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Old 08-15-2011, 05:00 PM
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Is there ANY functionality that NSE does that NSS cannot? I know the slightly faster processor and brighter screen of NSE - are those the only differences between dedicated buttons vs touch screen ? I'm not 100% sold on touch screen but it certainly seems easier and faster to use....
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From what I gather, NSS doesn't have video out capability.
Old 08-15-2011, 06:57 PM
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Nss7 and 8 do not need the sounder module.
Old 08-15-2011, 07:07 PM
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looking at the two new 12' MFDs with new chirp sonar / structure scan / sonic hub and auto pilot and having never used Simrad the NSS seems more intuitive and Simrad's website is not too clear on all the differences between the "Sport" & "Expert" models other than touch screen. I just don't want to buy the NSS and find out something I wanted to add cannot be done.
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I was playing with on of the NSS's at one of the simrad meetings. Basically you can do things like drag you screens around to different locations on the monitor.. So it the fish finder is on the left, you can drag it to the right..

It also shows you surface temperatures right on top of your detailed GPS Charts. So you can run your curser over the colors and see the temp change, then you can zoom in to see the bottom structure below that selected spot and hit GO TO..

That was pretty cool.
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Not sure I would want to be dragging my fishy fingers across that nice screen!
Old 08-17-2011, 07:31 PM
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Is the NSS available for purchase? I've checked a few places, but can't seem to find any.
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At ICast a simrad rep told me the NSE unit is faster, smooth, and better pix quality then the NSS.
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Agree,with Nitecapt... I hate finger smudges on my electronics screens.
Old 08-18-2011, 06:02 PM
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Apparently, the NSE uses exactly the same cut-out as the raymarine C and E series so this might make a difference if you are upgrading like i am. NSS is not the same cut-out, it is smaller than the NSE.
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Love my NSE and played with a NSS and would not trade! I have the autopilot and a clarion DVD feeding video in. I also like having buttons for entering way points and accessing different pages quickly. The new 3.0 software upgraded the structure scan and sonar a bunch.
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The mechanical build qualty of NSE is better than NSS. NSE has an aluminium chassis similar to Raymarine Classic. NSS is using a Lowrance style plastic chassis. NSE has a faster processor than NSS. Except from this and the user interfaces the two models are very similar.

I'm very happy with my NSS7, extremely intuitive and easy user interface.
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I have the NSE 12, and I really like it. I don't have access to the NSS in order to see the difference, but it will be hard pressed to beat my NSE - I think.

When running the river, I need a fast processor to flip in between screens and refresh within Charts. Regarding picture quality, the NSE is fantastic, and I use a P66. I am thinking of going with an SS264W, but need to research. I would only use the SS264W here on the Big Rivers (MO & Miss).

In summary: a big difference between the NSE and my previous HDS.
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I was under the impression that the NSS, as opposed to the NSE, does not allow you to customize the screen windows (placement, size,etc), but rather has afew predefined window screens.
This could be a big thing for some people.

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