Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > Marine Electronics Forum
Reload this Page >

Whatís the Garmin 86 series do that the 76 series doesnít?

Notices

Whatís the Garmin 86 series do that the 76 series doesnít?

Old 03-04-2019, 05:09 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 121
Default Whatís the Garmin 86 series do that the 76 series doesnít?

They all seem to be capable to run the same transducers, am I missing something?
GC88 is online now  
Old 03-04-2019, 05:39 PM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
Marine Advertiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 21,773
Default

The 8600xsv has LiveSope and Ultra Hi def sonar circuits built in...direct connection of the transducers, no black box needed.
It can use the LVS 12 transducer direct for LiveScope...and the GT34UHD transducer direct for the Ultra High Def Side/Down scan.

With the 7600xsv units both of those 2 sonar features will require external black boxes...so added costs.

A total of 3 transducer ports on the 8600xsv......vs 2 ducer ports on the 7600xsv.

Last edited by semperfifishing; 03-04-2019 at 09:10 PM.
semperfifishing is offline  
Old 03-04-2019, 05:44 PM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Floaters
Posts: 6,165
Default

And they render maps instantly instead of big white boxes that slowly fill in.
Miss Trial is offline  
Old 03-04-2019, 06:09 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 121
Default

What does the ultra hi def do? Iím not to concerned about the map loading. I mean itís 1200 difference between 1242 and a 8600. I donít see 1200 dollar difference. I plan to use side scan and downscan.
GC88 is online now  
Old 03-04-2019, 06:20 PM
  #5  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 654
Default

the 7612 xsv don't need black box to run the transducers, i was told the 86 series has better screen resolution, video in and out, HDMI and faster processor, and the port for the chip is now on the rear of the unit
aquaholic23 is offline  
Old 03-04-2019, 07:56 PM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 7,172
Default

Originally Posted by GC88 View Post
What does the ultra hi def do? Iím not to concerned about the map loading. I mean itís 1200 difference between 1242 and a 8600. I donít see 1200 dollar difference. I plan to use side scan and downscan.
The 1242 xsv has a single 12 pin transducer port. The 8600xsv units have 2, the 8 pin as well as the 12 pin.
InternationalMarineBrian is offline  
Old 03-04-2019, 08:47 PM
  #7  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bahrain/Houma,LA
Posts: 221
Default

The 7600 does require black boxes if you want the UHD or livescope. It has built it for the normal transducers only. I purchased a new to me boat in July and added 7612s. Had I known about the 8600s coming I would have waited. Would have saved some console space and wiring. Also, the 8600 has a slightly smaller footprint for the same screen size. Enough so, that I could squeeze in dual 16s vs 12s. If I recall correctly, it is the same price as the 7600s were initially. I believe they lowered the price on the 7600s.

Personally, I would pay the extra for the 8600 series primarily for future expansion or upgrades. You never know whats coming out.
getusummm is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread