Discussion in 'Motors' started by [TW]Fox, 4 Nov 2011.
Its progress from the days when you had to buy your own radio for a BMW!
I really can't understand the comments saying its dangerous?? It's such a good feature and until you have one you don't know.
Its one of those things you dont realise the usefulness of until you have one. I've never been hugely interested before but two of the cars I hired in the States earlier this month had them fitted and I actually found them really useful.
Was going to do this in the E46 and hook it up to the OEM nav. All it consists off is getting an NTSC camera, tapping to reversing light, and tapping into the tuner cable or something like that, was about 1 1/2 years ago.
May I suggest you go to xoutpost for this type of thing.
I bought this a couple of months back and fitted it to my Pioneer p4100. Definately worth £15. One thing I would say is that at night its very hard to see at all even with the small amount of light from the unit, I read somewhere that a camera that gives a Black+ White picture is better in the dark? The camera actually goes where one of my License plate lights lived.
Just out of interest, unless cost is an issue, have you thought about retrofitting one from an F10 or 6 series? Can't actually be that hard surely?
kPATm, mines the same regarding the camera being poor at night, but if you turn the lights off on the car, the camera seems to give off a better video and I can see more.
mine has 2 LED's either side of the camera that light the number plate up
There is a genuine part for the e39.
It is priced like its still 2002, at 600 quid. Just for the camera.
Do e39s show up in scrap yards yet? You could go foraging around for a used one.
My mum has one on that came standard on her Golf Plus, it's more of a novelty but I do like it
Or I could just buy a new one for 20 quid. It was hardly a popular option
The image kept freezing? Surely it was just a video feed? I fail to see how a cheap analogue camera could freeze under any circumstances, if the story is true then it must have been something wrong with the display device and totally unrelated to the camera.
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Ah, yeah it must have been a problem with the display device then.
Fox wants one to see the hotties behind him tbh
No, its a fabricated story made up for forum man points!
It was an input to a discussion, not exactly related to Fox's requirements, but my input on a small reversing camera.
Why it froze I don't know, nor care.
But **** me! yeah, "clearly" I made that up.....
Or am I just missing a joke here?
It's technically impossible for an analogue camera to 'freeze', so either it's a tall story to support your story or it was nothing to do with the camera. Generally on the internet it would be the former but it was probably something to do with whatever he was displaying the image on, so a £200 camera would have been the same.
Either that it was a cheap USB webcam rather than an analogue CCTV camera
I bow to your superior knowledge, I just said what I saw, thought it was crap.
I did mention USB and it running through a little notebook in my initial comment so why I've had by balls kicked for telling porkies, **** knows!
Fox mentioned that he was not talking specifically about USB cameras where I was.
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