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Old 05-17-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default 545s Resolution worth $200-$300 upgrade from 540s

So is the 545s enhanced resolution that much better? On paper it looks to be so. Any you guys done side by side comparisions? is it worth the 200-300 upgrade or is that money better spent on the xm antenna?
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:46 PM   #2
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Default RE: 545s Resolution worth $200-$300 upgrade from 540s

I've done it ... and yes it'worth it I have a 545.If the weather feature is more important than screen resolution (which I think it is) then stay with the 540. Here are many videos I've taken of my 545. See a 545 im action them go compare.

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/...ageID=16557383

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/...ageID=16450806

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Old 05-17-2007, 10:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: 545s Resolution worth $200-$300 upgrade from 540s

If you're gonna spend the $300 for the Vision chip, you'll prefer the enhanced resolution. If you're just using it for the G2 BlueChart data, you may not think it's worth it.
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: 545s Resolution worth $200-$300 upgrade from 540s

Side by side its worth it mostly if you want an angled view.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:53 AM   #5
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Default Re: 545s Resolution worth $200-$300 upgrade from 540s

thanks guys for the input. I'll probabaly get the vision chip later down the road. don't see the need for it now as I can get by w/o the satallite image overlay. I'm only going to be using the preloaded maps for now. does the vision card enhance the preloaded maps or xm weather? Swamppro..when you mention angled view are you referring to the sonar images? I plan on using the unit in the bay and near shore to spot wrecks, humps, etc. Galveston area. At this point Im thinking I need to see them side by side. do you truely see a difference with the 545s using all the basic features? or does it really shine just with the vision option?
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decide for yourself ......

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/...ageID=17183509

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