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Dash cam for 2016 S HW1

Tdblanchard

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glide

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$150 is excessive for a vehicle that cost $100K 4 years ago?

I would say BlackVue is an alternative but they are going to be > $150 for sure
 

BrokerDon

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$150 is excessive for a vehicle that cost $100K 4 years ago?

I would say BlackVue is an alternative but they are going to be > $150 for sure

... and the BlackVue isn't as eloquent or easy to install / mount from what I've read. I keep hoping IRO will come out with a higher definition camera which would make theirs an easy choice.
 

Tdblanchard

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$150 is excessive for a vehicle that cost $100K 4 years ago?
...yes it is. I wouldn't be able to afford the car if that was the way I justified purchases ;-)
I see nothing that the BlackVue offers that warrants that price tag:

  • Rear camera? Not interested.
  • GPS tracking? My Roav did/does that.
  • Video backup? My Roav did/does that.
  • Two-way communication? What the heck is that for? I think my phone would work for that.
  • Live View? I don't even know what that is.
  • Emergency Alarm? My Roav did/does that. I think the Tesla does too.
  • Remote Video playback? My Roav did/does that.
Am I missing something here?
 

Tdblanchard

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As much as I'd like to just concede to your ever-so-vague and baseless point, I simply can not.
I had the Roav in my last vehicle for over a year with zero issues.
It was easy to install, the picture quality is second to none (even at night) and the features are more than enough.
Unless you can point out a specific feature or "quality" that makes the BlackVue stand out over the Roav, I'll just install the Roav.
Thanks for the input!
 

glide

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As much as I'd like to just concede to your ever-so-vague and baseless point, I simply can not.
I had the Roav in my last vehicle for over a year with zero issues.
It was easy to install, the picture quality is second to none (even at night) and the features are more than enough.
Unless you can point out a specific feature or "quality" that makes the BlackVue stand out over the Roav, I'll just install the Roav.
Thanks for the input!
Okay. Well let’s wait for the line of recommendations to roll in.
 

thenaimis

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Sep 26, 2016
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I have the remains of a blackvue partially installed. I removed the front camera to try and figure out why it had stopped working entirely. It's about 3 years old, though the shut-down power backup stopped working just a few months in. While I haven't determined the cause of the total failure, the cause of the back-up power failure was unsurprisingly due to capacitors blowing themselves out due to overheating. BlackVue put 65 degrees rated supercapacitors in for that function, which makes it that much less surprising that they blew out in a relatively short period (months, not years). I guess they must have saved a couple of pennies on that part to get the 65 degree caps rather than 85 degrees.
Knowing that, I'm pretty reluctant to buy another blackvue dashcam.
 

Dpc131

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I have IRO also, no frills but I like it. Everyone just assumes it’s the AP camera when looking at the front of the car since it looks stock.
The app is a little wonky and don’t expect to download using WiFi. It’s painfully slow, but I have a 128gb card and it works great
 

Tdblanchard

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Dec 20, 2019
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I have IRO also, no frills but I like it. Everyone just assumes it’s the AP camera when looking at the front of the car since it looks stock.
The app is a little wonky and don’t expect to download using WiFi. It’s painfully slow, but I have a 128gb card and it works great
  • Can you just grab vids off the SD card with a computer?
  • Does it have a park mode where it automatically starts recording when it senses impact or movement?
 

cookie99

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I have IRO also, no frills but I like it. Everyone just assumes it’s the AP camera when looking at the front of the car since it looks stock.
The app is a little wonky and don’t expect to download using WiFi. It’s painfully slow, but I have a 128gb card and it works great

i'm curious who be looking at the front of your car and saying "that must be the AP camera" most people wont even see in that general area
 

SUM-EV

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Tdblanchard

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Dec 20, 2019
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Yes to #1

#2 I don't think so for AP1, unless you have sentry mode? For AP2+ the IRO stays on if Sentry mode is enabled.
That's one of the great features of the Roav. It starts recording as soon as it detects any kind of motion/impact.
I have had the Viofo/SpyTec A119 installed for over a year and have been very happy with it. No frills, blends pretty well with the rear-view mirror/AP camera housing, and great video quality.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HN0HBFG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
That one looks a lot like the Roav.
 

Nick70d

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...yes it is. I wouldn't be able to afford the car if that was the way I justified purchases ;-)
I see nothing that the BlackVue offers that warrants that price tag:

  • Rear camera? Not interested.
  • GPS tracking? My Roav did/does that.
  • Video backup? My Roav did/does that.
  • Two-way communication? What the heck is that for? I think my phone would work for that.
  • Live View? I don't even know what that is.
  • Emergency Alarm? My Roav did/does that. I think the Tesla does too.
  • Remote Video playback? My Roav did/does that.
Am I missing something here?


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