Last updated: 24 April 2008

This page is for user comments and information specific to the Meade DS telescope models. Accessories and Feedback items appropriate to the ETX models are posted on other pages as appropriate. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message. Thanks.

Subject:	Motor replacement for DS2000 series.
Sent:	Wednesday, April 23, 2008 19:20:22
From:	stange34@sbcglobal.net
Is there a replacement source for the 12VDC motor used in the DS2000
Autostar mounts?
Tnx. Larry 
Mike here: Try ScopeStuff and Telescope Warehouse (links on the Astronomy Links page).
Subject:	Meade's Future?
Sent:	Wednesday, April 9, 2008 01:43:21
From:	stange34@sbcglobal.net
I have recently had the misfortune to purchase a couple of Meade
telescopes on their autostar goto mount. The mount types were the
DS-2100 & DS-2000 series.

After examining and using both telescopes, I can only conclude that
Meade will not be in business much longer. They are producing what can
only be described as absolute junk with no regard at all to construction
quality. Consumers will not repeat their mistakes in buying Meade

Mike here: Many people consider that the "DS" means "Department Store" instead of "Digital Series". While that is somewhat a misnomer, it is true that the DS models are at the low end and are generally marketed as such. They can make good starter telescopes and even provide years of enjoyment but they are not in the same class as higher end (and more expensive) telescopes.

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