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Old 09-24-2018, 11:25 PM   #301
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Why not? Power is power. Only thing is it may not be key switched.
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:59 AM   #302
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wow what a thread revival

I've always ran with A118C and G1W-C cameras and had zero issues with them except this time I wanted something more discreet.

I'm now using a Yi Mirror dash cam. QUality of the video is on par with the famous G1W but I still have to find a way to minimize the vibration. I still wish they more than just 1080P

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CW4BI6G/

I sometimes take the twisty back roads on my way to work


Front - Raw
The only issue is the vibration of the larger rear view mirror.

Front - Edited
This video was edited to include the rear.

Rear
Camera is mounted on center, topmost portion of rear glass.
Good enough for except for glass glare (I was expecting this, and other cameras I had got same issues)

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Old 09-25-2018, 01:43 AM   #303
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Why not? Power is power. Only thing is it may not be key switched.
I don't have a dash cam installed right now but I've used one of these guys to run power for an external XM radio tuner:
https://www.autoharnesshouse.com/82191_info.html

I suspect it would work the same for the dash cam.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:32 PM   #304
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Just installed the DR900S-2ch, upgraded from my DR750! Will post some example footage here soon!

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Old 10-04-2018, 10:32 PM   #305
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Just installed the DR900S-2ch, upgraded from my DR750! Will post some example footage here soon!

Installing the Blackvue DR900-S 2 Channel Dashcam - YouTube
How does the rear video look like at night when you hit the brakes?
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:32 PM   #306
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A side by side comparison of my Blackvue DR900S vs DR750S dashcams. There's so many different dashcams on the market, these are two of the more expensive ones! I'll be doing a video soon on the quality of the A129C and the Papago Safe810 Dashcams (more budget cams)

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Old 11-25-2018, 05:19 PM   #307
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Just installed the Halocam C1 to test it out. Quick video of the install, and some example footage. Decent camera for under $150!

Going to do the A129C and the GoSafe 810 Cameras soon..

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Old 01-10-2019, 01:31 PM   #308
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Received the Viofo A129 dashcam back in December and did a quick unboxing/ install in my WRX. Pretty awesome dashcam with impressive quality, and also the rear FOV is slightly better than my Blackvue's rear camera. I'll post some more direct side by side comparison soon, I have a great video of them both. If you're looking for a decent dashcam and don't want to spend $600+ I'd really suggest this A129. It's probably been the best dashcam I've used thus far besides the Blackvue ofcourse. (But that's a 4K resolution cam so kind of a different comparison, not really apples to apples.)

DSC00108 by Spencer, on Flickr

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Old 01-16-2019, 12:35 AM   #309
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I'm pretty sure those dangling cables would drive me crazy.
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:38 PM   #310
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I am thinking of installing a new dash camera soon. I have been going through many reviews online and I cam across this model here: Vantrue n2 pro dual dash cam
Source: https://dashcamcar.com/vantrue-n2-pro/

A friend recommended the Viofo A119, but am not so sure. If you are a pro with these cameras, please take peak at the link and tell me what you think.
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:04 PM   #311
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Received the Viofo A129 dashcam back in December and did a quick unboxing/ install in my WRX. Pretty awesome dashcam with impressive quality, and also the rear FOV is slightly better than my Blackvue's rear camera. I'll post some more direct side by side comparison soon, I have a great video of them both. If you're looking for a decent dashcam and don't want to spend $600+ I'd really suggest this A129. It's probably been the best dashcam I've used thus far besides the Blackvue ofcourse. (But that's a 4K resolution cam so kind of a different comparison, not really apples to apples.)

DSC00108 by Spencer, on Flickr

Viofo A129 Duo 2 Channel Dash Cam - Unboxing, Installation, and Footage - YouTube
Awesome video! I just ordered the A129 Duo too.

It's been a few months since you've had it installed, have you ran into any issues?
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:05 AM   #312
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I'm thinking about picking up a Black Vue Power Magic EZ to power parking mode for my Black Vue dash cam.

Has anyone tried one of these?

Which year car do you have and would you recommend it?
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:55 AM   #314
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I've had my A129 Duo for about two months but the last few weeks it hasn't powered on. I have it plugged to the 12V socket.

Usually the green light on Viofo's 12 volt adapter lights up when I turn on my car and then a few seconds later the dashcam also powers up. Now the green light stays off. However if I unplug the USB cable from the adapter the green light turns on.

I am not sure if there is something wrong with Viofo's adapter or my WRX's 12V socket.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:20 PM   #315
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I've had my A129 Duo for about two months but the last few weeks it hasn't powered on. I have it plugged to the 12V socket.

Usually the green light on Viofo's 12 volt adapter lights up when I turn on my car and then a few seconds later the dashcam also powers up. Now the green light stays off. However if I unplug the USB cable from the adapter the green light turns on.

I am not sure if there is something wrong with Viofo's adapter or my WRX's 12V socket.
I'd do some simple testing to find the source of your problem! Ie. Try another USB cable and device in your 12V plug, try another USB cable, try pluggin the dash-cam into your computer via USB, etc.!


On another note;

If you have a Blackvue (DR650 / 750 / 900 etc.) I found this Circular Polarizing Flter (CPL) that's pretty nice. I bought it from a shop here in Canada but I believe it comes from EU somewhere...

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Old 10-22-2019, 11:49 PM   #316
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I use an autobot. It's been in the car a few years and though it's always gotten pretty hot, it's never malfunctioned. It's very compact and I've had several people compliment me on how cool it looks lol. I bought the larger S model with the "lane keep assist" warning feature just out of curiosity, but returned it because it never seemed to calibrate correctly and wouldn't give an audible warning.

The one I have is basic with no touch screen, but has wifi to load videos to your phone. you can even watch live through the phone. Takes a while to load videos and some of the grammar and spelling are incorrect in the app, but does exactly what I need. I'd post a video but there are several on youtube.

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