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Old 09-09-2014, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by lingcod View Post
That's a very bold statement. I very much beg to differ. Just yesterday someone here at THT said their new NSSn EVO2 died/blew up and would now need to see how good Simrad's service is. Don't have time to find it because I'm about to take off to go fishing.

And I wish what you were saying is true regarding early beta units, but it's highly unlikely to be the case. This is a brand new flagship West Marine that JUST opened. Huge new electronics display. And even if what you are saying were the case, it just proves my point. Why would you let demo units go out the door with this many problems? Simrad is a manufacturer that does not understand how to do product development and releases properly. And for that matter, most of the marine suppliers are this way, except perhaps Furuno.

What about the bugs--especially the temperature issue--that is well noted here on THT? I don't know how you can say "none" report "any" issues. EDIT: Sorry, Abhor, just saw that you did not the temperature bug.

Above opinion notwithstanding, really appreciate your contributions here Abhor. You know your stuff, despite being strongly biased toward Simrad!

I don't know if you have noticed - but ALL the new devices have some bugs/issues. Garmin had issues with their power buttons on the 8x12 series. Raymarine have had a bunch of issues when they released their a/c/e series - just check their software release schedule. Check Garmin's release history.

ALL NEW MFD's that hit the market - will have some issues. Some will be "easy to fix" others will require an exchange. Then factory will get notified - manufacturing will be modified and new revisions hit the market.

Read the story about Apple how have engineers sitting standby on release - so they quickly can fix issues - report them back to manufacturing in China and get them to update the design as quickly as possible. That is possible for Apple because they sell MILLIONS of devices.

So if you want to play it safe - wait at least 6 months from SALES release (not the press-release) before you press the BUY button. Then you should be reasonably safe (-ish)
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