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T-BOLT
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Hi, first post here but have referenced the forum numerous times.

Has anyone seen the difference between the 7.85" Crystal Sky High Brightness and the Ultra Brightness monitors?  I'm just pondering if its really worth the wait and extra $$$.  Right now I'm using an ipad mini 4 which is fine with my hood but it overheats like CRAZY out here in the Texas heat.

Sorry if this has been posted already, I wasn't able to find a comparison.

Thanks!
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dronesinairs
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I dont know of any tests for ultra bright yet but firefighters review both 1000 nit in texas
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T-BOLT
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So apparently the ipad mini 4 is around 440 cd/m2 brightness, where the CrystalSky High Brightness is at 1000 cd/m2.  That's over twice as bright!

That's great as long as there are no over heating issues.

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dronesinairs Posted at 2017-7-29 08:31
I dont know of any tests for ultra bright yet but firefighters review both 1000 nit in texas

That's exactly what I needed.  Thanks.  I'm sold!
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T-BOLT Posted at 2017-7-29 08:55
That's exactly what I needed.  Thanks.  I'm sold!

If you need brightness and no overheating then CrystalSky is the only option in the price range (it has a built in fan). If you need it to work like a tablet and use other apps it might now work for you.  
Click the CrystalSky tab at the bottom https://docs.google.com/spreadsh ... edit#gid=1103644402

Also here is a Crystalsky wishlist thread: http://forum.dji.com/thread-103078-1-1.html





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dronesinairs Posted at 2017-7-29 09:24
If you need brightness and no overheating then CrystalSky is the only option in the price range (it has a built in fan). If you need it to work like a tablet and use other apps it might now work for you. Click the CrystalSky tab at the bottom https://docs.google.com/spreadsh ... edit#gid=1103644402

Also here is a Crystalsky wishlist thread: http://forum.dji.com/thread-103078-1-1.html

Really appreciate it.  I found Toms Tech review as well.

Ya that pretty much the only bummer cause I do use Hanger Autopilot for Panos.  I really need to stop auto panos, but I could still use my iphone for that anyway.  

Oh and I prefer to use my bluetooth headset when I fly to listen to the app (and keep people from talking to me) - doesn't appear to have bluetooth capability.
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T-BOLT Posted at 2017-7-29 11:02
Really appreciate it.  I found Toms Tech review as well.

Ya that pretty much the only bummer cause I do use Hanger Autopilot for Panos.  I really need to stop auto panos, but I could still use my iphone for that anyway.  

For audio you could get a bluetooth dongle, or use wired headphones.
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Thank You @dronesinairs for posting that review!  I have the 7.85 Ultra on pre-order and was really impressed with the review and the details he covered.
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StianGel Posted at 2017-7-29 18:32
For audio you could get a bluetooth dongle, or use wired headphones.

Dongle is the way to go for sure - never using wired headphones again!  LOL, spoiled right?  For sure the dongle will work on the CrystalSky?  Just seems crazy a $600 monitor doesn't have Bluetooth.
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T-BOLT Posted at 2017-7-30 11:38
Dongle is the way to go for sure - never using wired headphones again!  LOL, spoiled right?  For sure the dongle will work on the CrystalSky?  Just seems crazy a $600 monitor doesn't have Bluetooth.

Something like this should work fine.
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StianGel Posted at 2017-7-30 12:16
Something like this should work fine.

Ya that doesn't thrill me cause it sticks out too much.  I'm sure it would work though.  I was thinking maybe the usb connection would work?  You can find them that set much more flush.
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T-BOLT Posted at 2017-7-30 14:04
Ya that doesn't thrill me cause it sticks out too much.  I'm sure it would work though.  I was thinking maybe the usb connection would work?  You can find them that set much more flush.

Yes, the supplied adapter si cumbersome. You could probably find or make a short cable that is flush.
Then you just stick the dongle somewhere suitable.
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StianGel Posted at 2017-7-30 14:49
Yes, the supplied adapter si cumbersome. You could probably find or make a short cable that is flush.
Then you just stick the dongle somewhere suitable.

Ya, I'm sure I'll figure something out.  Thanks.

So I just finished talking to DJI support and they said Bluetooth and Bluetooth dongles are not supported, but that 4K Dongles are, and that I should try it and see.  LOL, they are cheap so I'll give it a shot.   
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Thanx for a great review and solving the crucial overheating question...
So far it seems: Crystalsky Don't overheat at all.
Please correct me if wrong.
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Any clue as to when we can expect the Ultra to start shipping?
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CKE ENTERPRISES
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Oh Crystalsky Ultra DOES overheat, I received mine 2/21/18, did all the updates and firmware updates, received my mount the next day and went to fly
Less than 20 minutes later
it was dead
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CKE ENTERPRISES
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Trying the high brightness monitor tomorrow in hopes of seeing the screen outside but the Ultra still overheats even after new firmware updates
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CKE ENTERPRISES Posted at 2018-2-23 04:41
Trying the high brightness monitor tomorrow in hopes of seeing the screen outside but the Ultra still overheats even after new firmware updates

Look forward to hearing from your feedback on CS 7.85 H.  Thanks.
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I bought 7.85" Ultra 20% off ($799.20) with coupons from DJI Select Membership Tuesday. Just arrived today (Friday). Using it this weekend in 40 degree temps.
The 5.5" was $375.20 with the coupon. Ordered Thursday, shipped Thursday, arrives Monday. They are using FedEx ground which is still 2 days Georgia to Chicago. UPS ground will ofter ship 2 days but hold your package in warehouse for 2 days cause you didn't pay them enough.

https://store.dji.com/select
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CKE ENTERPRISES
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The CS high brightness worked flawlessly today in the middle of the day, afternoon and testing tomorrow again..

I can finally wear polarized sun glasses to eliminate glare from the sun and see everything perfectly

Yes the Ultra is a little brighter but the difference is NOT worth dealing with over heating and losing a grand for something that may last 18 minutes like mine did

The high brightness is worth every penny, better than my tablets, cell phones and battery life is
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CKE ENTERPRISES Posted at 2018-2-24 17:35
The CS high brightness worked flawlessly today in the middle of the day, afternoon and testing tomorrow again..

I can finally wear polarized sun glasses to eliminate glare from the sun and see everything perfectly

I tend to agree with CKE, my 5.5 is plenty bright enough and the heat generated by the ULTRA  is not worth the hassle of dealing with it.

I'd sell mine if I could but no one is interested in a flakey product with no warranty because it's second hand, also with the failures the Ultra's reputation amongst informed users is shot.

In use the 5.5 is a much better form factor with the MP, MPP and MA controllers, the Ultra is too big, bulky and heavy  and it's a bit of a waste of time if you have to use the Ultra at minimum brightness to baby it, when you can pump out 1000 nits on the high brightness units each day every day without an issue at all.
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