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Dash cam recommendations

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:27 pm
by trainman
Hi All
Having just been involved in an accident where a numpty was going to fast in the wet and aquaplaned into the side off my tiggy ( smashed driver and rear doors ) i have decided when i get the car back to have to have front and rear dashcam fitted so any recomendations please .

Re: Dash cam recommendations

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:49 pm
by milligan
Trainman - Sorry to hear about your altercation with a numpty. There are many threads about dash cams on this forum, try doing a search as there are lots of different makes of dash cam discussed.

Re: Dash cam recommendations

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:07 pm
by PokeItWithAStick
Can recommend Garmin Mini. It doesn't have a screen, but then they're not really necessary. All operations are via Bluetooth to a smartphone app.

Re: Dash cam recommendations

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:28 pm
by SkyJawa
Dash cam won’t do huge amounts against a side impact, but I’d say Garmin 55/56 or Transcend DrivePro as being good cams and reasonable value for money. You can of course go much more expensive like with anything....

Re: Dash cam recommendations

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:34 am
by Bruce287
Sorry to hear bout your accident pal...I have Vantrue N2 Pro that covers front and inside the vehicle enough for me to get the rear too

Re: Dash cam recommendations

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:15 pm
by JK-VWTiguanR
here are many threads about different webcams ect and people will have different views on what is best.

I have the Blackvue 900 front and rear and find it works perfectly for me.

It is again on offer at Halfords with 100 pounds off.

https://www.halfords.com/technology/das ... gJT5fD_BwE

Re: Dash cam recommendations

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:25 pm
by trainman
Thanks guys for all the recommendations .
Will have a look at all and decide on one .

Re: Dash cam recommendations

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:37 am
by Hillbilly
Save some money and get a Blackvue 750S almost as good and quite a bit cheaper

I have a 750 in the front and a DR450 in the rear

Re: Dash cam recommendations

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:49 am
by Rando
Just a question to anyone that has front and rear dash cameras in your Tiguans - do you suffer from interference with the DAB radio ?
i am having an ongoing battle with my VW dealer and a Nextbase 522GW and rear camera which makes DAB radio virtually unusable as it just keeps dropping out.
They have fitted a couple of ferrite cores as suggested by Nextbase but still no good. I am at the point of wanting a total refund (also had lots of other problems with the front 522 camera and am on camera number 3 now).
I would really like front and rear cameras !
Is my VW dealer just not upto the task ? is it all down to the routing of the cable to the rear camera ?

Re: Dash cam recommendations

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:25 am
by Hillbilly
Rando wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:49 am
Just a question to anyone that has front and rear dash cameras in your Tiguans - do you suffer from interference with the DAB radio ?
i am having an ongoing battle with my VW dealer and a Nextbase 522GW and rear camera which makes DAB radio virtually unusable as it just keeps dropping out.
They have fitted a couple of ferrite cores as suggested by Nextbase but still no good. I am at the point of wanting a total refund (also had lots of other problems with the front 522 camera and am on camera number 3 now).
I would really like front and rear cameras !
Is my VW dealer just not upto the task ? is it all down to the routing of the cable to the rear camera ?
We are lucky in AUS as we dont get DAB radio in VW but Audi do and some have had trouble but Blackvue supposedly put out an improved cable but it does pay to keep the radio and the camera cable well apart..

Dont know that make but its seems the BV dont have trouble now.

I dont because I have two completely separate cameras and not a 2 ch version

I have a 750S in the front and a completely separate DR450 S in the rear. I almost never bother looking at the cards anyway unless there is a problem