Guys, I had to get a real remote thermometer, because my old one just sucked. A lot of research on the net and here pointed me to the ET-732. Then I started reading about the new ET-733, so I read up on it and bought it. I got the one with two 3' hybrid probes. Figured I'd do a little unboxing for you.
First thing you should notice, is it say's: "Black Unit" on the front. Don't know about you, but that's funny to me.
Once you clip this to the back, you can spin it around to make it a stand or a hanger.
Here's the instruction manual. I've read that the ET-732 manual sucked. This one is concise and easy to read. The amount of buttons and stuff might seem daunting to you old-timers, but it's no more difficult than setting the time on a watch back in the '80s and '90s was. Basically you hold one button for two seconds, hit up or down, then hit the first button again.
Here's the backs. As you can see, only the transmitter (the small one) has the screw-on battery cover.
For those of you turned off by all the threads complaining about the little screws that hold the cover on being such a pain in the ass, don't fear. Almost any screwdriver will take them off. The one in the bottom-middle, in Layman's terms, is a "normal" phillips screwdriver. All the rest are a little smaller. The "normal" sized one will not work. It needs to be smaller than that. So in the pics below, any one will work, except the bottom, middle one. FYI, the "normal" one is a No.2, and bottom left is a No.3. (I used the No.3 to remove the cover)
This is the little kickstand for the receiver. (the Big Black Unit) *Ahem* If you look at the top prongs, you can see the little slits. If you squeeze the smaller inside parts, you can remove the stand from the unit.
As you can see, the transmitter has actual metal inserts for the screws instead of just threading them into the plastic. That is a great feature that will help eliminate cross-threading, and stripping.
I did shrink tube mine.
If you look hard, you can see that I added a second, shorter piece in the middle to make that connection a little bit stiffer.
See how the bottom right number is 81*? It's actually blinking because it is under the low temp (200*). Cool thing about this thermometer is, the alarm on the low temp won't start going off until it has went over the low temp at least once. This is because it assumes your smoker is coming up to temp, so there is no point in setting the alarm off. So basically, once the smoker goes over 200* for the first time, then the alarm will be "armed", so to speak.
I am so far, very pleased with my Black Unit.
If you guys have questions, let me know. Hope this thread was informative, and I look to add to it in the future, so it can be a "one stop shop" for 733 resources.