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Author Topic: Anyone running Lowrance Sidescan?  (Read 2446 times)

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1javelin

Anyone running Lowrance Sidescan?
« on: February 08, 2011, 08:52:12 PM »

I found an awesome deal on 2 HDS8's and LSS1, and am looking for some feedback from anyone that has them and even can compare them to HB. any info would be appreciated! I already know Lowrance customer service is a little behind, but I can find the right people to circumvent that if need be. Truth is, I should never need customer service to begin with!!

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Re: Anyone running Lowrance Sidescan?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 10:06:19 AM »

My partner and I ran the SS on our HDS 5 Last year and it seemed to work great. The only problem was the 5 inch screen(you need a bigger screen then a 5 inch to really tell what is going on), but if you are getting the 8 you should love it. I do think that the down scan on the HDS is better then the Bird, but the birds side scan is way better.

The HDS don't handle rain very well. I forgot to take mine off the boat while i was trailering it back home through the rain, and some how water got inside the unit. It took me about 24 hours to get a hold of a customer service rep, but when i did I got a new unit in a week. Since then I have fished in the rain many times with out any problems, so maybe I just had a bad unit.
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Re: Anyone running Lowrance Sidescan?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 12:10:26 PM »

I've heard quite a few times about water getting inside the units, seems like it happens more with the 5 than any other size. Not sure if that is still an ongoing problem. For the money, it better take a bullet and keep on ticking! Pm me if you want, but what do you see as the difference on the Sidescan compared with HB's side imaging? I want to make a moderately informed decision, not based wholly on opinion from people I don't know, so hopefully more people chime in as well!

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Re: Anyone running Lowrance Sidescan?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 01:53:32 PM »

I have no scientific facts to give you on either of the units. I have been on the water with thedudes HB and I just felt that it had better picture quality on the side image then the HDS. However it was the opposite on the down imaging.   
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Re: Anyone running Lowrance Sidescan?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 02:50:14 PM »

Justin is a computer genius and a Viking, therefore not to be trusted with electronic jargon! Just joking Justin, I respect your opinion as well. Apparently you don't text or I got you in a drunken dash to do something else, I never did hear from you on the blanks.

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Re: Anyone running Lowrance Sidescan?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011, 04:25:21 PM »

Justin is a computer genius and a Viking, therefore not to be trusted with electronic jargon! Just joking Justin, I respect your opinion as well. Apparently you don't text or I got you in a drunken dash to do something else, I never did hear from you on the blanks.

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Re: Anyone running Lowrance Sidescan?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 08:01:12 PM »

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