Glad you asked your question! I'm in the same position of figuring out which to get and having met my deductible this year. Also looking at Intellipap Auto vs. S9 (or even S8) autoset. I hope you don't mind me tagging onto your thread with a couple questions.
brain_cloud: I heard the Rescan 3.10 software is hard to get. I can't seem to find a source. (I'm also wondering if the SD cards for both are just standard SD cards and ANY old card reader will work. I know the Intellipap needs the module to store data.)
Sounds like many people are anti-Escape
, but I just wanted to mention that in reading the myriad machine fact sheets, it looks like the Escape II Auto DOES show pressure and AHI (but not AI and HI). My basic Escape has been a trusty machine, but I now know I can obtain better therapy with other machines.
Re: ResScan. I was able to download the software free of charge by following a link posted here at CPAPTALK. If you look at this profile for 'Uncle_Bob' -- memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=38643
, and look for the link in the lower left, it will enable you to download a copy of ResScan 3.12.
Re: SD card. The IntelliPAP and the S9 Autoset both use standard SD cards. The IntelliPAP requires a Data Module (http://www.cpap.com/productpage/devilbi ... ystem.html
) that sells for $150 if purchased separately, but if purchased along with the machine the cost was much less.
In both cases (the S9 and the IntelliPAP), I remove the SD card from the machine, and insert it into a SD slot built into my laptop, and it downloads the data just fine. In other words, any SD slot on your desktop or laptop should work for reading the data from either machine.
Re: Travel Configuration (per Emilia's comment). The IntelliPAP has a much nicer, and smaller, travel setup than my older Respironics M-Series, or the ResMed S9 Autoset. As Emilia pointed out, there is no separate power brick - just a simple cord to pack. The IntelliPAP will work on either US standard 120 v or international 220 v using that power cord (with appropriate plug adapter, of course). Further, DeVilbiss has a 'compression' zipper feature in their travel case that I really like. It allows you to pack your hose and mask into the case, and then when zipping them, it compresses them (without damaging anything) into a more compact size. I packed a regular 6 ft. hose and a Quattro full-face mask and compressed them using this feature with no problems whatsoever. The travel size of the IntelliPAP is considerably smaller than the travel size of the S9 - though neither are terribly big - and both are about the same weight.
I hope this helps.