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Old 11-08-2019, 09:41 PM
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Lowrance HDS Live!

G'day all, been a tad quiet in this forum of late, so thought I'd post a review of my latest acquisition, Lowrance HDS7 Live.

I picked it up from DohDohDoh at a good price and going from an old Hummingbird 598Di, this is chalk and cheese.

I've been very impressed by the unit - the picture is crystal clear and it has put me onto some very good fish in freshwater and estuarine environments. I'm still nutting out the settings for different waters, but am greatly impressed by the unit overall.

This screenshot shows a couple of EP that I sounded up in June. I caught a few dozen from this school - all returned, with the largest being 41cm. It was a grouse day out.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:38 PM
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Is that with the total scan transducer or the 3 in 1?
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:49 PM
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Another question, how do you find the user menu?
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:24 AM
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Is that with the total scan transducer or the 3 in 1?
Active imaging 3in1 mate - comes default with the unit. That screenshot was a photo, not actual screenshot - it was much clearer on-screen on the day.


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Another question, how do you find the user menu?
It is okay now that I've spent a few hours nutting it out, but can be confusing. Luckily, the default settings are good enough to get you started on the water.

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I get to play with these live units next week, boat I am buying has two HDS12 Live units networked with a Motorguide xi5
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I get to play with these live units next week, boat I am buying has two HDS12 Live units networked with a Motorguide xi5

You'll love the 12s mate - the returns and images are awesome.


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