it has digital readout and is fast in reporting what is down ther with its fish sounding fish alarm, best yet is I have not changed the battery in my finder in the last 6-8 years, (cant remember exactly when it was when I changed it last, but do know it was before my car axident 4 years ago. it takes 2 6-volt batteries, I uesed Raovac in it. most expencive battery on the market but cheepest in the long run for long life.
If the Lord's willing, You'll be Blessed.
With a flasher what you see displayed is what is happening at that moment, an LCD may take a second or two to display it. Now I'm no Al Linder but it takes me a couple of seconds to react to what I see anyway. The disadvantage of a flasher is there is no record of what happened. For instance, you reached for another cool one when the fish alarm goes off, you look over and on the LCD you see a big fish swam by at 23 ft. On a flasher you would have to be looking at it at the instance it happened.
I too use an LCD now because they do almost all the things flashers do a little slower. Thats ok with me because I'm a little slower too. Besides. batteries are cheap.