Help deciding on a fish finder that is $500 or less

Discussion in 'Fishing Electronics Review' started by Seth, May 21, 2007.

  1. Seth

    Seth Active Member

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    I've been looking at getting the Lowrance X135 unit, but I figured I would ask what you guys would recommend before making the purchase. I would like to not spend more than $500 on the unit so keep that in mind.
     
  2. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    For the money, and if youre not wanting a GPS unit, I think that a Humminbird 565 is hard to beat. 320 X 640 pixels. I picked mine up at bass pro for $179 on sale. It should be comparable to the Lowrance, I had a LMS 480M on my last boat and i think that the X135 has the same pixels 480 X 480. JMHO.
     

  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    For $500, I'd buy the best Lowrance I could find - not necessarily the most current model, but one with the combination of best resolution and power output, placing more emphasis on power than resolution if all other features are equal. Color is nice, but I'd rather have more power and resolution than color.
     
  4. Seth

    Seth Active Member

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    I checked out the Quadrabeam Humminbirds and those look like a good unit too. Does Lowrance have any dual beam fish finders or are they all single beams? Would a dual or quadra beam fish finder be a lot better than a single beam fish finder or is it just marketing hype?
     
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    dougc Active Member

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  6. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    You might check out Reeds sporting goods. They are usually real competitive on their prices.