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Cockpit Display
« on: November 03, 2019, 03:42:18 PM »
Looking for the least expensive auxiliary cockpit display to connect to my 7610xsv. I currently have an IPAD in a waterproof case, but the glare is really bad and keeping charged is a pain. It works, but I'd really like a more robust waterproof marine unit that will display better in sunlight.   Basically looking for a better more permanent solution. I know I could buy another 7610 but that is expensive. I don't necessarily need control of the aux unit. Just a display that will mirror what is on my main 7610xsv. Thanks
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Re: Cockpit Display
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 07:29:14 PM »
I added a EchoMap Plus series unit that interfaces with my helm Garmin chart plotter. Works great for me.   I use traditional and chirp transducer side by side, but with the 7610 you should be able to share your current transducer using N2K if you want.  The advantage over a pure monitor would be full independent functionality with identical interface.  In an aft display, ability to control sonar and maps independently would be a huge benefit over monitor only.  A few other benefits might also include bright daylight screen, fishing navigation screen and a robust Quick Disconnect mount.  Won't display radar, which shouldn't be a big deal in a aft display.  They run periodic sales (less $200-300) on these units fairly often.  Not aware of any serious monitor only solutions, but can't imagine they'd be much less.  Good luck.
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Offline First Cabin

Re: Cockpit Display
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 07:29:56 PM »
Any networkable Garmin.  How much are you willing to spend?
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Re: Cockpit Display
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 09:25:30 PM »
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Look up 12v lcd display on Amazon.
If your fish finder has a video or HDMI output you will be able to mirror the display.


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Offline davidsea

Re: Cockpit Display
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 08:04:01 PM »
    There are tons of small, cheap LCD TV's out there that run on 12 volts, and nearly all of them have an HDMI input.  I think your Garmin has a DVI-D video output, so all you would need is a  $7 DVI-to-HDMI adaptor and a standard HDMI cable of whatever length you need to reach the display.  If you have a hardtop with bulkhead, you could just mount it on the inside of the back window.  Otherwise,  the hard part will be figuring out a way to splash-proof a TV.  You could build a box around it, but it would need to be ventilated at least a little to avoid overheating.  I haven't seen a small, cheap, waterproof display anywhere, but it would be worth a search,  to avoid buying another Garmin just for the display.   
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Re: Cockpit Display
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 03:22:09 PM »
Waterproof and bright enough to see in the sun is the tough part! You might be able to find an older, used, networkable Garmin for reasonable cost.
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