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All of the Dash Cam discussions in one thread.....

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by csuviper, Jun 29, 2018.

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What Dash Cam do you use that you are extremely happy with?

  1. AUBBC

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    0.0%
  2. Blackvue

    27 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Blueskysea

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  4. Cobra

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  5. Conbrov

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  6. DDPai

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  7. DOD

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  8. G90 Ambarella

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  9. Garmin

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    20.2%
  10. Genius

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  11. Goluk T3

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  12. Mini

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  13. Mobius

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  14. NSV

    3 vote(s)
    3.0%
  15. Street Guardian

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  16. Thinkware

    19 vote(s)
    19.2%
  17. Vantrue N2 Pro

    5 vote(s)
    5.1%
  18. VIOFO A119S

    12 vote(s)
    12.1%
  19. Xiaomi Mijia

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  20. YI

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. Dec 20, 2020 at 12:15 PM
    #181
    Bakershack

    Bakershack Critical of Noncritical Thinkers

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    Here is my situation. I use the Wireless Carplay with my iPhone, which requires a Wifi connection. If I get a dashcam that requires a wifi connection I'm screwed - can't do both. BUT I like the idea of being able to just download the dashcam video over Wifi. I have read descriptions both here and on Amazon and I think I am out of luck. I can get a Wifi dashcam OR continue using my Wireless Carplay. Has anyone else figured out the best way to deal with this? I am really only looking for the front view dash cam. Not rear or interior view, but if the best solution includes one or both of those I could get it.

    Also, the harness to attach to the rearview mirror power seems to be very limited regarding which cameras will work with it. Thoughts on that as well?
     
  2. Jan 10, 2021 at 12:53 PM
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    tdawson05

    tdawson05 New Member

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    I picked up this adapter for my 2nd Gen after my wife got me a Nexar Beam for Christmas this year. The adapter is such a simple plug and play option and the camera works fantastic, but, with my 2nd Gen having my back up camera in the mirror, i've lost use of the screen in the rear view mirror. I suspect it's due to the Dongar adapter not being pinned out completely to accomodate the video wiring from the camera in the tailgate, but to just provide power to the USB. I'm now debating trying to add some jumpers with the pinouts onto the adapter or wait to get a head unit that has the connectivity to the backup camera.

    I'll second the Nexar Beam, obscenely easy to setup and use and you have clips in your hands immediately. I slammed my tailgate shut in the driveway and the camera sent my phone a "Parking Incident" notification due to the shake of the vehicle. After two times of being backed into in a parking lot, with no notes or witnesses, this has really given me some faith in catching the next offender lol
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:25 PM
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    ATXHusker

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  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:36 PM
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    tdawson05

    tdawson05 New Member

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    So long as you don't have the backup camera in your rearview mirror, this will work perfectly. I have one on my 2013 and aside from losing the camera, it pulls power for my Nexar Beam with a short jump cable from the USB to the camera.
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:51 PM
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    ACDC2ZZTop

    ACDC2ZZTop New Member

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    For whatever reason my wife is a magnet for idiot drivers when she is out and about. I get to hear lengthy details on one asshole or another almost every time.... time to get her front and rear ones for her Pilot
     
  6. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:45 AM
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    jmdaniel

    jmdaniel Spending too much time here...

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    I assume folks using the Nexar Beam are only using them looking forward, not slapping another on the back window?
     
  7. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:55 AM
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    tdawson05

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    That's correct, I only have a forward facing one at this point. I'm not certain if you can run 2 cameras on the Nexar app at the same time, i'd have to do some research first.
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:15 AM
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    jmdaniel Spending too much time here...

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    It's a great looking camera, hard to beat the price, but I want a rear facing as well.
     
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  9. Jan 14, 2021 at 2:10 PM
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    I have the backup camera in my stereo head unit. I pryed off the cover on the back of the rearview mirror and there's already something else plugged into the adapter? #Confused Help an old fart out folks LOL
     
  10. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    jmdaniel

    jmdaniel Spending too much time here...

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    Okay, so I'm going to order the same setup as you, and have been interacting with the Dashcam Store here in town. Three questions:
    1. They say the 6m cable that comes with the product is enough to run to the rear camera in a CrewMax, but you say it's not. I can buy an 8m cable from Viofo; is it needed, in your opinion, to run in the door sills?
    2. If I order a cable from Viofo, I can get it with both cable ends being right angle. I asked Dashcam about that, and their reply was "We’ve actually installed probably close to 50 of these camera setups all with the straight and right angle connections and have never had a problem." I guess "never had a problem" might not translate to "looks just as good as having a cable with two right angles", and it appears that you wish you had had the cable with two right angles. True?
    3. I have an appointment for 2/1 with the Dashcam Store to do the install. They charge $200 for this, (but also give 20% off for veterans, yay!), but I'm pretty handy. I installed deadening in my Tundra, as well as an OEM Audio + setup, so was wondering if I should just skip their install and do it myself. Your thoughts?
    Thanks in advance!

    https://www.viofo.com/en/accessorie...able.html#/57-cable_length-both_rightangle_8m
     
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  11. Jan 15, 2021 at 9:06 AM
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    tdawson05

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    I would bet you have a powered, auto dimming rear view mirror. This adapter just jumps the gap between the plug from the body harness to the mirror. There's a trim piece that's attached to my mirror, but it looked like part of the actual mirror that needed to be pried off. Do not pry this off, the trim piece is attached to the actual plug. If you remove the mirror from the windshield, you should be able to reach the locking piece on the body harness to unplug it from the mirror. I'll try to snag you a pic of it tonight when I get home.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2021 at 11:36 AM
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    I meant to follow up here. I went with the Akaso mirror dash cam and I really like it. Only issue I’ve had is that I tapped the reverse light power but it won’t come on automatically when I reverse. Minor inconvenience. I just tap the mirror face and it turns on.

    It’s a combo front and back up cam.

    Edit: some of these came out upside down. My bad. Promise the truck was right side up!

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  13. Jan 15, 2021 at 1:26 PM
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    Anybody have a camper shell and a front/rear dash cam setup that they would recommend? I don't think most are meant to work going outside the vehicle and into the bed. Was thinking of going two different ones, but not sure how I would save the footage on the back one. Any input appreciated.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2021 at 1:30 PM
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    McYoda

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    In the post just above yours, I've got my back camera mounted below the bumper. It's worked great for the year I've had it installed.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2021 at 12:10 PM
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    TxLock21 Bought a truck, got bit by the bug.

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  16. Jan 20, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    omgboost

    omgboost The Accountant

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    Watch a couple youtube videos and save yourself the $160. Still a rip-off at that price. Thank you for your service.
     
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  17. Jan 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    Thanks, that's all I needed to know! I'm going to order the 8' cable, with dual right angles from Viofo, and pick up the rest of the stuff from the Dashcam store here in town. The install will probably be a bit less then the OEM Audio+ system, and that was pretty easy.
     
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