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mrjigger

humminbird sonar quality

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I am considering purchasing a new humminbird graph with side imaging. I currently have a lowrance LCX-20C graph, which I would keep and use mainly for GPS.

I was going to buy the new humminbird for side imaging and sonar. I was at a sporting goods store this evening comparing graphs. To me it seemed like there was a noticable difference in quality between the humminbird and lowrance sonars. The Lowrance graphs just seem to have a much more crisp picture, even though the humminbird has more pixels. What gives?

after I saw the humminbird sonar simulator, I am starting to reconsider buying the humminbird. My 20c is only like 320x240 pixles and the humminbird is 640x640. I would say my 20C has just as good a picture as the 797 humminbird I was looking at.

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buy it, i have humminbird in my boat and love the side imaging, however lol i do have a x 125 on board as well

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I have been impressed with my new Bird. I think the picture quality is as good or better than any Lowrance I have owned or seen in the same price range.

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I went from a X15 to the 797 si. I was a little concerned about the sonar too when I got it but I am very happy I got it. I like the sonar, and gps view better than the Lowrance after using it for a while. The SI is great.

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I have looked at them since you mentioned them and I want one now! Though maybe next year. The trolling motor this year. Good luck with the Boss!

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I will say (being primarily a cat fisherman), I ended up using the sonar more than the SI last summer with my 797. I love it smile.

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I think the different colors used on the displays between Lowrance and HB can make one look more or less crisp to you, especially when you're first looking at it and maybe not used to it. I've thought the same thing at times, but after using them for a while I get used to them and don't notice it anymore.

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I've been thinking about getting the 798. Is there much performance difference between the external and internal GPS? Are they both the new 50 channel?

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