do everything I need it to.

    The 1012b doesn't appear to have a USB port though?

    Does anyone have any experience on these scopes or general advice on scopes ?

    I can find both on eBay for roughly the same price so I'm not sure which I should choose, although in 2 hours I may be the ending bidder on a 1002b.
     
  2. GRNDPNDR

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    I'm now the proud owner of a TDS1002b scope, for the low price of $432.
     
  3. spinnaker

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    You didn't wait very long for an opinion. :)

    I would have suggested Rigol. You would most likely get more bang for your buck but it is still hard to beat the quality of a Tek. And a pretty decent price too.
     
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  4. GRNDPNDR

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    I didn't wait long because I put the bid in the night before, and it ended before anyone replied here.... I was the winner so I didn't have a choice but to buy it :)

    I'm happy though, I'm familiar with this unit as we used them in school a lot, and it's really compact which I like as well....plus like you said the price was unbeatable (if it's in good shape)
     
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