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on 27 May 2013
Love the look of this unit, but perhaps I got a "Duff One" After inserting Micro SDHC card the unit reported on screen "initializing card". Only when I tried to proceed with setup - It showed on screen "please insert memory card again". This I did only to be presented with the same reported message. I have tried 3 different Quality Micro SDHC cards i.e Transcend. SanDisk.Kingston, just going round in circles. I have decided to return item and I would have accepted a replacement as I really liked the size of it, but Amazon state do not do replacements on this item so I am now awaiting pick up from Yodel
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on 23 March 2014
bought one last year,,had to sent it back for repair,got new one,,died in two weeks,,,left it for a few months and got another on coz i got a new van,,,one month and smoke came out of it while driving,,no problems with brand new van.
all i can say is this is rubbish cheap electrics ,,to cold it plays up, to hot if left in window it dies {how the second one died}.
as reliable as a cheap 1970's digital watch,,,,avoid.
and if you want to keep sending it back for repair, it will cost coz seller is in ireland.
i am binning this one,,i have been bitten to many times
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on 22 February 2013
Massive hikes in the costs of insuring a vehicle, the rising numbers of uninsured and unlicensed drivers and the difficulty in apportioning blame when there are no independent witnesses to an accident mean that anything a motorist can do to protect themselves, their car and their driving record can only be a good thing.

For the uninitiated, a black box camera drive recorder such as Prestigio Road Runner 520 is an in-car digital video/data recorder, camera and GPS that operates much like an aircraft's black box data recorder would. Mounted to the windscreen it records video, GPS, audio and other sensor data continuously in a loop whenever the vehicle ignition is on. The data is saved to a memory card inserted into the unit.

The beauty of the system is this endless loop of data which ensures that it is always active and recording everything, a quick press of the button will save the file currently being recorded at that point and prevent it from being over written.

As the unit contains a GPS receiver, it doesn't only saves the video stream, it also attaches the GPS location data that has been captured which includes vehicle speed and direction whilst an integral microphone records audio (this can be disabled if desired). Software supplied with the unit allows you to locate and review the video files recorded on the memory card and replay them alongside a Google map showing the vehicle location, speed.

Installation is a simple matter. Affix the supplied mount to the windscreen, attach the Prestigio Road Runner 520 unit to the fully adjustable mount. Power is supplied via the supplied cigarette lighter power lead and, as it accepts a 12v/24v feed, you can hard wire into your vehicle if you prefer. For that you would need to use a suitable fused feed but it's a simple job that anyone competent in vehicle electrics could do cheaply and easily.

The most difficult part is routing the power cable to the DC-1. Becasue it has to be located high up on the windscreen that means the cable has to pass up the A-pillar and around the edge of the windscreen. The cable is small enough to be tucked under the door seal rubber though and, although it took some time, I was able to route mine such that it's hidden.

Helpfully the cable is very long and there is more than enough supplied to allow for a run around the windscreen frame, down an A-pillar and under the dash to the centre console or fuse box.

In use

When the ignition is switched on, the Road Runner 520 starts up automatic and no interaction is needed. When you switch off the ignition the unit is powered down.

The lens has a wider 120º angle of view.
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on 23 October 2015
delighted with item and fast professional servic
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