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Previously on "Dashcam recommendations"

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by HoofHearted View Post

    With the DR590 the rear camera is cabled to the front one, which contains all the gubbins and MicroSD card, and the recordings are sync'd. You can also get a £20 adaptor to power it from the OBD port, which keeps cabling tucked out of the way.

    It might be that some of the cheaper ones are perfectly usable, I've just got a bit tired of struggling with things that don't quite work as they should, and having found the Blackvues to be a fit-and-forget option I've tended to stick with them. I'd hate to find that something went wrong and it didn't record on the one time I needed it :-(
    Yeah totally get that. For another 80 quid to have it all synced and working properly is a big advantage. Fudging it causes twice the problems. Definitely considering the Blackvue as I sold the MAI with the car but couldn't quite work out if it was worth the extra cost. That probably answers my question. A couple of notes to fire and forget rather than buggering around for the good number of years I'll have it is probably the sensible thing.

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    I think it's the part where where you mentioned voice control to start recording perhaps?
    Ah. So you can say take photo, stop recording, start recording.. but it records all the time by default. Sorry

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  • BigDataPro
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    Using Nextbase 512G since 2016. Front facing only. Got it fitted at Halfords. Going well, no complaints.

    Only problem was that their Dashcam holder is completely useless. But fixed it with 3M stickers. It is solid now.

    One more thing, always take it off when not driving. I once left it in the car at night, they broke front passenger window and grabbed it. It was gone and had to buy another.
    Last edited by BigDataPro; 5 October 2021, 16:56.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by d000hg View Post
    Seem to be all the rage. Not really sure why. We complain about surveillance culture then all install cameras in our vehicles!
    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

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  • d000hg
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    Seem to be all the rage. Not really sure why. We complain about surveillance culture then all install cameras in our vehicles!

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  • HoofHearted
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

    I'm a bit half and half on the Blackvue. I wanted the tubular ones but seemed a lot of money so I went for a 70 MAI https://www.mymemory.co.uk/xiaomi-70...cam-1080p.html and gotta say for under £40 it was epic. Local wifi to watch it on the phone, voice control to take picture/star/stop recording, little voice saying when it was recording etc. Has the auto park recording but I didn't have that enabled as I'm worried it might drain the battery as I wasn't using the car often so can't comment on that. Had it three years and needed the video a couple of times.

    Seemed to have everything the blackvue did and I could buy two for front and rear for half the price. Struggling to see the advantage anywhere and assume looking at the design being so similar it's coming from the same factory like much of the chinese stuff seems to be nowadays.



    With the DR590 the rear camera is cabled to the front one, which contains all the gubbins and MicroSD card, and the recordings are sync'd. You can also get a £20 adaptor to power it from the OBD port, which keeps cabling tucked out of the way.

    It might be that some of the cheaper ones are perfectly usable, I've just got a bit tired of struggling with things that don't quite work as they should, and having found the Blackvues to be a fit-and-forget option I've tended to stick with them. I'd hate to find that something went wrong and it didn't record on the one time I needed it :-(

    I did originally have a Transcend Pro 200 which was a good little camera (although more conspicuous) but was of little use when we were rear-ended (except to log the sudden jerk forward after we'd stopped), that's what drove the move to a 2-channel setup.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

    Which bit? It records all the time it's on. I had mine wired in to the ignition so started recording as soon as it was on. They have a parking function that starts recording when it detects a bump and the car is stationary and off if you've got it wired in properly.

    It also has some added feature that it also saves a seperate video if it detects an accident and saves it away from the normal recording so it doesn't over write automatically
    I think it's the part where where you mentioned voice control to start recording perhaps?

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by SimonMac View Post

    am I reading that right, it only starts recording once you’ve been in a crash and is not recording proactively?!
    Which bit? It records all the time it's on. I had mine wired in to the ignition so started recording as soon as it was on. They have a parking function that starts recording when it detects a bump and the car is stationary and off if you've got it wired in properly.

    It also has some added feature that it also saves a seperate video if it detects an accident and saves it away from the normal recording so it doesn't over write automatically

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  • SimonMac
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

    I'm a bit half and half on the Blackvue. I wanted the tubular ones but seemed a lot of money so I went for a 70 MAI https://www.mymemory.co.uk/xiaomi-70...cam-1080p.html and gotta say for under £40 it was epic. Local wifi to watch it on the phone, voice control to take picture/star/stop recording, little voice saying when it was recording etc. Has the auto park recording but I didn't have that enabled as I'm worried it might drain the battery as I wasn't using the car often so can't comment on that. Had it three years and needed the video a couple of times.

    Seemed to have everything the blackvue did and I could buy two for front and rear for half the price. Struggling to see the advantage anywhere and assume looking at the design being so similar it's coming from the same factory like much of the chinese stuff seems to be nowadays.



    am I reading that right, it only starts recording once you’ve been in a crash and is not recording proactively?!

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by HoofHearted View Post
    Blackvue DR590W, front & rear. Have fitted one to each car and also given them to children for their cars.
    I'm a bit half and half on the Blackvue. I wanted the tubular ones but seemed a lot of money so I went for a 70 MAI https://www.mymemory.co.uk/xiaomi-70...cam-1080p.html and gotta say for under £40 it was epic. Local wifi to watch it on the phone, voice control to take picture/star/stop recording, little voice saying when it was recording etc. Has the auto park recording but I didn't have that enabled as I'm worried it might drain the battery as I wasn't using the car often so can't comment on that. Had it three years and needed the video a couple of times.

    Seemed to have everything the blackvue did and I could buy two for front and rear for half the price. Struggling to see the advantage anywhere and assume looking at the design being so similar it's coming from the same factory like much of the chinese stuff seems to be nowadays.




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  • HoofHearted
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    Blackvue DR590W, front & rear. Have fitted one to each car and also given them to children for their cars.

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  • WTFH
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    I've a Nextbase 522GW. Easy to setup, good quality video/audio and map info

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  • quackhandle
    started a topic Dashcam recommendations

    Dashcam recommendations

    Do you have one?

    Any bloody good?

    TIA

    qh

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