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#12824328 - 07/11/18 12:40 PM Lowrance versus humminbird?
kskoglund3233 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/25/15
Posts: 6
Pros and cons of lowrance hds gen 3/ humminbird helix 9 mega si?


Edited by kskoglund3233 (07/11/18 12:41 PM)

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#12824350 - 07/11/18 01:04 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
Frank the Tank Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 23853
Loc: Hideaway, TX
Spend the extra money and get a Mega 10 SI. The pixel density is greater and the images clearer. Very easy to use. You won’t be sorry.
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#12824380 - 07/11/18 01:35 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: Frank the Tank]
kskoglund3233 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/25/15
Posts: 6
Is the 10 much better than the 9 in image quality?

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#12824389 - 07/11/18 01:40 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
bronco71 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1545
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Depends on if you are linking to a Minn Kota or MG trolling motor now or in the future...

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#12824442 - 07/11/18 02:18 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: bronco71]
kskoglund3233 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/25/15
Posts: 6
Minn kota but way down the road, no time soon?

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#12824736 - 07/11/18 05:05 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
Capt Craig Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1627
Loc: Richland-Chambers
There are a few differences between the Lowrance and the Humminbird. Lowrance allows use of a single freq while HB allows you to use the combined 83/200 together with a split sonar screen to better visualize the fish under you and the fish around you. HB is the only maker that uses the color bar. A vital tool for understanding the limitations and colors availabe in the soar palette. This provides key verification of softest and hardest echo returns. HB is much easier to set up and use than the Lowrance. While I teach the use of both, HB is currently the industry leader with CHIRP and MEGA on their units.
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#12824909 - 07/11/18 07:22 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
kskoglund3233 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/25/15
Posts: 6
Awesome thank you!

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#12827917 - 07/14/18 07:42 AM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
dobbin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/22/06
Posts: 751
Loc: hubbard
I do not know about Humminbird but lowrance is just interested in new money......
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#12831181 - 07/17/18 08:26 AM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: dobbin]
Happykamper Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 8831
Loc: Southlake, Texas
I have had Lowrance pretty much since my first boat in 1985, I am getting a new rig next March/April, I am going to take a serious look at Hummingbird, no complaints with Lowrance, I am changing brands of boat so I very well could change electronics if I like them.
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#12831389 - 07/17/18 10:59 AM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
Jhiggins Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 12
Loc: OK
I just switched to 3 Helix 12" in my Skeeter from the Lowrance, had 3 Lowrances, two at the console and one in the bow, two 12" and one 10". It is amazing the difference in clarity and being able to actually see the fish and they are extremely easy to use and set up. Dont think i will ever go back to Lowrance.

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#12839090 - 07/23/18 03:54 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 441
Loc: Austin
I've had and like both. But if you want to integrate with the trolling motor, you'd have to choose Lowrance for Motorguide and Humminbird for MinnKota. They should make the network standard so you can mix and match. Can you imagine if you had to buy an HP computer if you wanted to use Samsung monitors, and Dell computer if you wanted to use LG monitors??? Boat electronics mfg's have a lot to learn about standards smile
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Tim
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#12839768 - 07/24/18 07:21 AM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
TCK73 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3856
Loc: Jack County
I have Humminbird on one of my boats, and Lowrance on the other. I prefer the Bird to the Lowrance. The Birds are easier to adjust, have better SI, and contrary to what most will say, my 2d on the Bird is just as good or not better than my Lowrance. I’m about to pull the trigger on a Solix 12 to replace the Lowrance unit myself.

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