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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 10:28:14 AM

Has anybody bought and installed a recording car camera to "back up their story" in case of an accident? Such devices seem to be getting more and more attention every day. They come in handy as protection against insurance accident scams.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 8:18:27 AM

OK
2Tall
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 10:35:18 AM

Let us know.
pacecar68
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 2:08:53 AM

not yet.
dracer377m
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 12:38:15 AM

Yes, you just never know what you might catch.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 10:35:24 AM

How's it working now? How long does it record?
toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 5:23:10 AM

Ocean Archer: Please keep us abreast of your results. What brand?
pacecar68
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 8:58:42 PM

no, but i want one!
Dboll
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 7:10:39 PM

My mom need 1 for her car. This guy keep tampering with her car.
d_clark
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 6:28:29 PM

no
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 6:07:13 PM

Hi Ocean,

I'm glad you got your new camera. Can I pull in front of one of your Saturns, cause a wreck and you can now get a newer car? How do I know which one of them it is in? Just kidding :-).

Enjoy :-). MGY
2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 7:02:37 AM

Thanks for the update!
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 10:34:37 AM

Just to update this thread. Received mine a couple of days ago. Very unobtrusive (hides between the mirror and the window). Records well in both daytime and night - (well, could be a bit brighter at night). Power cord plugs into cigar lighter. Haven't tested how long the internal battery lasts, probably do that next week. Image is clear, and nearly seamless (5 minute increments) recording. Sound is acceptable - not looking for theater quality here. More later ....
TheJediCharles
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 10:09:59 AM

Bluenvoy, I believe the question pertains to cameras that record persistently (like a security camera) and would capture an event as it happens, not the aftermath.

Boy, I do want one, and am happy for (code for envy) those who do.
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 9:36:29 AM

No. But don't cell phones do that too?
Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 8:54:12 AM

No
2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 7:52:12 AM

no
eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 12:04:24 PM

No, but I watch the one's from other countries on youtube.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 8:02:59 PM

No
2Tall
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no
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 5:11:10 PM

no
toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 10:21:48 AM

No
down2fumes
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:59:48 AM

no
ColaCommuter
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:54:36 AM

GoPro Hero3
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:04:39 AM

Not yet.
2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:58:48 AM

no
eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 11:10:49 PM

No
CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 5:49:38 PM

Second: of the ones that still work , almost all of them have some sort of problem . my personal one that cost 100.00 with the memory card (not included) records 5 min clips but only records 1 min of sound at the start of each clip

video is good during the day , un-useable at night

all the manuals have been useless , you just have to figure it out by the trial and error method

if you complain to the seller , the return answer "it can't be bad your using it wrong "
CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 5:35:11 PM

yes and there junk
we have had at least 5 failures in the last year (out of 11 trucks)

i have bought at least one of every model on e bay , from $20 to $80

problems happen with the hot Arizona sun , manual on some of them say to remove from dash when in the Sun , well there always in the sun , all day long !

so i give up , we have removed all of them and will return them to service in NOV until APR when it starts to get hot again

I just can't afford to keep replacing them
toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 2:08:54 PM

No, watch the one's on you tube.
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 9:43:09 AM

No, but they are a good idea.
2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 9:40:22 AM

no
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 12:35:17 AM

Not yet but it makes sense.
geobmw
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 11:18:15 PM

good
pacecar68
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 9:44:32 PM

no. but i want one.
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 8:08:55 PM

No
bearone2
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 4:34:40 PM

no
toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 4:32:46 PM

No
eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 5:10:56 PM

No
2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 10:23:44 AM

no
EdPG
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 7:26:44 AM

no
pacecar68
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 10:04:40 PM

no, but i want one.
eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 7:36:51 PM

No
toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 7:47:42 PM

No
2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 7:26:14 AM

no
contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 9:29:05 AM

no.........
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 9:22:58 AM

No not yet anyways.
eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 7:30:12 PM

No

[Edited by: eB40 at 8/9/2013 7:30:50 PM EST]
toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 3:02:05 PM

No
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 4:10:45 AM

They're sold all over Hong Kong and Taiwan for dirt cheap when I was out there earlier this year.. however, the video quality isn't very good.
Taxis over there have them facing the rear just in case the passenger tries to do something funny.

I've played around with my Go Pro Camera mounted on my windshield just to see how well it works. HD video quality is excellent. However, it seems to be a hassle keeping it charged if not hardwired to a power source and it has to be turned on manually every time



[Edited by: mybigtruck at 8/6/2013 4:14:11 AM EST]
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 12:43:25 AM

No
kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 10:39:48 PM

no
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