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Good item but interferes with your Satnav,
This review is from: Prestigio Road Runner HD1 Car Digital Video Recorder (Electronics)
I bought this item a couple of weeks a go and I'm pretty much impressed with it. It's got a wide angle view (about 120º) which covers most of everything you see yourself. The quality is very good with a date and time stamp. However, the ability to read a number plate at more than 10-15 feet is very hard. Yet, it has the option to record audio too, so you can always just speak the registration number of any wrong doer who has done you wrong.
The lead for the cigarette lighter is really long. I'm a truck driver (alas) and can confirm that the lead is long enough to go around the trim and back to a port in the middle, so you don't have to have the lead dangling down the middle of the windscreen.
Also, for truckers alike, the wide angle is ample enough to cover the view out of the whole screen.
The camera feels a little cheap-ish and the buttons are a bit 'clunky'. The camera attaches to the window suction mount with a screw thread that is the same size as camera tripod threads, so it's easy enough to buy another mount if the mount it comes with isn't suitable to your needs.
Like I say, I've only just got it and I'll re-review it again if a few months.
BEWARE! JUST FOUND OUT. This device will block your satnav's GPS reception so that it won't be able to pick up the GPS signal or it will be severely disrupted at best. It seems to have something to do with the infrared lights on the camera that interferes with the GPS. I've found that by setting the Satnav on the right and the cam on the left (or middle) of the windscreen, tends to get around the problem and doesn't interfere with it at all.
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Initial post: 27 Sep 2013 04:38:56 BDT
The power adaptor is probably generating radiated electrical noise causing interference with your GPS. Try using a better quality power adaptor to avoid this.
Posted on 2 Nov 2013 20:51:27 GMT
Reggi Seck says:
The IR lamps are in the visual spectrum while the GPS signal would be in the electronic one; it won't be that that is causing the problem. As the other comment observed, it's more likely to be electronic interference from the power source if the cabling is running near the GPS supply. It's possible that the camera wiring isn't shielded and thus may affect other instruments. Try re-routing the camera power lead.
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