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Old 12-25-2018, 09:31am   #1
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Do any of ya'll run a Dash Cam? I'm kind of curious about it...
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Not currently, but want a Garmin 55.
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I use the Blackvue. I have it hard wired into the fuse box. Works great takes a great picture.
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there's an active discussion over at the other place:
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...-corvette.html

seems the Owl Cam is popular:
https://owlcam.com/

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I purchased and reviewed a half dozen dashcams for a magazine --- including Cobra 820, a Uniden, two no-names, and a software app for Iphone...

TURN off the g-force sensor as a pothole or rough road will make it stop recording. Turn on auto-record. Record voice so you can SPEAK the license plate of the person who hit you. Even 1080P HD isn't enough resolution to read a license plate. I tested it by getting within 5 feet of a parked car, even on a unit with a glass lens!
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I have dashcams running in both of our vehicles for a couple of years now. Nothing special, just a decent chinesium wide-angle cam that's just front facing. They do the job.

I'm pretty sure mine shows license plate numbers just fine from 10 feet away or so, but it's been awhile since I actually looked at what is recorded. A 32 GB chip gives about 5 hours of HD recording w/audio on a loop.
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Just read some interesting things with the Owl camera. Subscription is $99 per year with 60 credits. If you view a live shot, 1 credit a minute, recorded view, 1 credit a minute. An additional 60 credits is $5. It would add up pretty quickly for viewing or monitoring. Each time you say Ok Presto to record to your phone, 1 credit 1 minute.
I like the Blackvue, I can read license plates just fine and the picture quality is very good. You can do a could based subscription where it will track where you are and your wife can check up on you. Went to Lowe's hey??
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I use the Blackvue. I have it hard wired into the fuse box. Works great takes a great picture.
Another user of Blackvue. Forget the model but it's their flagship model with front and rear cameras.
Thing has been great when I use it but never got around to mounting the rear camera.

Night vision is excellent and audio is pretty good.
Access with the phone app is really cool with a fairly intuitive GUI.
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The Blackview looks like a good choice.

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Just read some interesting things with the Owl camera. Subscription is $99 per year with 60 credits. If you view a live shot, 1 credit a minute, recorded view, 1 credit a minute. An additional 60 credits is $5. It would add up pretty quickly for viewing or monitoring. Each time you say Ok Presto to record to your phone, 1 credit 1 minute.
isn't that if you opt for the cloud upload service?

I am looking for a dash cam that only locally records in the unit itself (no monthly fees).
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:16pm   #10
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I bought a Rexing V1 from amazon and I'm happy with it.
I hardwired it and it isn't visible from the driver seat.
It was in the car when I let a nephew take the Camaro to prom last spring.
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The Blackview looks like a good choice.



isn't that if you opt for the cloud upload service?

I am looking for a dash cam that only locally records in the unit itself (no monthly fees).
You don't have to use the cloud service with the Blackvue. I can either download it to the phone or pull the SD card, have a 128GB card, and read it that way as well. I picked the Blackvue because it had the largest capacity SD card and also the reviews. It does have great low light recording and if you opt for the cloud it can be tracked where the vehicle is in real time. I thought about doing that but figured the wife would drop a Klinker if she sees some of the "Events" I do.
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I bought a Rexing V1 from amazon and I'm happy with it.
I hardwired it and it isn't visible from the driver seat.
It was in the car when I let a nephew take the Camaro to prom last spring.
and.......
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and.......
Nothing major, just some funny comments from him.
He knew it was there, but completely forgot about it.
He was nervous... But still got up to about 90 on a narrow county road.
Unsure of whether he'll be taking it for his senior prom...
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:16am   #14
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Got one about a year ago. Still haven't put it in...
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Old 12-28-2018, 02:35am   #15
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I've been using one now for couple of years. I got one due to where I have to drive to get on a train. It's very close to a college with lots of students riding bikes who don't obey traffic laws.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:52pm   #16
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I use one. It came in handy when the guy ran me into the guardrail on the way to work one morning. His insurance company said it's obvious the guy was at fault.
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Nothing major, just some funny comments from him.
He knew it was there, but completely forgot about it.
He was nervous... But still got up to about 90 on a narrow county road.
Unsure of whether he'll be taking it for his senior prom...
90? That's a rookie number. Gotta pump that number up!
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I use one. It came in handy when the guy ran me into the guardrail on the way to work one morning. His insurance company said it's obvious the guy was at fault.
Asian female ran into me on the highway. She said she couldn’t see my Dually crew cab truck and 24 ft trailer. She suddenly forgot how to speak English when the cops showed up. Showed the LEO the video and she got 2 tickets.

Never drive without a dashcam.
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Asian female ran into me on the highway. She said she couldn’t see my Dually crew cab truck and 24 ft trailer. She suddenly forgot how to speak English when the cops showed up. Showed the LEO the video and she got 2 tickets.

Never drive without a dashcam.
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