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Was it the right choice?

Old 03-03-2013, 03:50 PM
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So today I bought a HDS-7 Gen 2 (not touch) from bass pro with 83/200 and structure scan. The price was $1500 but I was given a 10% discount on the $1500, a $100 dollar gift card and $400 towards it from parents as a gift. In addition the unit has a $300 mail and rebate. After I receive my mail and rebate ill be down $550.

Now I know that's a good deal for a great unit. Ill be using it in the Chesapeake bay on my wellcraft 252 coastal as a secondary unit to my raymarine c-80. However I can't help but think that I should have gotten the hds-8. The only reason is is after discounts and gift money it would have been at about 1000-1200?.

So would it have been worth the extra in your opinion?
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:54 PM
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Yes, it would have been worth the extra money. The area of the HDS-8 screen is 72% larger than HDS-7. HDS-8 is 8.4", HDS-7 only 6,4". The screen resolution of HDS-8 is 800x600, HDS-7 is 640x480.

The soft menu keys below the HDS-8 screen makes the unit much simpler and faster to operate.
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