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    confused code readers/writers

    Ok , heres a question for you all regarding ODB and PC software type scanners/readers/programmers

    I'll start by defining what I'm on about...

    1/ Vaux-com
    2/ Op-com
    3/ Op-coms , from ebay.

    This is what I think I know

    - number 1 is genuine and a legitimate buy ( if you can afford it )
    - number 3 appears to be a dodgy/illegal pirate of number 2 , often with the firmware and data files out of date.

    - number 2 appears to be genuine on one hand , legit looking site , UK distributor , software updates etc. , but on the other hand , the screen shots look too much exactly like number 1...

    So is number 2 legit in it's own right ?


    And failing that , what else can anyone recommend for under say £200. I want to be able to see/do as much as possible , for example graph live data , code keys/ICE kit , see/clear error codes etc.etc.

    I have no problems with the car at the mo , but want to be familiar with things in case I ever do....

    Thanks

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    number 2 is number 1 but sold in a different country. Its just distributed by a different dealer over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    number 2 is number 1 but sold in a different country. Its just distributed by a different dealer over there.

    but I've seen no.1 for near £700 over here , and no.2 for £90 odd - so it's puzzling , if you see what I mean


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    if you go to Op-coms official website you'll find it wont be £90, only the fleabay pirate versions are £40-£90... The official products will be hundreds

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    ah - I think I'm begining to see what's going on here - masked behind the confusion over names...

    there is only 1 official UK distributor of op-com ( which ends up being vaux-com ) , the 'other' versions and 'distributors' all appear to be pirates....



    any other recomendations instead ? HW or software ?


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