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Stang70Fastback 01-22-2012 12:30 PM

Dashcam w/ PVR Recommendations?
Watching all these videos coming out of Russia for the past month, I'm considering installing a dashcam on my car, and I'm trying to figure out what to get and how much it would cost. I see lots of things on Amazon in the $150-250 price range, but they look like big, bulky, cheap jokes that record in VGA quality. If I mounted my HTC Evo cellphone in a cradle, I could get a few hours of good HD video recorded, so surely there must be something small and discreet, with the ability to do good video that I can find for less than $500. Does anyone here have any suggestions? The only thing I found when searching was that one guy who did a crazy-complicated install with like three cameras and a PVR in the trunk and all kinds of data overlay.

Dbl_D718 01-22-2012 03:27 PM


Gambit 01-22-2012 03:58 PM

Yes I am also interested in an in car camera with lap time data overlay rather than just a gopro. Any suggestions?

Stang70Fastback 01-22-2012 04:09 PM

This looks promising, but I'm wary of one of these things you seem to have to buy of Ebay or something. The video from this one looks really good though.

fishbone 01-12-2013 10:29 AM

Thread revival. Currently looking at some options. Do any of you have experience with this no name brand?
Shows up on eBay and Amazon for around 60 bucks. I really like the dual setup.
From what I have read the cam caps the video clips and can be no longer than 5 minutes. I'm not sure if this is a pro or con but personally I'd rather not cut the clip until I shut the cam off.

fishbone 01-12-2013 02:12 PM

In the meantime, trying to find some answers on my own, I stumbled on this

Bottom line? Promising cam with mediocre video quality that is too new and too little feedback for now for a conclusive review. I might buy it

planelazy 01-13-2013 01:25 PM

I use a GoPro on my truck, but I don't leave it on all the time. I have it set up for 960 and 30 fps, continuous loop, but with the default battery, it will only stay on for about an hour until the battery is dead. I haven't bought a new mount that would allow me to keep the cable plugged in yet but that would solve the problem. In this mode, it records 1 file every 15 minutes, and each file is about 3GB in size. Resolution is insane.

PhilT 01-13-2013 02:39 PM

I bought a cheap $100 dashcam from eBay, front and rear camera, GPS position and speed indication. Not the best quality you will find, but it does the job pretty well.

scoobycoupe 01-17-2013 06:40 PM

1:08 that toyota spanked you how could you let that happen?! :D

tinyty 01-18-2013 05:57 PM

I bought one of these on ebay for $200 with the power supply for auto on off.

tinyty 01-18-2013 05:58 PM

stupid iphone again.

ssbtech 01-20-2013 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by tinyty (Post 4252508)
I bought one of these on ebay for $200 with the power supply for auto on off.

The iTronics is getting quite a bit of praise from users.

The BlackVue 400 something or other is proving to be somewhat unreliable.

Telifeifu 06-20-2013 07:25 AM

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