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Old 25th March 2017, 18:55   #1411
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While giving car for servicing, do you remove dashcam? Dash cams like Viofo A118c are pretty invisible, do we need to remove it before giving car to HASS?
I think keeping dash cam in car would be wise in case something happens with car during service you will have proof with you, but at same time wondering if it gets stolen
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Old 25th March 2017, 19:07   #1412
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While giving car for servicing, do you remove dashcam?
Best is to remove before handing the car over.

If the technicians etc fiddle and damage it, you can't even hold them by their neck.

Only the owners manual is left behind in the car.
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Old 29th March 2017, 08:39   #1413
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Anyone in Bangalore can recommend where I can get my dashcam hardwired?

My Novatek GT300 went kaput a week back and I've ordered a Viofo A119 from Aliexpress. This time, I want it to be hardwired rather than using the one and only 12V socket in my car.

There is an anniversary sale going on in Aliexpress. Good time to get stuff!
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Old 29th March 2017, 11:05   #1414
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Aliexpress has got 7th Anniversary sale that will end by 30th Mar.
In case anyone planning to buy dashcam or any spare parts use this opportunity.
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Anyone in Bangalore can recommend where I can get my dashcam hardwired?

My Novatek GT300 went kaput a week back and I've ordered a Viofo A119 from Aliexpress. This time, I want it to be hardwired rather than using the one and only 12V socket in my car.

There is an anniversary sale going on in Aliexpress. Good time to get stuff!
Any reason why you did not buy the a119s?
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Old 29th March 2017, 13:42   #1416
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Aliexpress has got 7th Anniversary sale that will end by 30th Mar.
can you recommend anything good? I need to use on new Endeavour.
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Old 29th March 2017, 13:53   #1417
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Any reason why you did not buy the a119s?
Majorly "moolah". Wanted to get something within 6-7k.
Also, people are complaining on a lot of forums like Dashcamtalk, etc. about teething issues on the 119S.
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Anyone in Bangalore can recommend where I can get my dashcam hardwired?

My Novatek GT300 went kaput a week back and I've ordered a Viofo A119 from Aliexpress. This time, I want it to be hardwired rather than using the one and only 12V socket in my car.

There is an anniversary sale going on in Aliexpress. Good time to get stuff!
Im also in the same situation, planned to go for A119, from which seller do you bought and is that with GPS and CPL filter. Please send me the link.

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Bought the A119 a few hours back with CPL filter and GPS module. Seller had excellent ratings.

https://m.aliexpress.com/s/item/3270....html#autostay
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Im also in the same situation, planned to go for A119, from which seller do you bought and is that with GPS and CPL filter. Please send me the link.

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Bought the A119 + GPS from seller: Darling Trade (98.6% Positive feedback). Here is the link.

And ordered the CPL filter and hard wire kit separately. The hardwire kit has a Female USB socket as I already have a 3 meter USB to mini USB cable.
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The link mentioned by 'abhi7013' looks like a sweet deal with the GPS and CPL included.

Most of the issues described by users for the A119S can be attributed to the GPS mount. AFAIK the manufacturer has identified the issue and the GPS mount is being revised.

I for one prefer the narrower FOV and superior low-light performance from the A119S.
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I had ordered a Thinkware F770 dual dashcam to a friend's address who was visiting the USA for 2 weeks. It was delivered to him yesterday. He will be returning back the coming weekend. Can't wait to get it in my hand
Got my Thinkware F770 last Tuesday from my friend/colleague. Unboxed it at office

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Amazon Prime Package

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64GB SDXC card

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Opened the carton box...

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This sealed plastic cover was inside the carton

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Main camera box at the centre , Accessory rear camera box on the left and hardwiring kit on the right

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Opened the main camera box

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Under the camera were the needed attachments

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Power plug, 2 mounting stickers for the main camera, memory card and a card reader, cable holding stickers that may be needed to route the cable

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Rear cam and Long wiring for that

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Front and rear cameras

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Front camera-Mounting/windshield side. Branding and LED visible here

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With the mounting bracket and sticker

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The bottom/driver side
Rec button for manual recording, wifi button, sound enable/disable button, Format card button and the power button

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micro SD slot on the back side. Notice the opening on the left...

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...that opening is for the power and video inlet

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A reset hole on the right side. Mic openings are also located. Two dummy slots closed. No Idea what's that for

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Left side has a slot for camera angle adjustment

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A coin is the best tool for this adjustment

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Rear camera

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Reset hole and mic

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Video out

Installed the camera last Saturday which was fairly straight forward. It was straight forward because I have neither hardwired it nor routed the cable for front camera from behind. Will do it later. However the cable for the rear camera is routed through the roof lining.

After using it for a week, these are my observations

Positives:
  • Both Front and rear camera are full HD
  • Very good quality video-Both night and day time
  • GPS
  • LDWS
  • FCWS
  • Simple to install
  • Wifi
  • PC viewer and Mobile viewer is easy and functional
  • Parking mode recording with time lapse
  • Audio instructions for everything
  • Rear camera can be turned around to record car inside too if we want

Negatives:
  • No display of its own
  • Can't change the video duration. records in only 1 minute segments
  • LDWS and FCWS are very very sensitive especially for India
  • Audio instructions are irritating sometimes

The mobile viewer app and the PC viewer software both are not very complicated and well laid out

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PC Viewer where front and rear videos plays together. Front and rear videos can be switched between the big and small areas.

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We can toggle between the map and smaller video screen

I even upgraded the firmware once to the latest version. It was very easy. just downloaded the zip file from thinkware website, exported to the micro SD and put it back into the camera and switched it on. in 2 minutes, it was upgraded.

Overall very satisfied with the purchase.
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Hello!

I am planning to buy a dash-cam. Is it better to buy one online, or get a friend to bring one from the US? Any advice would be very much appreciated!

Apologies if this question has already been answered, my searches did not yield any definitive answer.

Thanks!
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Hello!

I am planning to buy a dash-cam. Is it better to buy one online, or get a friend to bring one from the US? Any advice would be very much appreciated!
I recently got a Transcend DP220 from the US; I was in the market for one for a few months and the only reason I didn't get it from Amazon India was price.

Amazon India had it for 11-14k (16 Gb) while I got mine on Amazon US for $145 (32 Gb) so that's 9.5k.
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Old 14th April 2017, 20:14   #1425
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Got the Viofo 119. Quick delivery by Aliexpress. Works like a charm. Also, since Hexa has no power in any of its 12V outlets with the ignition off, thought of using my powerbank. It lasts for 7 to 8 hours straight and can easily be used when parked, with motion sensors on.
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