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#10820477 - 05/05/15 02:36 PM Lowrance Elite 7 reviews?
huntinfish Offline
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Registered: 05/20/08
Posts: 139
Loc: North Texas
Is this a good graph?
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#10820547 - 05/05/15 03:03 PM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
Walker_wilson13 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/13
Posts: 791
Loc: Fayetteville, AR
I love mine. It's the biggest graph on my boat and have it on my console
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#10821176 - 05/05/15 07:21 PM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
Phil Clark Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 163
Loc: Conroe, TX
My fishing partner has one on his Triton 186 I am sure if he was rich he would have 3 HDS12's on his Z521 Ranger but the HDS 7 does a good job

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#10821181 - 05/05/15 07:24 PM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 21609
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Mapping is slower than an HDS, but the image quality is very good.
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#10822460 - 05/06/15 10:14 AM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
lodell23 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 654
Loc: Denton TX
I like mine. Like said above mapping is slower especially if you put a navionics chip in but the sonar and downscan is very good. I got mine for $450

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#10823331 - 05/06/15 02:54 PM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
huntinfish Offline
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Registered: 05/20/08
Posts: 139
Loc: North Texas
lodell, new? where at?
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#10823932 - 05/06/15 06:33 PM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
lodell23 Online   content
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 654
Loc: Denton TX
Yes it was new. At the time it was $450 at academy and i price matched it at TW and ordered from there. Not sure if they still have it for that price. That was about 3 months ago

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#10824914 - 05/07/15 07:53 AM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
Len B 1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/06/12
Posts: 302
Loc: Celina Tx
Taking mine back today, keeps shutting off for no reason, 3 times Sat., hope the new one doesn't do it. It's a nice unit except for that.

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#10825177 - 05/07/15 09:28 AM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
04champ Offline
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Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 6503
Loc: Dallas
I paid $375 for mine and don't think it's worth even that.

Mapping is too slow to use, shuts off randomly. Overall, POS.

I'll try the software update before throwing it in the trash, but it will be replaced by an HDS asap

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#10825190 - 05/07/15 09:33 AM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
RangerBass21 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2210
Loc: Plano
I have 2 one at console and on the bow and they both work fine, never shut off or mess up, the maps is a little slow and lags for a second or 2, the down imaging works great too, one thing I'd buy a map card, map comes with it kinda basic.
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#10825867 - 05/07/15 01:51 PM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
Originally Posted By: Walker_wilson13
I love mine. It's the biggest graph on my boat and have it on my console


Me too ... Elite 7 HDI
does everything I need it to do,
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#10825905 - 05/07/15 02:02 PM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
easttexasbucks Offline
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Registered: 08/01/13
Posts: 120
I have a 7 at the bow and a 10 at console. I really like them both, but I do have the same "shut off" problem with my 7. It will shut off every once and a while for no reason. I just haven't taken the time to send it in. I guess I should send it in since it seems that I am not the only one experiencing this issue.

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#10825973 - 05/07/15 02:26 PM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: RangerBass21]
04champ Offline
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Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 6503
Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: RangerBass21
I have 2 one at console and on the bow and they both work fine, never shut off or mess up, the maps is a little slow and lags for a second or 2, the down imaging works great too, one thing I'd buy a map card, map comes with it kinda basic.


have you done the software update? Mine lags for more than a couple seconds, I'm talking like 10-15 seconds to load the Navionics image when I zoom into the 1ft contours

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#10827652 - 05/08/15 07:20 AM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: 04champ]
RangerBass21 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2210
Loc: Plano
Originally Posted By: 04champ
Originally Posted By: RangerBass21
I have 2 one at console and on the bow and they both work fine, never shut off or mess up, the maps is a little slow and lags for a second or 2, the down imaging works great too, one thing I'd buy a map card, map comes with it kinda basic.


have you done the software update? Mine lags for more than a couple seconds, I'm talking like 10-15 seconds to load the Navionics image when I zoom into the 1ft contours


I actually haven't, reason why I don't do software updates on these kinda of graphs usually the software update makes it worse, if it was an hds then yeah I'd update it.
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#10829282 - 05/08/15 06:26 PM Re: Lowrance Elite 7 reviews? [Re: huntinfish]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1530
Loc: Kaufman
Mapping on mine with a nav chip in it is so slow I put an old 522c next to it just for mapping. Other than that it' a great unit.
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