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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 23-08-2020, 17:58 Thread Starter
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Self fit wireless reversing camera system

Need to buy and fit a new reversing camera system as our (cheapie) has just about died, I am looking for recommendations for suitable products.

AFAIK our 2003 Swift gas no installed wiring (unless you know better ?) so wireless seems easiest.

BUT I am not keen on driving lots of holes for connectors etc so the simpler the better.

I am in favour of a largish screen, 4.3" is the minimum and reasonable night vision capability.

So suggestions welcomed please.

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My only comment Dave is that when I've read about wireless systems it's usually cos they're considered somewhat unreliable.

But then you've had one for years n considering again so I guess your happy with it.

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Yes we have been, there have only been a couple of times that we have had problems; driving past one specific farmhouse we suddenly got a crystal clear image of their machinery store, so I guess we were on the same wavelength but no problems.

I got one from fleaBay but the wire between the camera and the transmitter is so short that it is useless and impossible to install, I have tried but the wire cannot be lengthened as it would then be too bulky to go through the hole, i can't push it through and then lengthen it as it is inside the bumper and too calming short......

So I have an uninstalled system, works perfectly except no use to me, if anyone wants such a thing to play with, cover the postage and I will be happy to send it.....

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I don't totally rely on a reversing camera but I have the Falcon wireless one which I use now and again. I link it to my Samsung 8 inch tablet which runs the App "Road Vue" and also hosts my Co-Pilot sat nav and I switch between the two as necessary. The camera is 8 meters away from the tablet and should have been well within the stated range of the camera but initially I wasn't very happy with it. The WiFi link was intermittant and I took it back. It was exchanged without quibble and the replacement did work a little better but was still prone to disconnect. I more or less abandoned it untill one day I tried it with a new tablet and it worked perfectly every time. I put the problems down to trying to use it with an old tablet and an old version of Android. Its been fine ever since and I use it a bit more frequently now and it appears a good set up and when I really need it, it meets my requirements.
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Thanks to one and all,

In the end I have gone for a wired one, linked to two cameras, one as a dashcam, with recording ability and GPS and the other as a reversing camera. The display is fastened over the rear view mirror, it still retains the mirror function when required.

Have not fitted it yet, I am waiting for the extension cable for the rear view camera to arrive....

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