I'm a hobbyist looking to buy an oscilloscope, and I need some advice.
So, I consider myself to be an electronic hobbyist, and I've decided to take the plunge and get an oscilloscope, having used one in a lab class at school. The problem is, my budget is limited to $200-300.
I see a lot of analog scopes on eBay, like this HP model.
Should I be looking for something like this? I know it's important to find a seller that guarantees the item to be working, but will an analog scope work for general hobby electronics?
The one thing I don't like about the analog scopes is the screen. So I found this Rigol one.
It's a bit out of my price range, but considering that it's physically a lot smaller than a typical analog scope and has a digital screen, I could justify the added cost. But I've never heard of Rigol and I don't know if they're trustworthy.
So I guess what I'm looking for is an opinion on Rigol if anyone has used one of their scopes, and if that's not my best option, please feel free to recommend a particular brand, model, or a place I can find one for a good price. I realize that I'm not going to get a top of the line oscilloscope for $300, but if eBay is any indication, it seems like I can get something that will work for messing around with parts at home.