Maestro resolution

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I am planning to order 6600 pretty soon and just wonder about Maestro resolution.
Maestro has 1280 x 800 resolution, while Flex "M" version has 1920x1080 pixels.
Does Flex planning to cell their stock of 1280x1080 and switch to 1920x1080?
Any plans to offer 1920x1080 vesion for few more dollars?
Now, I am not looking for answers that 1280x800 is good enough, just wonder if higher resolution screen will be offered.
Thanks
Sergey, KN7K
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Sergey Abrikosov

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Mike Presnell

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Sergey,    I always buy the fastest computer, best monitors, etc.   but, have to admit, the screen on my Maestro seems perfect to me as it is.  I'm sure I would like the 1920x1080,  but in my opinion the 1280x800 is certainly good enough.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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The higher resolution is on the M series since they mirror the screen resolution and it can be displayed on a 50 inch or bigger monitor.

800x600 is fine for an 8 inch display.

Dave wo2x
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Sergey Abrikosov

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Dave, 800x600 is questionable “fine” resolution even for 8” display in 2018.
All I am saying, Flex have higher resolution display available, why not offer them?
If you would have 2 options with 1280x800 and 1920x1080 with let’s say 100$ difference which one would you choose?
Sergey, KN7K
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Then they would have three hardware versions of Maestro to support. It is business. There is no issue with 800x600 so why spend more money in production than necessary?

I have a hardware V1 Maestro at my office and v2 Maestro at home and am perfectly satisfied with 800x600. At a screen size of 8 inches.

Now if I take my 50” 4k monitor and were to plug it into a source at 800x600 I would not be happy.

I have not seen the inside of the front panel on the M model but we are told that it is significantly different than the tablet in the Maestro.

Dave
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Dave , I am not talking about 50” monitors.
I recently switched from two 24” 1080p monitors to two 27” 4 k monitors and run SDR IQ with SDR console SW on them, resolution results in a beautiful , sharp and detailed waterfall.
Again, I am asking why not offer 1080p resolution Maestro if it available on M version?
I am aware of Flex explanation about M version output 1080p to external monitor. But again, screen on M radios has 1080p resolution, why not to have it as option on just Maestro console.

I am not here to make an arguments, just wonder if Flex will offer it in a future and/or maybe to give them an idea that some of us could be interested in it.
Sergey, Kn7K
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Simple answer the hardware to support the display is different between Maestro and M model. Maestro already is 800x600 and would cost Flex extra development money to change production mid stream.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Nothing has been announced about a higher reaolution Maestro.
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The only reason I would want or consider higher resolution is for output to a larger monitor.

Someone should do a comparison between a Maestro and M radio side by side. On that size of display I would not expect noticeable resolution differences. Now there may be some differences in quality in terms of brightness, etc. Just don't know :)
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The "M" model is 1920x1200
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Sergey Abrikosov

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Yes, and I would like to see it on Maestro.
Thanks
Sergey, KN7K
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Bill -VA3WTB

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I don't think it will happen,,as Tim said there are no plans for it.
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I seem to remember reading Flex has no plans to offer a higher resolution screen on the Maestro.  (Personally I question why it would be needed.)  The newer Maestro (B-version) uses the same resolution screen as the A-version Maestro.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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As Dave mentioned things would need to be re worked in order to change the screens. So the question is, why do it?
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Sergey Abrikosov

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Because I am willing to pay more for sharper monitor :)
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Rich McCabe

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Fair enough.  I probably would as well if given the choice. Needed or not :)
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Bill -VA3WTB

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If the new screens never came out on the new radios, know one would have known anything.
I really don't think Flex is going to re design the Maestro to work with the new screen. And there is not a good reason for it.
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I have a 6600M and a Maestro and do not notice any difference between the screens.
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Sergey Abrikosov

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Thanks Gordon, good to know
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Today I spoke with Flex support. I pointed out that the Flex website listed the Maestro screen resolution at 1280 x 800.  They checked and then stated that I had found an erroneous specification on the Flex website. In fact, the Maestro definitely has the identical resolution of 1920 x 1200 as the 6400M/6600M models.
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Who in support said that? Maestro is WXGA which is 1280 x 800. Unless the specs on their site are wrong.
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My post is accurate and self explanatory. 1920 x 1200 is the Maestro resolution.
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Rich McCabe

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Since when?
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Again, who in support made that statement?
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Actually, FRS must've changed the spec's on the new Maestro to match the new M series. Look at this video while an employee of FRS was interviewed and ask about the resolution of the Maestro he had on display. He clearly states 1920 x 1200 IPS panel at about 3:27 into the video.

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Nope. The Maestro isn’t 1920 x 1200. You can see Michael had to think about it and just got mixed up. Tim or Michael will jump in shortly and clear this up.
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That might be the case, but I do wish someone from Flex would clarify. Just to add from the comments on this video, this guy. says he called Flex yesterday and this is what they told him:

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The Maestro display resolution is 1280x800.  The website is and has always been correct.

The M model radio's display resolution is 1920x1200. It is NOT identical to the Maestro.
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So, I made a mistake and the resolutions are different, however, when you look both side by side, you can't see the difference at all.  Larry and I are on the phone now discussing it.  

I personally apologize for any confusion.  I learned something last night when I double checked.
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Michael, we all make mistakes. However, I would very much like a definitive answer as to if it's an 8" or 9" diagonal display and also 1920 x 1200 IPS or 1280 x 800.
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The internal IPS display resolution is 1920x1200 and the HDMI display mirrors the internal display.  The internal display is 8" on the diagonal

All of this information is on the website.  It is and always has been correct.
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The Maestro display is gorgeous. If you can use it now I'd get it rather than wait.