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jeffgod
post Oct 3 2009, 07:08 PM
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Does anyone have the Vantage Vue? I am wondering how this new product is working?
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post Oct 4 2009, 12:35 PM
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I have not seen the Vantage Vue, but reviewing what information I can find, it appears to do just about everything the Vantage Pro series does. It would appear that the Vue does not store information for as long as the Vantage Pro does. For instances, with the Vantage Pro, you can look at High/Lows, for years back. While I'm not positive, but there is not mention of that on the Vue. Also, some of the add on's such as the leaf wetness sensor, does not appear to be available on the Vue. The biggest plus is the price. Also, a minor thing, but the Vue does show when meteor showers will happen.


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post Oct 22 2009, 05:17 AM
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Also, a minor thing, but the Vue does show when meteor showers will happen.


What else does?
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post Oct 22 2009, 06:37 PM
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I have a Vantage pro 2 Plus but I bought the Vantage Vue console as an additional console for my bedroom. It seems to have more information on it than the Vantage 2 console does. It sort of looks like the old Monitor console but with more data on the screen. It also allows me to use my ISS sensor and Anemometer transmitter kit. Overall I'm pleased with this console and its compatibility with Vantage Pro. Not sure about the Vantage vue sensor suite. I'm not a big fan of anemometers being combined with temp/ rain guages. Jeff.
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post Oct 23 2009, 05:50 PM
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QUOTE(jeffgod @ Oct 3 2009, 08:08 PM) *
Does anyone have the Vantage Vue? I am wondering how this new product is working?


I have it, have not completed a full review yet, when I do I will post it to my blog.

Briefly:

PROS: Cheaper, all instruments, solar panel smaller (they did a really good job on this), easier battery installation, same operation & transmission range

CONS: Anemometer can't be separated, console is cluttered with a lot of info, still has some bugs cause it's early

In summary, no need to run out and buy one if you already have a VP2 because it's essentially the same, but if you're looking for a new station the lower price will open them up to a lot more sales.



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post Oct 29 2009, 04:31 PM
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Just put up a new Vantage Vue a couple of days ago. It replaces an eight year old Vantage Pro. So far so good, but two days isn't really enough evaluation time. The accuracy specs are the same as for the Vantage Pro 2. The display console is a little different, with seemingly more information than the Vantage Pro 2 reports. And, the all-in-one ISS unit was a plus for me, I was after a low profile, easy to install system. Leaf wetness, solar radiation, and UV are not available for the Vantage Vue, and neither is a fan aspirated sensor shield. I believe I can use the same Weatherlink software package that is used with the Vantage Pro, but I have not tried it yet.

The only issue I had with my old Vantage Pro was the bearings in the anemometer were apparently shot, as it took quite a bit of wind to turn it. In the eight years I had it, I had to replace the board in the ISS twice. But Davis customer service was very good; after speaking with their tech support, they sent the board out and told me to just return the old one once I had installed the new one. The first time around it was free, even though the unit was out of warranty!

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post Oct 31 2009, 04:17 AM
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The VUE is a weather station but probably not a replacement for a VP2, it simply supplements the range of models available with different capabilities.

The meteor shower thing is still a mystery?
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post Nov 1 2009, 12:19 AM
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QUOTE(Bugs @ Oct 31 2009, 04:17 AM) *
The VUE is a weather station but probably not a replacement for a VP2, it simply supplements the range of models available with different capabilities.

The meteor shower thing is still a mystery?


The principle meteor showers happen the same time each year, within a couple day range at least. So there's no mystery. I'm sure you can google "meteor showers" and find a schedule, then add them to your computer calendar as a recurring event so you remember each year.

If you're looking for an excuse to get the Vue, forget the above and pretend it predicts them by the atmospheric conditions. smile.gif
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post Nov 1 2009, 04:53 PM
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Don't intend "pretending" anything and FYI the term "meteor shower" is only mentioned once in one Vue document without any explanation and is not referenced what so ever in the technical specifications, so the best thing in this instance is to simple ignore that it exists unless Davis come forth with additional information.

As an excuse for a Vue, don't need and excuse and have already trialed one. As previously mentioned they are not a replacement for a VP2 especially considering the rain collector and all in one head unit. The pole mount could also have been a little longer and double clamped. The Vue console as a basic display is a much better setup than the VP2 console.

One thing that could be a worry is the number of access points in the base mould of the head unit where bugs, spiders, ants etc could find a home?
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post Nov 1 2009, 11:50 PM
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Sorry, your question wasn't quite clear to me.
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