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« on: 10 May 2018, 13:02:15 »

A local electronic firm with a good reputation can fit me one in the Mondeo for about £45. They recommend  Nextbase which do one with a rear facing camera integral. Can anyone recommend these, or alternatives with a similar setup? Apparently a separate camera fitted at the rear can cause loss of the DAB signal. :-\
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #1 on: 10 May 2018, 15:24:07 »

I take it you never speed, Chris, or get annoyed at other drivers and let them know? Or, in fact, transgress in any way at all? No? Go right ahead and get one fitted.
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #2 on: 10 May 2018, 17:15:17 »

I have a Nextbase in the Omega. Pretty good for the money imo.  :y
It doesn't have a rear facing feature, just films whats happening through the windscreen. I originally had it in the 190, but it interfered badly with the DAB signal.
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #3 on: 10 May 2018, 17:18:12 »

I take it you never speed, Chris, or get annoyed at other drivers and let them know? Or, in fact, transgress in any way at all? No? Go right ahead and get one fitted.

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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #4 on: 10 May 2018, 17:23:04 »

I have a Nextbase in the Omega. Pretty good for the money imo.  :y
It doesn't have a rear facing feature, just films whats happening through the windscreen. I originally had it in the 190, but it interfered badly with the DAB signal.

The guy at the electrickery shop said that the Nextbase duo type are OK for this. It was only the separate rear ones that they found interfered with the DAB. Is the 190 DAB aftermarket? If so, that may account for it, as I would assume built in models should have better screening.

I can see a good case for not having GPS built in, so will investigate at a dashcam shop, Halfords(?), as I may get something off with their TC. I understand that some NB models, possibly all, can be swapped to another vehicle quite easily. :y
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #5 on: 10 May 2018, 17:27:11 »

The 190 is 28 years old, so yes its an aftermarket unit.  :D reasonable quality one though I think. Kenwood something or other.
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #6 on: 10 May 2018, 17:29:46 »

I guess that in built in DAB, screening would have been a factor. :y
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #7 on: 10 May 2018, 20:47:22 »

I have a Nextbase in the Omega. Pretty good for the money imo.  :y
It doesn't have a rear facing feature, just films whats happening through the windscreen. I originally had it in the 190, but it interfered badly with the DAB signal.

The guy at the electrickery shop said that the Nextbase duo type are OK for this. It was only the separate rear ones that they found interfered with the DAB. Is the 190 DAB aftermarket? If so, that may account for it, as I would assume built in models should have better screening.

I can see a good case for not having GPS built in, so will investigate at a dashcam shop, Halfords(?), as I may get something off with their TC. I understand that some NB models, possibly all, can be swapped to another vehicle quite easily. :y

You won't get anything else off with a trade card on dash cams.  The old model of the duo are crap and if there any available will be in the clearance cabinets.  Don't confuse them with the newer version which is much better due to a better rearward lense.  Still not as good as 2 separate cams front and rear.
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #8 on: 10 May 2018, 21:59:57 »

I have a NextBase, but only a forward facing one. It does the job ok.  :y
I ordered an additional lead and windscreen part so that I can easily swap it between my vehicles. This way it takes just a few seconds to remove from one vehicle and fit in the other vehicle.  :y
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #9 on: 10 May 2018, 22:51:05 »

Thanks guys. Useful info. :y
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #10 on: 11 May 2018, 09:26:32 »

The 190 is 28 years old, so yes its an aftermarket unit.  :D reasonable quality one though I think. Kenwood something or other.

He He. The original radio wireless probably had valves in it, let alone DAB. :D
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #11 on: 11 May 2018, 11:34:13 »

The 190 is 28 years old, so yes its an aftermarket unit.  :D reasonable quality one though I think. Kenwood something or other.

He He. The original radio wireless probably had valves in it, let alone DAB. :D
The factory supplied standard one occupies a seat :D
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #12 on: 11 May 2018, 13:12:28 »

The originals are worth a few quid now to anoraks who love originality.  ;)
When they see the state of disrepair Ive let the Cosworth interior fall into, it reduces them to tears.  ;D
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #13 on: 12 May 2018, 00:55:06 »

Any camera is a good idea, I`ve tried an additional camera to capture the drivers POV

 I messaged the guy driving the red truck in this clip & he`s using a Gopro.

    https://youtu.be/XRGRzWFJsJg
 
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #14 on: 12 May 2018, 09:52:51 »

Having an expensive camera doesn't stop people from being retarded... ::)
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #15 on: 12 May 2018, 21:14:10 »

Went and had a look at the Nextbase duo in Halfrauds today. £199 plus £30 to fit the kit, plus the kit price, (forgot to ask the price), and the price of a card. If I have both cars done, fitting is £60, wiring kits free. :-\ :-\ :-\
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #16 on: 12 May 2018, 21:23:15 »

Personally I would fit 2 separate units. That way when one goes kaput you don’t lose the whole lot. We’ve got a ddpai mini 2 (I think) in both cars and very happy with them. Been in about 8 months now and no issues with either unit.

£75 will get you the unit and a decent sized card. So would save £50 over the next base and give you 1080p front and rear  :y
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #17 on: 12 May 2018, 21:28:03 »

Went and had a look at the Nextbase duo in Halfrauds today. £199 plus £30 to fit the kit, plus the kit price, (forgot to ask the price), and the price of a card. If I have both cars done, fitting is £60, wiring kits free. :-\ :-\ :-\

The price should be....

1.  The dashcam.
2. The memory card.
3.  The fit which Is £30 AND includes the hardwired kit (normally £20 quid)
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #18 on: 12 May 2018, 21:49:52 »

So the fitting only costs £10? I cant see Halfords being so magnanimous. I'll give them a ring tomorrow to confirm the kit price. :y
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #19 on: 12 May 2018, 22:17:02 »

The kit price is 20quid when bought on its own but when bought as part of the fit it's effectively free of charge (It's couponed off on the till)

Well all this was true when I was working there a few months ago and I can't see it changing to much.
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #20 on: 12 May 2018, 22:23:53 »

Just checked with one if the lads who works there still and I'm right.

Def £30 including the hardwire kit.
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Re: Dashcam
« Reply #21 on: 12 May 2018, 23:08:34 »

 :y :y :y
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