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Offline txpartyguy

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899 problems with software
« on: May 07, 2014, 09:27:34 AM »
bought a 899 upgraded the transducer spent all this money to find out it has a bad software PROBLEM high def is blurry keeps switching my blue imaging to brown shows no fish returns and I'm having problems with 83 kHz ..talked to hummingbird they will do nothing about it ..they tell me they are aware of the problems but have no ideal when it will be fixed basically I have a high dollar fishfinder that's useless ...I love blowing my hard earned money on useless stuff .............Everyone that owns one of these needs to complain to humminbird

Offline Pickeral

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Re: 899 problems with software
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 10:13:14 PM »
They  just released new software last night. I hope this helps. I have the 899 also, install tomorrow and fish for the weekend. ;D

v_7.020 - 859ci HD, 859ci HD DI and 899ci HD SI

General Fixes

    Removes NMEA0183 functionality when i-Pilot® Link™ is connected
    Corrects issues caused when Follow the Contour feature used on an i-Pilot Link while recording an iTrack and AutoPilot is turned on.
    Corrects issue to delete iTracks from all units on the network
    Corrects POS mode allowing Chart/Side Combo view to be seen on SI units

New Features

    Adds support for AutoChart PC and ZeroLine Map cards
    Adds sonar sharing features for the 899ci HD SI. The transducer on the network can be shared with a non SI (X)X59ci HD (2014) product through the Network Source Set Up Adv. tab. It also allows SI units to utilize to dedicated DI. Both units must have software version 6.900 or higher. This feature will have a staggered release between now and the end of the Summer for select older models.
    Adds Navionics Platinum+ compatibility

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Re: 899 problems with software
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 12:12:29 AM »
Chill man, these are little computers & they all have software bugs (a fact of digital life) - I just updated my buddies 899 tonight & he's only running the 455 compact SI XDCR, as I am also currently - BUT I do have an HDSI XDCR for my trolling motor in the boat ready to go WHEN the software issue has been resolved, in this instant gratification society of today - everybody complaining as loud & fast as they can does NOTHING to help the bottom line.
HB has a ton of new computerized digital products that perform some very intricate feats of Sonar display technology.
THEY WILL GET IT FIXED, try some patience & understanding, or go buy another brand & see how well they treat you in 3 years if your unit fails. ;D
I've been a 'Bird customer since 2006 - and that's after using "another brand" for well over 20+ years. My best buddy owns my 8 year old 787c2 and it's never been to the shop - I couldn't say that for "another brand" that I don't use anymore.......

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