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Zaxcom URX100

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That looks great.  I've always wanted a portable UHF receiver that I can use to check a talents wire if I'm wiring off set.  Will be great for boom op monitoring too.

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On 4/8/2019 at 5:39 PM, Glen Deakin said:

Does the screen flip depending on the orientation of the Rx. On the website it looks like the display info is upside down. 

 

Not automatically, but it can be reconfigured in the menu. 

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So far I find the URX100 to be great.  It's a great solution for commercial boom ops who also double as utility.

I have to be honest, I don't really understand the choices made around the walkie interface.  Besides maybe a reality TV field producer, I'm not sure who it's directed at, and $900 is a lot of money for a unit that will be dropped in the mud, stepped on, etc, especially at the rates those shows offer.

Personally I see a lot more use for the unit as a camera hop, where two balanced outputs, 1 with switchable TC, would be way more beneficial.    I wonder if a HW update could make this a menu switchable option between balanced outs and walkie?  I would mount this on camera a lot more if I didn't have to use the 3.5mm jack.  I understand there is an RX200 for this option too, but that unit is a bit more single purpose, and this unit, in my mind, would fit a lot more of my work if I could use it for boom ops and on camera.  I would also buy at least one or two more if this were the case.

Don't get me wrong, my criticism is suggestive in nature, I think the URX is a great unit and am glad to have it in my kit so far.

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Glad you like it. The URX is designed to be a body worn receiver but of course can be a camera link receiver. As pointed out the RX200 is our flagship for camera link work while the URX is kind of a new animal with features nothing else has. Tough to do it all.

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This is true.  But no matter how small something gets, there will always be an AC wanting it smaller to fit somewhere on the ever decreasing size of camera bodies. 

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On 6/24/2019 at 8:06 PM, glenn said:

Yes a quick press of the Power button will do that. 

im pressing but it does not stop the TC, just takes me to the TC screen, where i can see it in a larger font size.

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The URX App mentioned in the initial release videos would be appreciated. As entering frequencies into presets manually is a bit taxing/clunky.

 

Also, Stereo Audio out the TA5F would be much more ideal than unbalanced 3.5mm. And would then allow for that extra 3.5mm antenna!

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1 hour ago, KGraham045 said:

The URX App mentioned in the initial release videos would be appreciated. As entering frequencies into presets manually is a bit taxing/clunky.

 

Also, Stereo Audio out the TA5F would be much more ideal than unbalanced 3.5mm. And would then allow for that extra 3.5mm antenna!

 

You're asking for the units to be physically rebuilt. 

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31 minutes ago, John Blankenship said:

 

You're asking for the units to be physically rebuilt. 

Well... if they weren’t still trying to sell RX200s that might have been an option

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For the price i personally see this unit as an upgrade to erx’s as camera hops. Major improvement over range and quality  and also the locking connector. The ifb options for me are a bonus. Recently i was doing a series of corporate interviews flying solo working from a cart. They decided to have 1 particular shot be a walk n talk. With this URX I was able to quickly set up a wireless boom option for myself and monitor lav n boom simultaneously. Not ideal but in this particular situation it worked great.  This is my current camera hop setup below. It really works well as intended

 

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22 hours ago, KGraham045 said:

The URX App mentioned in the initial release videos would be appreciated. As entering frequencies into presets manually is a bit taxing/clunky.

 

Also, Stereo Audio out the TA5F would be much more ideal than unbalanced 3.5mm. And would then allow for that extra 3.5mm antenna!

I find the freq presets a great function and you shouldn't need to change them often unless you always re freq your wireless.

 

The URX100 has been an amazing addition to my kit and the ability for my crew to listen to individual TRX's is a genuine improvement to our daily workflow. They sound amazing and the walkie interface is a permanent set up on the sound cart. I used to use Lectro R1 a's with a seperate lectro xmitter and referee switch for my crew as a monitor and talk back to me. That was a lot of hardware, it worked but nowhere near as well as the URX which is purpose built for that application plus has other features and functions as well.

The fact i can use it as a camera hop too is a bonus. 

 

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On 8/30/2019 at 6:53 PM, KGraham045 said:

Well... if they weren’t still trying to sell RX200s that might have been an option

 

I misunderstood you.  I thought you were making a feature request. 

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On 8/31/2019 at 12:52 PM, osa said:

For the price i personally see this unit as an upgrade to erx’s as camera hops. Major improvement over range and quality  and also the locking connector. The ifb options for me are a bonus. Recently i was doing a series of corporate interviews flying solo working from a cart. They decided to have 1 particular shot be a walk n talk. With this URX I was able to quickly set up a wireless boom option for myself and monitor lav n boom simultaneously. Not ideal but in this particular situation it worked great.  This is my current camera hop setup below. It really works well as intended

 

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Which antenna is this? Do you have a link? 

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