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Hard to read Humminbird 997 screen in sun

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By Anonymous - Posted on 08 July 2010

I love the 997 but when the sun gets up I find it nearly impossible to read the screen when in side imaging mode. What are you doing to overcome this. I tried changing the brightness but that just makes it harder to read.

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Hey Rambo. This is a common issue with the side imaging screens. Good news is there is an easy fix. A couple of updates back Humminbird added the option of different color pallets. The default is definitely the best for low light conditions but I am using amber2 for the bright sun and it works great. Just press the menu button once while in SI mode. Bottom item in menu is color pallet. Use the left and right button to select amber2.


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I had the same issue with the screen even with the shades on. When I started using the amber2 screen it was like night and day. Hope this works well for you.

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