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About Fishing Products including Make Your Own => Electronics Talk => Topic started by: stackenem on February 18, 2013, 05:47:55 PM

Title: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: stackenem on February 18, 2013, 05:47:55 PM
So what is the real difference between these 2 units?
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: MSURoss on February 18, 2013, 07:06:34 PM
The only difference from what I heard is the hd has the LED screen which costs about $400 more. PM me and I can share where I got mine just a few weeks ago...form rules I think...
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: motocross269 on February 18, 2013, 07:54:11 PM
CMU ross is right...it is just the LED screen...There are some great deals out there right now on 998s
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: bigjc on February 18, 2013, 08:44:53 PM
So what is a "great deal" on a 998 si
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: MSURoss on February 18, 2013, 08:58:17 PM
$1329 free ship
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: dartag on February 19, 2013, 06:29:49 AM
Got one last week. Can't wait to get it mounted and learn to use it. 
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: motocross269 on February 19, 2013, 11:02:46 AM
My buddy has an 1198hd in his console and a standard 958 unit at the bow...We were looking at them this fall and to be honest I didn't see an overwhelming difference between the HD and standard screen...It is better in the sunlight so I think it could make a difference for the bow unit but for the console unit I don't think it is worth the extra 400 bucks for the HD...
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: bigjc on February 22, 2013, 08:30:08 PM
I am jealous,  an 898 has been on my wish wist for over two years, and still nothing.
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: Rangerman on March 01, 2013, 10:46:17 AM
Just put new 998 si and 788 Birds on the old Ranger with eithernet?? link.  ;D Love em. BUT you will be wasting money putting DI on a front unit with transducer on TM. The Birds have a soft ware problem and they WILL NOT WORK on front. They did do the right thing as refund the diff of DI and send a new unit. ???
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: Firefighter Jeff on March 02, 2013, 07:12:40 PM
Hmmmm seems to work fine on mine.
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: motocross269 on March 02, 2013, 07:29:52 PM
Hmmmm seems to work fine on mine.

I haven't heard of such an issue...All DI really does is take 2D and convert it to the DI image...I have fished out of quite a few boats with DI and I have a new DI unit waiting to be installed....hopefully I am not missing something but this is the first I have heard of it..

Now SI you need to be moving at a certain rate to get the images to come up right which is a challenge from the TM...
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: bigjc on April 22, 2013, 09:41:15 PM
Have any of you bought the unit and then paid for install?  If so, how much is the going rate for installation.  It appears that the install is quite laborsome.
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: Firefighter Jeff on April 23, 2013, 12:31:04 AM
Have any of you bought the unit and then paid for install?  If so, how much is the going rate for installation.  It appears that the install is quite laborsome.

  Installed myself.  So simple a caveman can do it.  lolol  No, not really.  I'm sure it's worth it for some to have them installed.
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: dartag on April 23, 2013, 06:27:16 AM
I would also say easy to install.  Hard part was drilling more holes in my boat. 
Title: Re: 998c si vs 998c hd si
Post by: MSURoss on April 23, 2013, 09:31:40 AM
Get a transom saver  ;D