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Looking for new Machine
I've been using a Philips Respironics M-Series REMstar Pro with Humidifier for about 5 years now. Looking to upgrade the machine.

This is an Autopap with C-Flex Technology and built in humidifier. Very happy with this machine but want to replace before it goes bad.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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02-04-2014 06:09 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
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Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: Looking for new Machine
Hi bkushner, welcome aboard
Both ResMed S9 AutoSet (not Escape Auto) and Phillips Respironcis System One Auto (PRS1) model number 560 are the best machines available, uses SD card, central apnea detection, heated hose option and supported by readily available software download from this board
S9 .... ResScan and SleepyHead
PRS1 ... EncoreBasic and SleepyHead

If you have no insurance, Supplier #2 have both machines, PRS1 machine is cheaper
Suppliers List http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List
(This post was last modified: 02-04-2014 06:30 PM by zonk.)
02-04-2014 06:26 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
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: #3
RE: Looking for new Machine
Hi bkushner,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I have had both Resmed and Respironics machines and they are both comprable but, for me, the Resmed S9Autoset is gentler, of course, YMMV, everyone is different.
Just make sure you get a data-capable machine when you get a new one.
Hang in there for suggestions. There is a thread here on the board to help you as to which machines to avoid and which machines are a better choice.
Edit: here is a link to which machines to avoid and which ones are a better choice. http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ew-machine
Best of luck to you on your decision. End edit.

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02-04-2014 06:32 PM
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bkushner Offline

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Post: #4
RE: Looking for new Machine
The heated hose is new to me. I assume this solves rainout on the hose? I've always used a hose cover with great success..

Oh I have Insurance so cost isn't an issue.
(This post was last modified: 02-04-2014 06:37 PM by bkushner.)
02-04-2014 06:37 PM
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Machine: PR Dreamstation BiPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: PR Dreamstation humidfier
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 4; max IPAP = 9;
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

Other Comments: Papping since September 2010

Sex: Female
Location: Buffalo, NY

Post: #5
RE: Looking for new Machine
bkushner,

In response to other threads asking the same kind of question, I've written two rather detailed posts.

Here's the link to a synopsis of the features of the four most common types of PAPs out there: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...5#pid53845

And here's a rather detailed comparison of the Resmed S9 AutoSet and the Philips Resprionics Series 60 Sysetem One Auto CPAP, which is the successor of the M-Series machine you've been using: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...1#pid49331
(This post was last modified: 02-04-2014 11:24 PM by robysue.)
02-04-2014 11:23 PM
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JWR Offline

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Machine: DreamStation DSX700 , PR 760 bipap auto
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Post: #6
RE: Looking for new Machine
Hi bkushner,

I have to agree with Zonk and Trish6hundred about either the Resmed S9 auto set or the Respironics 560P because of the full data capability's and the Free software for reading that data . I have a PR560p with heated hose that was my main machine till I switched to PR750 bipap auto . The 560p is now in the drawer under the bed as a backup machine . The M series wasn't that bad of a machine just sucked that it used the encore smart card for data and was very limited at that . By now you Know everyone has his or her machine that they like , Both the S9 and the PR560 are top of the line no right or wrong choice here . robysue posted a good link for machines to avoid .

(This post was last modified: 02-04-2014 11:41 PM by JWR.)
02-04-2014 11:32 PM
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bkushner Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Looking for new Machine
Thanks all!!
02-05-2014 01:40 PM
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bkushner Offline

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Post: #8
RE: Looking for new Machine
Question about the S60 Heated Tube option. Must you use a heated tube with this system? Is there a way to get heated tubing greater then 6 foot?
02-05-2014 01:57 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #9
RE: Looking for new Machine
(02-05-2014 01:57 PM)bkushner Wrote:  Question about the S60 Heated Tube option. Must you use a heated tube with this system? Is there a way to get heated tubing greater then 6 foot?
you can use the humidifier with or without the heated tube, the heated tube can only be used with proper humidifier lid and power supply (Supplier #1 provide good info about 60 series humidifier)

heated hose is only one size, they don,t make them any longer but the standard hose comes longer ... 8 or 10 feet
02-05-2014 02:25 PM
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bkushner Offline

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Post: #10
RE: Looking for new Machine
Is there a way to connect two heated hoses together or is the only option for heated hose 6 feet?
02-13-2014 11:03 PM
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