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Unread 03-29-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Dash cameras

Anyone have one installed? Hard wired in? Front and rear options? Interested to hear feedback.

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Unread 03-29-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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http://www.dieselboss.com/camera/car...order_dual.htm

I have been waiting to get this one. I want one with dual camera and so far this is the best option I have found.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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GPS location and speed, time and date, 30 fps recording in full HD and qualifies as an independent third party witness for police and insurance. That last bit may vary on jurisdiction.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 12:32 PM   #4
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I like Blackvue so far from my google search. It looks compact and does its job and Amazon has it listed for $260. I found a local vendor selling these for $269.

Based on my research - Blackvue 400G-HD II overheats. This Korean company has the a recent model 500GW - HD with Wifi. This new model has 50 holes drilled because of its over heating issue. With Wifi you can view the video on your Phone. (Source - Dashcamtalk.com).

Dashcam comparison - dashcamtalk.com/dash-cam-comparison/

Mods - pls make this a link. I am unable to do it on my phone.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
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Neither the HD or HD II overheat, they get warm, but they don't overheat. The HD II gets a lot less warm that the HD though.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 04:59 PM   #6
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Those models do not have dual camera. I am assuming the OP wants that option.

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Unread 03-30-2013, 05:11 PM   #7
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Ya, my thoughts are that as most accidents are nose to tail that a forward and rear facing camera would be best, especially since its the driver at the rear that is considered "at fault" in a rear end collision
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Exactly. If you poke around for the system I posted they have user videos. One shows a first class citizen, in traffic, intentionally back up into the user and the other driver gets out and tries to blame the user, whom is BEHIND him. Crazy. Then another couple of rear-camera shots. I think it is a great system.
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Exactly. If you poke around for the system I posted they have user videos. One shows a first class citizen, in traffic, intentionally back up into the user and the other driver gets out and tries to blame the user, whom is BEHIND him. Crazy. Then another couple of rear-camera shots. I think it is a great system.
So Jackal do you know if the system you"re referring to

1: can run dual camera recording? Specs allude to recording times for "single camera recording" but don't explicitly state dual recording capability
2: if it can hook into the existing reversing camera as an alternate to a 2nd rear facing camera?
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So Jackal do you know if the system you"re referring to

1: can run dual camera recording? Specs allude to recording times for "single camera recording" but don't explicitly state dual recording capability
2: if it can hook into the existing reversing camera as an alternate to a 2nd rear facing camera?
I am not sure about tapping into the reverse camera. Does it point up enough to see traffic anyway? I don't have one. I would assume the recording times are dual camera mode but I am not certain. Being Korean it is hard to find info on the camera other than the site posted. They do have a website but it is weird to navigate.

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The problem is how to connect it to power if you mount close to the rear view mirror ?
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The problem is how to connect it to power if you mount close to the rear view mirror ?
Tap into the power for the rearview mirror.
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The problem is how to connect it to power if you mount close to the rear view mirror ?
Run your wires to the fuse box like anything.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 09:23 AM   #14
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The problem is how to connect it to power if you mount close to the rear view mirror ?
There are wiring harnesses and methods developed by the RADAR detector crowd. Some like to put the detector near the rear view mirror. I dunno off hand the names or have references, but perhaps poke around the RADAR detector posts.
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You can use your smartphone for this with free app like DailyRoad Voyager
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