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    That's what I'm thinking too...Personally, I really only want the camera as a cool thing to have. It's not like I'll really need it that much for regular backing up.

    Also, I don't really care if it has great low light on it. If I'm backing up at night, my reverse lights will be on so it wouldnt really matter. I'm only using it to check my distance anyway.

    Same said for a front camera. Maybe I'll pick up two of them. One for the rear plate and one for the front. Might be cool to see the road ahead close to the ground as I'm driving...

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    Quote Originally Posted by froalskiner
    Might be cool to see the road ahead close to the ground as I'm driving...
    lol, just remember, real life is different from video games

    keep your eyes on the road..

    ..not your eyes->screen->road

    plus, people would be freaked if they saw u looking down while driving, lol

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    totally...It's really for the bling factor. The rear camera is a given, but the front one would be way at the end of the planning/installation stage...maybe with a record feature...Hmmm....

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    search for "Capture!" its a recording prog, works really well (with my laptop anyway)

    i plan on doing a similar thing, mind you im going to install a camera into the Left side mirror, as my car is imported from japan, (in canada we're left hand drive, japan is right hand drive for those who dont know), i dont want to turn left and have someone hit me, 'cause i cant see anything, haha, so a cam in the mirror will let me see from that side! (so i hope, have yet to test it)

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    One of the other things that I'm thinking about is putting in a cam inside to see the backseat in case I need to check to see if my daughter fell asleep or not.

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    well, when all is said and done with my carpc, im gonna have like 4 cams running through it

    i thought of something a while ago, why not get one of those Console a/v switchers, then u can switch through like 4 cams at the touch of a button :T

    its what im gonna do, mount it somewhere in the car, and run some tactile buttons somewhere in the dash

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    Yes it will switch to your video 2 and back to your computer even while your computer is still booting. Its kinda cool to cause you can still use the touch screen to control the computer when your rear cam is displayed cause it doesn't disable the touch screen when your veiwing AV2.

    I have mine setup that way and the only problem I have is that it takes a little while for the Xenarc to switch to the reverse cam when you just start your car. This is because it takes a while to detect VGA input and turn on the screen. Then it will wait about 10 seconds to finally detect AV2 is live. So sometimes I find myself waiting in reverse until the Xenarc finds the AV2 video on when I just start my car. But other than that, it switches pretty fast if after bootup.
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