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Old 06-08-2011, 02:58 PM
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We have had a Verdict since early February and haven't had much trouble with it at all. Still get the odd lockup every now and then. The wifi is pretty much more trouble then it's worth, but I expected that from the start. Wifi Connectivity is not one of Win XP's strong points. Wireless between the hand unit and scan module and has been trouble free since the last update to 10.4 and with 11.2.

If the scope is an important factor then I would choose a Modis or Verus over the Verdict. Four Channels and Ignition top two channels. Truthfully I wouldn't recommend the Verus or Verdict to anyone who isn't really familiar with Win XP, it's problems and how to keep it running smoothly.
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Have you considered a Solus Pro/Vantage Pro combo? If the wireless isn't that important this may be the way to go. Both a very stable and the scanner capabilities are the same. If a 4 channel scope is important, look into a Modis.
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Does it have to be a S.O product?
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Of course it does Doug, what were you thinking?
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I HAVE HAD THE VERDICT NOW 3 MONTHS AND USE IT EVERY DAY.AFTER THE FIRST WEEK HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT COMING UP WITH A SYCHOST.EXE PROBLEM AND WOULD SHUT DOWN,TECH SUPPORT WAS GREAT AND AFTER A REIMAGE IT HAS WORKED FINE.i WORK IN A CHRYSLER DODGE DEALERSHIP AND USE IT MORE THEN THE SHOPS SCAN TOOL,ONE THING I DO DISLIKE IS THAT I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO RUN CHRYSLERS WITECH SOFTWARE ON IT ,BUT UNABLE TO GET IT TO CONNECT TO THE NETWORK ,MAY BE ME OR OUR I.T GUY ,,ILL KEEP TRYING BUT REMEMBER THE TOOLS FOR THE MOST PART ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS THE PEOPLE USING THEM(IN MOST CASES)NOT MEANT TO BE A SLAP IN THE FACE BUT MOST PROBLEMS ARE NOT ALWAYS THE TOOL...
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I have a Verdict and I have mixed opinions about it. The 11.2 update fixed alot of problems with it but I still have some issues. When the thing works I love it, I can easily print my codes, data, labscope recordings since it is it windows based. It's nice to be able to record so much data and evaluate it later but on the down side it does freeze up a bit and I have problems communicating with vehicles at times. Today I was scoping a cam and crank signal on a 98 cavalier that intermitently would die and restart, after logging about 30 minets of labscope data the vehicle finally produced the fault and my verdict froze up and i was forced to reboot it loosing all my data and my recorded fault before i was able to review the capture. needless to say i have not been able to produce the fault since and the vehicle is still sitting in my bay. On this same vehicle I could not get Verdict to communicate with this vehicle on the manufacturer side but would communicate using the generic obdII side with no problems. I then got the shop modis and had no problem communicating with it. There is alot of good info in the verdict and the component test info is pretty good too but I do spend alot of time jacking with my verdict when I could be repairing vehicles. The shop has a modis and lots of times I'm forced to use it when my Verdict is having a bad day!
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I have recently bought a verdict scanner system, so far the first car I hooked it up to came up with no communication (96 pontiac grand am). so I search on line for no communication issues and found that obd2 generic worked fine for scanning it, but, the enhanced scanner nothing but say no communication, and that if I entered it as a 1999 instead the enhanced scanner worked.
Well I tried it and it worked, was not happy about it but got over it, I can get around that so long as I know about it(not that I want to or should have to).
Needless to say I was not impressed with that part of the machine, the rest of it I love it, component testing all works well lab scope works great, I do like the wireless feature, so far no bluetooth issues, with the scanner I figure that if I run into a bluetooth communication issue I will hook up the usb cable and go wire to module.

I have noticed it is a tad slow on the boot up, I may have slowed it some by installing an antivirus program and malwarebytes, I put it on because it is after all an xp computer before a scanner and if it is going to connect wirelessly to the net you should have an antivirus at the very least, I use these on all my computers and have very few issues with lock ups and crashes. like autos, preventive maintenance goes a long way.

Any way the more I use my verdict and get used to it, the more I like it, it really is fantastic, and supposing I did have to send out the scanner I still have my scope module handy if I may need it.

One last thing I would recommend watching the snap on training videos they helped clear up a few issues I had because I did not know my way around the software that it uses, I was used to my solus pro, in conclusion I am glad I bought it. It is a great tool that I am actually going to train my 17 and 16 year old sons to do diagnostics with.
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This may be a little too late as the last post was in June, but the Solus Ultra seems to be the greatest scanner out there for now. Although I haven't played with one yet, I've heard a number of guys who are very happy with it (in contrast to the Verdict) on the scanner side. The best thing is that it does NOT run Windows and partly due to this it boots up in 10 seconds! It's keyless and is NOT wireless! (I avoid wireless as there's just too much of a chance of intermod/cross-mod and other RF-related interference that could compromise the integrity of the data you're getting.) It also charges the internal battery while you're connected to the vehicle. Wish I had one!
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I can't give a great review for Verdict's performance, but for the most part I like mine and believe in the future snapon will get the bugs worked out. I't does help me fix alot of vehicles and the 11.4 update helped it out quite a bit. There is more component tests in the verus and verdict software than any other scan tool out there.
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