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#1 Jake Bulgarino

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:25 AM

Hey Everyone. I have been operating a Pilot for sometime now and am in the market to pick up a bigger rig and get serious about operating.

I am pretty certain I am going to go with the Archer 2. I am looking at the pricing and see a big difference in pricing depending on what monitor I get.

There is about a $6000 difference between getting 7"STD def 700 monitor and an HD Ultrabrite 2 Monitor. They have a middle of the road HI-def monitor that falls right in the middle price wise.

That being said I was curious on your guys take on the monitors and what I should be taking into consideration in when purchasing. Any ops located in the MD DC Area?

Thanks for your time!


-Jake
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#2 Jake Bulgarino

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:11 PM

Hey Everyone. I have been operating a Pilot for sometime now and am in the market to pick up a bigger rig and get serious about operating.

I am pretty certain I am going to go with the Archer 2. I am looking at the pricing and see a big difference in pricing depending on what monitor I get.

There is about a $6000 difference between getting 7"STD def 700 monitor and an HD Ultrabrite 2 Monitor. They have a middle of the road HI-def monitor that falls right in the middle price wise.

That being said I was curious on your guys take on the monitors and what I should be taking into consideration in when purchasing. Any ops located in the MD DC Area?

Thanks for your time!


-Jake


Also if I ever wanted to upgrade the monitor later would it be difficult considering the wiring in the sled?
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#3 Aaron King

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 10:59 PM

I operate with an Archer 2 and have it with the SD monitor. When I purchased a year ago I decided against HD because I needed that extra money for others things like batteries and cables. I use a downconverter with it and haven't had any problems. The wiring in the post is HD ready, so if you go the SD monitor route you can upgrade one day with no problems.
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#4 Jake Bulgarino

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:21 AM

I operate with an Archer 2 and have it with the SD monitor. When I purchased a year ago I decided against HD because I needed that extra money for others things like batteries and cables. I use a downconverter with it and haven't had any problems. The wiring in the post is HD ready, so if you go the SD monitor route you can upgrade one day with no problems.


Hey Aaron,

Thanks for your response. Do you know if the SD monitor comes with a horizon indicator? What downconverter have you been using? What cables should I be planning on buying? Most of my work will be with the F3 , FS100, Red, and Epic.

Thanks for all your help.
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#5 RobinThwaites

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:42 AM

Hi Jake

The Archer 2 will come with a 6" Transvideo Superbright now rather than the HD UltraBrite. Makes a nice match physically.

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#6 Jake Bulgarino

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:21 AM

Hi Jake

The Archer 2 will come with a 6" Transvideo Superbright now rather than the HD UltraBrite. Makes a nice match physically.

Robin



Hey Robin,

Thanks for the update.

Is the 6" Transvideo Superbright monitor the one that comes with the cheaper archer package? If not, which one comes with the cheaper one and does it have a horizon meter?

Best,
Jake
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