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#11953046 - 11/27/16 08:52 AM Helix series
TRH (formerly xpress00) Offline
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Registered: 12/19/08
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Loc: Red Oak, TX
Thoughts and opinions on the helix series if anyone has them? I have an 898hd now, are there significant differences?
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#11953076 - 11/27/16 09:16 AM Re: Helix series [Re: TRH (formerly xpress00)]
BrianTx01 Offline
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I have a Helix 9 and I like it, but I cannot compare it to the earlier bird because I never had one of those. If your 898 has side imaging I wouldn't think it is much of an upgrade unless you are going larger.
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#11953094 - 11/27/16 09:34 AM Re: Helix series [Re: TRH (formerly xpress00)]
Outfitter Nomore Offline
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Loc: Keller
Wait on a Helix the new Helix G2 with mega imaging is going to blow the others away. I would talk to David at Shut Up and Fish before you Decide.

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#11953243 - 11/27/16 11:08 AM Re: Helix series [Re: TRH (formerly xpress00)]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: TRH (formerly xpress00)
Thoughts and opinions on the helix series if anyone has them? I have an 898hd now, are there significant differences?


The Helix series are much better than the antique (in the electronics world) 898c HD SI Combo.

Much brighter displays, more processing power and more functions.

The Helix model that replaced the 800 series unit is the Helix 9. Two inches more screen size.

The current 898c HD SI Combo direct Helix replacement is the Helix 9 SI GPS and there will be a Helix 9 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G2N soon.
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#11953429 - 11/27/16 01:55 PM Re: Helix series [Re: TRH (formerly xpress00)]
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I'm not real happy with the Helix 7- not HD, no 800 KHz, no presets, one micro card slot, screen looks pixalated, mapping is SLOW.
Get the 9 or better.


Edited by BigPoppa007 (11/27/16 01:57 PM)

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#11953461 - 11/27/16 02:19 PM Re: Helix series [Re: BigPoppa007]
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
Originally Posted By: BigPoppa007
I'm not real happy with the Helix 7- not HD, no 800 KHz, no presets, one micro card slot, screen looks pixalated, mapping is SLOW.
Get the 9 or b,etter.

Man this really sucks. I had planned to get one as a Christmas gift for myself. That bad huh?
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#11953463 - 11/27/16 02:24 PM Re: Helix series [Re: Cat finder]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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I'll sell you mine for $500. I had an 859 HD Di - had everything but Si so I got used to HD and presets and faster mapping and 2 card slots.


Edited by BigPoppa007 (11/27/16 02:25 PM)

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#11953470 - 11/27/16 02:32 PM Re: Helix series [Re: TRH (formerly xpress00)]
Cat finder Offline
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Si?
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#11953480 - 11/27/16 02:43 PM Re: Helix series [Re: Cat finder]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Yes



Edited by BigPoppa007 (11/27/16 02:50 PM)

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#11953499 - 11/27/16 02:55 PM Re: Helix series [Re: TRH (formerly xpress00)]
Cat finder Offline
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
I may just take you up on that offer. I'll be in touch.
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#11953562 - 11/27/16 03:43 PM Re: Helix series [Re: BigPoppa007]
44 Diesel Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
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Loc: Burleson,TX
Originally Posted By: BigPoppa007
I'll sell you mine for $500. I had an 859 HD Di - had everything but Si so I got used to HD and presets and faster mapping and 2 card slots.



The HD only means brighter screen in which the Helix has. HD has nothing to do with imaging


Edited by 44 Diesel (11/27/16 03:46 PM)

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#11953604 - 11/27/16 04:18 PM Re: Helix series [Re: TRH (formerly xpress00)]
Jacky Wiggins Offline
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Registered: 02/14/03
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Loc: Copper Canyon, Texas, USA
I just had to send a Helix back to Humminbird for water damage. I run a 898 SI on my dash and the Helix DI on the bow. First time I've ever seen a unit get water in it. Glad it was still under warranty and the service was good and fast. They sent me another head unit and it was about a week trun around. I would wait on the new technology as well.
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#11953746 - 11/27/16 05:38 PM Re: Helix series [Re: 44 Diesel]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
Originally Posted By: BigPoppa007
I'll sell you mine for $500. I had an 859 HD Di - had everything but Si so I got used to HD and presets and faster mapping and 2 card slots.



The HD only means brighter screen in which the Helix has. HD has nothing to do with imaging


I dunno then -- my 859 had better, cleaner picture in both 2D and Di........


Edited by BigPoppa007 (11/27/16 05:38 PM)

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#11953760 - 11/27/16 05:45 PM Re: Helix series [Re: TRH (formerly xpress00)]
TRH (formerly xpress00) Offline
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Loc: Red Oak, TX
Appreciate the comments everyone. I'm wanting to upgrade larger, now I have to decide on now or wait for the g2.
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#11953825 - 11/27/16 06:09 PM Re: Helix series [Re: BigPoppa007]
44 Diesel Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 3423
Loc: Burleson,TX
Originally Posted By: BigPoppa007
Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
Originally Posted By: BigPoppa007
I'll sell you mine for $500. I had an 859 HD Di - had everything but Si so I got used to HD and presets and faster mapping and 2 card slots.



The HD only means brighter screen in which the Helix has. HD has nothing to do with imaging





I dunno then -- my 859 had better, cleaner picture in both 2D and Di........


The Di coming from a dedicated Di unit such as the 859 will have better Di due to the fact that it has a dedicated down imaging crystal. Where as the Humminbird SI units have what is called a blended Di. Which means that the Di is computer generated from the two SI pulses overlapping beneath the transducer so you are not getting a true Di view just computer generated. The new gen2 mega units will be the first core units to.offer the all in one transducer which will be dedicated SI,Di and 2d elements. Up till now only the Onix had the all in one transducer in the Humminbird line

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