SLABSAUCE Crappie Attractant |
Page 12 of 13 FirstFirst ... 2910111213 LastLast
Results 111 to 120 of 127

Thread: Humminbird MegaLive

  1. #111
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Tennessee
    Posts
    1,545
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Iím not real impressed with what I saw, but itís still cheaper for me to keep my order because everything else I have will work with it. Iíd have to buy a screen to run livescope.

    Wonder if they will or is it possible to add a box later if you want better images? I could see that as an upgrade down the road.

    I almost bought Mega 360 last year. Kinda wish I had now.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Likes Javelin 180, Chuck Adams LIKED above post

  2. #112
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    188
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Any idea on backwards compatibility for the Helix Gen 2s or Gen 3s?

    Is this a transducer connection or an ethernet connection at the graph?

    Thanks

  3. #113
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Clarksville, Indiana
    Posts
    1,038
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rkj76 View Post
    Looks to be a wider cone angle than garmin, and lowrance. I dont think this first version is going to do well. Give them time. They will probably catch up to the competition, but for now i wouldn't waste my money.

    Sent from my SM-G986U using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app
    Iím pretty sure that Active Target claims they narrowed the cone angle to 18deg for what they call is a better image. Didnít work for them. Donít know about Humminbird.
    Like Rickie said, they should of and will have to use a separate processor(black box) instead of relying on the head unit to handle all the data.
    Chuck


    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app

  4. #114
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Clarksville, Indiana
    Posts
    1,038
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tcounty View Post
    Iím not real impressed with what I saw, but itís still cheaper for me to keep my order because everything else I have will work with it. Iíd have to buy a screen to run livescope.

    Wonder if they will or is it possible to add a box later if you want better images? I could see that as an upgrade down the road.

    I almost bought Mega 360 last year. Kinda wish I had now.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Guess that would depend on how you fish. I am a humminbird guy myself but they are at least 3 years behind Garmin on this project(technology) and Iím sure they have their interest protected. Garmin will update and always be ahead of them in my opinion. Probably wonít get much better image but will address inherent problems more seriously like Ghost tree and others they havenít had much success at so far.
    Marine products are only a small fraction of Garmins industry. Only been in the marine game a few years and look how far they have come.



    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app

  5. #115
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Tennessee
    Posts
    1,545
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    Any idea on backwards compatibility for the Helix Gen 2s or Gen 3s?

    Is this a transducer connection or an ethernet connection at the graph?

    Thanks
    Ethernet and GN3 Mega units and up I think.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  6. #116
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Tennessee
    Posts
    1,545
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Adams View Post
    Guess that would depend on how you fish. I am a humminbird guy myself but they are at least 3 years behind Garmin on this project(technology) and Iím sure they have their interest protected. Garmin will update and always be ahead of them in my opinion. Probably wonít get much better image but will address inherent problems more seriously like Ghost tree and others they havenít had much success at so far.
    Marine products are only a small fraction of Garmins industry. Only been in the marine game a few years and look how far they have come.



    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app
    I was really hoping Iíd be able to quit trolling in the summer and go back to just jig fishing. Iíd like to learn to fish a couple small rivers around me and I believe this can help. Hatchie and Wolf river. Thereís zero pressure on rivers. Just have to avoid the carp.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  7. #117
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Lincoln Mo
    Posts
    58
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    [QUOTE=Chuck Adams;4146522]Guess that would depend on how you fish. I am a humminbird guy myself but they are at least 3 years behind Garmin on this project(technology) and I’m sure they have their interest protected. Garmin will update and always be ahead of them in my opinion. Probably won’t get much better image but will address inherent problems more seriously like Ghost tree and others they haven’t had much success at so far.
    Marine products are only a small fraction of Garmins industry. Only been in the marine game a few years and look how far they have come.



    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app[/QUOTE


    From what I know Garmin holds all the patents on this technology so anyone wanting to get into the FFS game is using Garmin licensed technology . Seems like Garmin will alway have a leg up as long as these systems are the only option for forward looking sonar. I would suspect the only reason other companies are doing what they are doing is to not look as if they are falling behind and ride the wave with brand loyal customers
    Likes Chuck Adams LIKED above post

  8. #118
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Clarksville, Indiana
    Posts
    1,038
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    [QUOTE=Truman_Sully;4146578]
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Adams View Post
    Guess that would depend on how you fish. I am a humminbird guy myself but they are at least 3 years behind Garmin on this project(technology) and I’m sure they have their interest protected. Garmin will update and always be ahead of them in my opinion. Probably won’t get much better image but will address inherent problems more seriously like Ghost tree and others they haven’t had much success at so far.
    Marine products are only a small fraction of Garmins industry. Only been in the marine game a few years and look how far they have come.



    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app[/QUOTE


    From what I know Garmin holds all the patents on this technology so anyone wanting to get into the FFS game is using Garmin licensed technology . Seems like Garmin will alway have a leg up as long as these systems are the only option for forward looking sonar. I would suspect the only reason other companies are doing what they are doing is to not look as if they are falling behind and ride the wave with brand loyal customers
    I totally agree.
    They sold Lawrence what they first introduced that was a flop and probably what Humminbird has put out now. You can look up the patent.
    There arenít going to allow the others to ever be as good as their product.
    As you said, only trying to appease them and their loyal customers. Others will always be a few steps behind.
    Strictly my opinion.
    Chuck.


    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app

  9. #119
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Tennessee
    Posts
    1,545
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Humminbird MegaLive

    HB will be better than Garmin at some point, then itíll go back and forth. Competition will make a better product for us all.


    I emailed Brian at BBG and he said heís been told late August mid September. So thereís a chance this isnít the finished product.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #120
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Clarksville, Indiana
    Posts
    1,038
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tcounty View Post
    HB will be better than Garmin at some point, then itíll go back and forth. Competition will make a better product for us all.


    I emailed Brian at BBG and he said heís been told late August mid September. So thereís a chance this isnít the finished product.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Brian is a good guy. I buy my stuff from him too.
    However, mark my words, Iíve been telling everyone it will be the 4th quarter of the year since the big Mega live rage was announced.
    Sorry, what you see is as good as it gets until Garmin allows them to use their technology. Then Garmin will advance leaving Lowrance and Humminbird with table scraps from old technology. Compare transducer of Bird and Lowrance. Look similar?
    Garmin could buy and sell both of those companies 10 times over.
    That may happen too.
    Johnny Morris is a perfect example.
    Again, just my opinion. Everyone has one.
    Thanks,
    Chuck



    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app

Page 12 of 13 FirstFirst ... 2910111213 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

BACK TO TOP