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      10-31-2018, 11:09 AM   #23
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is the mounting sticker better then suction?
Suction in my experience is a lot better adhesive doesn’t like to stick if it gets hot in your car and you fool with your camera it will come off and leave sticky residue but in cold weather like this winter you should be good. But I am currently looking for suction cup for rear window becasuse it’s adhesive standard
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is the mounting sticker better then suction?
Did you install the Blackvue? I'm looking to get a dashcam. I saw that BMW has one and entertained so I can have dealer install but I read somewhere here that it is incident triggered and doesn't constantly record. I found this installation guide. Is it as easy as it looks? My idea of DIY is paying someone to do it for me. Thoughts?

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I have the Blackvue 750 2ch on my car, and my wife has the 900 2ch. 750 is great, but the 900's 4K res is really good. Quite sharper than the 750, but the only issue we're having with the 900 is it constantly has issue with micro SD cards. Always have issues with cards every couple of weeks.
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I have the Blackvue 750 2ch on my car, and my wife has the 900 2ch. 750 is great, but the 900's 4K res is really good. Quite sharper than the 750, but the only issue we're having with the 900 is it constantly has issue with micro SD cards. Always have issues with cards every couple of weeks.
Easy install for someone challenged? Asking for a friend.
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I have the Blackvue 750 2ch on my car, and my wife has the 900 2ch. 750 is great, but the 900's 4K res is really good. Quite sharper than the 750, but the only issue we're having with the 900 is it constantly has issue with micro SD cards. Always have issues with cards every couple of weeks.
I have the same one and love it, the only way I would consider upgrading is if this set is stoled like my last one.

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Easy install for someone challenged? Asking for a friend.
Yes, I did it and many consider me "challenged."
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Easy install for someone challenged? Asking for a friend.
Super easy. If anything the OBDII power cord negates not having to tap the fuse. So it's really just a matter of figuring out where to tuck your extra cabling and that's it. Super easy at that point.

Instead of tape mounted to your glass though, I would look into a Blend Mount. Hang it on the stock of the rearview mirror, so it's cleaner and actually feels like it's more inconspicuous this way so if someone at service or valet needs to work on your car or move your car, not having it on the glass makes it less visible so if they do anything dumb, you got your evidence they don't even know.

At work some morons popped my hood not knowing I had the dash cam. Needless to say, I was assigned a parking spot immediately the next day after sending the footage to the supervisor.
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I'm getting ready to order the blackvue. Thoughts on 750 vs 900 and also memory capacity necessary. I'm going to have someone do the install and hard wire.

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I'm getting ready to order the blackvue. Thoughts on 750 vs 900 and also memory capacity necessary. I'm going to have someone do the install and hard wire.

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Congrats! I can’t speak to the 900 version as I have only used the 750. I am completely satisfied with the 750 in every way, and wouldn’t pay more for the 900.
As for the memory card, I have been using the 32GB for 2.5 years and never needed more.

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Congrats! I can’t speak to the 900 version as I have only used the 750. I am completely satisfied with the 750 in every way, and wouldn’t pay more for the 900.
As for the memory card, I have been using the 32GB for 2.5 years and never needed more.

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I'm getting ready to order the blackvue. Thoughts on 750 vs 900 and also memory capacity necessary. I'm going to have someone do the install and hard wire.

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I like the 750, but the 900 video quality is next level. With the 750, plates are still a bit blurry, but on the 900, it's clear and distinct. That's really why I have the 900 in my wife's car and I took over her 750. 32GB is good if all you have is the front unit, but if you get the front and rear, I highly recommend a 64 or even a 128 because if you have it on a 24 or 36hour loop and it catches something while you're in the office, and it's the middle of the day, it might just get written over.

Either will be great. Can't go wrong. If you're a bit on the budget mindset, the 750 will tick all the right boxes. You can forgo the tap-a-fuse route by getting the ODBII power port route. Saves you the headache of paying someone to do it and the only thing you have to do is found somewhere to tuck all the extra cabling!
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I like the 750, but the 900 video quality is next level. With the 750, plates are still a bit blurry, but on the 900, it's clear and distinct. That's really why I have the 900 in my wife's car and I took over her 750. 32GB is good if all you have is the front unit, but if you get the front and rear, I highly recommend a 64 or even a 128 because if you have it on a 24 or 36hour loop and it catches something while you're in the office, and it's the middle of the day, it might just get written over.

Either will be great. Can't go wrong. If you're a bit on the budget mindset, the 750 will tick all the right boxes. You can forgo the tap-a-fuse route by getting the ODBII power port route. Saves you the headache of paying someone to do it and the only thing you have to do is found somewhere to tuck all the extra cabling!
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I want one, but having a wire on the dash or something would drive me nuts
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very happy with thinkware F800pro with front and rear cameras and a side battery just for the dashcam.

Mounting them with the provided sticky tape was absolutely reliable through multiple 110+ degree summers
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I want one, but having a wire on the dash or something would drive me nuts
From what I read, when you mount the camera on the windshield or behind the rear view mirror, you tuck the wire in the crease of the headliner and around to the A pillar. No wires on the dash.
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I have RSC-Labs-Nano-Dashcam
It's very small as it doesn't have a viewing monitor and sits nicely near rear view mirror.
Very good quality and no issues so far. I connected it to cigarette lighter power outlet which is located in the front passenger's foot well under glovebox (some F10s come with this option). Its stays on for 10 min or so after ignition is OFF and then disconnects the power to dashcam.

https://www.amazon.com/RSC-Labs-Nano.../dp/B07DGFZ754

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I bought 2 cameras from amazon, both of them were shitty (60$ and 95$). This week I've got a dash camera from aliexpress and it seems good for the moment, it costed to me about 70$. It is recording in Full HD, and has a 128 total space of memory. Impresive, maybe, but I had 2 before, and I will wait to see how good this one is. I can even share with you after a month of use if it is good or not. And maybe I could even share the link in case the admins allow me.
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