RearView Cameras

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:45
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Hi all.........
have decided to invest in a rearview camera setup but am not sure what to buy for my Troopy.I'm in Perth W.A.,so can anyone help me out with some info on above.
Like what to buy and where to get it in Perth?

Cheers.......jaq
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:20

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:20
Try searching the board, theres dozens of threads on it in the past.
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Follow Up By: Member -Jaqeroo (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 11:52

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 11:52
Hi Truckster........
I did look but only came up with one name 'PORON'....was hoping for more brands.

Cheers..........
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Reply By: ThePunter - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 16:09

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 16:09
Check out this site. Not really camera related but it is a very interesting read and it is amazing what some talented people can do. He talks a bit about monitors, sunlight and the best angle to install them.

He uses a 10.2" widescreen Xenarc (1020TSV) and presumably this will take acamera input.

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Follow Up By: Member -Jaqeroo (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 12:08

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 12:08
Hi Punter.......

Am now wondering if my GPS sys is capable of doing same ........will have to investigate further...........

Cheers........
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 16:16

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 16:16
Ive installed the Poron system.

www.poron.com.au

Cheers

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 17:23

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 17:23
jeez bill you gotta start using capitals or i have to get my eyes checked i glanced at the site and thought it was porn system and wondered??????
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 17:36

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 17:36
hahahahaha

Sorry 'bout that Chief!!! lolol

Hope I didn't get your hopes "UP" too much with that little tittilating name!!

Cheers

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member -Jaqeroo (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 11:56

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 11:56
Hi Roachie.........

PORON was a brand i did follow up but cant find a distributor in W.A..........so if anyone else knows of one...........give me a yell.

Cheers.......
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 14:21

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 14:21
G'day Jaqeroo,

I don't know about distributors , I bought mine from a mob over east and installed it myself. An auto-sparkie could do it for you too.

Cheers

Roachie
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 18:53

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 18:53
jaq,

As Roachie has mentioned, the Poron system suits a lot of people.

I too was interested in them until I saw the monitor that clips over your rear view mirror. This is what I have now decided on.
The monitor is an ordinary rear view mirror if you are not using the camera, or the centre third becomes the projected image from the camera, when it is turned on.

What I like is the location. You automatically look to the rear view mirror when about to reverse and having the video image at this point makes sense to me.

So, the equipment from Brash Imports looks the goods to me.

Just one point worth asking whoever, you decide to buy from.
There appears to be two distinct type of cameras. A miniature type camera and a larger infrared type mounted on a bracket.
The infrared type appears to include a "switch" where you can reverse the image so that when viewed in the monitor, looks the same as a normal rear view mirror.
The miniature style camera does not appear to have this feature and therefore the image projected on the monitor will be reversed. (left to right)
(Hope this makes sense)

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Follow Up By: Member -Jaqeroo (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 12:16

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 12:16
Hi Sand Man......

Since my post i did come accross Brash's on eBay and had a look at the products and i must say i do like the Mirror Idea. Would love to hear from someone who actually has one and get the goods about it...........so let me know if you get yours before i do or vice versa and we will compare notes..........lol

Cheers..........
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Reply By: Member - Brian (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 19:00

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 19:00
Try Deering Autotronics.They had a ad in Sunday times 2 weeks ago $395- $695
from memory or opposite lock have them Cheers
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Reply By: micael - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:01

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:01
try jaycar or altronics perth.
micael
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 22:10

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 22:10
Hi Jaqeroo

I have sample camera's due in next week. We will be testing and introducing a wireless range of camera's that can be fitted by most car owners and no need for auto electricians. They will be waterproof and have night vision and suppled with 2 camera's and a 2 channel monitor.

I will post the test results when they come in.

Expected cost should be $350 to $400 for the complete 2 camera kit.

Regards Derek.
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Follow Up By: Deanna & Bevan (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 00:37

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 00:37
Hi Derek, We are interested in reversing cameras as well, we like the sound of the ones that you have just mentioned, however we are in WA therefore can't go in and look at them, I have done a search on your website but couldn't find them on there, are you going to put a photo and info of the kits on your website? if not how can we reseach them.

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Deanna & Bevan



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Follow Up By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 06:21

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 06:21
We will first test them before marketing them.

We will have photo's and specs once we are happy with them.

Regards Derek.
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Follow Up By: Deanna & Bevan (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 10:37

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 10:37
Thanks for that, looking forward to the results

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Follow Up By: Member -Jaqeroo (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 12:01

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 12:01
Hi Derek.....

Sounds interesting so will keep an eye out for your test results

Cheers..........
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Follow Up By: Mr Fawlty - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:55

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:55
I tried a wireless setup & found that though it was brilliant when just used on the back of the car(to aid hitching up) that it was not so good when used on the back of the van as a rear view cam... One snag too, you still have to run 12v power to the camera so you may as well run the RCA lead as well.....
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Follow Up By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 12:59

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 12:59
Hi Mr F

Thank you for the info. We will test the units in full. These are made by a security company so I hope they will be good.

We plan to supply a 12v cable to be connected to the fridge power. Trailers not fitted with the 12v fridge cable will need to pick up power from the number plate light or the power point in the 7 pin plug.

We will work these things out.

Regards Derek.
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 13:24

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 13:24
Check Ebay, do a search for "rear vision camera" should be able to get a single camera system posted for less than $250. They do work well, I have the one with the monitor in the mirror, was $179 + $45 postage...
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Follow Up By: Member -Jaqeroo (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 19:51

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 19:51
Hi Mr Fawlty...........

I hear ya loud and clear and am on to it. $170 plus postage $44 from Hong Kong
this could be the one for me..............

Cheers..........
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Follow Up By: Mr Fawlty - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:04

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:04
Mine will allow 2 cameras to be connected though you can only view one at a time but very handy to use for hitching the rig up and fantastic as a rearview setup on the back of the van, I can see the morons who tailgate that you can't see with mirrors as well as obstacles when reversing into sites etc....

I used a round trailer plug bracket, rather than drilling the body of the Jack, to hold it and that works well. I also figure that the picture being in the mirror helped with dash clutter and no one would know that it was on all the time when I'm towing & it is apparently illegal to have a monitor in the drivers vision unless the handbrake is applied....There is also a switch on the monitor that lets you "mirror" the image....
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Follow Up By: Member -Jaqeroo (WA) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 10:37

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 10:37
Hi Fawlty...........
thankz for the tips...................cheers!
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