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MY ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

Postby idolz » Thu May 24, 2012 8:22 am

My ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

BRIGHTNESS-9
RANGE- auto
FREQ- 800kHz
COLOUR- orange
SURFACE CLARITY- medium
NOISE REJECTION-on
CONTRAST- 36% (this is an important setting on a DSI unit, because there is no gain adustment,,Im sure 36% is close )
These settings should get you into the ball park,,,, but you may need to adjust yours a little depending on your fishing conditions

IF ANYBODY ELSE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THEIR SETTINGS,, I would like to experiment with other settings
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Re: MY ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

Postby Yippy » Sat May 26, 2012 8:04 am

Thanks, saves me mucking around when I should be fishing!
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Re: MY ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

Postby GetSharkd » Sun May 27, 2012 10:32 am

idolz wrote:IF ANYBODY ELSE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THEIR SETTINGS,, I would like to experiment with other settin


I've found I need to adjust contrast more than anything else to suit the varying water depths whilst fishing. Too little contrast in deeper water looses small detail but is fine for shallower water , too much contrast in shallow water and the screen colour is almost solid possibly masking detail ?? . It's a matter of finding that happy mediam for the givin location each trip out. :D

This pic is probably a little too strong in contrast ( 64% ) as I drifted onto a shallow reef section out of 10m of water but the detail of bait fish can be seen.
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Re: MY ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

Postby idolz » Mon May 28, 2012 7:45 am

Do you normally use 455KHz or 800 the most??
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Re: MY ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

Postby GetSharkd » Mon May 28, 2012 10:57 am

I tend to use 455KHz more often due to the wider coverage .
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Re: MY ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

Postby Artie » Mon May 28, 2012 8:34 pm

Gday mate, my settings are in red, yours in black.

BRIGHTNESS-9 10
RANGE- auto auto
FREQ- 800kHz 800
COLOUR- orange red
SURFACE CLARITY- medium high
NOISE REJECTION-on on
CONTRAST- 36% 84
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Re: MY ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

Postby spork » Mon May 28, 2012 8:51 pm

Mine:
Brightness - 10
Range - auto
Freq - 800 if < 15m, 455 for deeper
Colour - orange
Surface clarity - depends on water. Lots of floating weed - high. Clean and clear - low.
Noise rejection - on
Contrast - varies with depth. Shallower = lower, say 50. Deeper = higher, up to mid 80's.

If you fish different waters, or even the same waterway but it is subject to different conditions as far as clarity, depth, anount of floating debris etc, then I don't think there is one "perfect" setting. If there was a "perfect" setting, for all conditions, I reckon Lowrance would have it as the factory preset. Horses for courses etc.
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Re: MY ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

Postby Artie » Mon May 28, 2012 8:56 pm

spork wrote:If you fish different waters, or even the same waterway but it is subject to different conditions as far as clarity, depth, anount of floating debris etc, then I don't think there is one "perfect" setting. If there was a "perfect" setting, for all conditions, I reckon Lowrance would have it as the factory preset. Horses for courses etc.



X2 Im fiddling with mine regularly... :shock: .... sometimes I even adjust the sounder too..... 8)
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Re: MY ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

Postby idolz » Tue May 29, 2012 9:53 pm

my yaker's are fiddlers,,,,,or yankers........ *smile*
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Re: MY ELITE 4 COLOUR DSI SETTINGS

Postby NickoCairns » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:14 pm

Artie wrote:Gday mate, my settings are in red, yours in black.

BRIGHTNESS-9 10
RANGE- auto auto
FREQ- 800kHz 800
COLOUR- orange red
SURFACE CLARITY- medium high
NOISE REJECTION-on on
CONTRAST- 36% 84


Okay I've had one trip with my DSI but here goes:
BRIGHTNESS-1 (what? Yep 1 as I'm trolling at night mainly, about 5 late arvo before I turn it down, the lower the better for night vision).
RANGE - auto
FREQ- 800kHz
COLOUR- orange (red is second choice, nothing else looks good so far)
SURFACE CLARITY- medium
NOISE REJECTION-on
CONTRAST- I'll have to check but I'm pretty sure it's about 40, sounder is in the back of the car ready to go tomorrow night.
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