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Offline tcap

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Transducer upgrade and Helix 5 smaller screen
« on: April 01, 2016, 11:36:21 AM »
Just got a Helix 5 SI GPS as a gift and i'm trying to decide if I want to upgrade from the stock transducer (XNT 9 SI 180 T) to the HD transducer (XHS 9 HDSI 180 T). Anyone out there tried both transducers and able to comment on whether or not the resolution improvement is noticeable on the smaller screen of the Helix 5 (800H x 480V, 5" 256 color display)?


Offline jason1

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Re: Transducer upgrade and Helix 5 smaller screen
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 06:08:59 PM »
For anyone looking to do this, know HB will not do the upgrade unless you bought directly from them initially.

Offline Bob B

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Re: Transducer upgrade and Helix 5 smaller screen
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 07:41:54 PM »
If you contact Humminbird before you open the hardware for the compact transducer they will upgrade it to the HDSI for a fee .... shouldn't matter where you bought the unit.

I haven't done this, but have seen a lot of comparison images that show improved clarity that would make it worth the upgrade fee.... If you have already installed the original transducer you would have to buy the HDSI outright.
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Re: Transducer upgrade and Helix 5 smaller screen
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 07:23:34 PM »


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