Screen and Display Quality
The display on the Lowrance HDS-5 Gen2 is high resolution and definition. The 480 x 480 does well on the 5 inch screen and provides plenty of clarity while using all the different pages. A key to the screen performing well in bright conditions, and something that often troubles these types of units is the cold-cathode fluorescent backlighting. The operation of the unit is very straight forward and intuitive. The screen does quite well while using both the GPS and Sonar features, while using half the screen for each function. Overall the display is very robust and can handle being used in harsh conditions, which is why the HDS-5 Gen2 has been the choice of so many fishermen.