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Why do people still buy old scopes?

Question asked by bret on Feb 11, 2012
Latest reply on May 11, 2012 by Nestor_Groel
I've been around this forum for a while, and I've seen many posts and questions on old HP 5XXXX and Agilent 5XXXX model scopes.  Some even mentioned that they just bought it recently from someone else.

I just wanted to know what's so special about these old scopes?  Wouldn't it be better economically, as well as technically, to purchase a newer model like the 2000X and 3000X?  They are relatively affordable, reliable, and comes with tonnes of software features that they have accumulated over the years.

By googling around, I did learn that there are some benefits in using Analog scopes, as opposed to the newer Digital scopes.  So, ok, that's one benefit.  Any others?

I just wanted to learn more on scopes, that's all.  

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