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Furuno FCV620 Digital FF Quick Look

Old 07-09-2006, 08:07 PM
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I finally fished some deeper water today so I thought I'd pass along some observations & pictures. I'vebeen using a Raymarine DX500 FF for the last 3 years so I feel I have a good feel for the technology.

Each of my units uses a Airmar TM Transducer (DX500 = P58 / FCV620 = P66).

The DX500 = 5" viewable screen while the FCV = 5.6" viewable screen.

The DX series has a stationary external mount thatcan be tiltedwhile the FCV series has a stationary mount that can be tilted & swiveled.

Bothunits screen presentationare excellent in direct sunlight and can manually adjusted if necessary.

You can choose what NMEAdata you want to display on the screen. I feel that the Ray DX series is more robust in this area plus the data overlay fields are transparent so you can see the FF data behind them. The FCV series data fields are limited and are not transparent so you can't see the FF data behind them.







Both presentations are great and easy to read. The DX series I feel has a a little crisper presentation but the FCV series is much more user friendly & robust in the area of manual gain and screen selections. Here are2 more pictures of the Furuno in action.





They're are both good values for the money. My DX500was bullet prooffor the3 years I used it.

I considered moving up to the DX600 (6" viewable screen) but choose the Furuno because of the manual & screen selectable controls. So far I've been both happy & impressed with my Furuno.

There you have it.

Picture is of my Garmin 3205 in 3D overhead view .......

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Old 07-10-2006, 12:36 AM
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That's intersting, thanks for the pics. I'm still figuring out how you've got these units set up. On the same boat?
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Old 07-10-2006, 08:02 AM
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The Garmin, Furuno, and ICOM 502 are connected via NMEA and exchange info. Did this for 30 years in the Navy. I took the DX500 & Ray 435 off and sold them. They work just great.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:22 AM
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I can barely see any color on the screen. Is it just the photo's/direct sunlight or is that really how it looks?
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:21 AM
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The screen is much brighter than it looks the boat was bouncing around when I took this shots. The Ray DX series seems brighter to me. But the unit works as advertized.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:06 PM
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Took your advice. Installed yesterday but haven't had a chance to fiddle/test it out yet.

[image]http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/2346/furunofcv6200019bj.jpg[/image]
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I got the 585 this year and LOVE it !!!
Had the 600l, and what a difference !!!
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