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Wannabe Geek

Reply # 1642059 28-Sep-2016 20:03
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Recently bought a gopro hero 4 black because they had a huge discount, only to realise the next gen was coming out in few weeks....


I currently use my gopro as my dashcam when I'm on the road. Good quality 4k at 30fps but terrible battery life and it is virtually useless during low light....


This is the set up i take with me when I drive.


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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1642074 28-Sep-2016 20:32

I have a Marbella U-Nav which combines a dash cam with GPS. Problem is overheating and no ability to replace the worn out battery which is not available for this model. Dark coloured casing does not help with the overheating problem- a life-shortening design problem in common with most dark-coloured devices. Why don't manufacturer's make light-coloured devices?

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  Reply # 1642075 28-Sep-2016 20:34
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No current system unfortunately but a Navman dash am would be a good start to tha car pool!


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1642080 28-Sep-2016 20:39
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Yeah, I'll make a dash for that cam, mostly because I don't have a dashcam. It would be just great to put that cam on that dash, just in case there was a crash with evidence needed on the cam.


No pictures, sorry, but a picture of that non-existing dashcam is just a bit too boring.



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  Reply # 1642100 28-Sep-2016 21:22
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Time I improved my cabin space with one of the new fangled smaller dashcams. This one takes up more space than ideal. 


My current dashcam

Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 280 performed here so far.

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  Reply # 1642101 28-Sep-2016 21:23
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My only dash cam is my dog, and he cheats strictly speaking by sitting on the spare seat.  He does bark warnings though.  I would post a picture but he is shy.

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  Reply # 1642127 28-Sep-2016 22:07
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I don't currently use a dashcam - would like to have one.

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  Reply # 1642143 28-Sep-2016 22:21
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I don't have a dashcam but I'd sure love one.  I put a few km's on the odo in the company car and I've witnessed some pretty god-awful behaviour on the roads!!

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  Reply # 1642180 28-Sep-2016 23:40
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 Currently use nothing, but would love to catch all the muppets on the road, and post onto youtube.

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  Reply # 1642242 29-Sep-2016 08:01
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Ok I don't want a dashcam...........................I have no where to put it 


Image result for blonde driving car

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  Reply # 1642248 29-Sep-2016 08:09
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My Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 no doubt makes a poor cam, particularly on the default HD video resolution.  However I do use it after I fried my old Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 *and* TomTom off a dodgy USB ciggie adapter (24V truck mind).  It's now my car navigator, and works better than the TomTom anyway, with internet traffic updates.  I use Here Now maps - shows my speed, but sometimes use the built in Google Maps navigator (which doesn't show my speed!), but does provide better navigation for more obscure places.




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  Reply # 1642294 29-Sep-2016 08:53
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 My old mark 1 dashcam.  Time for a new one I think - it's bloody dangerous when it goes off in the car cause you can't see a thing.





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  Reply # 1642302 29-Sep-2016 08:59
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Another "don't have one".  MiVUE 680 would be great.

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  Reply # 1642394 29-Sep-2016 09:54
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Geekzone giveaway i would Love to win the Navman MiVUE 680 dashcam GPS




great update for my DZ-70 fugitive tracker droid

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  Reply # 1642422 29-Sep-2016 10:14
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Unfortunately I don't currently have a dash cam so no photo can be taken.

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