I'm in the market for an oscilloscope. I've read that the infamous DS1052E from Rigol is a great beginner scope due to the price/performance.
However, I know I have a lot to learn and simply don't know if it's the scope I need.
My intentions are to build circuits such as audio cards for 8 bit computers, Ntsc video cards for 8 bit computers, etc.
Generating an NTSC signal (accurately) would probably be my biggest goal. However, I may dabble with standard VGA generation.
I've done this in the past but never had a scope to measure.
So my question is would the DS1052E be good for this kind of work? VGA as well?
BTW, I'm not really interested in hacking the scope for higher bandwidth. I've read you can brick it and I'd hate to risk it.
EDIT I removed the reference to my budget. After that, I'm not sure if this really warrants being put on hold as I am not asking for a scope recommendation. I am asking if a particular scope will handle a valid use-case. And since I am very new to EE and oscilloscopes in general, hopefully this will fit the requirements of the site.