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      11-12-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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dashboard cam

Anyone have one of these?

Never had one of these, thinking of getting it now.

I see prices all over the place. from like 20 - 350.

Any tips or recs?
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      11-12-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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+1, interested in this also with all the crappy drivers in San Francisco.
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      11-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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bump.

i guess no one uses these eh
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      11-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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I have a FineVu CR300.

Here is a link to English site:
http://www.finevu.net/cr300hdfeature.htm
I bought mine 2 years ago from Korea, and still going strong.

Also, check out blackvue as well.
http://www.blackvueusa.com/
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      11-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #5
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Here is my sample clip.

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      11-17-2013, 06:55 AM   #6
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Fifth gear did an interesting test of some, here's a link to the video: http://velocity.discovery.com/tv-sho...is-for-you.htm
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      11-17-2013, 07:21 AM   #7
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i got the live lb100

read many reviews and its the best bang for the buck quality price dash cam out there

will post pics of it installed when i get the time
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      11-17-2013, 12:23 PM   #8
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on youtube, techmoan does review a few. he does a great job with the few he does.
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      11-20-2013, 03:44 PM   #9
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I have a DOD LS300W. Full HD. WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) helps a lot in low light.
Really good quality video.
It's about 240 $ at the official DOD dealer. You can get it for 160 $ online.
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      11-21-2013, 12:47 AM   #10
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I have a DOD LS300W. Full HD. WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) helps a lot in low light.
Really good quality video.
It's about 240 $ at the official DOD dealer. You can get it for 160 $ online.
I was looking at that one too. It's supposed to have really good video quality, even at night. It also looks really compact.

How did you mount it? Pictures? If I add one, I don't want to see any wires!
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      11-21-2013, 11:29 AM   #11
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The wire is long enough to allow me to hide it under the roof liner. Then it comes through the glove box. Unfortunately the wires are visible when they come out from under the A pillar. The second wire is for the Radar detector. I am sure a professional could do a much better job at hiding the wires.
Sorry for the pictures, i took them with my phone.
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      11-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #12
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Thanks for the pictures!
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      11-22-2013, 10:39 PM   #13
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I have "BlackVue Wi-Fi 2 Channel DR550GW" Front and rear monitoring. I can check videos by wi-fi build in to camera. Has parking mode so recording never stops. My last car got hit while parked at night-i've found it 7 feet from where i parked all way on sidewalk. Hit and run so now i have camera.
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Good link for research
http://dashcamtalk.com/dash-cam-comparison/
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      11-27-2013, 02:23 PM   #15
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I have a Liveu LB100 (or something like that) and love it. I routed mine the same way as above. Through the headliner, down the A-pillar trim, and then plugged it into the socket below the glove box.

Lifehack: If you get one like the above mentioned that uses a micro SD card, it can be difficult to get in and out of the slot. I put a piece of tape on the end that sticks out about 1/2" past the end of the SD card and folded it over on itself so I can easily click it out and pull the tape rather than trying to dig the Micro SD out with my fingernails.

One word of caution: If you do get one that uses sticky tape to mount instead of a suction cup, test fit it before you mount it. That rear view mirror and all of its sensors take up a lot of real estate.
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      11-27-2013, 02:37 PM   #16
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Here's a video of it. A nice big rock chip at only 300 miles. You can hear me swear at 32 seconds in. lol

I drive into the sun to work both ways so everything is always back lit unfortunately.

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      12-01-2013, 10:05 PM   #17
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Never connect Dashcam(a.k.a Blackbox) to Sunroof power.

It will drain your battery while your car is parked.
Furthermore, it will give you batter drain warning 2 or 3 times per week.

Branch power from ordinary 12V power jack to prevent this.
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      12-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #18
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Never connect Dashcam(a.k.a Blackbox) to Sunroof power.

It will drain your battery while your car is parked.
Furthermore, it will give you batter drain warning 2 or 3 times per week.

Branch power from ordinary 12V power jack to prevent this.
I just plugged mine into the 12v outlet below the glove box in the F30. You never even see it.
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I just plugged mine into the 12v outlet below the glove box in the F30. You never even see it.
Is there a 12V outlet under the glove box? I gotta find out!

But, someone else recommended better solution.
We can hook it up to ECM room mirror power.
I was afraid of opening it, but it looks easy now.
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      12-03-2013, 09:20 PM   #20
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Is there a 12V outlet under the glove box? I gotta find out!

But, someone else recommended better solution.
We can hook it up to ECM room mirror power.
I was afraid of opening it, but it looks easy now.
Yup! On the left side of the passenger footwell under the glove box
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what about cars with LED headlights and cam in the rear-mirror mount - is there a chance to grab the signal?
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