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Old 06-02-2020, 09:11 PM
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Planning on replacing my 7 inch unit with this 10 inch. I prefer the buttons to touch screen. The installer is proposing a thru hull transducer, but since it’s a bay boat that I use inshore, I was thinking the transom mount that would allow for side scan to work might be best. I recognize that the bottom reading would be superior with the thru hull.

Just curious what others might consider when making this choice?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Don't discount a combo of Touch screen + Garmin Grid. The buttons take up valuable screen real-estate. Adding the grid really does give you the best of both worlds.
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Originally Posted by bobeast View Post
The buttons take up valuable screen real-estate.
Huh?
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Huh?
You seem confused. The down side to an MFD with buttons is that in a given space the more physical buttons you have the smaller the actual screen has to be. The smaller the screen is the less information can be comfortably displayed. I was pointing out to the OP, that he can have a touch-screen MFD, and then supplement it with a remote which contains the buttons that would normally be taking up screen space. Hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by bobeast View Post
You seem confused. The down side to an MFD with buttons is that in a given space the more physical buttons you have the smaller the actual screen has to be. The smaller the screen is the less information can be comfortably displayed. I was pointing out to the OP, that he can have a touch-screen MFD, and then supplement it with a remote which contains the buttons that would normally be taking up screen space. Hope this helps.
Buttons do not take up screen size. Display on a 1242 touch or a 1242 with buttons is 12". Only difference is the actual Physical dimensions are larger on the button units. Same goes for the 10" Touch units vs buttons.
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Originally Posted by halfwaythere View Post
Buttons do not take up screen size. Display on a 1242 touch or a 1242 with buttons is 12". Only difference is the actual Physical dimensions are larger on the button units. Same goes for the 10" Touch units vs buttons.
I think we are splitting hairs here. a 12" screen unit with buttons, is going to be larger than one without. I put the largest MFD I could fit in the available helm space, Had I gone with the buttons, I would have had to install a unit with a smaller screen.
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Originally Posted by bobeast View Post
I think we are splitting hairs here. a 12" screen unit with buttons, is going to be larger than one without. I put the largest MFD I could fit in the available helm space, Had I gone with the buttons, I would have had to install a unit with a smaller screen.
You said buttons affect screen size and that is simply not correct. I responded to that. That would not be splitting hairs
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Originally Posted by halfwaythere View Post
You said buttons affect screen size and that is simply not correct. I responded to that. That would not be splitting hairs
You're right, I'm wrong.
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The screens are actually the same size on the touch vs. non touch but like said earlier the physical size is slightly wider, about and inch if i remember correctly.

Posted after you guys, I apologize.

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