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Old 18 January 2011, 05:30   #11
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Won't accept GPS aerial data via N2K
Doesn't network, though will accept radar via ethernet port
Doesn't have video in
It does network, though not as we now know sonar (or radar) but one unit will display non-networked feeds for either or both.

As said it comes down to value for money really, 1800 for the 8" screen fully networked 5 series versus 900 for the 7" screen 750S.

You also need a black box sounder to get proper sonar into the 4 or 5 series, so if you want a good value sonar-capable plotter then you are going to have to look a long time for something to beat the 750S.

Unless of course you want to do as Bruce rightly points out and consider a Lowrance, which is similar money and blows Garmin out of the water (for now) with sonar performance.

Zippy's solution of two 750s networked together is a good one, and at the same price as a single 5008 your getting 14 inches of versatile* fun.

* Not the first word I typed!

Unless you really need a networked GPS or SONAR or RADAR, or you really need video inputs then I would go with the 750S. Then spend the change on fuel and use the boat more.

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Thank you 'Salesman of the year'

I've already got the black box, and also generally take the view that it's better to buy the best you can get/afford at the time otherwise you end up kicking yourself at some future date because it hasn't got a feature you want. One of my gripes about the 750s was that it didn't do radar overlay, though I see they've now brought out a software update to allow that. It boils down to no video input and lack of networking. Networking isn't an issue for me at the minute, but I'd be peeved if they brought out a sidescan equivalent and it only worked on a networked plotter. Strangely the screen is a higher resolution than the 5008. Not sure if it makes a huge amount of difference in the real world bobbing up and down at 30 knots.

I may in the future go Lowrance for sidescan as that really interests me, but that will have to be on next years Christmas list
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Probably my no1 criteria when choosing a plotter is screen size, my philosophy (as with anything else ) is go for the biggest I can fit/afford.

You could always put one of them wedding lists in to Alderney Marine as well as De Gruchys
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Good idea. That's your gift sorted then
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You could always put one of them wedding lists in to Alderney Marine
I would like to make it clear that Malthouse, Alderney Marine, Martin, nor anyone else I can think of is in any way associated with this suggestion. When Martini does finally run out of hiding places he can take one for the team as far as I am concerned.

PS Can I have your boat please?
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Thank you 'Salesman of the year'
I just cant stop myself
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Zippy, et al,

Many thanks - I feel a bit better now!!

Looking forward to getting my hands on it. Errrr.... literally, I guess, given that it's a touchscreen!!!
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