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    At night: very impressive... you can see VERY far (more than 100ft, I see the house all the way across the street from my garage), even in low light conditions. But if you have a car behind you, with its light ON, it will 'blind you'. You will only see white on your screen. but I think this owuld be expected of any IR camera. I don't really care, as I use it to back-up only, and not as a replacement for rearview mirror.

    Overall image quality is probably in the 5/10 scale. A USB camera looks a lot better (7/10 scale). The image is kind of wached out too, so it doesn't have a lot of color and pep to it.

    For the price, I think this was a good deal, and it serves its purpose. Sorry do not have pics, might post some in a few days.
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    I'm interested in this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Backu...QQcmdZViewItem

    What do you think about that? Don't have that much experience with it.

    Pics would be nice if you can.

    Thanks JIT!

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    Appears to be IDENTICAL to mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsynceFiction
    I'm interested in this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Backu...QQcmdZViewItem

    What do you think about that? Don't have that much experience with it.
    We commented on that before. Backup "Wide Angle" Rear View Car Camera w/Night Vision

    Bottom line: You get what you pay for. Viewing angle is likelya lie, and image quality is weak.

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    The first (mistake) camera I bought was one like psyncefiction posted a link to...the viewing angle was a straight-out lie. Claimed it to be 120 degrees, but measured at about 60 degrees. Where they came up with the 120 degree number I don't know.

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    I would agree that it is not 120 degree. According to my calculation, it is a 95 degree camera though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot
    The first (mistake) camera I bought was one like psyncefiction posted a link to...the viewing angle was a straight-out lie. Claimed it to be 120 degrees, but measured at about 60 degrees. Where they came up with the 120 degree number I don't know.
    They came up with 120 by multiplying 60 by 2...
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    I finally found the info on that voltage regulator I was talking about.

    It is manufactured by Datel, and is model #UER-12/1250-D12.

    It is a 12volt output DC/DC converter, 1250mA, with a 9-24V input range. Minimum of 82% efficient. These things are supposedly pretty pricey, but should be the perfect POL regulator for monitors and cameras. 1.25 amps is cutting it close, but I'm sure it'll do. I've heard you can get samples for free, might try that first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnyperBob View Post
    Maybe next time you'lll save yourself a week of wiring/rewiring and just put your car in 1st or 2nd gear when parking

    I've never heard of anyone putting their manual in reverse while parking. And to the other guy that had his car roll down the hill - it's pretty much common sense to cock your wheels while parking on a hill. That's even taught in driving school....

    M'eh, anyway - good luck with getting your car fixed I'd give it about a week before the 1st gear thing would become a habit. Beats frying your car or your camera. Plus the amount of time you'd save messing around with it....

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    I know the above is from a OLD post (about 2+ year ago) but I would like to add some info that may help someone.

    The above response was in regards to a poster who parks his manual transmission car, putting it into reverse .

    Reasons to park with car in gear.

    Well besides it being a double-fail-safe type of thing in case the parking cable breaks- OR you forgot to put the parking brake ON.... it's really a good idea on steep hills.... UNLESS you have a GERMAN CAR.

    I worked on German cars for years- and you can park them on a wall going straight up- and the parking brake will hold.

    On most non-german cars the parking brakes are pretty weak. I just got a car the other day... parking brake is a joke on it. It's auto trans and if I put the brake on first, then put it in PARK I can feel the car MOVE /Creep until the parking pawl /slack in the drivetrain stops the car from moving.

    On a German car if I did the same- Car wouldn't move /creep...


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