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Old 07-05-2011, 10:23 AM
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Good deal. This is in the 80 I presume? Did they wire it up so that you can run DVD's any time you want (as opposed to only when you are parked)?

I need to get on this asap - all I have left as functional in my 80 is the AM/FM radio....
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:11 PM
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in the 100.. and yeah can see DVD's any time. I'll get some pictures tonight
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I have two video inputs (well, an AV and an aux - ipod is a unique input) on the HU but switching views was a bit complex plus I was considering adding additional cameras and after a bit of looking I found what seemed like a good switching unit .... Quality Mobile Video A/V switcher There are cheaper units (or you can make one from a Radio Shack 2-pole/6-position rotary switch ) but that one had all the right features for me (I have since put that upgrade on hold)

I used a camera similar to this Pyle Flush Mount Camera. To do again I would avoid the "night vision" or "infrared" it causes issues when other light sources are available and doesn't really make much difference in pitch black.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:27 PM
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Ok few pics. the view through the backup camera, watching a DVD, the ipod interface, watching a video podcast from an ipod, and the Pandora app from my phone.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:29 PM
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I have two video inputs (well, an AV and an aux - ipod is a unique input) on the HU but switching views was a bit complex plus I was considering adding additional cameras and after a bit of looking I found what seemed like a good switching unit .... Quality Mobile Video A/V switcher There are cheaper units (or you can make one from a Radio Shack 2-pole/6-position rotary switch ) but that one had all the right features for me (I have since put that upgrade on hold)

I used a camera similar to this Pyle Flush Mount Camera. To do again I would avoid the "night vision" or "infrared" it causes issues when other light sources are available and doesn't really make much difference in pitch black.
Mike thanks for the links.. I think I'm going to pick up 3 of those cameras from Amazon.. also browsing a little more I ran across this switcher: http://www.amazon.com/COMPOSITE-VIDE...CW/ref=lh_ni_t it's a 4x4, meaning 4 in and 4 out- you select what monitors see what from what sources. comes with a remote?

Presuming my sources end up being all 4 cameras, I'd be able to choose which camera to display as my "backup camera" using the selector. And thinking I later get a head rest monitor or two, I could let Gavin decide which camera he wants to watch, pretty much any time. Could make for some good peanut gallery spotting with a backseat full of backseat drivers, and 3 different simultaneous camera displays. alright may be getting ahead of myself here...


Oh, and here's what the camera install looks like.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:22 AM
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Looks good Tim

I totally agree on the switcher you found, multiple displays would definitely be a plus for your rig (maybe you should find a 6x6 .... you don't want to limit the possibilities )
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If you guys would pull the top off those crusiers you could see even more than the camera can pick up!

Cool mods, Elmo in a cruiser... Dax would flip.
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I've always thought nofx and sesame street go perfectly together.

nice result nak-dude!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:02 PM
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I still need to add a camera to my Kenwood unit. But like others I've been completely happy with it. I have not tried the pandora thing yet as I have Sirius and an Ipod currently. I wired mine to run DVD and full NAV functions anytime. Its really easy. Just move the parking brake wire over to a constant ground. Installing into an 80 is only minutes really.
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