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Old 11-13-2016, 07:02 AM
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This seems perfect for me except NO side scan ?? I know it just came out, but maybe someone knows some info on what it takes to make it do side scan. In literature it says it's compatible with black box for side scan. What black box ??
Old 11-13-2016, 06:08 PM
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The Black Box is a $$ add-on sonar module that lets various MFD's do sidescan. Much better to just get an MFD that has it built in.
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You will want the 7600xsv units to perform these tasks. You could also look at the1042XSV
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If you're not needing radar or networking the 94sv gives you side, down and traditional chirp
Old 11-14-2016, 06:59 AM
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Thanks for the info
Old 11-19-2016, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineBrian View Post
You will want the 7600xsv units to perform these tasks. You could also look at the1042XSV
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If you're not needing radar or networking the 94sv gives you side, down and traditional chirp
I don't understand these recommendations. The 7610 is over double the price of the 942xs and the 1042xsv and 94sv are both non-touchscreen units.

Garmin should have done a 942 with sidescan for $1500-1600 like they did for an additional $200 with the 1020-1022xsv models. Very poor oversight on their part. That unit would have sold like crazy.
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Originally Posted by Marshfly View Post
I don't understand these recommendations. The 7610 is over double the price of the 942xs and the 1042xsv and 94sv are both non-touchscreen units.

Garmin should have done a 942 with sidescan for $1500-1600 like they did for an additional $200 with the 1020-1022xsv models. Very poor oversight on their part. That unit would have sold like crazy.
The 7600xsv is a full featured unit and an additional inch of screen. The 942 is down scan only as well as only single band CHIRP.
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I agree Marshfly. I bet they follow up with a 942xsv
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Originally Posted by boatman 2 View Post
I agree Marshfly. I bet they follow up with a 942xsv
I hope it's quick but I won't hold my breath.

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Originally Posted by boatman 2 View Post
I agree Marshfly. I bet they follow up with a 942xsv
Since they have 7608xsv and 7610xsv I'm not convinced it's a need for a 942xsv.
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Since they have 7608xsv and 7610xsv I'm not convinced it's a need for a 942xsv.
Except that you can purchase both a 942xs and a 742xs for only $100 more than a 7608xsv.

In my eyes, which admittedly means nothing, the 942/742 should essentially be a touch screen echomap while the 12/10/840 should be a nontouch 7600 series.

There are a lot of guys with smaller boats that would jump on a $1500 touch screen 9" unit with built in down and side scan that won't begin to consider spending $2200-2500 on the 7608 or 7610.

You can get Garmin SideVu for $750 with integrated Bluechart HD with the Echomap 74SV. It makes zero sense not to offer it in the 942.
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Originally Posted by Marshfly View Post
Except that you can purchase both a 942xs and a 742xs for only $100 more than a 7608xsv.

In my eyes, which admittedly means nothing, the 942/742 should essentially be a touch screen echomap while the 12/10/840 should be a nontouch 7600 series.

There are a lot of guys with smaller boats that would jump on a $1500 touch screen 9" unit with built in down and side scan that won't begin to consider spending $2200-2500 on the 7608 or 7610.

You can get Garmin SideVu for $750 with integrated Bluechart HD with the Echomap 74SV. It makes zero sense not to offer it in the 942.
I agree.
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And to make things even better, while the $400 GCV 10 is clearly shown as an option on the "old" 741xs, the only side scan option shown for the 742xs and 942xs is the $900 GSD 25. So even if your wanted to go that way, as it shows currently, you can't. You'd just get a 7610XSV instead and have it all in one box.

I was thinking that maybe you do the 942xs with the GCV 10 with GT30 and a GT8 hooked directly to the chart plotter and you could split screen the side and downVu for right at $2000. That would be awesome. But no...

This thing is kind of a dud.

It could have been an ultimate unit for skiffs and bay boats that would have blown everyone else out of the water.
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Originally Posted by Marshfly View Post
And to make things even better, while the $400 GCV 10 is clearly shown as an option on the "old" 741xs, the only side scan option shown for the 742xs and 942xs is the $900 GSD 25. So even if your wanted to go that way, as it shows currently, you can't. You'd just get a 7610XSV instead and have it all in one box.

I was thinking that maybe you do the 942xs with the GCV 10 with GT30 and a GT8 hooked directly to the chart plotter and you could split screen the side and downVu for right at $2000. That would be awesome. But no...

This thing is kind of a dud.

It could have been an ultimate unit for skiffs and bay boats that would have blown everyone else out of the water.
That's what I was thinking. Now I'm considering the new Simrad Go units. They do it all at a much lower price.
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That's what I was thinking. Now I'm considering the new Simrad Go units. They do it all at a much lower price.
For the past few hours I've been looking for the few remaining NSS Evo2 9s left so I can hook up both an in hull chirp and totalscan transducers directly to the unit.
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Originally Posted by Marshfly View Post
And to make things even better, while the $400 GCV 10 is clearly shown as an option on the "old" 741xs, the only side scan option shown for the 742xs and 942xs is the $900 GSD 25. So even if your wanted to go that way, as it shows currently, you can't. You'd just get a 7610XSV instead and have it all in one box.

I was thinking that maybe you do the 942xs with the GCV 10 with GT30 and a GT8 hooked directly to the chart plotter and you could split screen the side and downVu for right at $2000. That would be awesome. But no...

This thing is kind of a dud.

It could have been an ultimate unit for skiffs and bay boats that would have blown everyone else out of the water.
Originally Posted by Tabasco21 View Post
That's what I was thinking. Now I'm considering the new Simrad Go units. They do it all at a much lower price.
I think a lot of guys are going to see it the same way - or buy one without doing all the homework and have serious buyers remorse and never go Garmin again.
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I'm looking at closeouts on lowrance hds gen 3 you get wifi with it
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And if you get a totalscan transducer you can run sonar chirp and side scan at the same time
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Originally Posted by boatman 2 View Post
And if you get a totalscan transducer you can run sonar chirp and side scan at the same time
I was under the impression that I needed both a Totalscan and another regular chirp transducer to do that? Maybe that's only with the Garmin.
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totalscan is simrad/lowrance all-one transducer. On the gen 3 it dose chirp sonar, down/side scan at the same time. I don't think it dose with evo 2 I know with the GO units it will not run them at the same time.

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