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Offline MasterChief

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New Helix 9 SI GPS
« on: December 15, 2015, 01:01:55 AM »
I just bought 2-999ci's but is now having second thoughts.  I'm still in the returnable period and seeing that these units were only $100 less than the new Helix 9 SI GPS, do you guys think I should return them and get the Helix 9 SI's instead? 

PROS: screen is 1 inch bigger, faster processor, better screen, newer software 
CONS:  non-HD transducer, $100 each more than what I paid for the 999s.

Also, I know that the Helix 9 SI's will come with the XNT 9 SI 180 T transducers but do you guys know if they are like the 899's and can be upgraded to the XHS 9 HDSI 180 T transducer with full function of all the frequencies?

One last question, are the Helix networkable with the core series?
« Last Edit: December 15, 2015, 01:03:24 AM by MasterChief »


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Re: New Helix 9 SI GPS
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 09:01:59 AM »
Yes the HELIX 9 can utilize the 800kHz frequency of the upgrade XHS 9 HDSI 180 T ...

Yes the HELIX 9 is networkable with the core series ...

The only downside to the 999 is they will stop getting new updates before the HELIX ...

Maybe you could think about trading 1 of the 999's for a HELIX 9 and then you could compare (and share those comparisons here for others in your same quandary) ...

Rickie

« Last Edit: December 15, 2015, 09:04:44 AM by rnvinc »

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Re: New Helix 9 SI GPS
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 10:36:10 AM »
Thanks Rickie!

The 999s I have now have a very bright screen. Is it also rated 1500 nits?

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Re: New Helix 9 SI GPS
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 09:12:27 AM »
I can't find where the specs show the nit for the 999 ...

As the 1500nit is published for the HELIX (as a selling point I'm sure) ... I would assume the 999 is lower ...

Rickie

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Re: New Helix 9 SI GPS
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 10:29:55 AM »
Thanks Rickie. I ended up returning the 999ci's for one Helix 10 SI and one Helix 9 SI.  I just didn't want to have buyers remorse next month. The prices are pretty damn close between the 999ci and Helix 9 SI.

I called Humminbird and they basically said that the Helix series basically taking over the core series, hence the similar user interface. I'll just upgrade the transducer and I should be set.

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Re: New Helix 9 SI GPS
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2015, 08:14:03 AM »
With the HELIX 9 and 10 you will get the added features of customizable data overlay and AutoChart Live built in ... and the brighter screen of course ... Rickie



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