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brokenwave
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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: intercept789]
      #6084309 - 09/16/13 04:55 PM

There is a thread in CN Meade forum.
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/6079352/page...

Also in the Yahoo Groups LX80 forum.


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Starhawk
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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: intercept789]
      #6084318 - 09/16/13 04:59 PM

Apparently that's a practical joke at the forum's expense:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_69955_Steve-Meade-Designs-VM-1-SMD-VM1.html

Based on that, I suggest withholding any judgement based on the narrative above.

-Rich


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Mkofski
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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: brokenwave]
      #6084356 - 09/16/13 05:18 PM

I haven't heard anything about the name change but I wouldn't be surprised. The other things about the LX80 that Michael said in his post, I've heard before.

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Mkofski
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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #6084438 - 09/16/13 06:03 PM

Quote:

Be careful of how you use your words, would hate to see another thread get locked by misunderstanding,,,,,
Kasey




Kasey,

I'm not sure what part of my post could be misunderstood or a reason to lock the thread.

Mike


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Mkofski
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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: dpippel]
      #6084444 - 09/16/13 06:07 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Now that the buyout is done, we should know the direction the new owner is going soon. If the intent is to continue with business, resale value shouldn't be much different for Meade than for Celestron. The big factor on LX80 resale value is what Meade decides to do about the revisions that are already in the works. If the mount is upgraded resale value shouldn't be a problem.




Speculation Mike, as are my comments. IMO there's simply too much uncertainty surrounding Meade for the foreseeable future to make opinions regarding the company and its operations going forward anything more than pure guesswork. That uncertainly would factor into my purchasing decision if I were buying a mount, which is why I commented on it.




Yes, it is speculation but I think (more speculation) that we will have a good idea of how the whole thing will shake out in a few months.


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ur7x
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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: Starhawk]
      #6084451 - 09/16/13 06:12 PM

Quote:

Apparently that's a practical joke at the forum's expense:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_69955_Steve-Meade-Designs-VM-1-SMD-VM1.html

Based on that, I suggest withholding any judgement based on the narrative above.

-Rich




Very funny... I loved the video of the guy with the tats

The sad truth is that Meade fans (for some reason) are so desperate for some good news from the blue and silver company that they will almost believe anything right now.


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intercept789
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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: ur7x]
      #6141028 - 10/16/13 02:22 PM

Anything new at all, on either of these two mounts? Especially the LX80 since that seems to be the biggest question mark. Any new news with Meade?

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WesC
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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: intercept789]
      #6141082 - 10/16/13 02:54 PM

Yep...

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/6139235/page...


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ur7x
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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: WesC]
      #6141706 - 10/16/13 08:05 PM

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Yep...

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/6139235/page...




The only news in that thread about the LX80 is the complete lack of news (and comment) in Meade's latest press release about the LX80. Some say that this is since a new mount is coming to replace it and the LX80 is dead and no longer being built... But there is no way to verify any of this.


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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: ur7x]
      #6141742 - 10/16/13 08:31 PM

And don't you think that is relevant? I certainly do.

I, personally, would never consider buying an LX80.


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ur7x
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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: WesC]
      #6141789 - 10/16/13 08:56 PM

The fact is we don't know what that means... It could be a simple oversight by the new Meade Management. It could mean that the other products on that list are simply a higher priority or it could mean the mount is "done"

The truth is that this mount was "done" before it was even offered for sale.

As for would I buy one? I actually tried to buy one just before they were first released and I was talked out of that by my local Meade dealer and some rather sarcastic unnamed posters on this forum.

I am forever grateful to both the dealer and to the Meade fans who didn't like my "Whats the deal with this launch" questions. Together they helped me dodge a big bullet with this problematic mount.


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Re: Advanced VX vs. the Meade LX-80 and the Merger. new [Re: ur7x]
      #6141847 - 10/16/13 09:27 PM

Quote:

The fact is we don't know what that means... It could be a simple oversight by the new Meade Management. It could mean that the other products on that list are simply a higher priority




The items on the list are those which are produced by Meade and which they intend to continue to produce. Meade never made the LX80 and the new owners are unlikely to want to buy from competing Chinese companies. Any replacement will probably be a Meade-produced mount. That will take time.


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