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Offline mnhunter2

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Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« on: Jan 25, 2023, 04:28 PM »
Anyone upgraded to the new Livescope Plus from the original Livescope?

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #1 on: Jan 25, 2023, 07:31 PM »
I'm contemplating getting the mega from hummingbird... thatll be the first live imaging I get

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2023, 05:06 AM »
Yes, after using the LVS 32 for four full ice seasons I switched over to the new LVS34 last month.  I started out fresh and pieced everything together new. 

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #3 on: Jan 26, 2023, 11:58 AM »
Yes, after using the LVS 32 for four full ice seasons I switched over to the new LVS34 last month.  I started out fresh and pieced everything together new.

Contemplating doing the exact same thing. Worth it in your opinion?


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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #4 on: Jan 26, 2023, 08:47 PM »
It is hard to be very scientific on how much better the LVS34 transducer is on clarity since I did a major upgrade on the head unit at the same time (a lot more pixels), but for whatever reason, it is clearer.  What I can say is that the LVS34 does do better at distance/depth than the LVS32.  Since I fish for lake trout which are generally very deep, the additional depth that I can see the trout in itself makes the upgrade worthwhile to me.

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #5 on: Jan 27, 2023, 07:35 AM »
I'm contemplating getting the mega from hummingbird... thatll be the first live imaging I get

FWIW my friend is a big hummingbird guy. He had live and swapped it for the garmin. This is a guy with 3 hummingbird graphs on his boat and he opted to add a garmin graph just for livescope. Just food for thought.

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #6 on: Jan 27, 2023, 09:21 AM »
My story and experience is almost exactly Skywagon's.  Got the LVS 32 when it first came out and used it for four seasons.  Upgraded to the LVS 34 before this season.  Started fresh with all new components.  Between the upgraded head unit and transducer, the LVS 34 is much clearer, especially deeper and further out.

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #7 on: Jan 31, 2023, 07:11 PM »
FWIW my friend is a big hummingbird guy. He had live and swapped it for the garmin. This is a guy with 3 hummingbird graphs on his boat and he opted to add a garmin graph just for livescope. Just food for thought.
Thank you for input...
I'm still up in the air if I'm buying one or not...

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #8 on: Jan 31, 2023, 07:19 PM »
Have 3 Helix units. A 12, a 9, and a 7 we use on the ice in a shuttle. Love all 3 of them. I went with the Garmin Livescope plus with LVS 34. Itís unbelievable once you start fishing with it. On the ice itís worth every cent.

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #9 on: Feb 01, 2023, 10:18 AM »
For $3,250 for the ice bundle it better be good.

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #10 on: Feb 01, 2023, 02:49 PM »
FWIW my friend is a big hummingbird guy. He had live and swapped it for the garmin. This is a guy with 3 hummingbird graphs on his boat and he opted to add a garmin graph just for livescope. Just food for thought.

I've been a 'Bird fan forever but it's impossible to deny that Garmin has superior live imaging to any of the others.
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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #11 on: Feb 01, 2023, 02:52 PM »
I've been a 'Bird fan forever but it's impossible to deny that Garmin has superior live imaging to any of the others.


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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #12 on: Feb 01, 2023, 08:39 PM »
For $3,250 for the ice bundle it better be good.

Thorne Bros has it on sale now for $500 off. I'd be jumping all over that but I want a 10" screen and the summit shuttle.

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #13 on: Feb 02, 2023, 05:31 AM »
Thorne Bros has it on sale now for $500 off. I'd be jumping all over that but I want a 10" screen and the summit shuttle.

piece it together.  I believe 10 inch screen can be had for $999 still. If not bass pro will most likely have it available during spring sale again.  the plus to bass pro is usually on a tuesday the run 10% off with their credit card and no interest for 12 months, can also use rakuten to get a % back, sometimes 10% cash back

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #14 on: Feb 02, 2023, 02:59 PM »
piece it together.  I believe 10 inch screen can be had for $999 still. If not bass pro will most likely have it available during spring sale again.  the plus to bass pro is usually on a tuesday the run 10% off with their credit card and no interest for 12 months, can also use rakuten to get a % back, sometimes 10% cash back

Just ordered the 34 this morning with the Cabela's 10% off promo that was sitting in my email this morning! If I go with the 106vs graph what batteries are people running? I have a 18ah lithium I was using with my PS22 unit but I'm wondering if I shouldn't get a larger one for this unit.

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #15 on: Today at 05:52 AM »
Just ordered the 34 this morning with the Cabela's 10% off promo that was sitting in my email this morning! If I go with the 106vs graph what batteries are people running? I have a 18ah lithium I was using with my PS22 unit but I'm wondering if I shouldn't get a larger one for this unit.
I have a 32amp lithium, so far it is getting the job done. I had run 2-10amp lithiums tied together for 4 seasons with the LVS32, they were not always enough.

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Re: Livescope vs new Livescope Plus
« Reply #16 on: Today at 06:44 AM »
Just ordered the 34 this morning with the Cabela's 10% off promo that was sitting in my email this morning! If I go with the 106vs graph what batteries are people running? I have a 18ah lithium I was using with my PS22 unit but I'm wondering if I shouldn't get a larger one for this unit.

I seen yesterday the bass tank still has the 106 for 999.

 



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