1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Rerversing cameras

Discussion in 'Motors' started by [TW]Fox, 4 Nov 2011.

  1. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,639

    Location: On the road....

    Its progress from the days when you had to buy your own radio for a BMW! :p
     
  2. Big-Mac-Please

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2003

    Posts: 2,192

    Location: South West

    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.
     
  3. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,120

    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.
     
  4. pepsilol

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Jun 2011

    Posts: 4,900

    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.
     
  5. Big-Mac-Please

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2003

    Posts: 2,192

    Location: South West


    Exactly right!!!
     
  6. kPATm

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,665

    Location: Greenock, Scotland

    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Django x2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Sep 2008

    Posts: 13,533

    Location: Britain

    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?
     
  8. scousegit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,317

    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
     
  9. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,120

    There is a genuine part for the e39.

    It is priced like its still 2002, at 600 quid. Just for the camera.
     
  10. burns

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,709

    Do e39s show up in scrap yards yet? You could go foraging around for a used one.
     
  11. Jay794

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Aug 2011

    Posts: 5,310

    Location: Sheffield, UK

    My mum has one on that came standard on her Golf Plus, it's more of a novelty but I do like it
     
  12. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,120

    Or I could just buy a new one for 20 quid. It was hardly a popular option :p
     
  13. Wicksta

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 14 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,445

    Location: Burnham, Bucks

    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.
     
  14. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,120

    1) Form opinion
    2) Argue opinion
    3) Invent evidence to support opinion but include plausible deniability if said experience doesn't relate to situaiton
    4) Profit

    Optional: 4) Tell everyone to lighten up and say they didnt get the joke. To be used if Profit not forthcoming.
     
  15. Wicksta

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 14 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,445

    Location: Burnham, Bucks

    Ah, yeah it must have been a problem with the display device then. ;)
     
  16. fizzle-187

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2009

    Posts: 1,550

    Fox wants one to see the hotties behind him tbh
     
  17. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,639

    Location: On the road....

    No, its a fabricated story made up for forum man points! :rolleyes:

    WTF?

    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..... :rolleyes::confused:

    Or am I just missing a joke here?
     
  18. Wicksta

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 14 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,445

    Location: Burnham, Bucks

    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. ;)
     
    Last edited: 7 Nov 2011
  19. Fr0dders

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,329

    Location: West Yorks

    Either that it was a cheap USB webcam rather than an analogue CCTV camera
     
  20. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,639

    Location: On the road....

    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! :confused:

    Fox mentioned that he was not talking specifically about USB cameras where I was.



    Meh!
     
    Last edited: 7 Nov 2011