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Lowrance Offering Special Deals on High-Tech Displays

Lowrance Offering Special Deals on High-Tech Displays

Lowrance said today it was offering money-saving promotions on some of its latest displays, with cash rebates and map giveaways among the highlights. The promotion includes $200 cash rebates on HDS-9 and HDS-12 Gen2 Touch displays, as well as free map giveaways with the purchase of Elite-4 and Elite-5 HDI models. These special offers will continue to be available through June 15, 2014 in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

 

The Lowrance HDS-12 Gen2 Touch Display.  Image courtesy of Lowrance.

The Lowrance HDS-12 Gen2 Touch Display. Image courtesy of Lowrance.

There are also some great bundle deals involving the StructureScan HD.  I saw this technology demonstrated earlier this year at a special press preview at Hawk’s Cay and it’s nothing short of jaw-droppingly impressive.  Watching the high-definition sonar displays show every little details all around the boat, and having the ability to scroll back to an interesting detail, just left me speechless.  The test boat I was on had an autopilot aboard that let me simply designate a point in that sonar history and then took me right to it.  If you fish, or explore, you NEED this gear.

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Posted by Tom in Depthfinders, Electronics, Fishing, Marine Electronics, Navigation, Radar, Sonar, Technology

KVH Offers Rebates on Smaller SAT TV Antennae

KVH TracVision M3 Satellite TV Dome and Control Box

KVH TracVision M3 Satellite TV Dome and Control Box

KVH Industries said today that it will offer rebates up to $200 through the end of April on its TracVision M1 and M3 satellite TV systems.  The M1 and M3 systems are typically used on smaller boats, although the M3DX unit, with its HDTV capability could easily serve as the workhorse on almost any size passagemaker.

KVH TracVision M1 Satellite TV Radome On Cruising Sailboat

KVH TracVision M1 Satellite TV Radome On Cruising Sailboat

According to KVH, the TracVision M1ST, and M1DX/M1-C qualify for $100 rebates, while the M3ST and M3DX qualify for $200 rebates. You can see the rebate details and get the form at this link. And if you’d like to compare the various KVH sat TV systems, try this page on the KVH website. The company also recently offered upgrade rebates for customers moving to its HD7 system, as we reported here on OceanLines.

The M3DX is usually available for around $4,000 and its 15.5-inch radome diameter is small enough to fit nicely into any flybridge or hardtop antenna farm. It has a fairly sensitive antenna and is suitable for open-water tracking.  So, if you’ve had your eye on a nice cheap new LCD HDTV for the salon, this might be a timely incentive to add the satellite TV that will ensure you can catch the Red Sox games on NESN this summer.

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