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Old February 17th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Does the onboard panasonic monitor power last

I am thinking of buying the panasonic over the Marchall monitor.How does the onboard panasonic monitor get its power from the HVX, and how long does the power last.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #2
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Are you talking about the 8.4" Panny monitor or the HVX's flip-out lcd?
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Old February 18th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #3
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Yes The 8.4" Panny monitor
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Old February 18th, 2007, 06:46 AM   #4
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Is Robert Lane the only person on here who uses this monitor?
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Old February 19th, 2007, 08:44 AM   #5
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No external monitor is powered by the camera batteries, monitors get their power from either their own external 4-pin power supply or, slip-on batteries, either Anton-Bauer or Sony V-mount type.

The LH900 is much more power-hungry than the Marshall, lasting about 1/2 as long on the same battery. Example: the Marshall (V-R70DP-HDA) using and Endura 10s V-mount battery lasted almost 5-6 hours whereas the Panny will only go for about 3 to 4 hours depending on various settings used and how often the WFM is displayed.

The shorter battery life is the Panny's only "pan"; it is by far sharper, has much more accurate color and with the built-in WFM puts it in a class far above the Marshall. The LH900 in fact is so good looking that we recently used it as our final-edit/output monitor while cutting a short in the field on a laptop (we used a breakout box to convert the DVI to RGB) when we didn't have any other external monitor options.

The Panny is also much more robust; I had 3 Marshalls die on me within just a few months of use (they were all replaced under warranty) but the LH900 has been a rock-solid reliable performer ever since it came out of the box.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #6
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i shot two music videos with Marshall/HVX/M2 this week. Both times i used pro DP's. Marshall worked fine, but still, not sharp enaugh, sometimes we had to guess if it was in focus or not.

After i got my marshall it worked fine, but suddenly a thin stripe(2mm thick) appeared on one side of monitor and it wont go away. If camera is not plugged in it dissappears(when monitor is blue). Its not a big deal, but sometimes some booms and lights might get in way and i wont see it, does anybody know how i could fix it or where is the problem?
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Old February 19th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #7
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You'll have to send it back to Marshall for repair. Depending on the age it might still be covered by the warranty. This has been a common problem with the Marshall and is "fixed" when they replace both a controller chip inside and the front bezel. I had 2 Marshalls that created that blue line - just before they died.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 01:13 PM   #8
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I didnt register my marshall or sent back any warranty sheet or whatever, will i still be able to send it back? How long is warranty valid? How long it might take before i get it back and who will pay for shipping?
thanks again for your answers!

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Old February 19th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #9
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Nobody except Marshall can answer those questions, Andzei.
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