In simple terms, a Gen 1 is going to be a budget-priced scope. Pulsar from Belarus has been making night vision, thermal and digital for as long as I’ve been hunting. With Pulsar, you don't have to worry about it. These devices, unlike the analog Gen 1 scopes, can be used both during the day and at night. That's why we sell their products and not ATN. We offer multiple lines of digital night vision rifle scopes such as Sightmark Photon, Armasight Drone, ATN X-Sight and Pulsar … We've researched failure rates of thermal units extensively. Must be a proper day/night scope. ATN's failure rate is anywhere between 18-25 percent. The Signal to Noise Ratio is the best indicator of how well the device will see … ATN MARS LT is a great addition to an already robust ATN line of Thermal Weapon Sights. You may get lucky and get a decent ATN. Best of luck to ya! Post by DavyG » 05 Dec 2019, 22:09 Hi guys, Trying to narrow this down. Each step up from Gen 1 is going to cost more, but you’re buying more clarity, a crisper image, farther detection with less ambient light available, longer battery life and longer life of the unit itself. As a result in recent years digital night vision riflescopes have become very popular. Pulsar's failure rate on the other hand is .5 percent. Check out this side by side video comparison of the # ATN Thor 4 640 4-40x and the Pulsar Thermion XP50 2-16x. ATN Corp. has grown its optics line, and now this market leader known for quality, affordable SMART thermal and night vision optics is elevating the game by releasing the MARS LT! Image quality is quite good certainly no worse than the Predator or the ThOR-HD and clearly better than the PTS233. Our hand select quality image tubes have a minimum Signal to Noise Ratio of 27 or higher and extremely good clarity. Overall I always found their products to be well made, clean and without a lot of flaws. A big thank you to Steve Neece & Night Vision Guys for providing this video. The new Trail Scopes are no exception. Any … Forums › Optics, Scopes, Rings, & Mounts › Budget to Medium Night Vision Comparison ATN X SIGHT II, Photon XT, Pulsar N550 Views : 3400 | Subscribe June 9, 2017 at 7:05 pm Link OleveyParticipant Member With the recent technological advancements night vision scopes have finally become affordable enough for someone like myself to purchase. … To ATN, that's acceptable. ATN 4K pro vs Pulsar Argus lrf vs Digiceptor. We are not going to say anything; you be the judge. This is the absolute best in night vision equipment performance. This powerful compact thermal unit is everything that customers have asked for. Gen. 1, 2 or 3 Night Vision: When looking at night-vision devices you’ll see different ratings for them — Gen 1, 2 or 3.