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Old 03-10-2011, 07:12 PM
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getting a new ff/gps combo for my bayboat. used on rivers and lakes in al and bays in the florida panhandle, with the occasional trip outside the pass for trolling and nearshore bottom bumping. narrowed it down to either a lowrance elite-5 dsi or the hb 788ci hd di combo. thanks to y'all for all the info and comparisons on the two that i've read so far. from looking at the website i still have a question i haven't seen an answer for on here. can the lowrance display any readout in traditional 2d with it's standard transducer? it appears from the websites that the hb ducer can do either the di or standard, but the lowrance can only do the downscan, with a depth limited to just 200'. not really an issue now, but might be if i upgrade boats in the next year or two (fingers crossed) and want to go deeper.

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Old 03-11-2011, 09:10 AM
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Elite DSI can't display 2D sonar. Why do you consider 788ci hd di combo instead of 597ci HD DI Combo?

I guess you don't need a networkable unit in a bayboat. Except for Ethernet the two birds are almost identical.
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
Why do you consider 788ci hd di combo instead of 597ci HD DI Combo?

I guess you don't need a networkable unit in a bayboat. Except for Ethernet the two birds are almost identical.

i actually realized that last night researching a bit more, which is probably the way i'll go

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