Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Beam, CarnivorouZ, P-LAG LLC, Hugh TN, Rigdonkey
63890 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 88503
stxranchman 53144
bill oxner 47833
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44388
BOBO the Clown 43767
BMD 40950
Big Orn 37484
SnakeWrangler 37231
txshntr 35255
facebook
Forum Stats
63890 Members
45 Forums
418983 Topics
6072443 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
#6922831 - 10/16/17 06:47 PM Helion vs Quantum brightness
wiiawiwb Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/16/17
Posts: 31
I've been reading that the white status bar at the bottom right and the record icon on the top left are bright and distracting. I've also read, and would like to confirm, that the brightness of those two objects can not be adjusted with the Helions but can with the Quantums. Apparently in older Pulsar units the status bar was blue rather than white and was less of an issue. It is now white.

It would be nice to have an option to switch to a full screen with no distracting objects on it. This may sway my decision to a Quantum if true.

Does anyone know if the status bar and record icons can be have their brightness reduced with the Helions and Quantum models?


Edited by wiiawiwb (10/16/17 06:47 PM)

Top
#6924692 - 10/18/17 10:05 AM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
MDMORROW Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/10/11
Posts: 2965
Loc: McKinney & Pottsboro, TX
The brightness on both adjusts the whole screen. I don't find the helion to be distractingly bright.
_________________________

Night Vision / Thermal / Shooting Tripods / Accessories
www.nightvisionoutfitters.com
sales@nightvisionoutfitters.com

Top
#6924892 - 10/18/17 12:41 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
deereguy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 187
Loc: Michigan
I haven't noticed it either.
_________________________
Happy Hunting
Bob

Disclosure: Pro Staff for Pulsar as of 8-3-2015
Pro Staff Predator Hunter Outdoors

Top
#6925422 - 10/18/17 10:04 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
wiiawiwb Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/16/17
Posts: 31
I've been reading where some people are really put off by the brightness of the status bar in particular on the new Helions. These are the type of nuances I'd like to know in advance before buying particularly due to the lofty price point we're talking about for thermal equipment.

It just seems so easy for any manufacturer to have a setting that can be turned on so no objects appear on the screen and you can simply focus on the activity on screen without distracton.


Edited by wiiawiwb (10/18/17 10:04 PM)

Top
#6925456 - 10/18/17 11:40 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
Midwaytmm Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/14/16
Posts: 603
Where did you read people were put of by the ďbrightness of status barĒ? Ive literally heard zero people complain about that. You can rent just about all of it now. If youíre worried about buying wrong gear, rent them both and see what you like better. Iíve had both. Helion wins hands down. But thatís my opinion

Top
#6925543 - 10/19/17 06:51 AM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
wiiawiwb Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/16/17
Posts: 31
On this thread at nightvisionforumuk.com

Pulsar Helion XQ38F

Top
#6925580 - 10/19/17 07:30 AM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
Midwaytmm Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/14/16
Posts: 603
Well I stand corrected. All I can say is itís never bothered me . If youíre anywhere near college station, your welcome to take a look at mine. But donít have the quantum anymore so canít do side by side comp

Top
#6925842 - 10/19/17 10:50 AM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
Pig_Popper Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 1687
Loc: Fort Worth
Paralysis Analysis

If your distracted by a status bar then cognitively you're not focused on the hunt.

Get on with it and spend that money - the image of either unit will be the primary function
_________________________
I smell Bacon

Top
#6926355 - 10/19/17 07:08 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
wiiawiwb Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/16/17
Posts: 31
I would beg to differ. There is not one thing in your post above that I agree with. I've had no opportunity to use any night vision equipment and there are no places within a 4-5 hour drive that carry any. Renting, while an option, is an expensive one. $160/day are the rates I've seen. To quote a famous saying, "I don't know what I don't know." I'm trying to narrow that knowledge gap.

It wouldn't be any different than you buying a high-end rifle without ever having seen or used any firearm in your life. Your very first firearm that you'll drop $2,500+. I suspect in that case, you'd err on the side of caution to be sure you've made a well-informed decision before parting with your hard-earned money.

In the alternative, maybe you're comfortable making a decision, not having gathered all of the facts, moving forward, and living with that decision. That's fine for you and I would have no problem with it. That isn't how I do things and you should be fine with that as well.


Edited by wiiawiwb (10/19/17 07:09 PM)

Top
#6926400 - 10/19/17 08:01 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
Pig_Popper Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 1687
Loc: Fort Worth
you can't learn everything via the Internet

Risk versus Reward


Edited by Pig_Popper (10/19/17 08:22 PM)
_________________________
I smell Bacon

Top
#6926490 - 10/19/17 09:42 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
wiiawiwb Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/16/17
Posts: 31
You are absolutely right. I'm just trying to give myself the best odds I can.


Edited by wiiawiwb (10/19/17 09:46 PM)

Top
#6926507 - 10/19/17 10:03 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
Pig_Popper Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 1687
Loc: Fort Worth
Odds are the status bar on the Pulsar isn't going to distract you
_________________________
I smell Bacon

Top
#6928506 - 10/21/17 11:44 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
MDMORROW Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/10/11
Posts: 2965
Loc: McKinney & Pottsboro, TX
The quantum lite is a lot less expensive. Might risk it on that one if you're concerned about the helion. I'd be willing to bet you won't be distracted by anything in any of the pulsar units.
_________________________

Night Vision / Thermal / Shooting Tripods / Accessories
www.nightvisionoutfitters.com
sales@nightvisionoutfitters.com

Top
#6929195 - 10/22/17 06:37 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: Pig_Popper]
CharlieCTx Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 1779
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
Paralysis Analysis

If your distracted by a status bar then cognitively you're not focused on the hunt.

Get on with it and spend that money - the image of either unit will be the primary function


Sorry, but I agree with the Popper... you want to see at night, spend what you can afford. You'll be richly rewarded.
_________________________
Charlie

M&P-10+AAC Cyclone - Kel-Tec RFB+Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300
Pulsar Apex XQ-50
ATN OTS 336-70mm 60hz Thermal Monocular
ATN OTS 336-30mm 9hz Thermal Monocular
ATN NVM14 NV Monocular

Top
#6930151 - 10/23/17 01:29 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
Pitchfork Predator Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 14546
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Originally Posted By: wiiawiwb
You are absolutely right. I'm just trying to give myself the best odds I can.


You are getting advice from people that have alot of experience with thermal and you dismiss them because they don't agree with you?

You have to pay to play in the thermal game. Any of us could nit pic because of the overall cost. It sounds to me like you would be better off to wait a few more years until the price point gets much lower. up
_________________________
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920

Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >



© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide