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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2022, 12:57:15 PM »
...Mine was a Samsung Evo Plus also. 256gb for 20.
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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2022, 01:02:58 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions but ordered one of these before reading these suggestions...

Samsung PRO Endurance 128GB microSDXC UHS-I U3 100MB/s Video Monitoring Memory Card with Adapter

25 supplied from and by Amazon. Hopefully this is OK.

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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2022, 01:21:05 PM »
As long as it has good write speeds.

Typically 'endurance' cards have been slower but newer ones are catching up.

When it arrives also run it through 'Speedout0.5'

All PC card speed tests must be performed via a USB3 port and adapter as USB2 is too slow and bottlenecks.
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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2022, 01:30:27 PM »
Changed it to the Evo plus...
With regard to the filter, I can see a red dot on the edge,  I'm sure I had one but have rotated it around and can't find it. I suspect I will just have to go back and forth to review the footage.

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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2022, 02:00:22 PM »
The trick with filters is to put a piece of white paper on the dash then rotate the filter until the paper appears the darkest.
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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2022, 06:55:32 PM »
The trick with filters is to put a piece of white paper on the dash then rotate the filter until the paper appears the darkest.
until the REFLECTION of the paper appears the darkest.

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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2022, 06:11:42 AM »
Re the V3 polarising filter :

I've just checked both mine and they are clearly marked, in the factory, for max polarising effect. If you've altered yours then they should be easy to realign :

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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2022, 09:36:21 AM »
Re the V3 polarising filter :

I've just checked both mine and they are clearly marked, in the factory, for max polarising effect. If you've altered yours then they should be easy to realign :


Thanks, I thought that was the case and had to adjust it slightly in the CRV. However, I rotated the lens yesterday and no markings so followed a video to adjust it using the lcd screen and will evaluate it.

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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2022, 01:08:04 PM »
Just to let folk know .......
Having read all the recommendations and watched reviews, I decided to opt for the Viofo 119 Mini. It is essentially similar to the 119 V3, just a few tweaks.

I found that the prices on the https://viofo.com/ website were significantly lower than the https://viofouk.co.uk/ site, but bear in mind that ordering on the .com site means the items are posted from China not the UK and you need to remember the limits for duty etc.

I took a deep breath and ordered from the .com site (I generally don't like ordering direct from China but the savings were significant). The communications have been superb, the tracking details are unbelievably well documented showing the blow by blow movements from China to the door. It arrived this morning having ordered on 13th Dec, so 8 days from order to delivery. My order for the camera, hardwire kit, and polarising lens came to 131, the limit for duty is 135 so there was nothing to pay. If you want more kit it would be worth seeing if you can split the order to keep each package below the threshold.

I was waiting till the camera arrived before ordering a card so haven't been able to set it up yet, hopefully all will be well !!

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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2022, 01:19:04 PM »
Just to let folk know .......
Having read all the recommendations and watched reviews, I decided to opt for the Viofo 119 Mini. It is essentially similar to the 119 V3, just a few tweaks.
Thank you for this. I'm thinking of getting a dashcam; I will be hoping for a report when you get it installed and working.
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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2022, 01:22:18 PM »
All I can add is that some users have found the Mini to overheat in the summer.

They reckon the smaller housing and reduced ventilation slots are to blame.

Homework : https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/forums/a119-mini.396/
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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2022, 01:56:16 PM »
According to what I've seen, the overheating issue was in either pre-prod or very early units and in hot (35C+) climates, but Viofo made mods to the ventilation and/or heatsinks to address it and it seems to be not a problem now. It's certainly not a common issue anyway. Fingers crossed.
With 40C now appearing here in the UK (!!!) in summer, maybe time will tell ..........

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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2022, 02:12:57 PM »
Viofo do attend Dashcamtalk and do listen so that makes sense.

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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2022, 02:22:27 PM »
...How much smaller do you really need to go? the A119 is hardly bulky!
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Re: Dashcam Choice ?
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2022, 02:44:29 PM »
I am considering changing my A119 to something else (what I don't know). Despite trying different firmware and boot delays it still starts when it likes and doesn't on others. I will see how it goes in the Fabia and decide then.

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