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Do not buy this if you plan on using in a location with exposure to daylight!
on January 13, 2013
I discovered to late that the backlight is inadequate. The CCFL backlighting this model features is worthless in daylight,that becomes a major factor when using the unit for DI/SI imaging. Humminbird is aware of this and replaced the unit with a 898c HD si, this new unit features led backlighting which is 50% brighter. When i purchased the unit I had looked at a 798 Hd si. I assumed the backlighting was the same.I sent the unit back to humminbird, they replaced the lens,upgraded the firmware and sent it back. Still could not read imaging in daylight.
Called customer service,explained my grief, they said I should not have an issue and sent a return label,it was sent back to me with "no problems found". Apparently I am on my own, I can't afford another 15 bills for the one that I can see, I just hope someone reads this and doesn't make the same mistake I did,Good luck happy fishing.