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What Is The Newest Lowrance Down Scan #12511843
11/21/17 10:04 PM
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I have a 10" Gen 2 on troll motor the LSS1 has gone bad I need to replace it is the total scan worth the money and will it be any better than the LSS1 not familiar with total scan at all what about the spot light scan transducer

Last edited by pfhunter; 11/21/17 10:48 PM.
Re: What Is The Newest Lowrance Down Scan [Re: pfhunter] #12512156
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Totalscan won’t work on a gen2. Spotlight scan is a joke too. If you just want sonar & di, get a hdi transducer. If you want si too, you’ll have to find another lss1 or lss2.

Re: What Is The Newest Lowrance Down Scan [Re: pfhunter] #12512733
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Starting today Bass Pro has the Elite-Ti 12-inch screen for $1499 (while supplies last). This unit with Total Scan will give you new technology and provide everything you have had with your HDS-10 unit.


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Re: What Is The Newest Lowrance Down Scan [Re: pfhunter] #12513649
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The elite-ti series will not have ethernet like the HDS series just in case you have more than one HDS on your boat

Re: What Is The Newest Lowrance Down Scan [Re: pfhunter] #12513659
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Time to switch to a Bird so you can actually see something besides clutter.
Advice from a Lowrance owner:)


From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."

Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!

Re: What Is The Newest Lowrance Down Scan [Re: Muzzlebrake] #12513750
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Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
Time to switch to a Bird so you can actually see something besides clutter.
Advice from a Lowrance owner:)




Lol, do you have any before and after pics?

You have pretty much stated the exact OPPOSITE from what everyone else says. I could see you saying that bird has better maps with lakemaster, they have better side imaging or that they have the 360. But you’re going with better sonar??? hammer

Re: What Is The Newest Lowrance Down Scan [Re: pfhunter] #12514145
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Helix is aweful.....trust me, I have three of em. Now I have HDS/LSS on the newer boat, and man.....way better. I still have my Helix stuff.....someone make me an offer on em. Please.


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Re: What Is The Newest Lowrance Down Scan [Re: grout-scout] #12515053
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
Time to switch to a Bird so you can actually see something besides clutter.
Advice from a Lowrance owner:)




Lol, do you have any before and after pics?

You have pretty much stated the exact OPPOSITE from what everyone else says. I could see you saying that bird has better maps with lakemaster, they have better side imaging or that they have the 360. But you’re going with better sonar??? hammer


Let me clarify. My Lowrance has excellent 2D sonar. The SI & DI are not nearly as good as my old 688 SI/DI bird. The Bird was a simple to use fishfinder with a single transducer and the 2D sonar was very good. My Lowrance HDS units are run thru an LSS-1 and maybe that's the problem with the downscan resolution.
On my old Bird I could see every little branch on a tree below me and any fish laying in a fork. On my Lowrance with LSS-1 about all I can see is the trunk and bigger limbs and can barely see a fish.
Out in open water the Lowrance will show big schools but it's hard to pick out individual fish with side scan or downscan. I am convinced the difference may be in the quality of the transducers. I think Birds may come with better tranducers but in reality they are probably all made by the same place somewhere in China.
My lowrance units are run off of 2 different transducers, the standard skimmer transom mounted and the old structure scan transducer that is about 8" long glued to the bottom of the hull step.

Last edited by Muzzlebrake; 11/24/17 10:31 PM.

From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."

Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!

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