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#6922831 - 10/16/17 06:47 PM Helion vs Quantum brightness
wiiawiwb Offline
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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)

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#6924692 - 10/18/17 10:05 AM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
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The brightness on both adjusts the whole screen. I don't find the helion to be distractingly bright.
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#6924892 - 10/18/17 12:41 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
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I haven't noticed it either.
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#6925422 - 10/18/17 10:04 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
wiiawiwb Offline
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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)

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

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#6925543 - 10/19/17 06:51 AM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
wiiawiwb Offline
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On this thread at nightvisionforumuk.com

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

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#6925842 - 10/19/17 10:50 AM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
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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
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#6926355 - 10/19/17 07:08 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
wiiawiwb Offline
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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)

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#6926400 - 10/19/17 08:01 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
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you can't learn everything via the Internet

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Edited by Pig_Popper (10/19/17 08:22 PM)
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#6926490 - 10/19/17 09:42 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
wiiawiwb Offline
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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)

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#6926507 - 10/19/17 10:03 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
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Odds are the status bar on the Pulsar isn't going to distract you
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#6928506 - 10/21/17 11:44 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
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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.
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#6929195 - 10/22/17 06:37 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: Pig_Popper]
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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.
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#6930151 - 10/23/17 01:29 PM Re: Helion vs Quantum brightness [Re: wiiawiwb]
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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
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