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Then 3D Structure Scan. Then HDS Gen 3 graphs.

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For me the struggle with the advances in marine electronics technology like Down Scan, 3D Structure Scan and now software updates like FishReveal and high definition imaging is the same struggle you have with any piece of technology. Whether it's cell phones, laptops or fish finders, having enough horse power in the units to run all of the new advances in software and keep the units responsive is always the biggest challenge.

You can find technology to run it but it's usually very costly. But that's how it is with technology.

You can have most incredible new software, but without the power to run it, your device is a dud. The new Lowrance Carbon units give you a ton of processing power for clearer pictures and faster performance. The HDS Carbon screens themselves are greatly improved over early models. While I can adjust the screen angle, I never have to.

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I just set it up initially where I had the best viewing angle and haven't messed with it thanks to these newer screen technologies.

The interface on the HDS Carbon is not only intuitive What does carbon hookup tell us easy to navigate and operate with either touch screen controls that mimic how you use your smart phone or with buttons and cursor joysticks to the right.

The screens move in and out quickly on both my Carbon 16 and Carbon 12 units. I love this because I am switching screens around and adjusting my contrast and sensitivity constantly to get the best pictures as the water I am in changes. Also splitting the screen is sending a ton of information to my unit as it communicates with a Point-1 antenna, map card, 3d Structure Scan module and an in-hull transducer simultaneously.

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I run both a Point-1 External antenna and a map in one unit that I share between the two units via Ethernet. I have a shoot-thru hull sonar transducer in the bowels of the boat, a Structure Scan 3D module in the back and an What does carbon hookup tell us transducer up front.

That is a lot of information being transferred between the units, and the seamless updating is what I value the most in the Carbons save maybe for the sheer size of that inch screen. With these units you can also share what the front transducer is seeing with the back unit and vice versa. But I consider it the perfect backup plan for if one unit or transducer went down you could do some shifting around and get signals in front and back.

I do know some crappie guys who run an electric steer trolling motor and compare what the front unit sees to what they are seeing in their seat and controlling from the console on their Carbon units What does carbon hookup tell us love it. I love the new greenish-blue HD color palette added with the latest update. It makes the FishReveal sonar signatures show up really well overlayed over the DownScan screens.

Generally I bump my surface clarity to high and noise rejection to medium or high and then bump up my sensitivity or colorline settings. You have to play with it because different lakes and rivers have different levels of sediment, sizes of baitfish, and even your prop wash will show up more in one lake than another. So there is no one setting that makes it perfect.

I have learned to use DownScan a lot more on my Carbon units. And you see fish better than ever out to the side now. With the new Carbon units, I have a lot smoother operation but the last update of FishReveal really shows off the incredible new level of definition on the Lowrance HDS Carbon units.

But I'm happy as can be with the picture I'm getting with the Carbon units.