My mySky is a disappointment
Posted 27 September 2007 - 07:23 PM
I just received my mySKY today...it worked for 30 minutes...it never did acquire the GPS after 5 tries...I entered the data manually, played with the videos, and locate features for 20 minutes...tried to power it off and the power button was stuck in. I reset the batteries...still could not get the unit to power back on..the Power button was kaput! The brightness and volume switches also seem to be inset too far. I am really disappointed in Meade for releasing something of this poor quality. I've waited for the past 8 months for this thing...they should have spent an extra 50 cents for better switches and buttons. I am returning it to Astronomics...and told them I do not want another one. Meade missed the target on this one!
Steve Ahrens Fairmont, WV.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:08 AM
My guess is the hardware and switches have not improved in quality. Any ideas or news about the MySky improving the quality of the hardware and switches.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:30 AM
Is there anybody out there who bought a MySky, opened the box, read the instructions and found the product to work very well and have no had issues with the instrument? I'm curious.
By the way, Hello.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:08 PM
I used it so much, I have had to change batterys after a week. It got a GPS in about 2 min.
After the first one, I just use the last setting. It ask me to set it down so the sencors can
work. Takes about 5 sec. From the time I turn it on now to locating objects it takes about
30 sec. I have used all the buttons hundreds of times. No problem.Mine is ver. 1.2tc. I even
downloaded the latest data to upgrade the ISS data, so I could track it. Is right on right down to the min. It is working Great except one thing. I won't get a GPS fix anymore. No
problem, I just use the last and I might add the first and only GPS fix. Hope you get more
reports of others working. Phil Kansas City
Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:32 PM
Thank you for your reply. I would like to here more positive news about this instrument. Maybe a Topic Called "Stuff Works Great".
Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:15 AM
Roger I did not understand your post but maybe a new thread that talks about failures and successes would be helpful instead of just failures.
I have been monitoring some of the retailers websites and the reviews in the past few months have not been favorable about the switches and other hardware issues with the MySky. I think this is a great concept but it appears from new purchasers that it is somewhat hit and miss right now.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:29 AM
I would like to buy a Mysky for my dad, but I am hearing about a lot of problems from these units. I was hoping to hear from a lot people with positive experiences. I do not like just hearing about the bad stuff.
I have not seen the switches on the MySky, but if they are like the on/off switch on the AutoStar Wireless they are not of the best quality.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:56 AM
I was hoping that once Meade made some changes, we would hear about alot of positive experiences.
I am encouraged by Phil's experience but if he can't get another GPS fix, the MySky won't work at another location such as camping out.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:59 PM
I really miss the first one, but I am coming to accept I've lost $400.
Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:24 PM
Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:10 PM
Meade LX-200R - ETX-125 - ETX-80 - Coronado PST. Yep, I'm an astronomy junkie!
Posted 14 July 2008 - 11:54 AM
Have yet to get the updater to work properly on my PC. It keeps locking up during the programming. The instructions that come with the device look as if a first-year tech writing student handed in their first draft of a semester project.
The quality of construction/materials is slightly less than a happy meal prize. I really hate to sound too negative, but really, hold it in your hand and feel the buttons...it is very cheaply made.
Quite a dissapointment.
I love my telescopes...but this thing is a bona fide overpriced piece of junk that is making its way back to the dealer.
Posted 26 December 2008 - 12:06 AM
Maybe if it worked I would not even be here - now I am looking for information to help get it to work.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 08:03 PM
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