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Old 10-20-2011, 09:59 AM
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abbor
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NSS and HDS will do the same except for video input and autopilot control which is only supported by NSS. The big difference is the user interface. NSS has the best and fastest user interface on the marked due to the combined touchscreen and rotary controller. NSS has a faster processor and more memory than HDS.

I have both HDS and NSS, I have also LSS-1.

Both NSS and HDS have integrated Broadband sounder, this is a much better fisfinder than Garmin. StructureScan is excellent for shallow water, but will not replace a 2D sonar. You should buy a transducer to the HDS or NSS even if you go for LSS-1. B60 is a good transducer choice, but their stock 83/200kHz transom mount will also do the job for shallow waters.
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