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I am looking at the new Bass Pro Shop catalog and am wondering what's the differnce between the x71 and x91. Is it just the 160x160 pixels vs. 240x240 pixels?

Also, is the Eagle Fishmark the same unit? The Fishmark 160 is $219.99
The Lowrance X71 is $289.00

The Fishmark 240 is $319.99
The Lowrance X91 is $449.00

There must be some difference besides the name.

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Look at the power. The x 91 is 3,000 peak to peak, the x71 is 1500 Peak to peak. The eagle 240 is the same as the x71 but with a 240 x 240 screen.

Buy a garmin 240. $279.99 at galyans. 3200 watts power peak to peak, 240x240 pixels.

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My catalog says that the X71 is 1200 watts. It also says the FishMark 160 and 240 are both 1200 watts.
I am a novice and don't know what the watts really mean, but I assume the more the better. So the garmin 240 must be a much better deal. Thanks Seabass.

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Busted – I just pulled those numbers on power from memory. But I think you saw what I was getting at. Power – Pixels – then customer service. There have been conversations on this site that suggest Lowrance has better customer service that Garmin but I haven’t noticed anything negative with my conversations with them.

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the big difference between eagle and lowrance is power rating wich is something to consider if you fish deep water.the lowrance also has gold connections inside to eliminate corrosion in salt water applications.the thing to look for in a locator is pixels, the more pixels the better bottom seperation and better picture like a TV more lines better picture.buy the most pixels you can afford.

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Pixals are your definition, the number is for the amount of lines contained in an inch of screen. Watts is the amount of power your unit sends out in the form of a sonar signal. The more power, the stronger and faster the signal is.

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Remember now, when you're looking at the "new" x71 and x91, you're really looking at the x65 and x85 respectively. The guts of these new locators are virtually identical to the older models. All lowrance did is put a new shell onto their old models. I believe the pixels and the power for these "new" units are identical to the old models.

Granted, they are still both good units, but you aren't quite getting what you pay for. After all, the x65 ran for $270 and the x85 ran for $400. I would go with the Garmin 240. More power and the same pixel count as the x91, but less expensive. The Garmins are great from a quality stand point as well. Good luck with your purchase, I hope this sheds some new light on the subject.

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I have a Garmin 160 which is lesser than 240 and I am really impressed with the finder.
I like also the capability of having a side of the screen with a Flasher bar, thing that only now current expensive finders have. Flasher might not as fast as a Vex or Zercom, but helps a lot.

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