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CEM Classic vs. CEM+

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by derekleffew, Feb 12, 2008.

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Which do you prefer and why?

  1. ETC Sensorâ„¢Plus CEM+

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. ETC Sensorâ„¢ CEM

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. No preference, whatever works.

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. Huh? What is derekleffew going on about now?

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
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  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Which do you prefer and why?
     
  2. TimMiller

    TimMiller Well-Known Member

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    I like the classic because i found it much easier to navigate through than the new ones. I liked how i could simply enter a number without scrolling through or connecting a laptop.
     
  3. jmabray

    jmabray Active Member

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    While it is true that you don't have the number pad as on the original CEM, there are SOOOOO many more features that you get with the CEM+.

    To top it off, this isn't really something that you can go out and buy. Yes you can upgrade a CEM to a CEM+ if you really want to. However, I think that there are so many more things that a theatre department is going to spend it's money on before it does this that is is not really worth talking about that much.

    You get a CEM+ when you buy a rack. CEM's are no longer made anyway.
     
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  4. soundlight

    soundlight Well-Known Member

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    I like my number pad. I think that it is critical that any rack with 96 dimmers in it have a number and menu pad in order to do quick jobs on a rack without hooking up a computer.
     
  5. icewolf08

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    I had to formulate an answer to this. First off, I have to agree with jmabray, there are just so many more and useful features in the new Sensor+/CEM+ racks. I have found very few instances where I need to use a computer to make changes to my racks. All of the most common features are easily accessible through the menu structure of the CEM+. It doesn't really take any longer to do any work without the number pad. That, and all of the things that you can do with a computer make the CEM+ a far superior unit.
     
  6. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Poll closed, and thread un-stuck, as another revolutionary new product from ETC is forthcoming. Then the CEM+ can take its proper place alongside the MicroVision.
     
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