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Brainstorming Electronics #13633448 07/16/20 11:44 PM
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I am looking for real world experiences between Lowrance and Humminbird, specifically the latest models, live and gn 3. I have a lowrance live 12 and an elite ti 12 and seriously considering switching to birds either Solix or Helix + a dedicated live scope unit up front. Let’s hear and even see why either is better! Please no old [censored] units considered. I know CS is scetchy with Lowrance but I’m mostly interested in picture quality. I’m pretty sure I know what I’m gonna do but let’s see what y’all have!

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For some context, I’m disappointed in the way brush piles show up on SI on my live, nothing but a shadow, plus everything seems really small in scale. Birds seem to have much better SI.

Re: Brainstorming Electronics [Re: Minner Bucket] #13633468 07/17/20 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Minner Bucket
I am looking for real world experiences between Lowrance and Humminbird, specifically the latest models, live and gn 3. I have a lowrance live 12 and an elite ti 12 and seriously considering switching to birds either Solix or Helix + a dedicated live scope unit up front. Let’s hear and even see why either is better! Please no old [censored] units considered. I know CS is scetchy with Lowrance but I’m mostly interested in picture quality. I’m pretty sure I know what I’m gonna do but let’s see what y’all have!


What subjects would you like to see a Humminbird represent?


Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, MEGA 360, RC-1
Re: Brainstorming Electronics [Re: Minner Bucket] #13633489 07/17/20 12:22 AM
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Well Wayne, you are the Bird guru.,,,I appreciate your post on here and BBC. Let’s see some BP on SI...

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Originally Posted by Minner Bucket
Well Wayne, you are the Bird guru.,,,I appreciate your post on here and BBC. Let’s see some BP on SI...


These were done with a bow unit and SI transducer on the trolling motor. The lake is electric-only so that is all I use there.

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Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, MEGA 360, RC-1
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And that’s why I’m leaning Bird...no way a Lowrance user can beat those right? More importantly, are those images standard or are there a bunch of tweaking necessary for them?

Re: Brainstorming Electronics [Re: Minner Bucket] #13633525 07/17/20 12:59 AM
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Also Wayne, what unit is that?

Re: Brainstorming Electronics [Re: Minner Bucket] #13633537 07/17/20 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Minner Bucket
And that’s why I’m leaning Bird...no way a Lowrance user can beat those right? More importantly, are those images standard or are there a bunch of tweaking necessary for them?


The only thing I adjust is the SI Range and change the Sensitivity so the bottom is dark enough to see fish against it.

That is the Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N.

This one has a school of 3#-5# bass using the MEGA 360 for Side Imaging. I had the Sensitivity a little too high, but at the time catching had the priority as I had moved shallower from where I was. I see statements about you can't see fish on Side Imaging/SideVu/SideVision/Side Scan------BUT

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Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, MEGA 360, RC-1
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If you fish for crappie, a combo Humminbird MEGA 360 with the Garmin Livescope would work very well.
I don't fish for crappie but I see lots of them:

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Wasn't any crappie here at this time but takes very little time to check it out. The black streaks at the bottom right is caused by the trolling motor prop being recorded----

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Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, MEGA 360, RC-1
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Originally Posted by Minner Bucket
I am looking for real world experiences between Lowrance and Humminbird, specifically the latest models, live and gn 3. I have a lowrance live 12 and an elite ti 12 and seriously considering switching to birds either Solix or Helix + a dedicated live scope unit up front. Let’s hear and even see why either is better! Please no old [censored] units considered. I know CS is scetchy with Lowrance but I’m mostly interested in picture quality. I’m pretty sure I know what I’m gonna do but let’s see what y’all have!



Buy 1 of each already and let me see how they work! cheer


I’ve been pondering this too, M360 looks great; but so many guys praise livescope (pre-perspective update).

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Lowrance is sorely bringing up the rear on real-time sonar view. I saw this not as bashing as I own Lowrance gear. It's just a fact right now. Hopefully they will double-time the effort to catch up.

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Wow! I really need to upgrade my electronics roflmao


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Originally Posted by Basscat8263
Wow! I really need to upgrade my electronics roflmao


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