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Shoot! What's the Dash Cam Say?

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David Ashton
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Dash Cams
David Ashton   3/16/2017 3:45:30 PM
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Max...we get a 1-hour TV program of these.  You could watch them forever.  Most of them are from Russia where it is almost obligatory to have one apparently.  I think you're right going for high def... also get one with a front and a rear facing camera, and sound recording (so you can catch your wife screaming "OMG" when the guy in front of you comes a cropper)".

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Max The Magnificent   3/16/2017 3:58:57 PM
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@David: ...so you can catch your wife screaming "OMG" when the guy in front of you comes a cropper...

Actually, she pretty much does that whatever I do, leaving my ears ringing. The last time she screamed OMG I had to say to her "Quite down, I haven't even started the car yet" (it turned out she was just practicing LOL)

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David Ashton   3/16/2017 4:04:26 PM
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@Max...sounds like you need to watch the Hot vs Crazy matrix video.  Bit late now though :-)

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Duane Benson   3/16/2017 4:35:08 PM
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I've been looking at dash cams as well. Most that I've seen, do pretty much everything you're asking for. I'd get one that also has a read facing camera, largely because my interest came as a result of being rear-ended a few months ago.

I just recently purchased a new Subaru that has a factory add-on they call "EyeSight." It's got a sterio pair of color cameras facing front. The car also has a backup camera and some rear-facing radars.

I haven't found that the system will record and act like a dash cam, but it certainly looks like all of the hardware is in palce to do so.

What I find most amazing with this is that my car isn't a high-end, loaded, luxury car. It's only a few steps up from the base model, yet has lane holding, auto braking, radar, stereo cameras, and such.

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Max The Magnificent   3/16/2017 4:57:46 PM
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@Duane: ...I'd get one that also has a read facing camera, largely because my interest came as a result of being rear-ended a few months ago...

I didn't even realize this was an option until David mentioned it -- but this does seem like a really good idea.

I'm up to my armpits in alligators at the moment -- what I really want is someone to say "I've researched this into the ground and XYZ is the perfect camera for you"

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Max The Magnificent   3/17/2017 9:19:31 AM
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@David: Max...we get a 1-hour TV program of these...

Why are you always talking about the news programs on Australian TV? LOL

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David Ashton   3/17/2017 6:03:03 PM
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@ Max....You jest!!  The Australian road death toll has been creeping up in recent years due not just to the drunks but also the druggos and the phoners and texters.  Routinely now the random breath tests look for drugs as well, and finally the police are coming down hard on mobile phone users.  So dash cams are probably not a bad idea.

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David Ashton   3/20/2017 3:48:05 AM
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Max... next time you go over to England, I think you should take your Mom a dashcam as a present.  Then you can entertain us all with video of the pedestrians scrambling out of the way and climbing up the trees, as you have so graphically regaled us in the past??!!

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elizabethsimon   3/20/2017 11:37:08 AM
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@Max  ...what I really want is someone to say "I've researched this into the ground and XYZ is the perfect camera for you"

I was actually hoping for the same thing LOL

You could just search Amazon for something cheap and cheerful in your price range with a 4 star or more rating and buy that one...

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Max The Magnificent   3/20/2017 12:43:41 PM
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@David: ...Max... next time you go over to England, I think you should take your Mom a dashcam as a present.  Then you can entertain us all with video of the pedestrians scrambling out of the way and climbing up the trees...

It's like the old joke that goes: "When my time comes, I want to pass away peacefully in my sleep, not screaming in abject terror like the passengers in my mother's car" LOL

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