@David: "maybe the 1052E can be hacked to give you the Logic analyzer functions as well. You'd probably find the hardware is there and all you need to do is make a hole in the case and maybe install a connector....."
I've made a quick web search and I cannot find anything about upgrading to logic analyzer, but the DS1052E plastic case is the same that the used for DS1102D -- under the display, you can see where the logic analyzer port should be.
If I find more information about this hack, I'll give you feedback ;-)
@Geoffrey:"I especially like the displays, which have very wide viewing angle and can be seen from anywhere in the room"
I totally agree. I really love the display that Rigol mounts in these low-end scopes. The waveform viewing experience is very similar to the one you get with more expensive units from mainstream brands.
"The logic analyzer works nicely, but I have only had to use it once, because we do most digital debugging with FPGA tools"
I've not used any external logic analyzer in the last 3-4 years!! LOL
After five years they have introduced last summer a new killer DSO - the DS1074z - as a tradition that comes with every low budget Rigol DSO - 4 channel fully hackable 70 - 100MHz, 12 - 24MPts - 1GSa/s and it supports serial bus decoding: UART/I2C/SPI/... - msrp = 450 euro excl. VAT
Looks like a nice scope Javi - since I have failed to win myself a Tek scope in any of the EETimes competitions, maybe I should get one of these.
Geoffrey Legg commented that "One of them is a 1052D, which has a 16 channel logic analyzer in addition to the standard oscilloscope functions."
In view of the above, mabye the 1052E can be hacked to give you the Logic analyzer functions as well. You'd probably find the hardware is there and all you need to do is make a hole in the case and maybe install a connector..... I've seen stranger things......