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    Scout

    Nov 2004
    NW Florida
    DFX, Nokta Makro Simplex+
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    Help choosing new MD with best display for poor vision

    Hello, Iím a long time MDíer and Iím in a position now where Iím having difficulties seeing the LCD display on my Whiteís DFX. I know the machine well but itís difficult to manage now. Iíve recently got a new MD (Nokta Makro Simplex +) that has a more simple panel and setup, but the display is not as easy to see as I would like it. I donít have a Detector store to tryout a different model but Iíd value some opinions here. Iím impressed with the Minelab Equinox 600/800 display and setup Iíve watched in videos. VDI display, tones and setup are most important to me. Any opinions or recommendations appreciated.

    Thanks, Joe.
    Living the dream!

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    Either Equinox is my pick. I started with a AT pro, the equinox to me seems easier to learn.

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    Don

    Feb 2016
    Missouri
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    Never used enough different ones to specifically recommend one, but what I can tell you is what not to get is a Whites mx sport. That thing glares in my eyes a lot.

  4. #4
    us
    Scout

    Nov 2004
    NW Florida
    DFX, Nokta Makro Simplex+
    195
    25 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks, good to know. It doesn’t have to be easy, I’m willing to work at it but the display needs to allow it.
    Living the dream!

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    Steve

    Sep 2014
    Maryland
    Minelab EXt 505, Tesoro Sand shark, Whites coinmaster pro. Tesoro Compadre.
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    Equinox 600 or 800, Large Numbers. very good for bad eyes, I know.
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    X-terra 505, Tesoro Sand Shark, Tesoro compadre, Equinox 600.

  6. #6
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    us
    Low & Slow 2C Below

    Sep 2017
    SW Washington
    Nox 800, CTX 3030, XP DEUS, Excalibur II Garrett AT Max, Whites DFX, Vanquish 540
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    I agree with the Equinox as having a great display

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    Depending on your budget

    Also for consideration is the Minelab Vanquish 540.
    I’m sure you have seen some amazing discoveries her from many users.

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    Garrett ACE Apex is also one to consider with a nice BIG display

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  7. #7
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    Scout

    Nov 2004
    NW Florida
    DFX, Nokta Makro Simplex+
    195
    25 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks, that’s a great help. It seems like there’s always something a little better dangling out front if you have the budget. I don’t have a huge amount invested in the Simplex and I’m trying to give it a chance but it’s tough going. One thing I learned is not to wear polarized sunglasses. The Simplex display must be polarized as well...it’s even harder to read when looking through the polarized glasses.
    Living the dream!

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2015
    Southwest PA
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    I can relate to a point as I've got cataracts and macular degeneration and I must wear sunglasses good for uv ray reduction. Polarized are great in my opinion. I try to go with the tones more than the display, but am not familiar with the Nox display or yours for that matter. If your condition is one like mine that will worsen then go more by tones. At some point I won't see well enough to even get there to do the detecting. Hopefully, this will take decades.

  9. #9
    de
    Aug 2014
    Bavaria, Germany
    Whites V3i, Xp deus, Equinox 600
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    The v3i has a large well lit display. And you can adjust the font

 

 

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