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      03-28-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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So I decided to pick up a dash camera/car DVR this week. I researched a few different models but the best choice IMO was the BlackVue DR400G HD. It's small, simple to install, and has lots of awesome features. You can find them on eBay for $270-$300 shipped. If you have any questions, let me know

http://www.blackvue.com.sg/new-full-hd.html

Here's a quick test video I ran last night to see how well it works at night. Pretty impressive!

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pretty cool. just curious what ppl use it for? do you just record all the time and have it overwrite after a few days?
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      03-28-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Is that some old school 311 I hear? Looks like it works pretty well.
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pretty cool. just curious what ppl use it for? do you just record all the time and have it overwrite after a few days?
Yup. It's a just in case or cover your ass option.

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Is that some old school 311 I hear? Looks like it works pretty well.
Haha, yup!! I'm a huge fan, go to all the big shows and then some...

Yeah, the camera works really well. Apparently, in order for parking mode to work, I need to hardwire it to a permanent power source though.
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lol... didnt trust me workin on your car? O.o
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Nice! I got one, broke the mount, put it away to get it fixed, got in a small accident two days later lol
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lol... didnt trust me workin on your car? O.o
lol....no man, i trust you. although, now I'm starting to worry haha

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Nice! I got one, broke the mount, put it away to get it fixed, got in a small accident two days later lol
Boooooo! That sucks man! I'd a been
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Nice cam... but that was a pretty weak 'on ramp' from Beltline...



j/k.. safety first.
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[quote=Wookie420;11638834]lol....no man, i trust you. although, now I'm starting to worry haha

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Nice cam... but that was a pretty weak 'on ramp' from Beltline...



j/k.. safety first.
LOL! By the time I got to Beltline the car wasn't even to operating temp yet. I don't like to flog it unless I'm at least at 180 degrees.
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very nice. I'd aim it a little higher. 1/4 of the view is just the hood
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I heard that this may have overheating issues as well as sometimes requiring a sd card reformat weekly.

Have you had any issues keeping it mounted and parked all day in the Texas sun?

Also have you had to reformat the SD card due to an error which stopped the recording?
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I don't really spend THAT much time with the car parked outside in the heat, so no issues with that. They recommend reformatting the card every week or 2, but it's not necessarily required.
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i keep seeing these camera mounts more and more...def worth looking into, looks great!
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What happens with bmw automatic start/stop function? Does the cam goes on/off each time?
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What happens with bmw automatic start/stop function? Does the cam goes on/off each time?
My car doesn't have that feature, but no, it would stay on just like the rest of the car's electronics...the radio, a/c, nav, etc. all still work while the engine "rests"
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My car doesn't have that feature, but no, it would stay on just like the rest of the car's electronics...the radio, a/c, nav, etc. all still work while the engine "rests"
Oh okay
did you hard wired or using it in power socket? I hate to dangle the wire
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I'm using the power socket right now, but will hardwire it ASAP. That way I can use the parking mode feature as well.
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Sweet, got pics of how it's mounted/powered?
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looks pretty sweet, may look into getting one myself. Can you order directly from Black Vue ( can't find a way to buy it on that website )
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