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#11455233 - 03/03/16 09:08 PM Talk to me about electronics...
RJF1423 Offline
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Registered: 11/15/10
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I've been out of the fishing game for 3 years and am now getting back in it. I'm looking to upgrade the unit on my bow. I'm a teacher/coach and my wife doesn't work so I'm thinking the new helix 5 DI.

Question is, why is this so much cheaper than the old DI units used to be. Seemed like you couldn't buy a decent DI unit for less than $500 5 years ago. Are electronics for boats getting cheaper?
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#11455239 - 03/03/16 09:11 PM Re: Talk to me about electronics... [Re: RJF1423]
COHLMEYER Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 3771
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Not cheaper, they just become "obsolete" much faster now. New technology is rolling out every couple of months it seems. It's like those old 8000 dollar computers. Now days they are a 1/5 of the price and "behind the times" in a week.

Fishing electronics have gone down the same road.

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#11455388 - 03/03/16 10:44 PM Re: Talk to me about electronics... [Re: RJF1423]
rxkid2001 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 3924
Loc: Wishing I was in TX
Look around for the guys who are after the latest greatest selling off their units for 1/4 of what they paid for them.

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#11455499 - 03/04/16 04:08 AM Re: Talk to me about electronics... [Re: RJF1423]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
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Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
Take a a.look at the garmin echo map 53dv it's a nice unit on a budget.
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#11455504 - 03/04/16 05:10 AM Re: Talk to me about electronics... [Re: RJF1423]
Jim N Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
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Loc: Houston
Just like computers and TV's....when the tech is introduced.....top dollar....give it a year or two...always get's cheaper....I always upgrade one generation behind the curve....
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#11455590 - 03/04/16 07:11 AM Re: Talk to me about electronics... [Re: RJF1423]
tx2va07 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 532
Loc: Joshua, TX
+1 on Garmin graphs. I've got the 73sv and the di and si pictures are amazing. I've heard the cheaper units are also very good.

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