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    I appreciate I could search this but tech moves on pretty fast.

    This is what I'm looking at

    Nexus 7 tablet mounted in the dash

    This ebay special as camera
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Rear-V...QAAOSwz2lXDLyB

    and This lead to turn RCA into USB
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2M-2-METRE...oAAOxyRhBSp8sC

    But now I need to get from 2.o usb to micro usb AND be able to put power in too! The hubs I have found won't let me charge the tablet, only external devices.


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    Default Re: Tablet as reversing camera (again)

    Just a thought . . . do reversing camera systems reverse (sic) i.e. flip the image?

    A straightforward camera > screen won't. Just wondering whether a. they do and b. it makes any difference to how easy it is to use?

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    Default Re: Tablet as reversing camera (again)

    The first link is for a bike mount, could you not just turn your head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    The first link is for a bike mount, could you not just turn your head?
    Indeed, and make Beep Beep Beep noises?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    Indeed, and make Beep Beep Beep noises?
    My wife is so fat, her arse beeps when she walks backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody View Post
    I appreciate I could search this but tech moves on pretty fast.

    This is what I'm looking at

    Nexus 7 tablet mounted in the dash

    This ebay special as camera

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Rear-View-Reverse-18-LED-IR-REVERSING-CAMERA-Waterproof-Night-Vision-12V-/121960203369?hash=item1c65650469:g:-oQAAOSwz2lXDLyB

    and This lead to turn RCA into USB
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2M-2-METRE...oAAOxyRhBSp8sC

    But now I need to get from 2.o usb to micro usb AND be able to put power in too! The hubs I have found won't let me charge the tablet, only external devices.

    For the old boys that struggle to see !

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    Not a tablet but anyone after a cheap easy to install reversing camera i just installed this for 20 quid

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1109234502...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Video is not it turning itself on and off its me selecting reverse and coming out and in again



    The camera itself has little LED lights what work quite well. Just wire camera to reverse lamp and screen to an ignition live and join camera and screen. Cable is long enough for my 5.5m van

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    Default Re: Tablet as reversing camera (again)

    Good idea but may cause problems on newer vehicles with CAN bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mussels View Post
    Good idea but may cause problems on newer vehicles with CAN bus.
    I dont see why as you are just taking one life feed from a reverse light bulb and another from the ignition. I took a piggy back from the fag lighter but most motors have a spare AUX in the fusebox.

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    Default Re: Tablet as reversing camera (again)

    I dont think you can put an analogue video signal straight into USB
    so you might want to checkup on that.

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    Default Re: Tablet as reversing camera (again)

    can't you use door mirrors yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the phantom pieman View Post
    can't you use door mirrors yet?


    Have a guess how long the blindspot behind a campervan is? Assume no rear view excepting the door mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the phantom pieman View Post
    can't you use door mirrors yet?
    I have a reversing camera on my 5.5m van, I use side mirrors most when reversing but the camera is invaluable for parking in shortarse 5m parking bays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Have a guess how long the blindspot behind a campervan is? Assume no rear view excepting the door mirrors.
    They shouldn't be allowed on the road ...
    Let alone going backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by the phantom pieman View Post
    They shouldn't be allowed on the road ...
    Let alone going backwards


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