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Old 27th March 2023, 10:39   #4351
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Re: The Dashcam / Car Video Recorder (DVR) Thread

I recently purchased Qubo Smart Dashcam GPS with a 128GB Samsung EVO memory card from Amazon.

This is a dashcam only (without screen) it records videos in 1080p, has GPS Logging, Wide Dynamic Range with Wide angle view, and timelapse for day-long trips.

So far I found it good and the videos are of good quality, you can read the number plates of other vehicles. It captures images of any jolts experienced while driving.

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Below are sample video recordings for your reference.

- Day Recording

- Night Recording
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Old 28th March 2023, 10:17   #4352
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Re: The Dashcam / Car Video Recorder (DVR) Thread

Hi BHPians,

I am looking for options in carplay + dashcam system for my 2017 honda city V MT. Would love to get the community's response on this as an add-on to the OEM ICE system.
These systems seem to be pretty popular in US but not finding an equivalent here in India.

Posting some links for reference.
US: https://www.seicane.com/car-dvr-wire...61d2277d853a92

Amazon India: https://amzn.eu/d/gL3j5G1
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Old 28th March 2023, 10:43   #4353
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Re: The Dashcam / Car Video Recorder (DVR) Thread

I am getting some irritating problem in my dashcam. Sometimes the Nextdigitron A3 fails to boot properly and keeps slow blinking and the "ting-tong" alert throughout the drive. And sometimes it works just fine. I have not hard-wired it but use the car-lighter usb charger for the power supply. Otherwise the video etc is good.

If anyone is aware of this issue then please advice, I am not getting chance to sit and do a proper google search for this issue.
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Hi Guys, after so much of research online I found VIOFO A119 mini to be real VFM which also records in 60fps resulting in smooth footage. This costs 14999/- in viofo website and that is within my budget. It has one biggest drawback and that is it doesn't come with rear camera setup.

I see that there are many viofo cameras offering dual camera setup but are priced high at around 23k-32k.

Is the rear camera setup really needed or front camera itself is sufficient ? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated
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This costs 14999/- in viofo website and that is within my budget.
Ssshhhh. It seems you haven't followed this thread or used search function. There is UPI discount as well. Ask about it.

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Is the rear camera setup really needed or front camera itself is sufficient ? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated
This depends on your budget. I won't say it is necessary but it helps in case somebody rear ends or some biker scrapes your rear door. These two incidents specifically cannot be captured with front cam.

If the budget allows go for dual one, if not then single channel is fine too. Point, if you get single channel you won't be able to add rear one attached with front later on. It's one time investment. Fit and forget, perhaps outlive the vehicle itself.

Choose whichever suits you.
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Old 29th March 2023, 08:45   #4356
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Re: The Dashcam / Car Video Recorder (DVR) Thread

Here are the pictures taken while installing WolfBox i07 three-channel dashcam:

Package contents:

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Installation:

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Displays:

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Footages:

FRONT:

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REAR:

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INTERIOR:

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Some of the things I've noticed:
  1. I have to "mirror-correct" the rear camera images.
  2. The footage screenshots are taken from the PC, so there might be a slight change in resolution.
  3. The strangest thing is, licence plates of all oncoming vehicles are not visible.
  4. Those with plates that look scrambled are from the rear cam footages, and are mirror-images. They will be fine once I make the necessary settings in the dashcam.

I'm quite happy with the results, although I would expect better clarity on the oncoming images. Audio is loud and clear. The parking footages are currently in time-lapse mode, which I should change to collision mode and see how it looks. Night images are also good, with the headlight glares quite reduced, but licence plates are hidden between the lights.

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Ssshhhh. It seems you haven't followed this thread or used search function. There is UPI discount as well. Ask about it.
Checked with Viofo support. They no longer give that offer now.
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Re: The Dashcam / Car Video Recorder (DVR) Thread

In the market for a new dash cam, since budget is not a problem, Iíve decided on A139 Pro since it has the best sensor (starvis 2 IMX678) and best night video quality in any available camera in india.

Day light video quality is decent in most budget dash cams, low light night recoding is the main differentiator I think along with app and UI.

Just look at videos below of a139 pro vs a129 pro night recording, number plate visibility is very good on the former.





Does anyone here have the a139 pro? Appreciate any feedback
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Re: The Dashcam / Car Video Recorder (DVR) Thread

Folks, I'm a newbie regarding Dashcams. A relative is coming to India next month from US. I'm going to ask him to pickup a dual dashcam (most probably Viofo 129 duo). What accessories will I need in addition to the dashcams?

Hardwire kit - is 1 sufficient? My understanding is that only the front cam gets powered through hardwire kit. Rear cam gets powered from front cam. Is this right?

CPLs - 2 nos.

Fuse tap - 1no. Or is it 2?

SD card - will I need 1 or 2 nos?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Folks, I'm a newbie regarding Dashcams. A relative is coming to India next month from US. I'm going to ask him to pickup a dual dashcam (most probably Viofo 129 duo). What accessories will I need in addition to the dashcams?
Are you getting a significantly lower price if you buy from there? Most products won't have international warranty. Check whether you can get warranty support in India. If not, you better buy online in India. Viofo cams are readily available here.
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Are you getting a significantly lower price if you buy from there? Most products won't have international warranty. Check whether you can get warranty support in India. If not, you better buy online in India. Viofo cams are readily available here.
Yes. Price* is almost twice in India compared to US.

* Dashcams + accessories put together
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Yes. Price* is almost twice in India compared to US.

* Dashcams + accessories put together
That's a good thing. What about the warranty part?
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Hardwire kit - is 1 sufficient? My understanding is that only the front cam gets powered through hardwire kit. Rear cam gets powered from front cam. Is this right?
Yes, you need one hardwiring kit. Rear one gets powered from front unit.

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If you're getting it for cheap then sure two are fine.

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Fuse tap - 1no. Or is it 2?

SD card - will I need 1 or 2 nos?
You can get this as well as Fuse Tap from India itself. I'm sure both are cheaper here. Just buy SD card which has been recommended by Viofo. Here is the link to that post.

You need one fuse tap for hardwiring kit and one SD card for dashcam. Rear unit just takes one cable for power as well as data transmission.
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Re: The Dashcam / Car Video Recorder (DVR) Thread

Hi,

I need a suggestion from anyone on the forum is using any of the below dash cams.

We have Innova Crysta & Iím looking for dual channel dashcam for it.

I have almost zeroed down to 70mai Pro Plus+ A500S with RC06 and VIOFO A139 Pro 2CH with Starvis 2.

My use case:
Vehicle will be 70% of the time of a year in village & 30% of the time in Bangalore city.
Parking surveillance is mainly required when the vehicle is in city.

Based on the use case, which model would you suggest me to go with?
Iím confused between those 2. VIOFO price is 3x to the 70mai, is it really worth in investing that much on VIOFO?

If any of the 70mai users are satisfied with the results regarding both (a) day & (b) night clarity and (c) parking surveillance, I would like to go with 70mai else Iíll think investing for higher amount.

Including me, 3 sets of same brand would be purchased for friendsí cars as well.
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Hi,

I need a suggestion from anyone on the forum is using any of the below dash cams.

We have Innova Crysta & Iím looking for dual channel dashcam for it.

I have almost zeroed down to 70mai Pro Plus+ A500S with RC06 and VIOFO A139 Pro 2CH with Starvis 2.

My use case:
Vehicle will be 70% of the time of a year in village & 30% of the time in Bangalore city.
Parking surveillance is mainly required when the vehicle is in city.

Based on the use case, which model would you suggest me to go with?
Iím confused between those 2. VIOFO price is 3x to the 70mai, is it really worth in investing that much on VIOFO?

If any of the 70mai users are satisfied with the results regarding both (a) day & (b) night clarity and (c) parking surveillance, I would like to go with 70mai else Iíll think investing for higher amount.

Including me, 3 sets of same brand would be purchased for friendsí cars as well.
Using 70mai Pro Plus+ only the front cam and that too in 12v socket as
*I have a covered parking in my apartment and only using during my highway travel.
*Did not hardwire it as warranty issues in my new Brezza 2022.
*Rear cam did not install as side curtain airbags.
You can safely go for this model.
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