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December 15, 2017, 07:13:56 PM

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Offline amos1909

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Thermal ideas
« on: January 05, 2017, 09:40:23 PM »
I know of someone who is wanting thermal night vision.  Any recommendations? What does a good set run?

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Re: Thermal ideas
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 10:04:33 PM »
I know of someone who is wanting thermal night vision.  Any recommendations? What does a good set run?

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Can you give an idea of what they want to use it for?  Hunting, security, etc.

Also price range.

We've had thermal in the $1300ish range for entry level stuff (still quite capable) to $8000 or more. 
Some thermal can be had for hobby use, home use (leak finding), or generally very up close things can be had for under $600.  These will not be suitable for really any outside purpose.
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Re: Thermal ideas
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 10:56:46 PM »
He has some really bad leaks in his home but wants one for survival (Hunting and security), primary for a crap hitting the fan scenario.

Budget would be $1200-1500.


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Re: Thermal ideas
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 11:14:37 PM »
Too bad you did not post this a day ago. I just sold a brand new ATN unit for what I paid for it $1150.

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Re: Thermal ideas
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 10:15:11 AM »
He has some really bad leaks in his home but wants one for survival (Hunting and security), primary for a crap hitting the fan scenario.

Budget would be $1200-1500.


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Edge had a good one, the ATN OTS HD 384.  There was a steal on that  OTS HD 384 awhile ago.  Those units have a TON of options.

Other than that there is a few Pulsar units that sometimes come in that range.  The LD19 and HD19a which are also 384 units. 
These will have visibly better performance than comparable price 320 units. 

We keep a close eye on thermal here, if your friend has funds ready we can let you know when there is a great deal.
 

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Re: Thermal ideas
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 02:15:44 AM »
The Pulsar LD19a is dropped into your friend's price range.  It's the same as an HD19a except it's the 9hz model meaning it will be a bit jerky on the display.  I own this exact model, it's usable and doesn't bother me really, but YMMV.

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This is back up to $1900 now.  Not a great deal.
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Re: Thermal ideas
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2017, 08:57:51 PM »
I'll be watching this one and searching as well. Just bought a complete PVS 14 setup, but once I recover, thermal is my next move.