Blackvue 900 4k dashcam

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    Hey everyone,

    Hope everyone is having a good 4th today, with lots of fireworks later on tonight. Here is my situation and question. Im going to be interested in a dashcam in about a month from now. I live in st. louis missouri, midwest part of the country. I have an interest in getting the blackvue 4k dashcam. The top temperature around here can get up to around the highest would be 110 or so feel like temps, and that is the heat index as well. I have been hearing about down south issues with overheating. Would I have the same issue in the middle of the country? In the summer it usually is mid 90s in the day and late to early 80's temps. Anybody has anything to say about this situation? Im thinking about spending about 1000 with everything extra battery pack and mount from blendmount. Thanks guys. Happy 4th
     
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    I live in western Kentucky and mine was overheating constantly when outside temps were not even 90F. Ended up returning it. I'd pass on the 900.
     
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    Gotcha thanks I appreciate the response. I'm also looking at the new iroad. Looks interesting.

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    I tried the Thinkware F800 pro next, and it's terrible too. Can't even count the times I've heard "System Error, system will now restart" from that thing. Working with The Dashcam Store now to try to get that resolved. If that doesn't work the iRoad looks interesting as does the Street Guardian model. Honestly at this point, I'd be tempted just to buy the Anker one despite Vortex's bad review of it. At least I know it'd work based on past experience with their products.

    One tip I'd give you whatever you go with is to avoid buying from BlackBoxMyCar. They'll make you pay the return shipping plus a BS restocking fee to return a defective product. They're also based in Canada which means you've got to fill out customs forms for a return.
     
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    Although I love the idea of 4k, I will not invest a grand in an exercise of frustration. Going to pass on the 900 for now. Been watching the below product go through development, and might buy if the 4G version when released next month if the early adopters find it to be solid. Looks to be designed for extreme heat conditions:

    Waylens | Automotive cameras for security and performance
     
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    Which one did I give a bad review of? I have the C1 Pro and it's okay. I prefer the physical button interface of the A119 series dashcams better and I found it's really hard to remove the memory card, but I don't think the Roav (Anker) is a bad dashcam otherwise.
     
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    I've got the WiFi version now and it's pretty awful. I'm collecting footage with it now (I need more nighttime footage) and I plan on doing a video review of it soon. When I finish, I'm returning it. Cool idea and neat ideas, but pretty poor execution.
     
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    Very depressing

    That 360 is cool but it’s not a dash cam.
     
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    Thanks for that link, does look worth investigating.

    The Worlds First Complete Connected Car System – Raven

    Looks like we are a ways off from the complete dashcam. I am a bit shocked Waylens released a product with such flaws. Seems to me to be the competing needs for security and accident recording.
     
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    Some of the things they can and will improve on like adding computer software to view and edit footage or adding the ability to export 360 degree footage you can pan around in. Some things like the poor video quality they can’t change much. The design of the camera also means that you get tons of flare if the sun is in the sky and you can’t do much about that. The long parking recording times are really cool, but it announces an event literally every single time you get in the car so the notifications are useless. The WiFi is super laggy and overall it’s just not that great once you get past the initial novelty.
     
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    "Review" was a bad choice of word on my point as it wasn't a full review I found. You'd mentioned the performance as being underwhelming in www.rdforum.org: Anybody have the Anker Roav Dash Cam C1?.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't doubt the Anker video quality is less than the "premium" dashcams, but so far I'm 0/2 on the high end dash cams actually working. That's always the tricky part with product reviews, it's pretty difficult to weigh quality control and reliability early on (when reviews tend to be written).

    Currently my F800 Pro is on the way back to The Dashcam Store (who I will say so far has far superior customer support compared to Blackbox My Car). Hopefully it'll get replaced with a working one. I'm just ready for a company to become the Apple of dashcams. I don't care if it has the biggest numbers on the spec sheet, and I don't care if it's more expensive, I just want it to work every time with minimal effort. I work in IT, so after I get home for the day my tolerance for technology not working correctly is basically zero. :)
     
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    Do you think 3 ch dashcams are a possibility? I don't really need to see the cockpit while driving, but in parking mode having an inside facing camera would be great for capturing break-in events. I see some installations utilizing multiple dash cams for this purpose, but it would be cool for the front (and maybe even the rear) cameras to have inside looking views.

    I am thinking 4k front and rear would be ideal, and HD inside would be enough detail to see inside events.

    Something like this but the inside cameras in the physical housings of the other cameras:

    www.thedashcamstore.com: BlackVue 3CH Combo DR650S-2CH-IR + DR450-1CH Honda Accord Install

    Update: I see some 3ch cams are available but so cheap I can't believe they would be very good.
     
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    What do you guys think of the previous model the blackvue 750, with tinted windows? Thanks guys.
     
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    Mine has been reliable since I've bought it in 9/17. Wish it was 4k but otherwise no complaints.

    Tinted windows won't make a difference during the day. It might actually help with reducing glare from your dashboard. There are stores selling aftermarket polarizing lens filter for that purpose. At night I doubt it make much of a difference. Night mode is a big step down from the day but that's true for all cameras IMO.