We touched on this subject in another thread, but I’m getting close to pulling the trigger on an inexpensive scope. I’m looking to spend under $400… and lower if possible. Mostly just want to have a way to do sanity checks when I suspect I have dirty power, am missing interrupts, having noise on audio amps, etc.
I’m hearing good things about Rigol. Sort of the upper end of cost in this price bracket, but good QC. I think the Rigol DS1052E would probably be enough scope for me… the 50MHz could be limiting in the future, but on those occasions I have access to much more expensive scopes at work.
I haven’t heard as much about them, but the Atten ADS1062CAL looks pretty sweet with its widescreen display for $359 shipped from Amazon. Good reviews there… I’m probably leaning towards this one.
Also the Hantek DSO5102B 100MHz can be had for $380 on eBay from a North American shipper… but I’ve read some shaky reviews about their QC. I also hear their computer capture software isn’t great, but I’m not all that concerned about that functionality.
So I know I can search around for reviews on other forums, but do you guys have a favorite cheap scope you’d recommend?