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Picture quality

Post by Si1274 » 03 Jan 2016, 08:56

Hi guys I've got a e700 from sure 24 with 16mm lens and filter removed the monitor is a cheapy from eBay 4.3inch and a elwire craft battery ,all the leads r hard wired just wondering is there any tips to get a better picture quality mines good but looking at some vids some of them r spot on ',the ir is a t50 850 nm cheers guys :thumbup:

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Re: Picture quality

Post by Radagast » 03 Jan 2016, 10:30

5 inch monitor will give you the full use of the camera resolution. 4.3 inch monitors may be half the resolution. Check that the gain setting is on automatic, if you have changed the factory settings this may be an issue.

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Re: Picture quality

Post by jax13 » 03 Jan 2016, 20:14

I've seen a couple of 4.3 screens that are pretty good to be honest, not quite as good as the 5" sure one but to be fair, they are half (or less) the cost.

What I have found is that scope choice can have a far more dramatic impact on the picture displayed than the camera, ir or screen used.

My clarity (not range) improved tenfold with a change of scope to something more ir friendly.

Have a play and see what your other scopes do, expensive is not always a guarantee of good performance and neither is low cost. From what I understand it's all to do with the coatings the len manufacturer uses.

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Re: Picture quality

Post by some bloke » 04 Jan 2016, 00:33

I used to kid myself the 4.3" one's were OK when I first used them - but even my old eyes easily saw the big improvement of the 800 x 480 HD monitors when I paid that little bit more - same as many other things in life.

If you compare Sure24 prices for both there is not much difference - there is not much difference between ebay prices either.

Example: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371330712296

I buy 5 to 10 at a time at those prices and get the 5% off. True I occasionally find one is not up to scratch. The vendors baulk and stall, pretend no understandy but I'm still in front. My advice is if you only want one get it from SURE24 - their customer support is legendary.

It shouldn't be making any difference to the videos you see though. That will be down to the DVR and the processing.
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Re: Picture quality

Post by Radagast » 04 Jan 2016, 00:56

I have one of the better 4.3 inch screens. The 5 inch screen is still an improvement on it.

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Re: Picture quality

Post by Si1274 » 04 Jan 2016, 05:18

Cheers lads going to try a bigger monitor with a better resolution :thumbup:

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Re: Picture quality

Post by Radagast » 04 Jan 2016, 06:12

As you are in the UK I'll second buying from Sure24, Ebay sellers may provide a reduced resolution screen. Sure was burnt with their first order of stock and now make sure they have the correct one.

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Re: Picture quality

Post by Si1274 » 06 Jan 2016, 05:31

TV monitor came yesterday said it was the higher resolution but shock it was not ,going to order from sure 24 today .lying bas....d : if they say it's the higher res why don't they send wot they advertised, dodgy sellers if u ask me

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Re: Picture quality

Post by some bloke » 06 Jan 2016, 05:48

Si1274 wrote:TV monitor came yesterday said it was the higher resolution but shock it was not ,going to order from sure 24 today .lying bas....d : if they say it's the higher res why don't they send wot they advertised, dodgy sellers if u ask me
What did you order from where?

A lot of them are just passed through several hands on the way to the vendor - who probably never gets to see the actual item. Some are shipped in 'generic' boxes that show two or three resolution option boxes that are supposed to be ticked but often are not. If its defo not HD report it to ebay and get a refund - sooner or later they will start checking them.
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Re: Picture quality

Post by ACSlater » 10 Jan 2016, 18:20

Is there an easy way to see/test the resolution with an rca connection? I have a 4.3 and 5 inch screen. The latter's supposed to be the hd one but I don't see that much difference when used with mu e700.

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