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New Type of CPAP Machine...better than ASV??
I saw a special new machine that looked better than a ASV machine something about maintaining air flow...Please point me to it.

Rich
10-26-2014 11:07 PM
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Machine: S9 VPAP Adapt (USA Model# 36007, not better 36037 or 36067)
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Mask Make & Model: F10 or SimPlus w/ 2Liners. MirageQuatro & Gecko gel pad
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
CPAP Software: ResScan

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RE: New Type of CPAP Machine...better than ASV??
(10-26-2014 11:07 PM)racprops Wrote:  I saw a special new machine that looked better than a ASV machine something about maintaining air flow...Please point me to it.

Rich

Hi Rich,

Here is a link to a recent thread which has several old lists and new lists of the ResMed machines:
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...1#pid87881

I think the newly redesigned ResMed web site is very hard to navigate and is not very helpful, but here is a list of ResMed machines (scroll down after clicking on link): http://www.resmed.com/us/en/healthcare-p...vices.html

Here is a link having more info on the ResMed bilevel machines for "ventilation":
http://www.resmed.com/us/en/healthcare-p...ation.html

Good to hear from you. How are you feeling these days?

Would you like to tell us the therapy mode your machine is set in? And what are min and max EPAP, and min and max PS, and what is the max pressure limit? And what problems are you having?

Take care,
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10-27-2014 12:18 AM
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racprops Offline

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Machine: Respironics DS960HS
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Mask Make & Model: Respironics FitLife FFM
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CPAP Pressure: ????
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: Phoenix AZ

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RE: New Type of CPAP Machine...better than ASV??
Fair..had problems with my 950 and Second win replaced it with a 960.

here is a couple of my latest posts:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ne-reports

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...3#pid88583

Here is a couple not posted here:

A review of the Philips Respironics BiPAP AutoSV Advance System One 960.

Noted a few changes, one I cannot check by was told, "The 950 series have a design flaw where the connectors to the pressure sensors can get loose. The 960 series put a big screw through the circuit board over the pressure sensors to hold it down tight."

After my old 950 acted up I can believe it. The new machine is working well and no longer do I have the wild rides I have been having…

A few things I have noted, first the power plug into the machine is bigger and stronger, and after having a problem with the 950 I did not dare unplug it after a couple of times it was not getting a good connection.

Next the main knob has a wider base, and a much stronger snap action, which help prevents mistakenly hitting it and turning on the machine which was a little too easy to do on the 950.

The next big change was to the Humidifier's tank, they removed a baffle from the top lid. I have seen much less water use and no rain out so far but it seems I am getting enough humidity so keep my nose and face happy.

I think this change allow more warm water to give up steam where the old cover may have restricted this, and at the same time might have caused more water droplets to form on its cooler lid.

One last thing, the travel bag that now comes with the new 960 is cheaper and lighter so I kept the old heavier bag from the 950.

Rich

The lids...the older one on the left and the newer one on the right.
10-27-2014 01:56 AM
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RE: New Type of CPAP Machine...better than ASV??
Very clever. Establish a dummy account to ask an "innocent" leading question, then use another account to "answer" (read: hawk your wares).

Product placement at its best, if not a classic example of advertising guerrilla warfare, pushing ResMed while in the same stroke undercutting Resperonics. And for free. Kudos; check's in the mail.

P. T. Barnum was right.
10-27-2014 02:15 PM
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Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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RE: New Type of CPAP Machine...better than ASV??
Tyrone, if your point is that racprops and vsheline are the same person, you are incorrect.

Vsheline (Vaughn) is our go-to guy for all things ASV related. He's also been here a long, long time.

Hang out here a while longer and you will see that such activity as you suspect doesn't happen here. We love to argue about which one is best, yes, but actually push a single thread to promote one over the other? Nah, no fun in that.

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10-27-2014 07:39 PM
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RE: New Type of CPAP Machine...better than ASV??
Racprops, when you have time, please do a more formal review of the 960 over in the Review Forum.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-CPAP-Machine-Reviews

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10-27-2014 07:41 PM
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