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side imaging protocol #14452617 08/18/22 06:06 PM
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Suggestions are needed in order to upgrade from Lowrance HDS 8 gen 2. Eyes are not getting better and I feel current unit is antiquated !!
I haven't looked as the reality is from anglers .

Any and all recommendations are appreciated !

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I’m really happy with the new Garmin stuff. Their side imaging is great. Their 2D is better than bird or lowrance in my opinion. I have a 126sv. Not to mention it’s livescope compatible. Here come the Garmin haters …


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Re: side imaging protocol [Re: gborg] #14452842 08/18/22 09:11 PM
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Look at the hour count as of tuesday.. I think I fished a little bit since last spring. Since I added the Livescope I do use the Garmin allot, but I still am a HB fan.

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Re: side imaging protocol [Re: gborg] #14453199 08/19/22 11:30 AM
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Excellent , Helix 12 . The unit appears to be user friendly , and the support is realistic.

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Helix is a great unit. I have used the 9, 12 and 15.


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Greg, SI cuts my hunt time down big time for me and puts more fish in the boat cuz I can tell my guests where to cast. IMO Helix or Solix got the best SI right now. Mine is 3 yrs old and the price is still the same. That tells ya something. Our eyes are not getting any sharper so go big. Lol

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I have a Lowrance HDS live and love the active image and the maps etc. I am not impressed with the side image. Can I run two transducers side by side if I add a HB unit to my boat in addition to my Lowrance?

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Originally Posted by SeaPro-Todd
Greg, SI cuts my hunt time down big time for me and puts more fish in the boat cuz I can tell my guests where to cast. IMO Helix or Solix got the best SI right now. Mine is 3 yrs old and the price is still the same. That tells ya something. Our eyes are not getting any sharper so go big. Lol


Thanks Todd, my Lowrance has side imaging and downs scan however, no where the Dept and quality of the hummer . Would like to know difference between solid and helix.

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Solix is touch screen and helix is pressing buttons. IT for old dummies like me nuts

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Greg, SI cuts my hunt time down big time for me and puts more fish in the boat cuz I can tell my guests where to cast. IMO Helix or Solix got the best SI right now. Mine is 3 yrs old and the price is still the same. That tells ya something. Our eyes are not getting any sharper so go big. Lol


Thanks Todd, my Lowrance has side imaging and downs scan however, no where the Dept and quality of the hummer . Would like to know difference between solid and helix.



Quite a bit. Other than touch screen the solix has a more complex menu and more customizable acreens. Solix units are power hungry and can get a little moody with voltage drops.

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Greg, SI cuts my hunt time down big time for me and puts more fish in the boat cuz I can tell my guests where to cast. IMO Helix or Solix got the best SI right now. Mine is 3 yrs old and the price is still the same. That tells ya something. Our eyes are not getting any sharper so go big. Lol


Thanks Todd, my Lowrance has side imaging and downs scan however, no where the Dept and quality of the hummer . Would like to know difference between solid and helix.



Quite a bit. Other than touch screen the solix has a more complex menu and more customizable acreens. Solix units are power hungry and can get a little moody with voltage drops.


My Onix is power hungry as well. Im about to get a Garmin I think, I want to try out that Livescope.

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Used only a flasher forever and scoffed at fancy units, Eight years ago got side imaging and now I regret not converting earlier side imaging is wonderful when you learn to really use it and read it it will become your favorite thing.
All units are great these days but I do like my solix.


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Solix pulls twice the amperage as the helix. Helix is the shizzle, solix if you have unlimited battery

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