Lowrance 000-10236-001 Elite-5 DSI DownScan Imaging Chartplotter/Fishfinder with 5-Inch Color LCD and Basemap (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Fishfinder/Chartplotter with unique imaging, precision GPS navigation, and brilliant 5-inch color display
- Detailed, automatic photo-like viewing locates prime fishing spots under the boat
- Built-in precision GPS antenna and detailed basemap U.S. inland waters and coasts
- Dual-coverage imaging (455/800 kHz); 4,000W peak-to-peak, 500W RMS power
- Exclusive Lowrance down-looking sonar imaging innovation
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Exclusive Lowrance DownScan Imaging innovation displays crystalclear photo-like views of structure, bottom, thermoclines, baitfish and predator fish directly beneath the boat. No interpretation needed. Selectable 455 kHz sounding for wider and deeper sonar imaging coverage, with 800 kHz for enhanced viewing of targeted locations. DSI fishfinders transmit 2,400W peak-to-peak/300W RMS power with recently-tested depths to 200 ft./61 m, and impressive bottom readings at boat speeds up to 50 mph. Optimum imaging speed is 8 mph and under. The brilliant 5 in., 480x480 pixel SolarMAX 256-color TFT display has unmatched screen brightness, contrast, resolution and viewing detail at wider angles and in bright sunlight. Adjustable screen and keypad backlight improves usability and visibility day or night. The internal 16-channel GPS antenna provides great WAAS+EGNOS+MSAS precision for navigation. And an external antenna option is also available for customized applications. A waterproof micro-SD memory card slot is fully compatible with Navionics Gold chartcards, as well as Fishing Hot Spots and Lake Master map cards in the microSD format for U.S. anglers. Built-in memory allows for up to 3,000 waypoints, 100 routes/100 waypoints per route and 100 retraceable plot trails/up to 10,000 points per trail. All of this, packaged with easy-to-use menus with Advanced Mode to expand features selection. An all-new case/mounting design provides for easy one-hand tilt/swivel view adjustment, removal and re-install - even fits same cut-out for previous 5 in. models for in-dash installations. And the new uniplug 1/4-turn connectors are compatible with earlier Lowrance uniplug installations to simplify upgrades to any new Elite model. Package includes mounting bracket, transom mount transducer, installation hardware, and owner's manual. Dimeinsions: 6.9"W x 5.4"H x 2.5"D.
With Lowrance's standalone Elite-5 DSI imaging fishfinder with chartplotter, you're equipped with a technologically new way to look at finding--and fishing--hot spots clearly, precisely, and affordably.
Fish the Hot Spots... Clearly, Precisely, and Affordably
Exclusive Lowrance DownScan Imaging innovation displays crystal-clear photo-like views of the underwater worlds below the boat. No interpretation needed to see:
- Thermoclines Exposed: Clearly see the boundary layer between the lower cooler water and, upper warmer, oxygen-rich zone where fish hang
- Fish Truly Revealed: Elite-5 DSI imaging leaves nothing to the imagination, clearly showing predator fish and baitfish schools
- Bottoms Uncovered: Easily distinguish between hard and soft bottoms, as well as fish and structure on/near the bottom
- Structure Disclosed: With photo-like views you can recognize all manner of structure at a glance, like bridge pilings, laydowns, ledges, drop-offs, vegetation, wrecks, etc.
Dual 455/800 kHz Coverage
Selectable 455 kHz sounding for wider and deeper sonar imaging coverage, with 800 kHz for enhanced viewing of targeted locations.
More Power (and Depth and Speed) to You
Elite-5 DSI fishfinders transmit 4,000W peak-to-peak/500W RMS power with recently-tested depths* to 200 ft./61 m, and impressive bottom readings at boat speeds up to 40 mph. Optimum imaging speed of 8 mph and under.
The Elite-5 DSI includes a low-profile, high-speed, transom-mount 455/800 kHz Skimmer DSI imaging transducer, complete with exclusive down-looking crystal, built-in temp sensor, and trolling motor-mount bracket option.
Precision GPS Position Accuracy
An internal, front-mounted, high-sensitivity 16-channel GPS antenna provides superior navigation guidance, even when mounted in-dash (external antenna option also available).
Multiple Map/Chart Options
Waterproof microSD media card slot accepts the most up-to-date mapcard options including Fishing Hot Spots Pro USA and LakeMaster in the U.S., and Navionics Gold worldwide.
The Elite5 DSI boasts a 5-inch SolarMAX 256-color TFT display with 480x480 pixel resolution, for unmatched viewing brightness and detail at wider angles and in bright sunlight. Adjustable fluorescent cold-cathode backlit screen and keypad for low-light or night angling.
Pick Your Favorite Color
Expanded sonar imaging display color palette choices offers optimum viewing for personal preference and water/light conditions.
Full Automatic or Manual
Elite-5 DSI is easy to use, with automatic fine-tuning for the best sonar imaging picture possible after power-up. But if you still want to get your hands dirty, the Advanced User Mode allows for full manual control of settings.
TrackBack Into Sonar History
Enjoy immediate scroll-back of imaging sonar history to review covered water and pinpoint spots (saves time and fuel trying to re-trace your path). With Elite-5 DSI, mark a waypoint at your cursor location with a simple press of a button.
Easy to Install and Use
A unique new keypad and quick-release bracket design offers easy installation, plus one-hand viewing adjustment, operation at-speed, and removal/reinstall.
What's in the Box
Lowrance Elite-5 DSI Fishfinder/Chartplotter, Mounting Bracket/Hardware, DSI Transducer/Power Cable, Documentation
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-Accurate depth/temp (as far as I can tell)
-Options, there are a ton of options so you can customize what you are viewing anywhere from changing the color of the imaging to the frequency of the scan
-Easy install (I had a previous unit that I was replacing so I just ran the wires where the old ones were, and since the bracket was the same as my old lowrance unit there was no drilling needed)
-After 20 min of use there was a short somewere, and I blew a fuse (like the good boater I am I had spares!). It was a main fuse by the battery, and I think the issue was that my bilge pump, livewell aerator pump, and my Elite-5 DSI were all running on the same fuse at the same time
-Learning curve: As you could probably tell from other reviews, the directions for use are lacking if best. I found that sitting down and messing around with the unit for a bit before taking it out on the water helped me ALOT. After a few uses, it isn't hard to get everything set up to your liking.
Now that it's up and running on my boat I just need to get some detailed lake maps on it and I'm set!!!
If you are serious about fishing, so just interested in down scanning. You really need to watch the video tutorial.
Edit: after further checks found all-in-one transducer-connection cable was the bad part, head unit was ok on another cable. Retuning to Amazon is so easy.
Edit 3-2014: Unit has been functioning very well in S-FL shallow salt water use. Sharp display, good definition on underwater objects - far better than earlier models, definitely like the option for large depth number display, easy on-off mount. So far so good, re-rating 3.5 stars if I could. Assuming it holds up it was worth price paid.
Edit 5-30-14: Unit failed - completely dead with black screen as if no power or startup indication of any kind. Have good ground and voltage at 5 and 7 o'clock pins. Tested Head Unit at West Marine on their display, and it runs perfectly on their cable, therefore issue is once again with the cable assembly. Called Lowrance support, 10 min hold then they agreed to ship new cable/transducer assembly. Still like the unit when it works, overall this unit has not seen much use but I will be looking for a way to better protect the plug since that is the only part of the cable touched or moved. Although I believe we have been very careful with the plug given our circumstances, I recommend extreme care when connecting/disconnecting the unit and protection of the plug when not in use.
The unit has an array of automatic settings, which load presets, so the beginner does not have to bother with a lot of "set up".
Unfortunately the manual for this unit is one of the worse that I have ever seen on a fish locator. This is particularly troublesome because navigating through the menus is not particularly intuitive. In fact, it can be quite confusing. This is especially troublesome as the initial "Setup" selections may result in some options being left off the menus, with no simple way to access them if needed. The pathetic lack of good guidance in the instruction pamplet (it hardly qualifies as a manual) only serves to complicate the situation. It will tell you very little that will help in your pursuit of understanding.
There is a computer "Simulation Program" available from the Lowrance site, for the very simular Elite 5 model, which would have been very helpful if it were reliable; but I down loaded the program to four different computers running Win 7, Vista, and XP, and the program kept freezing on all four computers.
Also, the unit has a mini memory card slot, so maps can be changed or upgraded. The popular "HotMaps" series of HD lake maps can be loaded into this unit, according to the literature. I am not yet ready to pay an additional $100 plus for this upgrade.
In summary, this appears to be a great unit for the money. But I will not really know until I can find out how to fully access the features. A good manual, a reliable simulation program, and better yet, an instructional DVD would serve the purchaser well, but alas, for some reason Lowrance decided not to support this product to the degree it deserves. Too bad, as I suspect many persons will give up before they can figure out how to fully utilize this versatile, and seemingly well made little unit. This is the best fish finder that I have owned; far better resolution, and better clarity and detail when set up properly.