View Full Version : worth it?

01-07-2012, 01:58 PM
i am going to buy a new combo fish finder for the console.is color worth the extra hundred in yalls opinion?

01-07-2012, 04:32 PM
If I had to choose which add on feature to spend extra on....

GPS before color screen...


01-07-2012, 04:50 PM
i think it is, mine is black and white and my finder on the front is color and i can see it a whole lot better.

01-07-2012, 04:59 PM
colors easier to see in sunlight. but they also make shades for units

01-07-2012, 05:15 PM
i bought the mark 4 dsi combo .black and white.
took the hundred and got two more poles. hehehehe

01-07-2012, 11:06 PM
Well sounds like you made a good choice there.

01-07-2012, 11:08 PM
made good choice, we have one, i think it is the 5 though. DI is a must have..

01-07-2012, 11:13 PM
Go with the color, but dont give up pixel count to get it. You wont be disappointed in spending the extra money. Besides, youre gonna have the new unit for years so get what you want and just get over the pain of spending the extra money.Thumbs Up

01-07-2012, 11:45 PM

01-07-2012, 11:52 PM
I bought the HB 385 color combo because it was the cheapest good quality combo I found. It has a 3.5" screen.I would rather have a bigger screen in BW than the smaller color. When you use split screen(GPS/DF) it is hard to make out much detail on that small a screen. I would also rather have BW DI that regular DF in color. Wish I had figured that out earlier.

01-08-2012, 07:40 AM
Once you've fished with a color unit, going back to a b/w unit just doesn't cut it any more. I personally dont know anyone that used a color unit that has been happy going back to b/w.

01-08-2012, 09:16 AM
just wondering but how much do you think your percentages of caught fish went up with a color unit?

01-08-2012, 09:38 AM
I have been using color for so long I can't even remember now. However, I have only been fishing for crappie for 2 years and only going hard at it for the past year.

01-08-2012, 01:23 PM
i know that color is easier on the eyes.i would never hang a 60 inch black and white flat screen on the wall.on the other hand Gunsmoke is still Gunsmoke in either black and white or color.the viewing expeirience is still the same.i guess what i am wondering is do people feel it helps them catch more fish or read the screen better or is it just easier on the eyes?

01-08-2012, 01:44 PM
Well I have a mixture of both b/w units and color. With the color you can see it better in low light situations. It also does help in identifying different objects on the screen. But overall you need to make the best decision for you and what you can afford. But when making that choice try and think how relevant that unit will be down the road.