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Dash cams

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by T-Rex266, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Nov 5, 2016 at 5:29 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    I'm going to add one to the wife's car. Nothing too fancy. Who here has one?
     
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  2. Nov 5, 2016 at 5:46 PM
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  3. Nov 5, 2016 at 5:49 PM
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    Steve, does it record sound?
     
  4. Nov 5, 2016 at 5:52 PM
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    Yes it does or you can turn off that option. I looked at so many different ones before settling on this model. They also have one that tracks gps coordinates.
     
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  5. Nov 5, 2016 at 6:03 PM
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  6. Nov 5, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    landphil I’m so much cooler online

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  8. Nov 5, 2016 at 7:18 PM
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    Hope you weren't hurt Phil.
     
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  9. Nov 5, 2016 at 7:20 PM
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    landphil I’m so much cooler online

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    Thus the reason I now own a Tundra. That 2006 Tacoma was great, but I'm loving this beast. Neck and back are slowly improving.
     
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  10. Nov 5, 2016 at 7:34 PM
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    Glad you weren't hurt bad, it's plain that they &^% up.

    Steve........
     
  11. Nov 5, 2016 at 7:43 PM
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    landphil I’m so much cooler online

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    Yup Steve, no argument there, the one part of this whole process that hasn't been a fight. I suspect that too would have been a fight without the footage.

    Due to the wide angle lens in the dash cam, it looks like the other car is further away than it did in person. I had time to get on the brake pedal, and that's about it. The same goes for speed perception in my opinion, I was going about 50mph (below posted) prior to my attempt at stopping. Damn physics. ;)

    Oh, and the driver of the other car survived major injury as well, amazing, since the inside passenger door panel of her Hyundai was touching the driver's seat. :eek:
     
  12. Nov 5, 2016 at 8:37 PM
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    Glad you're ok Phil!

    I've got to get at least one for each of my cars too. Maybe one rear facing too!

    Locally there seems to be accidents every day on the roads I commute on. Both to and from work.

    It seems like a lot of people get rear ended by others tailgating too closely or still others get hit by an aggressive driver attempting to squeeze in when there is little to no room to merge safely.
     
  13. Nov 5, 2016 at 8:44 PM
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    landphil I’m so much cooler online

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    Sean, I really didn't intend to hijack your thread.:(

    But to anyone thinking of a dash cam, go ahead and get one. Things happen way faster than we imagine sometimes, and solid evidence of what happened is worth WAY more than the cost of the camera and memory card you ever need it. I got mine from my brother for a birthday gift earlier this year, after his identical dash cam saved his bacon in a much more minor incident. As for the cam itself, the worst part is the instruction manual - typical poor translations, but once you get the setup figured out, it's good.
     
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  14. Nov 5, 2016 at 8:51 PM
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    Where's yours mounted and how's it powered?
     
  15. Nov 5, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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    It comes with a pretty nice suction cup mount, so it was on the windshield on the far side of the rearview mirror.

    It comes with a power cord with a cig. plug, but I bought a mini-usb power convertor similar to this:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Power-A...258951?hash=item3f29cd4887:g:ui8AAOxyXHpSQqM6.

    I mounted it above the overhead console in my Tacoma, and used the existing compass ignition power to supply it. I haven't installed it in the Tundra yet, but with the compass in my mirror, there must be ignition power and ground up there. The mini-USB cable I ran out between the headliner and the windshield with the excess secured above the overhead console, clean and neat when done.
     
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    On the 25th of Oct my Wife was north bound on Hwy 63 just north of Houston Mo in our 2015 Rav 4 when an idiot ran the stop sign for Hwy P and hit her in the right rear wheel, it spun her around on two wheels and she ended up in the south bound lane pointing South. The guy stumbled over to check on her (she was just shook up and mad as %$#). He said 'I am drunk, it is my fault' and he told the Hwy Patrol that also, he couldn't even stand up without staggering around and this was at 7:50 in the morning. He was driving on revoked license but he did have valid insurance. His Insurance (Progressive) is taking care of it with no problem. I'm giving serious thought about getting one for her Rav 4.

    Steve.............
     
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  17. Nov 5, 2016 at 10:39 PM
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    Viper3G Why isn't work more like this?

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    Wow. Dash cam is going on my mod list and moving up to the top 5.
     
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    Having grown up there- I can honestly say I-64 and its tributaries are home to the worst drivers on the continent.

    D.C./NoVa just has more traffic with no escape.
    I'd definitely recommend a dash camera
     
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    I've been procrastinating this purchase and your video was a wake up call. I'll be ordering two of something this morning.

    Now to do a little research.
     
  20. Nov 6, 2016 at 3:19 AM
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    I have the DOD LS460W and the video quality is great. Plus it has GPS and speed tracking which can be turned on/off.
     
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    I need to get one too. Northern Virginia is nuts.
     
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  24. Nov 6, 2016 at 5:58 AM
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    I'm liking the features of Jack Burton's camera but don't want to mess with a memory card if I can find something that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I like dash cams that rewrite themselves and want one that I don't have to think about unless something happens.

    I like the low cost and wide angle of Phils.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/G90-Ambarel...-Camera-DVR-HDR-170-2-7-G-sensor/310957516835

    There are a lot of dashcams and reviews! It's going to take me awhile to decide.


    https://dashboardcamerareviews.com/

    edit**Just read most dashcams have the loop feature that rewrites on the memory card. I'm such a noob!
    Sent from my iPad
     
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  26. Nov 6, 2016 at 8:38 AM
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    Thinkware 770.. and rear camera.

    Remember it's not about driving is about PARK MODE people.
     
  27. Nov 6, 2016 at 9:12 AM
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    can those videos be used in court of law or just insurance claims ?
     
  28. Nov 6, 2016 at 9:13 AM
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    all the guys in Russia running dash cams. Makes for pretty funny videos on youtube.
     
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  29. Nov 6, 2016 at 10:02 AM
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    Wow interesting! That video would make anyone want to have a dash cam. Glad everyone is doing ok.
     
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    Here is my blueskysea cheap Chinese cam that shoots amazing video during day and night. Can't find any better quality @$50. I have these in both of my vehicles and it's great. There is some brands out there for over $100 that won't make as good quality as this. If you want a good quality cam it would be 250+ range, from my research.

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