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    • matphil
    • By matphil 9th Apr 18, 8:18 PM
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    Advice needed on dashcam and parking camera
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    • 9th Apr 18, 8:18 PM
    Advice needed on dashcam and parking camera 9th Apr 18 at 8:18 PM
    Hi.
    I'd like some advice on dashcams and parking camera / sensor.
    There are so many available I don't know what to choose so would like some personal recommendations please.
    I want a dashcam for front and rear, one that records if the car is bumped when parked, I'd also like it wired in to the car.
    I'm thinking a parking camera is better than the sensors but don't know anything about them so could anyone recommend any.
    I have been to Halfords but I don't think they were much help.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 9th Apr 18, 10:49 PM
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    Why not have a read of the other 427+ threads with the same question?
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 10th Apr 18, 12:16 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 12:16 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 12:16 AM
    Or the dashcam sticky, even,
    • Geodark
    • By Geodark 10th Apr 18, 1:04 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 1:04 PM
    Or the dashcam sticky, even,
    Originally posted by pogofish
    What Dashcam sticky? In this motoring section? I can't see one.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 10th Apr 18, 1:53 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 1:53 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 1:53 PM
    What Dashcam sticky? In this motoring section? I can't see one.
    Originally posted by Geodark
    It's in the sticky at the top but it hasn't been used in years so won't be much help.
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    • Geodark
    • By Geodark 10th Apr 18, 1:59 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 1:59 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 1:59 PM
    Cheers fella
    • pe567567567
    • By pe567567567 10th Apr 18, 9:09 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 9:09 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 9:09 PM
    I have done a fair bit research and the best I can find for features and looks and my purposes is the Blackvue DR750S-2CH

    Front and back in the box and you will need the Power Magic Pro if you want to use as a parking/movement sensor without draining your battery.

    I'm getting the professionally fitted thursday week so I'll let you know my thoughts if your interested.

    I'm buying them because I was forced into a motorway crash barrier by a wagon, last December, writing off a 40 grand car and he didn't even stop.
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 10th Apr 18, 9:24 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 9:24 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 9:24 PM
    Let us know how the fitting goes pe.... and how much it all costs
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 11th Apr 18, 1:22 AM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 1:22 AM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 1:22 AM
    What Dashcam sticky? In this motoring section? I can't see one.
    Originally posted by Geodark
    Its exactly where you confirmed that you knew where to find it..?
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 11th Apr 18, 1:25 AM
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    It's in the sticky at the top but it hasn't been used in years so won't be much help.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    Maybe that's because people are indulging far too many new posters instead of helping them find a concise source of info.

    The sticky still contains valuable info despite its age.
    • matphil
    • By matphil 11th Apr 18, 1:03 PM
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    I have done a fair bit research and the best I can find for features and looks and my purposes is the Blackvue DR750S-2CH

    Front and back in the box and you will need the Power Magic Pro if you want to use as a parking/movement sensor without draining your battery.

    I'm getting the professionally fitted thursday week so I'll let you know my thoughts if your interested.

    I'm buying them because I was forced into a motorway crash barrier by a wagon, last December, writing off a 40 grand car and he didn't even stop.
    Originally posted by pe567567567
    Thank you very much pe567567567 for your help I will take a look at that one.
    I will be interested to hear your thoughts on this as I'd much prefer a personal recommendation.
    • pe567567567
    • By pe567567567 11th Apr 18, 3:09 PM
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    They are asking 50 + vat to hide all wires etc including routing rear wires properly through the Trunking? connecting the tailgate to the body
    • pe567567567
    • By pe567567567 11th Apr 18, 3:13 PM
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    Thank you very much pe567567567 for your help I will take a look at that one.
    I will be interested to hear your thoughts on this as I'd much prefer a personal recommendation.
    Originally posted by matphil
    Ill let you know, just FYI when you're looking around there was a second, less expensive choice, but they stopped recording when stationary which somewhat defeated the object IMO. Don't be concerned about having a screen or not because, by law, the screens have to switch off at 10?mph unless totally outwith the drivers vision
    • eschaton
    • By eschaton 11th Apr 18, 6:27 PM
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    I got the Nextbase HD Duo last Saturday which does front and rear.

    Very impressed. Still on offer at Halfords for 159. Fitting is 30 and you get the hard wire kit worth 20 free with fitting.

    I got a Sandisk 128GB memory card from Amazon for 33.95. That should record approx 12hrs both front and rear.
    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 11th Apr 18, 8:14 PM
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    This one come highly recommended by Techmoan who has reviewed a heck of lot of them - good price too

    http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2018/2/9/finally-a-good-affordable-front-rear-1080p-dashcam.html
    Last edited by bob_a_builder; 11-04-2018 at 8:21 PM.
    • pe567567567
    • By pe567567567 19th May 18, 10:21 AM
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    Got both cameras fitted and they are working fine, nice to be able to control and review from my phone. Very unobtrusive and the recordings are good quality. Most controls customisable. A tad too sensitive, if anything. Comes with card and I see no reason to buy a bigger capacity as it overwrites and formats automatically. A good if a bit expensive, buy
    • missile
    • By missile 19th May 18, 10:30 AM
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    I bought Thinkware fitted front and rear.

    Saved my 600 excess when it recorded a "lady" who bumped into my car got out checked her car and then did a runner.
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    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 19th May 18, 11:31 AM
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    Got both cameras fitted and they are working fine, nice to be able to control and review from my phone. Very unobtrusive and the recordings are good quality. Most controls customisable. A tad too sensitive, if anything. Comes with card and I see no reason to buy a bigger capacity as it overwrites and formats automatically. A good if a bit expensive, buy
    Originally posted by pe567567567
    Good to hear. How much did fitting cost you in the end?
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 21st May 18, 4:47 PM
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    I have done a fair bit research and the best I can find for features and looks and my purposes is the Blackvue DR750S-2CH

    Front and back in the box and you will need the Power Magic Pro if you want to use as a parking/movement sensor without draining your battery.
    Originally posted by pe567567567
    I have a pair of Blackvues, they are pretty good but you pay for the quality. They have shock sensors built in and and have already paid for themselves a few times over. If they get a bump they switch on and record but only front and back obviously.

    Installation if pretty easy and straight forward just a little time consuming if you want to hide all the wires.
    • pe567567567
    • By pe567567567 16th Jun 18, 7:03 PM
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    Good to hear. How much did fitting cost you in the end?
    Originally posted by robatwork

    Fitting was 45 lovely job
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