This is The EV800D Review, FPV Moggles, Diversity & DVR in One Package
After the Eachine VR-D2 pro, here is the new revision of one popular goggles model from Eachine, the Eachine EV800D. If for the VR-D2 the changes between the two editions are more concerning the LCD and DVR firmwares, with the EV800D we have major hardware changes versus the EV800. Now diversity and a builtin DVR are integrated. Paradoxally the EV800D becomes a direct competitors for the VR-D2 Pro…. Let’check this new offer.
I’ve been using these goggles pretty much exclusively for the last month. As goggles, the EV800D only really stands out to me because of its DVR feature. Most inexpensive goggles, like
Weight: 362g without antenna+
Belt : three-way adjustable belt
|Specification||Build in DVR
Record up to 720*576px full frame rate video, no frame lost (C10 card required)
Replay in MENU
Require C10 card to record full frame rate
|Diversity||Super sensitiveness in 2pcs RX5808 PRO modules
Great performance when two types (Linear and Omni) antennas are used
|Display||Screen size: 5.0 inch
Screen resolution: 800*480(No blur after enlarge by the lens)
Screen brightness: 600cd/m2 with special high brightness backlight LED for outdoor FPV
View Angle: 140/120 degree(Horizontal/Vertical)
|Lens||3x boost of the video to acquire intense feel-in-there video;
92% transparent rate distort if light;
|Battery||Built-in 7.4V/1200mAh battery;
Each battery circle offer around 2hr working time;
11-20V wide range recharging voltage range, typical recharging voltage is 12V
2S (7.4 V) /3S(11.1V) battery as back-up power t to have long working time.
Frequencies (5.8GHz, with RaceBand)
|CH||CH 1||CH 2||CH 3||CH 4||CH 5||CH 6||CH 7||CH 8|
|A or FR1||5865 MHZ||5845 MHZ||5825 MHZ||5805 MHZ||5785 MHZ||5765 MHZ||5745 MHZ||5725 MHZ|
|B or FR2||5733 MHZ||5752 MHZ||5771 MHZ||5790 MHZ||5809 MHZ||5828 MHZ||5847 MHZ||5866 MHZ|
|C or FR3||5705 MHZ||5685 MHZ||5665 MHZ||5645 MHZ||5885 MHZ||5905 MHZ||5925 MHZ||5945 MHZ|
|D or FR4||5740 MHZ||5760 MHZ||5780 MHZ||5800 MHZ||5820 MHZ||5840 MHZ||5860 MHZ||5880 MHZ|
|R or FR5||5658 MHZ||5695 MHZ||5732 MHZ||5769 MHZ||5806 MHZ||5843 MHZ||5880 MHZ||5917 MHZ|
Built-in with super HD DVR record up to 720*576px resolution
Diversity RaceBand 40ch Auto-Searching
Two system (Display/Record duo core separated chipsets ) ensure no delay in displaying and no frame lost
in recording(please use C10 super speed card to ensure the full frame recording)
Work friendly with pilot-OSD, no block on the important flying OSD information;
Separable design, 5 inch screen can be used as small monitor on radio controller or with tripod;
HD high brightness 5 inch LCD specially tuned for FPV racing;
Diversity function, Built-in super sensitive 5.8GHz 40ch receiver module, with RaceRand;
Advanced auto-searching function and the working frequency show on screen;
Built-in 7.4V 1200mAh battery, each full charge offer 2 hours working time;
Wide range re-charge voltage 11-20V;
Accept 2S or 3S batteries as back-up power source, to prolong the working time;
Nice ergonomic design and fit different faces;
Super-wide visible angle up to 82 degree;
92% transparent lens adopted, no distort, no blur on the edge of screen;
Light weight 375g with 3.5 hr 2000mAh battery, RTF for any scale racing game;
5 Inch 800*480px HD high brightness LCD
Package Included :
+ 1 x Charger
+ 1 x 5.8G halfplanner antenna with RP-SMA connector
+ 1 x 5.8G RHCP cloverleaf antenna with RP-SMA connector
+ 1 x AVin cable
+ 1 x DCpower cabler to 3S balancer plug cable
+ 1 x Fresnel lens clearning kit
+ 1 x Instruction manual (English)
- Similarly affordable price of the older EV800 kit (only about $10 more expensive)
- Easily convert between FPV goggles and an FPV monitor
- Built in DVR make it very easy to record your FPV feed
- DVR recorder does not drop any frames or add latency (make sure you use a class 10 SD card)
- 40ch Diversity receiver allows you to use multiple antennae to get an excellent signal. Include is a long range directional patch antenna and an omnidirectional cloverleaf antenna.
- The integrated receiver is more sensitive than before, giving a much better picture at rate
- Autoscan button makes it super easy and fast to find your FPV channel
- High-quality lens (no distortion) with crisp HD LCD panel
- Monitor has a 1/4 camera screw mount to make it easy to mount onto a tripod
- Fixed focal length lens, however, it has been setup very well as everyone who used this did not have any eyestrain due to the quality lens used.
- Smaller capacity battery at 1.2Ah giving about 2hour operation time between charges. Although this is average the older EV800 had a 2Ah battery giving over 3.5 hours of use per charge.
- If you don’t use a class 10 or above SD card the monitor corrupts the SD card.
- Not the best-balanced headset as all the weight is up front, including the battery. But since you will only be using this for about 10 minutes a flight its not a massive issue, I am just being picky.
- Foam face pads are not removable so you cant clean them (but you can buy some replacement foam cheaply)
- No video input, so you cant use an external receiver with the EV800D moggle.
Diversity Receiver – better reception
A new addition to the EV800D’s is the 40 channel diversity receiver with a better FPV signal with directional long range antenna, and an omnidirectional antenna within the kit.
DVR – Record your FPV feed
Integrated DVR makes it easy to record FPV video feed directly into an SD card at 720×568.
this DVR units has no adding extra latency with the EV800’s. The latency is minimal, comparable to FPV goggles.
You need to use a class 10 or higher micro-SD-card to ensure your videos are recorded properly without any dropped frames. Remember, when using a class 5 SD card the EV800 unit ended up corrupting the card.
Bright HD Display
The EV800D has a crisp 800×480 display LCD panel, which is adequate for analogue FPV.
The display shows useful information about your FPV signal strength, FPV channel, band and frequency. Remember that this overlay is not saved when using the DVR to record the feed.
The EV800D has the best of the older design and provides two features. The integrated diversity receiver allows much better FPV reception with multiple antenna types.
The DVR records your FPV directly and is particularly useful for nano-quads that may not have an action cam.
If you are shopping for an all round FPV headset that is a stand-alone monitor then the EV800D is a great best buy that should be considered.