texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
clintbull1, msaileen53, Mitch83, SnuffKnucker, Shonuff315
111466 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 92,018
hopalong 82,230
Pilothawk 78,881
John175☮ 73,776
JDavis7873 67,397
Derek 🐝 63,166
Bigbob_FTW 60,086
Tritonman 58,780
Mark Perry 57,351
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics763,294
Posts9,599,021
Members111,466
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
One big unit or two smaller ones? #13261917 08/28/19 12:13 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 183
D
dhelms Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 183
About to upgrade some equipment. Need some opinions. Is one big screen better than two smaller ones at the console? I noticed guys going to that ever since the 15” & 16” units came out.

Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13261966 08/28/19 12:59 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,396
W
Wayne P. Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
W
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,396
Two big screens is better, you can settle for less.


Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1
Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13262148 08/28/19 05:32 AM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,336
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,336
Bigger more pixels and more definition

Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13262285 08/28/19 01:06 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 20,818
C
CCTX Online Content
mapquest
Online Content
mapquest
C
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 20,818
It may a not be an apples to apples comparison, but the fishfinder companies are smart; when they release a unit with a bigger screen, they usually include more pixels and better definition also.

That being said, I'd go with the two smaller option (you're not putting all your eggs in one basket)


[Linked Image]
Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13262500 08/28/19 03:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 740
Rob Jasper Lowrance Pro-Staff Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 740
There is something to be said about having TWO 9-inch screens over ONE 12-inch or better yet having 1-12" & 1-9" over just one-16".
My opinion...


Rob Jasper
Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13262537 08/28/19 04:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 5,923
44 Diesel Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 5,923
Screen size is most important when using side imaging. If you go with 2 smaller units but the largest screens you can budget, you can network them together. I am sure this is the same for all brands but I know with humminbirds you can network them together and split the si transducer between the two unit's. Meaning that you can set one unit to show full screen left side and the other unit full screen right side from one transducer

Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13263121 08/29/19 12:19 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 183
D
dhelms Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 183
I originally wanted two 12” at console. But it’d be cheaper to do one 15”.

Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13264845 08/30/19 01:47 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,396
W
Wayne P. Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
W
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,396
Originally Posted by dhelms
I originally wanted two 12” at console. But it’d be cheaper to do one 15”.


With the SOLIX 15" you can have full screen width for SI for 1/2 the display and then choose what other technologies to display on the other 1/2.

[Linked Image]


Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1
Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13266011 08/31/19 02:26 PM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 183
D
dhelms Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 183
Could do si on top, down & map 1/2 & 1/2 on th bottom?

Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13266045 08/31/19 02:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 5,923
44 Diesel Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 5,923
Originally Posted by dhelms
Could do si on top, down & map 1/2 & 1/2 on th bottom?



With a solix yes, screens are customizable

Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13267681 09/02/19 12:21 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,258
Gamblinman Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,258
One big TOUCH screen. You change between customizable screens almost instantly.

Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13270712 09/05/19 01:11 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 183
D
dhelms Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 183
Well, the big question is solix or live! I’m thinking id like the one big screen at the console. The lives have programmable preset buttons to change screens. How can you change screens instantly with the solix?

Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13270740 09/05/19 01:40 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 5,923
44 Diesel Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 5,923
Solix has a side bar that allows you to save 10 preset screens



Re: One big unit or two smaller ones? [Re: dhelms] #13296732 09/29/19 10:58 PM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 183
D
dhelms Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 183
Great video! I also saw that you can two finger touch any part of a split screen view and it will instantly go full screen for that view. That’s a cool feature on Hbird. Will that work on live units?

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3