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10/30/2020 2:42:12 PM
Posted: 9/30/2020 4:51:41 PM EST
So I ordered the DTNVS’s back in April. Been stuck on my ship the whole time so far, so the wait has been bearable, but now about to get off. Now I see AIB has pushed the housing delivery further again till November. TNVC, do you guys know if this might finally be an accurate timeline? Almost want to change back to a dtnvg, just to maybe get them sooner, but think I would hate myself for not getting what I really wanted. Are they worth the wait?
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 6:09:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 6:35:37 PM EST
Ugh. I don’t want to, but I’m sure it will be worth it. My coti is all lonely without them
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 6:39:31 PM EST
I'd wait. I just got some DTNVG's but only because it was a good deal w/ the tubes.

But if the option was there to wait for a few hundo more I'd have done it. Little bit lighter and maybe a little more durable? Spec wise and features all look pretty similar on paper? If i'm honest I'd probably just wait because they look a little cooler and are new
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 7:06:49 PM EST
Not gonna lie, I do love how they look :)
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 7:11:37 PM EST
I’m sure it’s fine and has been tested, but the hinge area just looks pretty thin and like a weak point.
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 8:08:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JonLSU:
I’m sure it’s fine and has been tested, but the hinge area just looks pretty thin and like a weak point.
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Says its poly reinforced polycarbonate.  I have an old as crap avs6 that seems to be holding up fine. "Plastic" has come a long way since then.

It does look fragile compared to the BNVD UL.
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 8:14:59 PM EST
Yeah it's hella unnerving hearing/seeing the brake right where the pods connect on a set of DTNVGs a few  months ago on TFB:
https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/07/24/friday-night-lights-dtnvg/
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 8:23:51 PM EST
Yeah, I’ve thought about that too. I plan on taking plenty of classes with them, but I don’t think I’ll ever be too terribly hard on them. Worse case, looks like just a hinge would be very easy to replace (I think). I figure tnvc would take care of me either way, even if I had to pay for a new hinge myself through them.
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 8:58:37 PM EST
I've been saying for months that 95% of you guys won't see your DTNVS' until 2021.

Time will tell if I eat my words or not. But I don't think I will.
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 9:04:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Hopscotch:
Yeah, I’ve thought about that too. I plan on taking plenty of classes with them, but I don’t think I’ll ever be too terribly hard on them. Worse case, looks like just a hinge would be very easy to replace (I think). I figure tnvc would take care of me either way, even if I had to pay for a new hinge myself through them.
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Probably why that arm can be unscrewed from the tube housing.
Link Posted: 10/1/2020 11:51:00 AM EST
IMO I'd wait it out.

Chances are if you switch to get something faster, you'll be kicking yourself when it starts showing up in pics/vids all over the place.

It is a great looking goggle. Arguably the best looking housing currently.
Link Posted: 10/1/2020 4:19:07 PM EST
Yeah, I’m gonna wait. Put in this much time already. Just hoping to get it before 2021 and before I go back out to sea.
Link Posted: 10/1/2020 8:03:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2020 8:25:22 PM EST
Better stuff coming in 2021
Link Posted: 10/1/2020 9:09:11 PM EST
Oh man, this is now depressing. It’ll be worth it. What’s this better stuff you speak of???
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 10:44:14 AM EST
There will always be new cool stuff.  I'll have my RNVG's for a while until something really compelling comes out.  New slightly lighter and articulating housings aren't enough for me to jump.

Plus I've only had these for a little while
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 12:11:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Hopscotch:
Oh man, this is now depressing. It’ll be worth it. What’s this better stuff you speak of???
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All I can say is it’s what I’ve been waiting for 🤐
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 12:24:02 PM EST
a while back I got a paper with a TNVC order saying they are developing a TNVC ARTEMIS BNVG-E (Binocular Night Vision Goggle-Enhanced), is that still in development or is it on hold for now?
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 12:37:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Hopscotch:
Oh man, this is now depressing. It’ll be worth it. What’s this better stuff you speak of???
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There have been hints of new goggle housings including stuff that was shown at SHOT 2020. I wouldn't expect anything better that you'd want to hold off for. I'm no insider so I suppose it's possible but I highly doubt it.

There are only so many ways to skin a cat when it comes to goggles and IMO none of it was "extraordinary" in terms of what it offers the average user. Certain features may appeal to niche or experienced users who have refined their tastes/needs/wants.

All I know is it's pretty shitty to more options/offerings coming from overseas like the knockoff PVS-31 & the pano housing (not to mention the thermal stuff) and I hope to see some American made products at a competitive price.
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 12:48:03 PM EST
I think I will have to get some goggles next year.
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 1:26:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 1:41:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ThisWildAdventure:
I think I will have to get some goggles next year.
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I think you will be disappointed compared to your current setup.  A super nice filmless 14 and an Iray is hard to beat for hunting.
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 2:13:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By texassooner:
I think you will be disappointed compared to your current setup.  A super nice filmless 14 and an Iray is hard to beat for hunting.
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Oh I didn't mean for me.  My wife has got to have something fashionable to wear at the Catalina Wine Mixer.
Link Posted: 10/2/2020 2:39:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2020 9:15:40 PM EST
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Just thought I’d come here and be sad, since I just checked AIB’s website and the dtnvs is pushed back till December
Link Posted: 11/19/2020 7:08:33 PM EST
@TNVC
Looks like AIB still holding steady on Dec release for the dtnvs. Any word? Also, if I paid for a flight for one of you guys to go knock heads in Luxembourg to get these out, would that help?
Link Posted: 11/19/2020 9:31:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2020 12:45:26 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/25/2020 1:14:41 PM EST
Drool

Link Posted: 11/25/2020 1:19:31 PM EST
I LOVE YOU GUYS! ...no homo
Link Posted: 11/25/2020 1:19:42 PM EST
NICE!

Those who waited are going to be happy as hell.
Link Posted: 11/25/2020 1:22:00 PM EST
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Any idea when you guys might have the IPD Locking System accessory for the DTNVS?

I called in a few moments ago and switched my DTNVG housing for these. I was already looking at the end of December for my unit to ship so figured might as well upgrade at this point!

Stoked.


Link Posted: 11/25/2020 1:25:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mcordell:
Any idea when you guys might have the IPD Locking System accessory for the DTNVS?

I called in a few moments ago and switched my DTNVG housing for these. I was already looking at the end of December for my unit to ship so figured might as well upgrade at this point!

Stoked.

https://i.ibb.co/17y9C5X/EC7279-FF-3942-4-A82-88-C8-C20691-B09-D38.jpg
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I missed that - I like the way they did that but more importantly WTF is the Leather Tank?! It sounds kind of....well you know, LOL
Link Posted: 11/25/2020 1:50:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2020 2:02:25 PM EST
So I haven’t ordered my NOD’s yet, and and hadn’t decided on RNVG, or DTNVG....should I wait on these instead?
Link Posted: 11/25/2020 2:11:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TNVC_Sam:
Rhinos are referred to as leather tanks. If youve ever felt a Rhino's skin you'll see why.

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Never knew that. Makes sense. I was trying to be funny. Guess it didn't work, lol.

The pictures of the DTNVS' rear housing I've seen online are different without the 4 holes as shown with the IPD accessory. Did that change or how does that work if you can say?
Link Posted: 11/25/2020 2:14:41 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/25/2020 2:26:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OilfieldTrash78:
So I haven’t ordered my NOD’s yet, and and hadn’t decided on RNVG, or DTNVG....should I wait on these instead?
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I'd wait for the DTNVS since they're supposedly more durable than the DTNVG or go for the RNVGs.
Link Posted: 11/25/2020 3:56:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MunnyShot:

I'd wait for the DTNVS since they're supposedly more durable than the DTNVG or go for the RNVGs.
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I'll be sticking with my DTNVG/RNVG for now, but interested to see what the general consensus is when the DTNVS is in full circulation.
Link Posted: 11/25/2020 7:25:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OilfieldTrash78:
So I haven’t ordered my NOD’s yet, and and hadn’t decided on RNVG, or DTNVG....should I wait on these instead?
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Not sure what the current lead time on goggles are these days, but you'll be waiting a little longer for the DTNVS.

They look awesome, but if you want/need something soon go with another option.
Link Posted: 11/26/2020 11:00:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/26/2020 11:01:08 PM EST by TNVC_Augee]
Link Posted: Yesterday 12:57:20 AM EST
And, I finally ordered...
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:55:32 AM EST
When will these overpriced housings be available by themselves?

Link Posted: Yesterday 12:05:25 PM EST
Link Posted: Yesterday 3:35:45 PM EST
Damn ima have to sell my bnvd's 😛 to jump on a set of these
Link Posted: Yesterday 7:01:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TNVC_Augee:


https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/468022/80164864-C9C7-459A-A788-0C3493BBD34A-1704186.jpg





They’ll come eventually—we know these housings are in high demand, and that both DIYers and downstream vendors will want to get their hands on them as well, but we do need to make sure we’ve fully fulfilled our commitments to those who purchase complete systems and may or may not want to upgrade from other systems before we can do that. We will announce once they’re available.

~Augee
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Any chance they'll cost less than a MAWL?
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