September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015
The unit I received can be partially faulty but it’s hard to know if this is due a failure or poor design.
The monitor comes with two power cables, one for a permanent wired connection and a second for cigarette lighter/power port connection. I haven’t been able to get a picture from the camera with the power port cable though the monitor does turn on. The 1st power cable has three wires. One for ground, +12 volts, and a blue wire which connects to the backup lights. The blue wire functions as a control signal to automatically turn on the monitor when the car is shifted into reverse. When this cable can be used and the blue wire is connected the monitor will get the picture from the camera.
The buttons for changing light, color, and picture rotation are usually non responsive. If you’re able to rotate the picture it doesn’t stay in the orientation selected after power is removed , then restored.
The user manual is a two page document which is nothing more than a how to for connecting the wires, a list of included parts, and the name or function for each of the push buttons. No info on how to operate it. The manufacturer’s web site has nothing more than the two page user manual and an choice for emailing tech support. There’s no list of FAQs or support forum.
It took a long time to get this product and if I had more time before the trip I bought it for, I could return it. I could not purchase this unit again.
The 1st one of these that I bought had a screen that wasn’t on straight, and it rattled like a screw had fallen off inside. So I sent it back for a substitute. The second one looked good, so I took it to a place whose expertise is installing such hardware. After sitting at the shop for a couple hours, I was told that it simply didn’t work. The man warned me that the wireless units were just junk, and the next time I do this, I should get one that’s wired. So I had to pay $40 per hour for labor installing and uninstalling a part of junk that “simply didn’t work”. That being said, I bought these from the Marketplace rather than an individual seller. When I contacted them about both faulty units, they were very polite, polite, and useful. They now sent me a prepaid shipping label via email. I requested a refund after the second unit proved to be a dud, and once they got it back in the mail, my money has been refunded. Not being able to install a backup camera was unpleasant and stressful enough. But Amazon’s answer mitigated most of it, and I thank them for it.
I tried one and the camera part didn’t work. I reordered and the camera for unit 2 didn’t work either.
In older vehicles that had audio components as an option, such devices were mounted externally to the top of or underneath the dash. Marine speakers may have plating for corrosion resistance. 4 rating and not post a 12 volt value. More rarely, some car systems may have 21″, 22″, 24″ or even 32″ subwoofers, but are very rare as these are often special order woofers. In rarer occasions, head units have also been mounted vertically directly between the driver and passenger. For decades most vehicle dashboards had a rectangular “cutout” where the head unit was installed (which went above another rectangular cutout for the HVAC controls), and this allowed for straightforward replacement of the stock system with an aftermarket stereo, since audio technology improves faster than model updates from car companies. External amplification is available and most often used when existing amplification is insufficient. However it is more common in aftermarket that visual aesthetics take on a more significant role in design than other types of sub drivers, including high contrast paint schemes, grill covers, translucent or refractive materials. Car audio has since adapted to consumer preferences for MP3 players and smartphones since the late 2000s, by adding USB jacks and Bluetooth Streaming Audio nonetheless consumer studies showed that a significant number of motorists still listen to CDs. Some manufacturers have removed the CD players from their vehicles. Subwoofers are a specific type of loudspeaker for low frequency reproduction. DIN headunits come as single DIN or double DIN. Pure loudness through increasing sound pressure has led to some drivers with excursions as great as 4″ and vented components to cool the “motor” of the speaker. External amplifiers can be mounted in a different part of the car than the “head unit” in many cases, an additional amp is mounted in the trunk.
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