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chris CLARK
July 13th 03, 05:38 PM
can anyone give me any views on this telescope, Im thinking of getting
either this or the meade LX55 10"

July 14th 03, 06:41 PM
What do you mean by reasons, Ray?...I didn't give any reasons. In so many
words, I simply said that the LXD55 sucks a lemon! I base my conclusions
on hard and painful experience: I personally ordered an LXD55 AR6 more than
a year ago. The first one didn't work, so I sent it back. The second one
didn't work so I sent it back. The third one didn't work so I sent it back
and called it "quits" on the LXD55. All of this consumed a lot of time,
tied up my money for nearly a year and was a major pain in the butt...are
you getting the picture? On top of this, I read horror stories regarding
this mount on the dedicated Yahoo mailing list. These stories were posted
on almost a daily basis and clearly showed that I was not alone...that this
telescope (mount, different OTA's and accessories) was not nearly ready for
prime time.

I'm not saying that all LXD55's were troublesome. BTW, I'm happy that you
got one that works. I am saying, however, that Meade has some big time
problems if so many people had bad experiences. I don't know if Meade
solved these problems, but I'm not willing to take a chance.


"Ray Porter" > wrote in message
> I disagree with Al's reasons since my LXD55 mount has been fine, right out
> of the box. Obviously a lot of people have had problems with the LXD55
> though. Regardless of other LXD55 QC issues, Al and Rod are right. If
> these are the scopes you're considering, go with the Nextstar or an LX90
> vote goes to the LX90). You'll get a much more capable and much easier to
> use scope for not a whole lot more money. The LX90 is just about the best
> scope out there for the money.
> Good luck,
> Ray Porter
> "Al" > wrote in message
> . ..
> >
> > "chris CLARK" > wrote in message
> > ...
> > > Hi
> > > can anyone give me any views on this telescope, Im thinking of getting
> > > either this or the meade LX55 10"
> > > Regards
> > > Chris
> > >
> >
> > Chris,
> >
> > I can give you a view...a point of view. Don't buy the LXD55 or you
> > have no views at all!! No kidding, these scopes are a pile of trouble.
> Get
> > the Nexstar, or better yet, get the Meade LX90.
> >
> > Al
> >
> >

July 15th 03, 05:37 PM
Meade, after years and years of trouble, is still shipping defective
units.Customer service is awful.
Dispite the on going horror stories, Meade's fancy ads still lure a lot of
newbies as well as those who should know better by now.
Celestron rarely has a lemon and actually gives the impression of "caring"
about what they build.

Capt. Robert B