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Old 06-25-2020, 01:23 PM
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Anyone using this or a similar set up?

https://brandmotion.com/?product=ful...rror-fvmr-1000

https://www.voxxelectronics.com/gent...?sku=GENFDM3LN
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That's fancy...
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Very Interesting! Please keep us updated on what you go with!
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Ended up buying the BrandMotion, from Summit. I saw the Voxx one at Sema last year, it's really trick... though $800'ish. I might have talked myself into spending that stupid money on a rearview mirror but just couldn't get them to send me any details of the entire product, I gave it a 30 day effort.

The BrandMotion stuff looks good on screen, so I'll set it up and see how it works and looks in real life. Will follow up in a few weeks.
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I'm looking into a system as well for my car. I haven't checked into prices yet, but the mirror system in my truck uses the mirror, coax cable, and the third brake lamp mounted camera in a stand alone system. It only needs power and ground to work based off the schematics.
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I did a pretty thorough temp install in my truck. The quality of the mirror, camera and all of the wiring and controller were top notch. Set up was easy and a lot of functionality. Very stable image and I really like the front camera and the security features.

That all said, it just didn't work as well as I'd hoped. The mirror/screen becomes confusing because there are competing images. The video from the camera is certainly more promenant than the image that is reflected from the mirror but it's just not clear enough.

It's real close. Truth be told.......might also just be my [email protected] eyes.
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John, I have a reversing camera being used as blind spot camera cos I'm left hand drive in a right hand drive environment...daily driven 68 Camaro has bad-enough blind spot but in my situation it's MASSIVE.
The camera is mounted at the rearmost edge of my right side quarter window and focused approx 45* rearward for cars sitting beside me blocking lane-change. Also useful for parking.
My screen is stand alone monitor type not built into mirror.

Getting to your issue.........
My first screen install was below the exist factory mirror but the problem there is that you have to adjust your focus non-intuitively because the image is 18" away from you (like suddenly looking at your radio dial), whereas in a regular mirror you are still focused at 50 feet ......the same as looking forward thru windshield....no change in focus.
I found that mounting the screen in the top right of the windshield as far away as possible solved the "old-a$$" eye problem. Yeah, I'm in my 60's.

My screen is mini-tv shape so looks ok where it is.
You have an OE MIRROR shape that will look odd mounted in that top corner.
Temporarily relocate your BrandMotion mirror to the far end of the truck crash pad with tape and go for a drive you'll see an improvement.

.....hmmmmmm....I've solved the focus issue for you but ran out of talent right there!

BTW......I've been following your fiberglass development projects....YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS!! ...nice work tho.
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John, I have a reversing camera being used as blind spot camera cos I'm left hand drive in a right hand drive environment...daily driven 68 Camaro has bad-enough blind spot but in my situation it's MASSIVE.
The camera is mounted at the rearmost edge of my right side quarter window and focused approx 45* rearward for cars sitting beside me blocking lane-change. Also useful for parking.
My screen is stand alone monitor type not built into mirror.

Getting to your issue.........
My first screen install was below the exist factory mirror but the problem there is that you have to adjust your focus non-intuitively because the image is 18" away from you (like suddenly looking at your radio dial), whereas in a regular mirror you are still focused at 50 feet ......the same as looking forward thru windshield....no change in focus.
I found that mounting the screen in the top right of the windshield as far away as possible solved the "old-a$$" eye problem. Yeah, I'm in my 60's.

My screen is mini-tv shape so looks ok where it is.
You have an OE MIRROR shape that will look odd mounted in that top corner.
Temporarily relocate your BrandMotion mirror to the far end of the truck crash pad with tape and go for a drive you'll see an improvement.

.....hmmmmmm....I've solved the focus issue for you but ran out of talent right there!

BTW......I've been following your fiberglass development projects....YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS!! ...nice work tho.
Jim, do you have any pics of your setup?
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It helps that the window is polycarbonate....slot cut underneath for cables
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