7" FPV Monitor w/Dual 32-Channel 5.8GHz Receivers & Battery by HeliStar
This is the Heli-Star 7" Monitor, with Built-In Dual 32-Channel 5.8GHz Receivers & Battery. This is more than a monitor. This monitor provides a simplified setup by eliminating cables and plugs with a built in battery and dual 5.8GHz video receivers! This means you can simply turn on the monitor and hit the search button and the receiver will choose from one of 32 channels to link the monitor with your system. The dual receivers can work together or separately. If you want to run a single FPV transmitter, the dual circuit will chose the signal with the best reception. But the dual receiver setup also allows you to receive two different channels at the same time, and by pressing the source button you can jump between channels.
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- Built-in Dual Automatic Switch Receiver for best reception
- Dual buffered AV output
- Auto Search for Video Signal
- Receive two different channels at the same time (Press "Source" to switch input signal on monitor)
- Will not jam 2.4Ghz RC signal
- AV Receiver with diversity input
- Small, light weight, bright and good contrast screen
Dimension: 180x120x50mm (Sun shield height: 28mm)
Signal Input: Built-in 5.8Ghz AV Output and 1Ch AV Input
Monitor size: 7 inch diagonal
Angle of view: 140（V) x 120(H)
Contrast: 500: 1
Screen Resolution: 800 x 480
Power consumption: < 8W
Operating temp.: -20℃-+65℃
Working temperature: -10C ~ +65C
This package includes:
- (1) RX-LCD5802 7" TV Monitor w/Dual 5.8Ghz Video Receiver Built-in
- (1) 100V~240V Battery Charger
- (1) Monitor cable
This product was added to our catalog on July 7, 2014.
Overall, this is a decent extra diversity monitor. It has good refresh rate and very active diversity function that keeps the signal strong. You will need better antennas for better performance, but that goes for most "kit" monitors I think. The interface is intuitive and the brightness/contrast was better than I would have suspected.
The biggest drawback, and it is a big one, is the battery life and the inability to easily purchase a replacement (or simply, a working battery). From the first day of use this never seemed to "fully" charge. After a full night of charging, this monitor falls to 2/3 power after less than 2 min of being powered on. After less than 20 min the battery level drops to 1/3. It's battery turns off completely just after 1 hour, rendering the monitor useless if you plan on having it powered on for more than that, unless you have the adapter plugged in for power.
I figured it was just a bad battery and brought it into the store less than a week from my purchase, not making a fuss, but just wanted to purchase a new battery for it so that maybe it would be more useful, as one might expect. The tech explained to me that they could not find a replacement battery for me to try/buy. *Red flag. The tech also said that it was expected that the monitor should only be expected to last that long (implying ~1 hour of power-on time is acceptable). *Second red flag.
Needless to say, I could not recommend this product or purchasing this from the amain inventory. I know this is an old product, and it was likely that I received a monitor with a very old, first production battery in it (probably left uncharged since 2013), but given the inability to purchase a working battery and reluctance of staff to resolve the issue, this is a difficult purchase to justify.
Fortunately, it doesn't take a genius to do, and you can easily strap on a working battery with a little work...but clearly not something I expected to have to do to get an acceptable run time and voiding any warranty (which it seemed there was none to begin with after talking with the amain tech), especially after paying retail price. To more discredit, this "band-aid" fix wasn't something that the tech suggested or offered.
Buy a diversity rec, monitor and build your own, unless you are willing to hack a working power supply voiding any warranty you think you might have.)