Formal petition of DSI x64 drivers
Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:09 PM
I've been searching a lot around the web about any recent clue on what's up with the promised DSI drivers for 64 bit Operating Systems, and finally I write here just to break up in tears.
I don't think that the VirtualMachine-like solution would be a definitive solution, and I resist to think that the investment I did once buying a MEADE CCD would be spoilt money. DSI cameras are very good instruments, well engineered, and I would like to use mine during all the clear nights that it lasts.
I agree that the economical situation is not good for Astronomical Products Manufacturers like MEADE, but it is not good neither for amateur astronomers, whose resources to invest on telescopes and gadgets are as limited as everybody's else these days.
In my opinion, leave the costumer unattended in such a situation (Operative Systems changing and sold devices not adapted to them) would make me to to think twice when recommending a friend a MEADE brand of equipment, not because of it's quality, but because the very poor After-Sales Service.
Finally I would like to know how many of you would be interested in MEADE providing these drivers. If we are many, maybe MEADE could be interested in developing such a piece of software for a reasonable price.
Posted 10 April 2010 - 06:35 AM
I would positively be willing to buy a 64 bit driver for my 5 DSI's that are now just gathering dust
because I had to buy a new laptop....that had 64 bit windows 7 loaded on it.
Thanks for pushing the issue !!!
Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:06 AM
I can't believe that there is only you and me with the x64 driver problem.
Maybe in this forum, even if it seems more MEADE related, there are not enough visitors.
Shall we try in Cloudy-Nights?
Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:03 PM
Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:28 PM
Does anyone know who is the manufacturer of these chips in DSI cameras? I mean the controllers that allow USB communication, not the CCD chip.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:43 PM
Explore Scientific AR152, CF127 APO, 102mm APO & 80mm APO
Meade DS2130AT - Grab 'n Go
Celestron C8, Meade SN6
Starlight Xpress H-18, QHY10, Atik 460EX, 450C
Canon XSi &T2i & Orion Starshoot Imager V.2
Orion SSS III, DSI I and LPI Imagers
Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:34 PM
I can't believe that they don't have a version of software capiable of running on Win 7 64bit ...
Meade 5" Achro Refractor
Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:08 AM
Everybody seems to be coming out with an 8300 chip camera for $2K including SBIG which makes me wonder what's next for Meade. I'm thinking very seriously about the new SBIG camera which looks great for the money.
For now, if a petition helps, count me in.
Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:07 AM
The problem may not lie with Meade not willing providing a fix to the situation. I suspect the problem lies with Vista. I have seen posts stating that Vista over-writes the device names or some such things and then the driver cannot find the device it is programmed to look for.
If you think it is hard to get someone like Meade to make a change, try talking to Microsoft.
Posted 15 June 2010 - 01:36 PM
the DSI series imagers for the past month.
Ive been in contact with them about 2ce a week on updates
Today I was informed that there is a working driver for the 64 bit systems.
All that we are waiting on now is a Microsoft certification on it then it will
Through work Meade has already completed the driver for the usb to rs232
Quote from Meade
"Yes, please feel free to let everyone know that Meade stands behind their
products and is not out of the market"
Hopefully Microsoft will not delay any certificates.
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 20 June 2010 - 02:36 AM
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