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    I didn't see a price or ordering information for the Chees Box... at least nothing straight forward. What does that thing cost? I definitely want one. That will be the answer to my problem on the reverse camera... Anyway, TTYL!

    Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachreed
    I didn't see a price or ordering information for the Chees Box... at least nothing straight forward. What does that thing cost? I definitely want one. That will be the answer to my problem on the reverse camera... Anyway, TTYL!

    Randy
    I will dig up my recipt tonight and find it for you.

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    I hope it is cheaper than this http://www.aver.com/Merchant2/mercha...Code=MTVBOXEX5
    It would do the same. Her is full product http://www.aver.com/products/tvtuner_AVerTV_box5.shtml

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    You can buy the Cheesebox here: http://www.svideo.com/video2vga.html - They delivered mine within a week of ordering.

    I got it hooked up this weekend just as eCar described - I unsoldered the switch off the board and ran a pair of wires out to a relay triggered by the backup lights - works great. The switch on the board is a double pole-double throw but you only need a single pole-single throw to trigger it. The Cheesebox needs a constant 12v to keep the vga passthrough active - I used the Opus +12v to supply it and the camera (a reverse camera off eBay), together they draw about 170 ma. There's about a 3 second delay when it shifts to the camera but the switch back to the vga is instantaneous.

    Dave

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    Almost 50 bucks cheaper than the Avermedia box, might give it a shot.

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    Ryuandwings, do you still have the schematic I drew up for this? Another member PMed me about it, but I can't seem to find it.

    If you have it, post it here.

    Maybe post your pics of the circuit board (where the switch is removed from), too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eCarô
    Ryuandwings, do you still have the schematic I drew up for this? Another member PMed me about it, but I can't seem to find it.

    If you have it, post it here.

    Maybe post your pics of the circuit board (where the switch is removed from), too.
    Here is the schematic you sent me.


    I'm still looking for the ciruit board. I will post as soo as I find it.

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    I found them.

    The Cheese Box as you receive it.


    Circut board of Cheese Box with swtich. Round breen thing is the switch.


    Here is back of circuit board. 6 pins you see toward corner is the switch.


    And this is what is looks like when switch is desoldered.


    I hope this helps.

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    You might want to use a SPDT switch (ON/OFF/ON), like in this schematic. That way you can switch to composite anytime (reverse or not), leave the VGA passthrough all the time (reverse or not), or have it switch automatically with the reverse lights.
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    Maybe this can be of intrest?

    http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/u...o_adapter.html

    Video to USB converter

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