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Is Furuno 1650 large enough in split-screen mode?

Old 07-29-2005, 12:18 PM
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Default Is Furuno 1650 large enough in split-screen mode?

Looking at a combo unit. Obviously bigger is better, but is the 7 inch diagonal screen on the 1650 large enough to view both GPS and FF modes simultaneously with ease? I'm limited on space and money.
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Default Re: Is Furuno 1650 large enough in split-screen mode?

I have the 1850 which is a little bigger in my ebox and it works for me

Brother has the 1650 and is happy
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Default Re: Is Furuno 1650 large enough in split-screen mode?

"Large enough" and "with ease" mean different things to different people. If you have looked at the 1650 then you are the best judge as to whether the screen is large enough for you.

Just know that the useable screen width is about 90mm (the rest is soft keys) and that whole 90mm screen can be used for the chart, or the whole screen can be used for the sounder, or (more to what you're asking) the left 70mm of the screen can be chart, while the right 20mm is sounder, or the left 50mm can be chart while the right 40mm can be sounder. If you have a manual or can look at one on-line, see page 2-4.

Bottom line is that only you can decide if 70/20 or 50/40 screen splits are large enough for you. IMHO the 1650 is a good unit. Good luck.

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Default Re: Is Furuno 1650 large enough in split-screen mode?

If you're limited on console space, the NAVMAN TF6600 will do everything the Furuno 1850 will do in a little smaller package...it is "taller" while the 1650 and 1850 are "wider". It also has better screen resolution and is easily viewable in split-screen mode. Both the 1650 and 1850 are quality units no doubt but when I made my most recent combo unit purchase, I looked at everything on the market in a C-map combo unit (I have to use c-map due to location). My short list came down to an 1850 or the NAVMAN unit. I REALLY wanted the Furuno due to its brand recognition and superior reputation and I just thought the name NAVMAN sounded funny. Still, I remained objective and the NAVMAN beat it out - not by much mind you but just enough. If you have a small console, go with the TF6600 and you won't be disappointed.
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Default Re: Is Furuno 1650 large enough in split-screen mode?

how good are your eyes? I'm an old man that needs a 10.5 screen to see everything clearly - my 35 year old friend who has a 7 inch screen can see everything fine...damn him..just waiting for the day he needs to upgrade...

it's in the eye of the beholder...as they say....

that being said, if you want to slice the screen in thirds for databoxes, chart and depth, I would be inclined to go with the 10 inch or larger...
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Default Re: Is Furuno 1650 large enough in split-screen mode?

My eyes aren't too bad yet. Hopefully by the time I need a bigger screen I'll also be getting a bigger boat. I need to take some measurements and see what I can get inside this space.

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