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    True. I have an older G1WH and it's been great. I haven't felt the need to upgrade yet.

    I'm not sure I need to spend the kind of money for the Blackvue since mine has served its purpose well so far

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    I am the eternal shopper. It takes me forever to make a technology purchasing decision because I'm always afraid of saving a few bucks and missing out on some feature I didn't realize I needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degsy View Post
    I am the eternal shopper. It takes me forever to make a technology purchasing decision because I'm always afraid of saving a few bucks and missing out on some feature I didn't realize I needed.
    You aren't the only one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinHead View Post
    Give us a review when you try it out. I'm still a bit hesitant on this model.
    Just got it in from China.

    It's nice and small and looks easy to mount behind the mirror, which I wanted. But the power supply is in the plug. It comes with a 12' power supply cable to go around the windshield and plug in. I ordered a power supply ($5) I can put up near the unit so it's self-contained.

    Thought it came with a MicroSD card but apparently not. I ordered a Class 10 16GB card for $9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Just got it in from China.

    It's nice and small and looks easy to mount behind the mirror, which I wanted. But the power supply is in the plug. It comes with a 12' power supply cable to go around the windshield and plug in. I ordered a power supply ($5) I can put up near the unit so it's self-contained.

    Thought it came with a MicroSD card but apparently not. I ordered a Class 10 16GB card for $9.
    So if comes with a cigarette lighter plug? Can it be spliced into a basic power and ground wire?

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    I had to get one of those to hardware mine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degsy View Post
    I am the eternal shopper. It takes me forever to make a technology purchasing decision because I'm always afraid of saving a few bucks and missing out on some feature I didn't realize I needed.
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    You aren't the only one!
    no shit. we are sort of in the market for a TV so at this point ive just shopped prices for 3 months. wait until we are actually ready to buy one, then ill really dig in lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwiftTone View Post
    So if comes with a cigarette lighter plug? Can it be spliced into a basic power and ground wire?
    Yes, and that's where the conversion to 5V occurs.

    I ordered another one to splice in because the cable is 12' long and if I pried it open I wouldn't be able to use it in another car.

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    So I ordered this one.
    DR750LW-2CH | Two Channel Dash Camera with LCD by BlackVue | Rear View Safety

    I was swayed by the dual 1080p and the built in vehicle battery protection. I paid $300 shipped for a brand new unit (from canada).

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    i dont need recordings of me singing in the car...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degsy View Post
    So I ordered this one.
    DR750LW-2CH | Two Channel Dash Camera with LCD by BlackVue | Rear View Safety

    I was swayed by the dual 1080p and the built in vehicle battery protection. I paid $300 shipped for a brand new unit (from canada).
    Very nice! I expect a review when you install it. And, if you like it I also expect a link to where you bought it for that price. $415 is the cheapest I have seen for this setup.

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    Will do. I have a feeling this guy will sell for $300 all day long. Full warranty too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    i dont need recordings of me singing in the car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    MMMMM BOP!
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    wow, i really lobbed one in there and you went with that?

    thought for sure there would be a nickleback reference there. you disappoint.

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    Thought of that... but that's the easy joke.

    Instead I opted to with the one that was more likely to get stuck in your head & drive you insane

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    fail

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    Re: lets talk dash cams

    Quote Originally Posted by Degsy View Post
    So I ordered this one.
    DR750LW-2CH | Two Channel Dash Camera with LCD by BlackVue | Rear View Safety

    I was swayed by the dual 1080p and the built in vehicle battery protection. I paid $300 shipped for a brand new unit (from canada).
    Have you got this thing set up yet?

    I just got a mount that I ordered from China for my Contour to mount in the car so I can have instant on video for inside the car just in case I get a rowdy and unruly Uber or Lyft passenger.

    Still thinking about getting this as well, Is the front camera a quick disconnect or does it stay put once you mount it?

    Have you got your product and installed it yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubasteveRR View Post
    Have you got this thing set up yet?

    I just got a mount that I ordered from China for my Contour to mount in the car so I can have instant on video for inside the car just in case I get a rowdy and unruly Uber or Lyft passenger.

    Still thinking about getting this as well, Is the front camera a quick disconnect or does it stay put once you mount it?

    Have you got your product and installed it yet?
    Has not arrived yet. Probably today.

    It is quick disconnect. Power lead and rear camera coax disconnect then it unclips from the windshield mount.

    The only way to get an inside the cab view with this would be to mount the rear camera on the rear view mirror or something. There are dashcams specifically for taxis though. Just google "taxicam". There usually have two cameras in one unit and the cameras can be swiveled where you want them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degsy View Post
    The only way to get an inside the cab view with this would be to mount the rear camera on the rear view mirror or something. There are dashcams specifically for taxis though. Just google "taxicam". There usually have two cameras in one unit and the cameras can be swiveled where you want them.
    Agreed, Ive seen quite a few videos on the internet that use these. Quite impressive quality too.

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    Ok. It arrived. I checked it out and it seems very high quality. I was surprised to find the vendor I bought it from also included the GPS unit with it (usually $40 extra).

    I'll be installing it as soon as I have a hardwire solution for it. I'm not hanging a wire down to the cigar lighter outlet. That's ghetto.

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    Nice.. not sure if you saw this review video but it has a short review and tutorial on how this guy installed his and got power to it.

    I e-mailed Pittasoft (aka. Blackvue) and asked if they were making a 3 channel incorporating the front, rear and interior IR cameras and they said it's in the works and will be out end of the year so looks like i'm getting the 2 channel and using my Contour for interior when I need it and then upgrade when the 3 channel comes out and putting the 2 channel in my girls car.

    the review and install video...


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    I realized a while ago that if I want a tail cam I can just mount another unit in the back window. There's no compelling reason to link them. Running a cable back-to-front seems like a pain: do they use Bluetooth?

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    I was also thinking this... get a 2 channel with the interior cam. then get a totally separate single unit for the back but that solution is not as nice a a 3 channel that records everything simultaneously and can be all viewed simultaneously on their phone app and computer app. Furthermore, would that app work with 2 separate units in such close proximity as it does connect via WiFi.

    too many "ifs" for a unit this expensive. Sounds like to me id be better of with the 2 channel then upgrading to the 3 channel if I feel its needed as I do have a separate unit for videoing in the car already.

    One benfit of the 2 ch system is it will record voice in the car so at least you will get a verbal record of an altercation if one arises

    Also remember there is a separate unit powering these while the car is off and shutting them off when the charge of the the battery gets to low.

    I don't want to have to buy 2 of those...

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    Well, the one I bought doesn't need a power magic as it has low voltage cutoff built in. If you run two separate units, you need 2 power sources which I think is a pain in the ass. I don't know of any that have the cameras communicate by Bluetooth. The coax cable between cameras is very thin and easy to tuck behind the head liner.
    I'm going to look into finding a power source in the overhead console in my Benz c300.

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