does anybody likes this 2 features? I think it is not comfortable every time to get OFF dialog when needed to switch off the device! And if I see some target and need to zoom -- pressing "power" button by mistake instead of "+" button I will get a huge OFF dialog and loose the target at the background. Are we have some real hunters here? not bottle-shooters? =) I'm not so good in English to describe ATN how uncomfortable this two features works deeply in the night forest!! Could ATN add some chek-box for "OFF confirmation". I will disable OFF dialog. Someone who needs will enable dialog. What the problem? And dear ATN! Please minimize the size of this OFF-dialog and please made it transparent!
Smooth Zooming. ATN describes this feature as a great advantage. In fact Zooming is very slow when hunter needs a rapid shot. Other sights like Pulsar have fast zooming - 1 clik = +1 to zoom. x3-4-5-6... etc. A great advice to ATN made one more check-box in setup menu to enable/disable smooth zooming. I wrought about this problem 1 year ago -- no any response from ATN. Could anyone help me? Because it is not a problem when shoothing a bottles or rats. I think ATN have to ask for some advices from real hunters who useing x-sight devices. Thank you!
The reason the OFF dialog is there is for people that hit the power button by accident. The default answer is NO so all you need to do is tap the Enter button and it goes away. I like it that way. I sure wouldn't like the scope to go black if I accidently hit the power button. It takes too long for the scope to boot back up. For sure you'd loose your quick shot going that option. The more you practice with your scope, the more the button locations will be automatic.
As for zoom, it seems to have improved with FM 747 but I agree it's not really "smooth". At least I wouldn't call it that. BUT... The X-TRAC remote control does make it smoother and more precise although you have to roll the scrolling button a lot more. I don't really pay much attention to the power x-numbers on the screen except maybe after the fact. I typically zoom in to bracket or frame the view I want and focus. I use the scroll to fine tune the view.
Last Edit: Jul 9, 2017 14:44:15 GMT -8 by texasken
I understand that to power-off the sight by accident is more worth than to get off-menu for 1-3 seconds! But I'm practiced enough not to mistmatch "+" and "OFF" buttons. I need to off the sight without dialog with 3-secs delay. I think some novice hunters needs "Off-dialog". But I suggest the frame of the dialog must be smaller and transparent! So it is not difficult to add a chek-box to setup menu about off-dialog.
Zooming could be extremely slow if to enable Ballistic Calculations! It procceeded zooming 5 seconds after I unpressed "+" knobe!! So if you have a communications with ATN engineers please forward my advice to them. Needed fast zooming check-box also! The best way will be 1 click at "+" button caused +1X zooming.
I have a lots of advices as a hunter. But I don't want to overload engineers.. =) For example Sight battery bar is useless! NiMh baterries could operate for 10+ hours at 1.20 volts! But the sight will shows red uncharged battery bar and Video and Photo tools will be unavailable. I have Garmin Rino 530 radio+GPS station. And it has setupped NiMh/Li-ion batteries. If to choose Li-ion battery in setup then operation voltage will be 1.1v for min and 1.5v for max! If to choose Ni-Mh batteru in setup then operation voltage will be 1.0v for min and 1.35v for max! Today Ni-Zn batteries is appears! They have a great advantage for self-recharging when the sight is off! may be to add them too to the setup menu? So what do you think? will it be better to have a REAL battery monitoring in X-Sight? If you agreed then needed one more setupped option:
NiMh Bat 1.0~1.35V Li-ion Bat 1.0~1.50V NiZn Bat 1.0~1.60V
jaco: Hi all. My scope doesn't want to work in night mode anymore. It used to, and But I haven't used it in night mode in a while. Now it indicates that night mode is on, but the screen shows as washout. It does show normal light but the rest is all washout
Dec 29, 2017 11:25:17 GMT -8
superlock970: Hi, All. Was wondering if on my ATN HD 5x20 looking for and IR that instead of using batteries, dose any one make an IR that will power with USB cord to attach to scopes external power supply box. Thanks
Dec 30, 2017 7:43:04 GMT -8
mikem: If anyone read my zero range question, please disregard.
Dec 30, 2017 15:53:56 GMT -8
jordwill88: Superlock970, I have not see an IR that has usb power. However, I use a 18650 battery than is 3400 mah and it lasts a long time and is rechargeable
Dec 30, 2017 18:47:47 GMT -8
smoothe: I tried the 850 illuminator that was included with my sight not to happy very very poor visibility sit in the green position tier was absolutely no green just black very disappointed.
Jan 6, 2018 20:36:36 GMT -8
smoothe: did the reset i apologize black screen resolved torch is almost too bright
Jan 6, 2018 22:57:13 GMT -8
eyearedan: I tried taking out the SD card and reboot, unscrewing the battery cover and when came up without the SD card, it did same thing, it connects to the Thor WIFI and then quickly drops the WIFI.
Jan 8, 2018 17:14:46 GMT -8
omegaman: You must remember, it doesn't connect to the WiFi, it is the WiFi and you connect to it with another device (tablet, phone) using the password shown in the scope. Just like connecting to your router, only it doesn't connect to the Internet, only to itself.
Jan 8, 2018 20:03:30 GMT -8
sgwood: hi everybody I am new at this
Jan 9, 2018 19:29:06 GMT -8
sgwood: hello from spring tx i have a atn 3-14 night scope do you remove 4aa batteries if you are going to store the gun.And would the scope go back to factory fault and would you have to set the scope up every time you remove the batteries thanks sgwwod
Jan 10, 2018 17:51:02 GMT -8
skotd: I also am having trouble connecting sorta. It's connected but I can not see the view finder by clicking on the eye in the app. It saws It is connected. I am able to shut the scope down by the app. It just says loading
Jan 10, 2018 20:26:58 GMT -8
skotd: It says "video stream is not available"
Jan 10, 2018 20:29:59 GMT -8
pearlsnaps: Do I have to zero at 100yds for each bullet profile?
Jan 15, 2018 5:35:56 GMT -8
anphibseabee: Hogs been destroying our farm for years. Before, was restricted to moonlight hunting. That was before a "real close" encounter at night with a 350lb boar. Researched available night vision scopes, ATN X-II 3-14 won.
Jan 15, 2018 13:22:47 GMT -8
vmesecher: I have the X sight 5-20. I tried to use the night scope mode & the screen is a washout. I tried switching to day mode, green white, etc. but all I get is a static screen. All icons register, compass active but nothing but static. I rebooted, no luck.
Jan 20, 2018 18:39:26 GMT -8
vmesecher: The night mode (green and white) worked when I first bought it. This is second time I have turned the scope on.
Jan 20, 2018 18:41:14 GMT -8
tm: New X II owner. Do I need to be at lowest magnification to sight my firearm in correctly?
Jan 21, 2018 16:34:54 GMT -8