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#1 David Allen Grove

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:52 PM

What transmitter package do you own? Why do you like it?  How is the Customer Service?  How much did you pay? 


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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 09:12 AM

I don't own one now because it was always such a pain in the butt to get extra from production for the xmitter (we aren't using a simple and relatively cheap modulus w/tuner anymore). I had a Boxx and it always made production and the assistants happy...though they are pretty $$$. I know a few ops who just use a cable (unless the shot is too complicated) because of the little known health concerns with these little radio stations next to our heads.

I wish we had time for the xmitter shootout! Maybe over Xmas break we can put one together to see a few side by side.Charles is a master at setting up this sort of thing -- those years of web-dating on Carney.com has paid off (at least in organizational qualities)
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#3 Sandro Galv

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 09:19 AM

I am using CW-3 and teradek (bolt and bolt 2000) But I prefer CW-3 from IDX!


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#4 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 10:12 AM

CW-3 from IDX is nice but needs to support PSF, they are working on it.....


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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 10:33 AM

I use the original Paralinx Arrow. Not the best, but it's cheap and gets the job done. If production wants something better they are free to rent it.
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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

I have a bolt and a bolt 2000. Both work exactly as intended and Teradek has great customer support. verdict? Major hit!
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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:03 AM

I've had the Transvideo Titan HD since it first came out. Does SD and HD, and always works. Best of all, never a question or complaint from video village.
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#8 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:29 AM

Boxx has a new Meridian coming out too...

 

http://boxx.tv/next-...n-for-ibc-2014/


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#9 William Demeritt

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 03:43 PM

I've got a CW-3, works great, cost effective, external antennas give great range. Once psf is solved, it'll be even better.
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#10 Alan Rencher

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 04:09 PM

That new meridian looks cool. I like devices with smart phone control (I love interfacing with my GoPro with my Android phone.) I wonder if the price point of the new Meridian will be in line with currently available systems based on the same technology.
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#11 Alan Rencher

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 04:14 PM

Once psf is solved, it'll be even better.


This seems to be the sorry of the year.
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Posted 25 September 2014 - 06:21 PM

I have been using the Boxx Meridian system for the last 4-5 years and loved it. Simple Plug and play every time .Silence at Video villiage is priceless the director always has a picture. All the guys and girls at Boxx Customer Service in Australia and England have been outstanding .For all of this Yes it comes at a price $15K each But they have paid for themselves .So much so I now own 4 systems  . 


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#13 Daniel Stilling DFF

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 10:18 PM

I own Paralinx products. I have an Arrow+ with receivers attached to SmallHD monitors. It works great and always a hit on set. 

I also have now the Arrow-X, which shares the same chassis with the Tomahawk. It works great, with the advertised range of 700ft seeming very conservative, as I have had great success through all sorts of walls as well. 

Service is top notch. They get back to you within a few hours. Once I had a TX get wet, and they sent a loaner overnight immediately, so I had it next day. They are very attentive. Can't go wrong with them...


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#14 Nicholas Davidoff

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 02:42 PM

I have a bolt and a bolt 2000. Both work exactly as intended and Teradek has great customer support. verdict? Major hit!

Hey Eric, how would you compare the Bolt to the Boxx?


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#15 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 02:44 PM

on my current show, we started with 3 bolt 2000 (1st gen) and switched them to Boxx Meridian after the first episode....to many issues and why do you need a computer to change settings and pair them? not practical....


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