Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th November 2007, 13:50   #76
Senior - BHPian
 
harjeev's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 1,896
Thanked: 256 Times
Default

Guys
Yesterday I saw a product. Reverse Cam and Screen.
The total cost was 1.2K + 6K

Desc
1. the basic function was to be able to see whats going on when the vehicle is put in reverse
2. the screen is bluetooth compatible. The phone can be paired and when there is an incoming call the number is displayed on the screen
3. Works as an handfree device. Had inbuilt speakers and mic and though the quality of the speakers was average
4. Compatible with the cars DVD & VCD player. Whatever movie is played is displayed on the screen
5. Is a normal RVM that can clips onto the existing mirror

The size of the screen was about 6 inches wide
The only drawback is that there are no sensors.
So infact my question to all Bhpians using the reverse sensor and cams is that should I go in for the cam + screen or install the sensors as well?
harjeev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th November 2007, 16:38   #77
Senior - BHPian
 
ramie2400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,900
Thanked: 55 Times
Default

how much does the Reverse camera cost upto,and where can i get in mumbai?? as i have a In-dash with screen so will be just a plug and play device
ramie2400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th November 2007, 18:24   #78
Senior - BHPian
 
DirtyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dharamsala
Posts: 1,751
Thanked: 644 Times
Default

The sensors, if they are good ones, are a great asset to have. Mine beep more rapidly as you near an object. I trust them so much that in some situations, such as no children around, I back without looking for the last meter or so and just listen to the beep. Sensors do not work so well if you ever pull a trailor or if you are in the habit of backing under large high trucks.
DirtyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2007, 00:31   #79
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 437
Thanked: 154 Times
Default

Has anybody installed the forward sensors on a SX4, pref from Chennai. I already have the reverse sensors, but would like to have the forward sensors as well, for driving in bumper to bumper traffic or while parking in tight spots.
raghu.t.k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2007, 12:42   #80
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,649
Thanked: 242 Times
Default

What brand and any links ??

They are definitely needed where rear visibility is low/short like safari. Experience does helps in judgement but technology gives precise indications whereas personal judgements might give away once in a while.

Quote:
Originally Posted by harjeev View Post
Guys
Yesterday I saw a product. Reverse Cam and Screen.
The total cost was 1.2K + 6K

Desc
1. the basic function was to be able to see whats going on when the vehicle is put in reverse
2. the screen is bluetooth compatible. The phone can be paired and when there is an incoming call the number is displayed on the screen
3. Works as an handfree device. Had inbuilt speakers and mic and though the quality of the speakers was average
4. Compatible with the cars DVD & VCD player. Whatever movie is played is displayed on the screen
5. Is a normal RVM that can clips onto the existing mirror

The size of the screen was about 6 inches wide
The only drawback is that there are no sensors.
So infact my question to all Bhpians using the reverse sensor and cams is that should I go in for the cam + screen or install the sensors as well?
dadu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 16:27   #81
Senior - BHPian
 
harjeev's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 1,896
Thanked: 256 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dadu View Post
What brand and any links ??

They are definitely needed where rear visibility is low/short like safari. Experience does helps in judgement but technology gives precise indications whereas personal judgements might give away once in a while.
I think that it was a local brand only. Not very well known.

Maybe some chinese make.
If you want I can give you his phone no
harjeev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:17   #82
BHPian
 
suren181's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 847
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Just for Information sake: Recently had picked up a sensor + cam kit from a brand called Redsoul who seem to be a Bangalore based company.

The kit consisted of:
1) 4 nos. parking sensors to be fitted on the rear
2) 2 nos. parking sensors to be fitted in the front
3) 1 no. reverse cam with nightvision to be fitted on the rear
4) 1 no. 6" LCD screen in rearview mirror with 2 Video in

These totaled to a cost of Rs. 17,000/- and have been fitted on my bro's Honda Civic V AT. They seem to be serving the purpose real well and have been fitted by the Honda Dealers themselves. Redsoul did help finetune the setup by sending their installer post fitment from Honda.

The hiccups were/are:

1) The front sensor used to beep continually in bumper to bumper traffic - This was rectified by the Redsoul person by fitting a switch to enable/disable it.

2) Non availability of the sensors in Misty Violet color - Still living with it, most probably the sensors may be painted over when the car goes for the first service.
suren181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:32   #83
BHPian
 
mtnrajdeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 617
Thanked: 71 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vnabhi View Post
Thanks, will do. Anyone from Hyd with inputs on this?
I have got a reverse camera fitted to my SX4 from Solar Shade on Ministers Road. No sensors in this model. It cost 8k. The LCD doubles up as a mirror (though it is as if it is in the night mode of a normal mirror). The screen clips on to the existing rear view mirror. The brand was AUZO and it has 1 year warranty.
mtnrajdeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:33   #84
BHPian
 
midlifecrisis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 121
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

For a Lancer, the reverse sensors should suffice. Cameras would be necessary for high back vehicles where the drivers rear vision is severely restricted.
midlifecrisis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2007, 18:32   #85
BHPian
 
abbey4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 436
Thanked: 100 Times
Default

If someone wants to install a new music system and reverse camera too. I would suggest go for JVC - AVX2 model dvd HU with reverse camera compatible and has a build in LCD screen 3.5 inch

Cost of MP3 HU+reverse camera+LCD Screen of reverse camera is same as COST of AVX2+Reverse camera(without screen)

Advantage: DVD playback, More features, Same price
abbey4u is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 26th November 2007, 18:41   #86
BHPian
 
unknown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 427
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

Anybody using these sensors ? It's selling for only 2.1k does it's worth it considering lcd is included ?


P:S Any idea on skoda oem partronic system price ?

Last edited by unknown : 26th November 2007 at 18:46.
unknown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th November 2007, 19:55   #87
BHPian
 
Harbir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 909
Thanked: 957 Times
Default

I had a BMW 330i which came factory fitted with parking sensors. they were brilliant. I don't have much expereince with reversing cameras except in a Nissan Armada and it was both better and worse than parking sensors. It was better because you could actually see where the vehicle was going. Its deficiency was that you had to look at the screen instead of watching yourself where the vehicle is going and just relying on audible warnings for impending contact.
Harbir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th November 2007, 20:26   #88
BHPian
 
Harbir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 909
Thanked: 957 Times
Default

PS. I want to add that the park distance sensors on my BMW worked when ANYTHING was in range. a cat or a child or a dog or a tricycle or whatever. You don't have to see something to know its there.
Harbir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2007, 19:36   #89
BHPian
 
nc1bad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Panjim
Posts: 166
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maneesh View Post
Hellow,I think to install a reverse guidance system in my Lancer.There is two options are available ,thats Reverse camera system and the parking sensor.I have no idea about the actual usefulness of the parking sensor and reverse camera.If anyone have experience with this stuffs or idea pls advise me which one is better for me and cost-effective ?
according to me , i think it depends on the application, i have a reverse cam in my safari and parking sensor in my civic,
cam is basically for checking if theres something behind the vehicle etc,,does not give u good judgement.

Parking sensor on the other hand is better for accurate judgement,but requires getting used to

hope this helps man,lemme know if u need an more info
nc1bad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th December 2007, 00:35   #90
BHPian
 
TrueDreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 273
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by abbey4u View Post
If someone wants to install a new music system and reverse camera too. I would suggest go for JVC - AVX2 model dvd HU with reverse camera compatible and has a build in LCD screen 3.5 inch

Cost of MP3 HU+reverse camera+LCD Screen of reverse camera is same as COST of AVX2+Reverse camera(without screen)

Advantage: DVD playback, More features, Same price
Thanks for the suggestion. I will look out for this at Solar Shade , Ministers Road here in Hyd soon.
TrueDreamer is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extra mirror for reverse sensor; what happens to OEM Day/Night Mirror? libranof1987 Modifications & Accessories 15 16th September 2016 18:14
RedSoul reverse sensor marathp Modifications & Accessories 0 18th October 2010 18:19
Cam Sensor-Crank Sensor-TDC Sensor. Are They The Same Thing? genesis Technical Stuff 8 5th October 2009 11:17


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:18.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks