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Dash Cam

I'm looking to add some sort of dash cam to my Jeep. I have a DVR and bullet cam that I've used in the past, but the wires and plug ins are a pain in the ass to take in and out and I can't seem to find a decent place to perma-mount all the crap.

First I went looking for a mount for the dash, but discovered a cute little dash cam with a 5-hour run time that automatically overwrites itself when it runs out of room. Now, I'm sure the quality isn't great, but the reduction in hassle would be a big benefit.

Has anyone else done a forward-looking camera set-up? Just curious as to what others have learned from their experiences...

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Someone post a link to an FLIR a while back. Did you see it?

Try this.....
Aftermarket In-Dash Navigation Or MyGig Owners -- Add Nightvision

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maybe check out www.chasecam.com
A lot of racers use it.
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What is the practical use of a dash cam? (not being negative, just curious)
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Couple of reasons -
1. For those off-road times... good for reliving the moment.
2. For accident or traffic incidents, no one ever tells the truth and a dash cam doesn't lie about what color the light was.

There's two, but the reason I want one is for those impromptu off road moments.
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i thought about this when we were discussing the front sensors on the UK versions of the XK.

handy for recording or looking to see how close you are the car in front of you.....
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PolarBZ,

This is slightly off topic, but what kind of DVR unit do you have? I've been searching for a reasonablly priced DVR recorder that could be used with a standard A/V output. Basically I'm looking for a battery operated VCR. Sony used to make a unit callled the Sony EVO-250 (example - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll....cWAT.m240.lVI

I recently bought something like this off of ebay (I paid $70, then sold it again) -
http://cgi.ebay.com/McCoys-Law-Line-...2em118Q2el1247

Although the headliner was very interesting, the Sony Evo-250 in it was hardwired and could not be used with a camcorder battery.

The point of this rambling: 1) You might want to look into something like this headliner unit for your recording. They are on e-bay all the time. 2) Do you know of a battery powered DVR unit that would connect to a TV to record.
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My DVR is a RCA Lyra - http://www.amazon.com/RCA-RD2780-Per.../dp/B00008VFCU - Its a 20GB recorder, accepts the RCA style inputs (with an adapter) and also outputs to TV for other recording. It has its own internal rechargeable battery.

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I remember reading in the owners manual that the camera that is mounted under the rear view mirror already does record video that can be used after an accident. I think that camera is also used to dim your lights. Of course it might have been my imagination.

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I don't think I have a camera that records anything forward. If I do, I think I need to find wherever its recording to and figure out how to download it.

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