Marine MFD / Sonars must list hardware specifications

Marine MFD / Sonars must list hardware specifications

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We're moving into 2021 now, the marine and fishing industry MFD (multi function display) aka Sonars are now averaging $3000cad to $5000cad and some 16"+ units going up to $8000+! With newer units dropping every year claiming faster speeds and smoother user experience. But do not list any hardware specs! How do we as the end consumers really know what we are buying if they are allowed to continue down this shady marketing practice? When you buy a new phone, tablet, laptop, or even down to my $100 doorbell ringer or smart TV box now list hardware specs on what processor/chipset/ram type and info are listed. I just watched the Microsoft Xbox and Sony playstation 5 release that are video game systems listing full blown specifications, remember these are less then $500 toys. So why is the fish finder market allowed to only list connectivity and ports but no meaningful internal components? Why are these couple thousand dollar investments we make into our marine crafts decisions are made on just screen size and what transducer technology they are compatible with?

Think about it, if Apple was allowed to do this, for example.. how do you really know you're buying a iPhone 8 or a iPhone 8s with just a bigger screen or if really upgrading to a iPhone 9 the speed is worth the money? This component and hardware specifications listing has been the core and principles of electronic device marketing. I'm confused to why the marine division is still 20 years behind in this aspect. However it needs to change - together its possible �

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