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Old 03-12-2012, 03:18 PM
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Default Furuno FCV-627 & FCV-587

Furuno FCV-627 is introduced in Europe and Japan, and in Japan they have also released information regarding FCV-587

FCV-627 is an upgarde of FCV-620



Major differences:
640x480 screen resolution (vs 320x240)
IP56 waterproofing (vs IP55)
800 nits screen brightness (vs 500-600???)
Bonded LCD (vs non bonded, bonding should fix fogging problems)





But the biggest difference is probably the Bottom Discrimination Function which is classifying the bottom substrate in 4 classes, rock, sand, gravel and mud.



In addition to two types fish symbols, each in two sizes, fish targets can also be shown as circles and squares. This is probably a nice feature to learning how read the fishfinder.

http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=nQnqaDhN5Wo (Japanese)

Japanese FCV-587 Brochure

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Quote...
Major differences:
640x480 screen resolution (vs 320x240)
IP56 waterproofing (vs IP55)
800 nits screen brightness (vs 500-600???)
Bonded LCD (vs non bonded, bonding should fix fogging problems) end Quote

That's it? Is this all Furuno has got? That doesn't even merit a new model number.
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Originally Posted by Ironworker View Post
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Major differences:
640x480 screen resolution (vs 320x240)
IP56 waterproofing (vs IP55)
800 nits screen brightness (vs 500-600???)
Bonded LCD (vs non bonded, bonding should fix fogging problems) end Quote

That's it? Is this all Furuno has got? That doesn't even merit a new model number.
After adding some pictures to the post what I believe is the biggest news disappeared a bit between two of the pictures. You can see it in bold below. I guess this is interesting for those who do bottom fishing, from boat I'm only trolling. For me the most important feature is the improved screen.

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Major differences:
640x480 screen resolution (vs 320x240)
IP56 waterproofing (vs IP55)
800 nits screen brightness (vs 500-600???)
Bonded LCD (vs non bonded, bonding should fix fogging problems)
But the biggest difference is probably the Bottom Discrimination Function which is classifying the bottom substrate in 4 classes, rock, sand, gravel and mud.
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I've found English FCV-627 brochure and manual

FCV-627 Brochure

FCV-627 Manual

I forgot to mention one improvement. FCV-627 has gotten post processing gain control. This mean the gain of the whole screen will be updated immediately when adjusting gain. I like this function which I'm used to with Lowrance and Simrad.
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also the youtube video link can be found here:

http://www.furunousaforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=272

Thanks to semperfifishing
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Hello boys a warm greeting to all from Italy


Can you tell me when the new Furuno will be on sale in my country


It was nice to meet you




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Hello boys a warm greeting to all from Italy
Can you tell me when the new Furuno will be on sale in my country

It was nice to meet you

Narvalo

Ciao,
Benvenuto e piacevcole per incontravi.
Non facciamo knw quando sara' sulla vendita qui per non parare di' centro Itally.

Gil

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Ciao Semperfifishing


because sale in Japan Finland and Denmark and is not available in Europe and the rest of the world?

marketing strategies or testing products ?



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These units are supposed to start selling in the US around mid to late summer.
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Is there a price range you know of Semper?
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Is there a price range you know of Semper?
They will be "inline" with current FCV585 & FCV620 units.

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In Finland the MSRP for FCV-627 seems to be about 10% higher than for FCV-620.
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http://www.furuno.fi/fin/tuotteet/

Furuno Ohjehinnasto 2012.pdf, see page 5








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Originally Posted by Narvalo View Post
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http://www.furuno.fi/fin/tuotteet/

Furuno Ohjehinnasto 2012.pdf, see page 5

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so its available in the shops now in Finland? weird...
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Originally Posted by koutroul View Post
so its available in the shops now in Finland? weird...


Is not it strange...it is possible

I'll send you a PM



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By some strange reason they did not have FCV-627 at the boat show I visited this weekend, the unit was shown in Finland some weeks ago and they had the new GP-1870 at the Furuno booth. The price of FCV-627 was ready, over her it will cost about $100 more than FCV-620.
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I am very interested in the FCV587. I have gone through both the 587 and the exisiting 585 manual and found some concerning information. The 587 manual specifies several times that the transducer needs to be thru-hull or transom mounted for the bottom composition to work. The 585, not having this feature, describes installing shoot thru transducers in the manual.

I understand that the sounder will not know if its connected to a m260 or b164, but will the reduced sensitivity from shooting through the hull effect this, or I am just being to over critical?

This will be a determining factor for my transducer purchase I am going to make here in the near future, (before the release of the 587)
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Originally Posted by EHA View Post
I am very interested in the FCV587. I have gone through both the 587 and the exisiting 585 manual and found some concerning information. The 587 manual specifies several times that the transducer needs to be thru-hull or transom mounted for the bottom composition to work. The 585, not having this feature, describes installing shoot thru transducers in the manual.
Correct..the new bottom feature of the FCV 587 will not be accurate if being used with an in hull transducer.

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can any one tall me is it new FCV-627 600w or 1000w ?
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