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Old 20th August 2015, 03:52   #301
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I received my Blaupunkt 2.0 dashcam this week. Used it for a couple of days now. The video quality seems to be decent. Today when I got into the car while returning from office, found the dashcam on the floor. The vaccum suction cup had given up. Not sure if I did not fit it correctly. I have been taking it off each day while parking at home.

Has anyone here changed the video settings like exposure and other parameters? I am running it on default and 720p resolution.

Here is a sample video for both Day n Night in 2X speeds.


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found the dashcam on the floor. The vaccum suction cup had given up.
Few of my friends have already complained of the falling dashcam holder. Even when the suction is on the glass, the holder gives away after 10 mins of installing. A slightly rough drive over the speed breaker or on the potholes makes the unit lose its suction and fall off. Most of my friends have returned the unit back to Snap deal.
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I've created a DIY on how to hard-wire your dashcam in a separate thread, due to its length*: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...r-dashcam.html.
I’ve used this approach to hardwire a Garmin Dash Cam 20 in my Ford EcoSport and a Transcend DrivePro 100 in my Hyundai Getz.

* It’s not long because the process is complex, its long because its wordy

Happy DIYing!

Given recent posts about the suction mount falling, I wanted to add my two cents. My Garmin dashcam came with both a suction mount and an adhesive mount in the box. I used the adhesive mount since it gives a cleaner look, and have attached it to the dimpled black area of the windshield above the IRVM (I’ve got sunfilm on the EcoSport’s windshield and this sunfilm is not present on the black dimpled area, so I stuck it there). On the other hand, the Transcend dashcam came with only the suction mount. After using the suction mount for a week or so, and having it drop once, I ordered this Transcend adhesive mount and have now affixed it to the windshield.
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I too got the Blaupunkt last week. While I am happy with what it provides, I noticed that when in use it totally cuts off FM reception. Also, I have to be really near the front door to lock/unlock the car from the key buttons. Key lock/unlock doesnt work even if I am near the rear of my car if my Blaupunkt is on. Do you guys have a similar experience?
Not had such an experience so far. It looks like some interference happening between the device and your Car.
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Do you guys always have the dashcam switched on ? I purchased the Blaupunkt 2.0 unit recently and I intend to use it only for long drives and not inside the city. Agreed that an accident can happen anytime - but powering it on for daily use is somewhat cumbersome.

Would like to know the usage pattern from other members.
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The price of the Blaupunkt 2.0 dashcam have been increased and now it's Rs 4690 / on Snapdeal. This model lost it's VFM tag and hope they revise back to their old price.
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Do you guys always have the dashcam switched on ? I purchased the Blaupunkt 2.0 unit recently and I intend to use it only for long drives and not inside the city. Agreed that an accident can happen anytime - but powering it on for daily use is somewhat cumbersome.

Would like to know the usage pattern from other members.
Mine switches on and starts recording as soon as I turn on and it senses power thru the cigarette lighter socket. Similarly, it powers down after 5 seconds of switching off the key.

I don't even touch the dashcam, it turns on and off, engages recording by itself. If you don't want it running in, say the city, just disconnect it from the cigarette lighter socket and connect when it needs to be used.

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The price of the Blaupunkt 2.0 dashcam have been increased and now it's Rs 4690 / on Snapdeal. This model lost it's VFM tag and hope they revise back to their old price.
There are multiple sellers for the same camera on SnapDeal. The person offering it for 2300 or 1990 must be out of stock and defaulted to a seller selling for 4690 and having stock with him.

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Few of my friends have already complained of the falling dashcam holder. Even when the suction is on the glass, the holder gives away after 10 mins of installing. A slightly rough drive over the speed breaker or on the potholes makes the unit lose its suction and fall off. Most of my friends have returned the unit back to Snap deal.
Though the dashcam fell down, everything was intact. So nothing bad with the build quality. I will be testing it over the long drive this weekend to M'lore.

Need to conceal the wires and fix permanently. Planning to get this done professionally.
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Thank you very much! Would it be possible to share video clips from this dashcam? I'd rather trust a user than something on the seller's site. A sample video day and one for night would be very helpful.
Sure, as soon as I get the i10 back.
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Received mine Blaupunkt 2.0 dashcam on Saturday. After putting it to use on Saturday and Sunday, i would say that i am fairly satisfied with the performance. Day-light videos are good and the night videos are fairly decent. Will post a video (both day-light and night) in sometime.
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Guess the offer on Snapdeal for Blaupunkt dash cam is over. Checked it yesterday for a friend and it is quoting Rs 4000+.

I got mine delivered on Friday, had booked it on last Wednesday for Rs. 2600. Haven't got time to check the same still, may be over next weekend.
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The Dashcam wire had been all over the place and it was getting in the way of my hand or the passenger whenever we were using the AC or the music player. I had to reroute it somehow.
I read the hard-wiring thread but since I couldn't get the hard-wiring kit on-line very easily, I ordered a 12V socket splitter from ebay and as expected it was not a very good quality product. But it is just enough to serve the purpose.
I placed it under the AC knob console in my Punto which is just the perfect size for this.

there is an big gap between the glove box and the AC console. One can easily put a hand in this gap. Using this gap, I passed the 12volt plug from the glove box to this area and put it in the socket splitter. the other side of the glovebox also has a gap to the passenger side door but this is a smaller one. it was just enough to pass the mini USB charger for the Dash cam. I paased it through that gap and pulled out the required length of wire to reach the IRVM where the Dashcam is mounted

Along the side of the body, there is a beading inside which I could easily pass this cable and it is completely hidden now.
All along the area where the roof lining meets the widshield too, I could easily pry out the lining and put the cable under the lining. My IRVM also has an integrated display which takes input from the reverse sensors. This wire is also routed from the rear under a beading and near the windshield under the roof lining.

A huge length of excess wire was lying in the glovebox which I neatly tied up using a cable tie. All it took was 10 minutes to do this

This is how I have routed:
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Has any body used this model of Dashcam ? DOD TECH LS460W

The reviews on Amazon are pretty good and this gives wide angle recording which i feel i quite necessary to capture on camera those moronic bikers who just cut left and right.

Please suggest.

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glovebox which I neatly tied up using a cable tie.
Did you buy separate cable for this or the default cable which came along with the camera sufficient for this ?
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Has any body used this model of Dashcam ? DOD TECH LS460W
I'm using DOD TECH LS400W and am pretty impressed with it. I have posted the video earlier in this thread.
LS460W has all the features of LS400W in addition to GPS tagging and overspeed warning.
Also the lens of LS460W is made by Sony which must be better than the lens in LS400W
There is some "buy 2 get one free" offer running on it as part of their 2 year celebrations in India. I saw it in the link below
http://dashcamera.co.in/

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Did you buy separate cable for this or the default cable which came along with the camera sufficient for this ?
The cable which came along with the camera itself is very long.
In fact I feel it can be easily routed to a 12v socket in the rear seat of a hatchback.
I guess its the same with many other dashcams in the market. Blaupunkt BP 2.0 also comes with a pretty long cable I have heard
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