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Two different ways to get the same thing done. The E-Trac by comparison is much simpler and easier for beginners to get good results with. I have a V3i precisely because it has more adjustments than any detector I have ever experienced, but that complexity can turn into a rabbit hole for some people. However, it need not be difficult to use - just stick with the numerous preset programs.

I recommend you review the owners manuals for each on the company websites. That will probably sort it out for you.

Minelab E-TRAC Instruction Manual

White’s V3i Owner’s Guide

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Etrac for me. I had a V3i... after spending about 40 hours with it (maybe 6 detecting) the other 34 trying to figure it out... I let it go. It has a library of congress size menu system, sub menus and settings that if changed, may alter other settings from other sub, sub menus.. :blink:

This drove me nuts! The Etrac as Steve stated is very simple and deep on coins. 

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