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    I need some honest and unbiased opinions on the Hummingbird Helix with mega imaging. Since I'm gonna run this unit on the front of the boat, I do not need sidescan. I run a sidescan unit at the console. Thanks.

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    Ok seriously I do like it, and do use it. I have a Helix 9 on the bow as if now. I am saving for a 12, as my 899 went south on me. I picked up a Helix 8 CHO and stuck it on the console to temporarily replace my 899. I will move it up to the bow to work with my Ultrra T/M. I really like the three screen view on mine. I have been able to spot fish on side scan. I feel that with the 8 DI and the 12 SI I will have a killer set up. I spider rig in front, and sit on brush piles.

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    Mega image is very very clear ! You will love it !at least I do mine thats at the console and I will have Si on the bow one these days ! I know a couple guys that run SI on the bow and get great results!
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    Really like the mega units. I have the si transducer mounted on the transom. Mine are networked so I can View from any of my 3 units.
    Cant believe you wouldn't be happy going with Mega!!
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    All new units that have imaging capability are MEGA except for the HELIX 05 CHIRP DI GPS G2 NAV+ model. To get an imaging model without MEGA frequency, you would have to look for an older discontinued model.

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    Can I get Mega Imaging on my Humminbird 999 if I use a Mega transducer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spindle View Post
    Can I get Mega Imaging on my Humminbird 999 if I use a Mega transducer?
    Sorry .... no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimY View Post
    I need some honest and unbiased opinions on the Hummingbird Helix with mega imaging. Since I'm gonna run this unit on the front of the boat, I do not need sidescan. I run a sidescan unit at the console. Thanks.
    All I can tell you is I didn't put a SI up front but now I wish I would have...

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    I have the Helix 8 Mega SI+ and Mega DI+ and switch it from bow and stern depending on where I fish. I only have SI+ at the stern where the SI+ transducer is mounted....I use the Mega DI+ transducer when it's on the front that's built into the trolling motor.

    Mega DI+ is AWESOME!

    I'll add another unit eventually and then link with ethernet so I can access both transducers from the front, but for now I'm satisfied with what I've got.

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    i had si imaging on my trolling motor but you turn it side to side and it distorts the pic, to me it was useless upfront, in theory in your head your like yeah, but in the real world no, i love my si on the console but honestly i have yet to see a mega imaging unit that was alot better than my gen 1 helix 12 si, and that sir is the truth from an unbiased person, personally i use my helix 12 si on the console to find stuff, mark it and then just use my 1199 mapping and 2d to get on it upfront, ofcourse the two are connected, now that is a must

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