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    Quote Originally Posted by tonytiger55 View Post
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    Sooooooo....
    I managed to wire the rear cam to the front through the headliner... as i was detaching the fishhook with my knife(electric tape). It slipped & cut through the dam wire..
    FML. I ballsedup..

    Any idea how to connect this? The rear camera on the other side has something that connects two different types of wires.
    I looked at buying just the rear cam again as its so cheap. But none have the same connector..

    Any ideas?

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    just strip the wires and twist them together and put on some tape, probably only 2 wires anyway (maybe 4 if it has IR/leds)
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    I got this one for $30 after a promo code:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Campark-Dashbo...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

    I'll try remember let you know how it is. I have another camera from this company though and it is excellent. Reviews in the USA for similar products from the same manufacturer have 4,000+ positive reviews. Some of the Amazon.ca reviews are bought so I ignored them (free SD card or similar if you post a video).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonytiger55 View Post
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    Sooooooo....
    I managed to wire the rear cam to the front through the headliner... as i was detaching the fishhook with my knife(electric tape). It slipped & cut through the dam wire..
    FML. I ballsedup..

    Any idea how to connect this? The rear camera on the other side has something that connects two different types of wires.
    I looked at buying just the rear cam again as its so cheap. But none have the same connector..

    Any ideas?

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    You can probably just solder and tape it up or shrink wrap that back together. Those connectors are only 2 wires. It looks like you left yourself enough cable to do a splice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realazy View Post
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    You can probably just solder and tape it up or shrink wrap that back together. Those connectors are only 2 wires. It looks like you left yourself enough cable to do a splice.
    i thought that at first too, but there are 4 pins on that connector, and the camera has LED's so its likely got 2 power wires for the LEDs too, so its likely 4 wires,
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    I got some help from a neighbour. He soldered it together and shrink wrapped it. Its was pretty tight, and we thought it was not going to work.
    Im kinda surprised it did.

    I managed to feed the read camera line through headliner on the side, across the front A pillar at the front. The rear camera feed shows in reverse. There is no ability in the options menu to correct this. Its no biggi. Im just happy it works.

    I got a hard wire connector. The connector to the fuse box and hard wire mount is separate and can be attached. But the fuse connection is waay to big for my fusebox. I'l need a smaller connector. Not sure I can get one, any suggestions. I'l post pictures later.

    Compared to my old dashcam, this camera is huge and very visible, I dont like it. Its not black either (metallic blue), so does not hide well in the interior shade of the car.. Suction mount and design is waaay better than my old one.
    Overall for less than $40 and a rear camera. I have no complaints. I will see how the image is after I drive around for a bit.

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    Looking to see if anyone has any updated recommendations for good dual channel dash cams - appreciate any recommendations. Ideally one that can record without the screen being on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misterman View Post
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    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. Not many fit the requirement of dual cameras. Ended up finding this one, ordered 2 of them. 41.50$ each. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3289...54633c00rMDeIR


    Question- How do most people wire these? Just go with constant power, and try to remember to turn it off when parking to avoid killing the battery? Seems like wiring to switched power source means it wouldn't be able to turn on and record when it senses a shock when it's parked.
    Guess I never did give feedback. The dual channel in this is kind of useless, you can't adjust the angle of the camera facing the cabin, so it basically just records your right arm if you have the front camera facing the road properly.

    It does this weird thing at night. I assume it is due to the screen having backlighting for better nighttime visibility. But the screen goes bright then dark continuously if you drive on a dark road with street lamps. It's really annoying.

    The boot up time seems reasonable, and I feel like it could still catch a hit and run.

    Overall for the price I paid I think it is great. One of these days I'll upgrade to something higher quality, but this does the trick for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gqmw View Post
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    Looking to see if anyone has any updated recommendations for good dual channel dash cams - appreciate any recommendations. Ideally one that can record without the screen being on.
    Viofo A129 would be my recommendation

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    Best 2 channel bang for buck: Viofo A129 (Either the newest 4K Version $$$$ or the last years model 1080p $$)
    1080p: https://www.amazon.ca/2-Channel-Chan...2823288&sr=8-3
    4K: https://www.amazon.ca/VIOFO-Channel-...2823288&sr=8-5

    Best 1 channel bank for buck: Viofo A119 V3
    https://www.amazon.ca/VIOFO-A119-160...2823266&sr=8-1

    Either of the Viofo's you'll want a HK3-ACC Hardwire Kit, add-a-fuse install, super easy.
    https://www.amazon.ca/VIOFO-A129-Har...2823332&sr=8-1

    If money isn't a factor: Blackvue DR900S 4K + Blackvue B124 24hour dedicated battery pack. (Current setup I have in my new Taco,' I'll have a pretty cool install/ setup video coming soon on my channel about it.)
    DR900s: https://www.amazon.ca/Blackvue-DR900...2823349&sr=8-3
    B-124 Battery: https://www.amazon.ca/BlackVue-Power...2823370&sr=8-2
    (Note: The Battery can be used with *any parking mode dash-cam, even the Viofo!*)

    I have an entire playlist mostly about Blackvue's and Viofo's (and comparing them), and a few cheaper ebay / Chinese Dashcams on my Channel if interested:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...bc_ftmt1syO5ZJ

    Note; I'm partnered with both Blackvue and Viofo, and recommend the cheaper Viofo to all my friends/ family.
    None of the above links are affiliate referral links.

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    I had a near miss this morning going over a intersection.
    I have nothing to add but to reiterate..get a dash cam if you don't have one. Even just get a cheapo $20 like I have is better than nothing until you figure out what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kijho View Post
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    Best 2 channel bang for buck: Viofo A129 (Either the newest 4K Version $$$$ or the last years model 1080p $$)
    1080p: https://www.amazon.ca/2-Channel-Chan...2823288&sr=8-3
    4K: https://www.amazon.ca/VIOFO-Channel-...2823288&sr=8-5

    Best 1 channel bank for buck: Viofo A119 V3
    https://www.amazon.ca/VIOFO-A119-160...2823266&sr=8-1

    Either of the Viofo's you'll want a HK3-ACC Hardwire Kit, add-a-fuse install, super easy.
    https://www.amazon.ca/VIOFO-A129-Har...2823332&sr=8-1

    If money isn't a factor: Blackvue DR900S 4K + Blackvue B124 24hour dedicated battery pack. (Current setup I have in my new Taco,' I'll have a pretty cool install/ setup video coming soon on my channel about it.)
    DR900s: https://www.amazon.ca/Blackvue-DR900...2823349&sr=8-3
    B-124 Battery: https://www.amazon.ca/BlackVue-Power...2823370&sr=8-2
    (Note: The Battery can be used with *any parking mode dash-cam, even the Viofo!*)

    I have an entire playlist mostly about Blackvue's and Viofo's (and comparing them), and a few cheaper ebay / Chinese Dashcams on my Channel if interested:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...bc_ftmt1syO5ZJ

    Note; I'm partnered with both Blackvue and Viofo, and recommend the cheaper Viofo to all my friends/ family.
    None of the above links are affiliate referral links.
    Thanks for these recommendations - will look into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kijho View Post
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    Best 2 channel bang for buck: Viofo A129 (Either the newest 4K Version $$$$ or the last years model 1080p $$)
    1080p: https://www.amazon.ca/2-Channel-Chan...2823288&sr=8-3
    4K: https://www.amazon.ca/VIOFO-Channel-...2823288&sr=8-5
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwslam View Post
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    Still the truth today?
    I'm looking at upgrading to this one next month:

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...4e7fe422vVFj9n

    Banggood has the same one:

    https://www.banggood.com/AZDOME-M10-...9&rmmds=search

    So depends on the shipping price. But both are around $100.

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    BUMP.

    What's a good dashcam nowadays? I've been using the DOD LS360W with teh Sony Exmore lens and it finally quit on me - hasn't recorded shit in months and I just found out...

    So looking for a replacement unit.

    Thanks!!!
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    I just got my new dash cam the other week. Im just finalising the install.. I might do a write up later.
    Its the one in the link. It was about $109 all in. Shipping took a month. The reason for the change was the size and the way my current camera sits in relation to the angle of the front windscreen. The suction cup holder, length it hangs, size of the cam looked a bit too ghetto in my new car.

    The new camera I ordered is smaller. It can video up to 4k. But I do it at a lower resolution. The picture quality is better in low light. It has wireless, GPS features, speed tracking and collision detection. The rear cam is 1080pi (standard is 720). The front camera sits better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonytiger55 View Post
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    I just got my new dash cam the other week. Im just finalising the install.. I might do a write up later.
    Its the one in the link. It was about $109 all in. Shipping took a month. The reason for the change was the size and the way my current camera sits in relation to the angle of the front windscreen. The suction cup holder, length it hangs, size of the cam looked a bit too ghetto in my new car.

    The new camera I ordered is smaller. It can video up to 4k. But I do it at a lower resolution. The picture quality is better in low light. It has wireless, GPS features, speed tracking and collision detection. The rear cam is 1080pi (standard is 720). The front camera sits better.
    Thanks @tonytiger55 , I'll checkalook at it.
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