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ericvillarreal Offline

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Machine: Remstar Auto A-Flex 551P
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Post: #1
New machine
Hello I have the 551p model, but want to buy a newer model, which is the latest model?

thanks.

Eric
11-30-2015 05:48 PM
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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

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Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: New machine
Welcome to the forum ericvillarreal,
Here is a link to guide you in choosing a machine and some to avoid.

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

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11-30-2015 06:32 PM
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Machine: S9 VPAP Adapt (USA Model# 36007, not better 36037 or 36067)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F10 or SimPlus w/ 2Liners. MirageQuatro & Gecko gel pad
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Marfan Syndrome, chronic bradycardia, occasional Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

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Location: California, USA

Post: #3
RE: New machine
(11-30-2015 05:48 PM)ericvillarreal Wrote:  Hello I have the 551p model, but want to buy a newer model, which is the latest model?

Hi Eric, welcome to Apnea Board.

I think the Canadian PRS1 DS551 is just like the USA model PRS1 DS550 (CPAP Auto or "APAP").

The Canadian Philips Respironics System One DS561 or USA model DS560 would be a newer version, especially if you get the Heated Tube option, which should come with a higher power AC Adapter than the non-heated tube version.

Now PR has an even newer series, the DreamStation series, available in CPAP Pro (manually-adjusted CPAP), CPAP Auto (better auto-adjusting CPAP), BiPAP (manually adjusted BiPAP) and Auto BiPAP (excellent, I think) versions for uncomplicated Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you have mostly Central Apneas (more than 5 per hour) an ASV machine may be better.

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11-30-2015 09:58 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: New machine
Hi ericvillarreal,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more suggestions and answers to your questions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

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12-01-2015 07:02 PM
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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

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Post: #5
RE: New machine
Welcome to ApneaBoard ericvillarreal!!

The DreamStation that was suggested to you in post #3 is not yet available in Canada. Rumours abound, but the latest info I have received from both my sleep doc and the DME is possibly this December. I'm assuming based on previous replies about your current machine that you may also be in Canada.

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12-02-2015 08:00 AM
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archangle Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

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Location: USA

Post: #6
New machine
The newer machines aren't much, if any, improved over the one you have. Why do you want a new machine?

The DreamStation Auto is the newest Philips Respironics machine. I would not buy it right now because users can't (yet) get software that lets you read the data on your therapy and manage your own therapy. The manufacturer's program, Encore, hasn't been updated to read the data (as far as we can tell), and the free, open source, program, SleepyHead hasn't been updated yet, either. There is an online tool that lets you see some data on the DreamStation, but the data is very limited vs. Encore or SleepyHead, and it also depends on your DME or insurance paying a monthly fee to Philips to maintain the data.

The DreamStation is also a new model, and there is the risk of problems you take with any new model.

There is a Model 560 or 561 PRS1 Auto (Philips Respironics System One) machine that may still be available, especially in Canada. It's basically the same as your current machine, but it allows you to use a heated hose to keep down condensation in the hose.

I'd recommend the ResMed AirSense 10 or S9 AutoSet machine instead, but the PRS1 560 is a pretty good choice, too. Read the info in the Useful Links in my signature line at the bottom of this post.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
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Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
(This post was last modified: 12-02-2015 12:32 PM by archangle.)
12-02-2015 11:41 AM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
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Post: #7
RE: New machine
(12-02-2015 11:41 AM)archangle Wrote:  There is a Model 650 PRS1 Auto (Philips Respironics System One) machine that may still be available, especially in Canada. It's basically the same as your current machine, but it allows you to use a heated hose to keep down condensation in the hose.

I'd recommend the ResMed AirSense 10 or S9 AutoSet machine instead, but the PRS1 560 is a pretty good choice, too. Read the info in the Useful Links in my signature line at the bottom of this post.

Your first reference has a typo. Pretty sure you mean the PRS1 model 560 (561 non-U.S.), which is the 60 series auto, and can use the heated hose. A 650 is the old 50 series BiPAP.

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12-02-2015 12:14 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

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Location: USA

Post: #8
RE: New machine
(12-02-2015 12:14 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:  Your first reference has a typo. Pretty sure you mean the PRS1 model 560 (561 non-U.S.), which is the 60 series auto, and can use the heated hose. A 650 is the old 50 series BiPAP.

Thanks. Corrected.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
12-02-2015 12:33 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #9
RE: New machine
(11-30-2015 05:48 PM)ericvillarreal Wrote:  Hello I have the 551p model, but want to buy a newer model, which is the latest model?

thanks.

Eric
In Canada and Australia, PRS1 Auto 50 series model number 551 (US 550) been discontinued and followed by PRS1 Auto 60 series model number 561 (US 560) have the heated hose option. DreamStation Auto CPAP is the latest Auto machine from PR, we haven't found a software works with machine yet, and that can be drawback

I've used only both ResMed machines, S9 AutoSet and the newer AirSesnse 10 AutoSet, cannot go wrong with either

I get my supplies on-line, locals are too pricey for me, suppliers #2 and #10 ship internationally
Suppliers List http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List
12-02-2015 10:38 PM
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