I don't want to buy DJI Goggles, because it's too expensive and I'm a beginner, so I've been searching for the best alternatives, I am planning to buy DJI Air Unit and Radiomaster controller and custom built drone, but couldn't find best goggles.

So can you guys suggest some of the best goggles with digital compatibility?

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    $\begingroup$ DJI's business model is quite similar to apple's. Buy all of their gear, or buy none of their gear. Fatsharks' sharkbyte system is a competing digital system, but it is not compatible with DJI's air unit. Whether you agree with this business model is another discussion, but there's no competing goggle that works with the DJI air unit $\endgroup$ Sep 14 '21 at 12:48
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @BrydonGibson, Caddx has digital system but that also doesn't support any other goggles with HDMI input? $\endgroup$ Sep 22 '21 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ The caddx digital air units are made for the dji fpv system. DJI appears to have licensed out the protocol, but they are still very proprietary $\endgroup$ Sep 22 '21 at 11:28

To use a DJI air unit, you must have the DJI goggles, period.

Fatshark's Shark Byte system is a cheaper alternative for digital fpv. Shark Byte works with any goggle that will take hdmi input. If your goggles are not fatshark though, you may have to figure out your own way to mount the receiver to the goggles.

Ultimately, analog is still the cheapest way to get started.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, Caddx digital system also doesn't support any other goggles with HDMI input? $\endgroup$ Sep 22 '21 at 9:51
  • $\begingroup$ @KashifAnwaar The Caddx digital camera is designed to work with DJI, they have a licensing agreement. And the DJI hardware only works with the DJI goggles. The only alternative to DJI for digital is shark byte (that I'm aware of), and caddx doesn't have a shark byte camera. In theory, anyone can make a shark byte camera though, so maybe they will in the future. $\endgroup$
    – Harabeck
    Sep 22 '21 at 13:51

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