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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #240 on: August 23, 2022, 05:20:49 PM »

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #241 on: October 12, 2022, 11:52:05 AM »
I have an old blackvue 650s 2ch that just stopped working. It records but in black.

It is hardwired with their power magic pro and my installer tell me that the new models cannot just be plugged into the old wiring setup.

Anyone familiar with this and can tell me if there are any models that I could buy and simply swap out my 650s?

TIA

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #242 on: October 14, 2022, 07:24:24 AM »
I have an old blackvue 650s 2ch that just stopped working. It records but in black.

It is hardwired with their power magic pro and my installer tell me that the new models cannot just be plugged into the old wiring setup.

Anyone familiar with this and can tell me if there are any models that I could buy and simply swap out my 650s?

TIA
Got this from blackvue:

https://helpcenter.blackvue.com/hc/en-us/articles/360056111611-Accessories-Compatibility-across-Different-Camera-Models

Seems like I need to upgrade to a 750s which costs ~ 330 - 500.
Are there any dashcams that are recommended for less than $100 and I'll have someone run the new wire?

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #243 on: October 20, 2022, 03:56:15 PM »
Given the average price to quality ratio of modern dashcams, I would just buy an older flagship phone and mount it to my windshield. Will probably come out cheaper as well.
Linus tech tips did a video on how they're all pretty much the same, same sensors are used on most dashcams.

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #244 on: October 20, 2022, 07:19:56 PM »
Given the average price to quality ratio of modern dashcams, I would just buy an older flagship phone and mount it to my windshield. Will probably come out cheaper as well.
Linus tech tips did a video on how they're all pretty much the same, same sensors are used on most dashcams.
Here you go.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1u-9hp_tjM4

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #245 on: November 27, 2022, 10:44:48 PM »
Looking for a dual facing dash cam that can be hard wired, thanks in advance for reccomendations

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #246 on: November 27, 2022, 11:12:10 PM »
Looking for a dual facing dash cam that can be hard wired, thanks in advance for reccomendations

Happy with  my Blueskysea dash cam.

Hardwire kit:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/265598571925

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #247 on: November 27, 2022, 11:12:45 PM »
Looking for a dual facing dash cam that can be hard wired, thanks in advance for reccomendations
Still happy with this one:

I just bought one of these.

They sent me a free hard wire kit, screen protector for the mirror and extra long cable for the rear camera (although in the end, the original wrote works fine for me). All I did was small and ask for the hard wire kit.

So far it's working fine.

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #248 on: November 28, 2022, 09:15:45 AM »
Wow
So the Viofo that I bought 5 years ago (and its marginally improved successors) are still the best option for a camera that records decent video quality?

Some notes on the Viofo that he does not mention:
Capacitor powered and not battery, so if you live somewhere with large temperature swings There isnt a risk of the battery exploding. You can still have a parking sensor, but you have to hardwire it to the cars battery power.
The GPS sensor is a separate attachment to the camera, so if you think that the GPS data will hurt more than help, you can just mount the camera without the GPS.
The screen and big buttons are nice to use once you figure out what they do.
you can set it to auto-save clips triggered by motion so they dont get automatically overwritten.

One potential downside of no battery is that if you get into an accident you cannot just take the camera out of the car with you to record the immediate situation, but I guess we all have phones these days that would work.

Edit: DD link to camera:
https://www.amazon.com/VIOFO-Enhanced-Vision-Starvis-Parking/dp/B07SRQH4R7?tag=cI03f-20

$80 for cyber monday. Is that a good price?

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #251 on: August 09, 2023, 09:28:57 AM »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B098WVKF19/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_plhdr=t&aaxitk=18d551652d825d93071dfe5b836fc2ac&hsa_cr_id=0&qid=1691517223&sr=1-1-3c6b3b04-89d4-46ee-857c-1e2f0de6a70e&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_lsi2m_asin_0_img&pd_rd_w=4CCPR&content-id=amzn1.sym.2a7ca7f7-ae4b-4de2-8864-98b982a78a47%3Aamzn1.sym.2a7ca7f7-ae4b-4de2-8864-98b982a78a47&pf_rd_p=2a7ca7f7-ae4b-4de2-8864-98b982a78a47&pf_rd_r=4CFB11A38SATJE58528S&pd_rd_wg=prNWb&pd_rd_r=e8329c5c-5704-4343-8286-b5c86e30cd58

Is this good?

From reddit Best cam recommendations: https://www.reddit.com/r/Dashcam/

Best value (Solo Cam):

    B1W ($55-57 USD) (Firmware update to fix ios playback issues)

    B4K ($120 USD)

    Viofo A119 v3 ($88-120 USD)

    Viofo A129 Plus ($112-140 USD) - Similar to A119v3, but 60fps

Best value Dual cams:

    B4K ($120 USD) + Rear Cam ($25 USD) Rear cam Not waterproof

    Thinkware FA200 ($130-180 USD w/ a bundle)

    Viofo A129 Plus Duo ($142-176 USD)

    BlackVue DR590 ($216-240 USD)

    Street Guardian SG9663DC ($246-275 USD)

Premium Dual Cams:

    VIOFO A129 Pro Duo ($200-249 USD)

    BlackVue DR750X-2CH ($333-370 USD)

    Thinkware Q800PRO ($350-400 USD)

    BlackVue DR750X-2CH (LTE MODEL) ($378-420 USD)

    BlackVue DR900X-2CH ($414-460 USD)

    Thinkware U1000 ($500 USD)

Taxi/Uber Cam:

    VIOFO A129 Plus IR 2CH ($179 USD)

    VIOFO T130 3CH ($240 USD)

    Viofo A139 3CH ($270 USD)

    BlackVue DR590X IR 2CH ($252-280 USD)

    BlackVue DR750S IR 2CH ($380-400 USD)

    BlackVue DR750X IR 2CH LTE ($404-450 USD) LTE Cloud

    BlackVue DR900X 2CH IR ($440-490USD)

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Re: Dash Cam - Any Recommendations?
« Reply #252 on: August 11, 2023, 05:10:46 PM »
I've been using a Garmin dash cam for a few months now and it seems to be fine. I like how it's super tiny too!