Sonar Unit Upgrade....What Would YOU Buy???

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  1. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to upgrade my sonar unit from an Eagle 500C to something with more power and more detail. My current model has around 1500 watts of power and is around 240x320 in resolution.

    Here are two I am considering:
    LCX-37C
    LCX-27C


    I would love to hear some input from folks with these units or comparable units.
     
  2. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    Dieter,
    I have the eagle seachamp 2000-comparable to lowrance x-27. I am sure it doesnt have all the features of lowrance but you are welcome to try out the 7" screen. One feature that I wish it had is fuel management capabilities but not available on eagle.
    I have the 110 adapter to try it out indoors if you want to give it a workout. You can put some waypoints on it also-especially them avatar spots, lol.
    As HD units hits all the stores the standard models should get discounted but not sure about the large screen models.
    I bought my unit for half price at an online catalog store as a year end model close out
     

  3. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    I too am looking to upgrade, from my H-Bird 565. My sources tell me 4000 watts and 480 x 480 pixel with a dual freq. transducer. I was considering a Lowrance X136-DF @ $450.00, but after more research I am looking into a Lowrance X515c-DF @ $550.00. Both are 4000 watts peak to peak, and 480 x 480 pixel count, with dual freq. transducers, but the X515c-DF is color, has more options, is expandable, and upgradeable, at only about $100.00 more than the X136-DF. Hope this helps. WRB
     
  4. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Dieter, get one of the new HD's and let us know if they are worth the money, lots of money :eek:oooh:.
     
  5. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    i am ready for lowrance and hummingbird to offer software for a laptop with transducer and gps antenna. I think the gps is already available through garmin for laptops.
    That way you can have any size screen you want. Alright Lowrance we want laptop capability.
     
  6. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    I have about narrowed it down to the LCX-27. I looked at the bigger units, but they take up a little too much space. While the screen size would be nice, I am not sure if I will like that much console space being gobbled up.

    The LCX-27 has a lot of power, good resolution, and a good screen size.
     
  7. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    Deiter I have been on the hunt myself. I know I want a bigger screen Lowrance at least 7" but I am with Bigbird I am hoping to find 1 of the older model units on sale. I might still spring for the HD unit.:wink:
     
  8. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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  9. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Looks like that and a laptop would do the trick:wink:
     
  10. catman from owensboro

    catman from owensboro New Member

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    i have the lcx 27 c and love it. i just wish i would have spent the money and got the 10 screen.
     
  11. drifter106

    drifter106 Member

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    Considering an upgrade, probably late spring or summer. Tossing between the HDS from Lowrance and the SI from Humminbird. Lowrance is strong in the 2D arena as well as having a capable GPS system. Humminbird has no competition in the SI arena but is known to have problems with their GPS... "slow response" time. Their 2d graphics is a step or 2 behind Lowrance but it provides an adequate solution. The 7" HDS appears to be the sweet spot...but a step up to the 8" gives you more pixels (better resolution). If you stop and think about it, the 8" provides the same amount of resolution as the 10 but does it covering less surface area. Resulting in a "technically" higher degree of detail. With like so many things, you get what you pay for. Wish somebody would put something together that would give you the best of both worlds. Unless I see some type of revelation in the next month or 2 I am all in for at least a 7" HDS from Lowrance.
     
  12. tunnel hull

    tunnel hull New Member

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    this is foiren tome .help dont under stand