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    Teradek 500 vs. 500XT?
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    Sizing up several near-future projects, I should really add one to my kit... but which?

    I note that the XT version is newer... but oddly, rents for less via LensRentals.

    I can currently get a used, ready-to-go 500 Vanilla SDI/HDMI kit for ~$1400... or I can get the XT SDI/HDMI new for ~$1600 with the battery plates... so it seems like the older unit may be holding a significant amount of its value?

    Any reason not to choose the 500 over the 500XT, or vice-versa?
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    That's a LOT cheaper than what I paid for my SDI/HDMI 500 XT's at the end of '18. The kit was over $2300 then, and I think it had just had a price reduction to get it there. Then almost $400/each for the A/B battery plates/mounting brackets. The XT's are newer with supposedly less delay.

    They're probably just trying to move stock and eventually get everyone on the "4K" systems.


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    Most likely... but 1080 will do me for the budgeted future.

    Any experience using one vs. the other? Why on earth is the older system more expensive to rent?
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    Passing along learned wisdom (from calling LR directly):

    In use, there's little practical difference between the two units; however, the XT's will work with some current and future products (eg, the SmallHD Bolt monitors) and the older 500 will not. So, if available for ~even money, the XT makes more sense.
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    Thanks!


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