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    Re: Garmin in trouble?

    Quote Originally Posted by steph281086 View Post
    Interesting, I wonder what the new approach is going to be. Seems like stitching imagery from two side crystals doesn't cut it.

    Could this be a reason for the many garmin units on sale?
    Units are on sale because the 2017.5/ 2018 Units are shipping. A certain amount of dealer old stock must be clearanced to make way for new stock.
    Likewise, every review I read about Garmin is positive, especially their customer service not so for lowrance. I've always had and still have lowrance, but my next unit won't be.

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    Re: Garmin in trouble?

    Quote Originally Posted by OYD View Post
    It is over and done. Garmin is no longer using a down crystal but is approaching down imaging another way. Navico/Lowrance was upset because the Garmin downvision was better than theirs. Some people are upset with Garmin because they did not advertise the change in the transducer crystals.
    Interesting, I wonder what the new approach is going to be. Seems like stitching imagery from two side crystals doesn't cut it.

    Could this be a reason for the many garmin units on sale?

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    Re: Garmin in trouble?

    It is over and done. Garmin is no longer using a down crystal but is approaching down imaging another way. Navico/Lowrance was upset because the Garmin downvision was better than theirs. Some people are upset with Garmin because they did not advertise the change in the transducer crystals.

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    Re: Garmin in trouble?

    If they don't use the same transducer and they use a share overlay with a different name what part of the navico patent are they infringing on?

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    Garmin in trouble?

    As I put in the previous thread:
    I don't want to bash garmin in any way but they're getting alot of bad publicity:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klwhx0SndJQ

    thanks to that video... (of course published by lowrance) ... anyway I tried to look into it
    And the facts are the folloing:
    Garmin is not paying for the Navico license that patented the Downscan.
    Seems like garming was violating the patent right and that caused a lot of trouble:
    http://navico.com/garmin-violates-navic ... -products/
    Any thoughts?

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