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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Post: #11
RE: filter material or good filters? Where?
Filters are a place that many many suppliers cust cost and pass along cheaper crap to you. I suspect, especially if they are billing through insurance, that the reimbursement is the same for the manufacturer filter or the ElCheapo brand patented FlimsyFilter for CPAPs! I am trying my darnedest to get away from generic filters and go with the OEMs. Substitutes may be good, may not be good. Who knows? But then again, why chance it?

Most of these substitute filters are listed by the suppliers as Genuine Resmed S-9 filters or genuine Respironics System One filters. Sure enough, they are genuinely filters (so some sort) that goes in the machine described. It is confusing and deceptive. You have to pound it down to the level of looking for words in the filter description like "manufactured by Resmed, made by Respironics (I noted that my last batch of Respironics filters actually had the logo printed on them), or some such. Some suppliers will advertise them as such on the web site, some you have to call and ask. Most do not carry original manufacturer filters. I am guessing margins are more than double on the fake filters.

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04-29-2015 07:45 AM
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AshSF Online

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Machine: PRS1 D560TS
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10, Bkup: Airfit F10 & Quattro Air
Humidifier: PRS1 60 series with Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 8 w/ Aflex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #12
RE: filter material or good filters? Where?
Try googling B005KR4SOW

I have ordered from Amazon and I have received OEM packaged stuff for my PRS1. I have ordered hypo filters, tubing, P10 masks from this one supplier ( initials of H S M) at Amazon and all came in sealed mfg packaging.

The good thing about Amazon is you can return stuff without any fuss if it's not up to the mark. And suppliers know it and so they keep it honest.

My experience was great. YMMV.

Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
(This post was last modified: 04-29-2015 10:10 AM by AshSF.)
04-29-2015 10:04 AM
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Machine: Phillips-Respironics DS560TS REMstar Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips-Respironics DS6T Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-13 A-Flex 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: SYSTEM ONE resistance set to X1 for P10

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RE: filter material or good filters? Where?
(04-29-2015 10:04 AM)AshSF Wrote:  I have ordered from Amazon and I have received OEM packaged stuff for my PRS1. I have ordered hypo filters, tubing, P10 masks from this one supplier ( initials of H S M) at Amazon and all came in sealed mfg packaging.

Thanks much for that, Ash. HSM Amazon Store bookmarked!
04-29-2015 10:20 AM
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