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9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? #14291508 02/21/22 07:53 PM
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I know bigger is always better...but its a jump in price for sure. Anyone that have a 9 inch regret it? Or maybe not totally regretted it but maybe wishing they had gone with the 12 after using the 9 for a while?

If garmin rolls out a new gen it might be easier to talk myself into it since i figure itll be top tier for at least a few years. Wondering if I gotta save up and be a little more patient to get a 12 inch.

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Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: bockscar] #14291552 02/21/22 08:47 PM
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I’ve got a 93sv+. If I stretch the forward range the fish can look awful small . If I were doing it again I would have gone bigger.

Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: bockscar] #14291553 02/21/22 08:47 PM
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I have one 12" up front. If I had a 9" for active target I'd want another 9" for gps/sonar.

Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: The Netstretcher] #14291597 02/21/22 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by SAdoc
I’ve got a 93sv+. If I stretch the forward range the fish can look awful small . If I were doing it again I would have gone bigger.


Good to know! Appreciate it! Should have time to save up for the 12 since i figure Garmin would wait until iCast....unless something happens at the classic. Gotta figure thats when theyll roll something new out.

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I have one 12" up front. If I had a 9" for active target I'd want another 9" for gps/sonar.


Sounds like the 12 is gonna be a must! Thanks for the insight

Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: bockscar] #14291599 02/21/22 09:32 PM
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If you are only going to run 1 unit up front you defin should save your money up for a 12" so you can run split windows.

Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: bockscar] #14291600 02/21/22 09:36 PM
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No comparison from a 9" to a 12" specially for livescope. Had 9" graphs in the past and switched to 12"s on my last rig and wondered how I did without. New to me rig has 3 12's and a 10". Soon as I find the 12 i want to replace the 10 its going bye bye.

Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: bockscar] #14291685 02/21/22 10:49 PM
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I’ve got a 9 inch for livescope, it’s ok but I don’t stare at it all day, the bank beater in me is stubborn.

Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: bockscar] #14291687 02/21/22 10:50 PM
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If it’s going to be dedicated for scoping. Then go with the 1022 gpsmap. Saves you money and get a better processor.


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Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: Fish Killer] #14291704 02/21/22 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish Killer
If it’s going to be dedicated for scoping. Then go with the 1022 gpsmap. Saves you money and get a better processor.


The 1222 is only a few $$$ more

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If it’s going to be dedicated for scoping. Then go with the 1022 gpsmap. Saves you money and get a better processor.


The 1222 is only a few $$$ more



Everything is just a little more $$$. I got the 10” 1022 and have no issues with it at all. I’m sure 6’8” and have no problem seeing it on a double mount up front.

Where your going to spend a lot of money that may not be thought about is the pole mount….. I wanted mine independent of the TM, but still mounted to a pole so i can adjust it as i see fit.


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Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: Fish Killer] #14291740 02/21/22 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish Killer
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If it’s going to be dedicated for scoping. Then go with the 1022 gpsmap. Saves you money and get a better processor.


The 1222 is only a few $$$ more



Everything is just a little more $$$. I got the 10” 1022 and have no issues with it at all. I’m sure 6’8” and have no problem seeing it on a double mount up front.

Where your going to spend a lot of money that may not be thought about is the pole mount….. I wanted mine independent of the TM, but still mounted to a pole so i can adjust it as i see fit.


The 12" screens have a higher resolution then the 9's & 10's. Detail is much clearer and well worth the $400 more than the 1022.

Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: tmd11111] #14291884 02/22/22 01:33 AM
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I have a 1222, the resolution is excellent with the right settings and the manual settings are no problem. Not a touchscreen.

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Originally Posted by Jersey Dan
If you are only going to run 1 unit up front you defin should save your money up for a 12" so you can run split windows.


I figured 12 was gonna be the deal! do you stare at your mapping a lot while scoping? or just to kinda stay around the waypoint?

Originally Posted by Hulapoppin
I’ve got a 9 inch for livescope, it’s ok but I don’t stare at it all day, the bank beater in me is stubborn.


So how often are you scoping? How has it changed your fishing? Thats what I worry about with me and why its hard to talk myself into it...im a bank beater 100% through and through! Even my PB was "deep" in like 15-20 feet....but i was basically off a steep rock area and whatd id still call the bank. I dont wanna spend $3k+ and not use it much....i dont get to fish much so scoping for 4+ hours, half or more of my day just doesnt sound like something ill do much of. I wonder if having that scope would make me want to use it more...especially if I find big ones like i know my lake has

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If it’s going to be dedicated for scoping. Then go with the 1022 gpsmap. Saves you money and get a better processor.


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Originally Posted by Fish Killer
If it’s going to be dedicated for scoping. Then go with the 1022 gpsmap. Saves you money and get a better processor.


The 1222 is only a few $$$ more



Everything is just a little more $$$. I got the 10” 1022 and have no issues with it at all. I’m sure 6’8” and have no problem seeing it on a double mount up front.

Where your going to spend a lot of money that may not be thought about is the pole mount….. I wanted mine independent of the TM, but still mounted to a pole so i can adjust it as i see fit.

Sounds good...i dont think i ever seen a 10 inch screen! will see if I can get around one of those units in person. Im also gonna be putting it on its own pole, the fishing specialties downrod set up more than likely. thats what i have my current 3in1 ducer on. I like them being independent of TM if you are gonna use them for anything beside 2d

Originally Posted by n_fish
I have a 1222, the resolution is excellent with the right settings and the manual settings are no problem. Not a touchscreen.


Touchscreen is why im considering lowrance too. If garmin rolls out something new thats where Ill go 100% though, even without the touchscreen. Thanks for the insights on the unit!

Re: 9 inch screen vs 12 inch for livescope/active target? [Re: bockscar] #14292001 02/22/22 02:56 AM
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Livescope isn’t just for finding fish. It’s great at showing under water cover and structure without having to idle over where you want to fish. I use it more for this then actually looking for fish.

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I'm leaning really hard toward the 9's from a price standpoint. I've watched a lot of pro tournaments lately and it looks like most of them are using 9 inch sonar units even if they have multiple units at the bow a console. I figure if it works for them...........


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