Halfords Rear View (Reversing) Colour Camera (was £84.99) £13.50 + Quidco 3% @ Halfords
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Halfords Rear View (Reversing) Colour Camera (was £84.99) £13.50 + Quidco 3% @ Halfords

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Found 4th Feb 2012
Was seeing if they had any of the Haynes manual and general bargain searching when I found this.... You need a DVD Player or some other display to use it in car.

Cat code: 431031-0 (search the code if the link doesnt work)
Use the Discount Code for 10% off (I have not been asked for student ID on the couple occasions I used it but I am 21 so take a young person )
Checked a few locations and stocks seems relatively good.

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HALFORDS REAR VIEW CAMERA PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Halfords Rear View Colour CCD Camera the CAM100 is ideal to connect to dvd systems & be used as a parking/rear view aid in the car.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF THE COLOUR REAR VIEW CAMERA

Compact Size (27mm x 19mm dia.)
To fit most vehicles.
Easy mounting on number plate or spoiler
Selection of mirror or non-mirror effect
150 degrees wide viewing angle
High Resolution
S-Video connector
Power DC 12V, 75mA (+/- 10%)
Pixals 512 (H) x 582 (V) / PAL
Waterproof IP68
View Angle 150 degrees (diagonal)
Illumination colour / 0.3 Lux
Operation temperature -20 to + 50 degrees C
Camera has 1 metre cable length & 8 metre extension cable is also included
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Surely to pass your test you should be able to reverse without a camera?!
Original Poster
babyblue

Surely to pass your test you should be able to reverse without a camera?!


Surely to pass your test you did it in a low powered car with no music, parking sensors, mobile connectivity, heated seats or air con (maybe) just because you passed your test like it doesnt mean technology can't make your life more comfortable or in this case easier to fit into the unbelievably tight gaps. Or for me because I can and have a DVD Player fitted already (that's another thing I didn't have to watch while in traffic but do now)

I don't see how the comment is necessary with regards to passing your test?
Edited by: "jamhops" 4th Feb 2012
jamhops

Surely to pass your test you did it in a low powered car with no music, … Surely to pass your test you did it in a low powered car with no music, parking sensors, mobile connectivity, heated seats or air con (maybe) just because you passed your test like it doesnt mean technology can't make your life more comfortable or in this case easier to fit into the unbelievably tight gaps. Or for me because I can and have a DVD Player fitted already (that's another thing I didn't have to watch while in traffic but do now) I don't see how the comment is necessary with regards to passing your test?



Agree with OP, I think. Handy when it's really tight, but otherwise it should be second nature. If it isn't, you shouldn't be driving.

Genuinely curious though as to why you need to watch a DVD player when stuck in traffic OP?
babyblue

Surely to pass your test you should be able to reverse without a camera?!



stupid comment, not relevant to the deal in any way
Banned
always useful when hitching up a caravan
dazza5569

always useful when hitching up a caravan



....though perhaps Babyblue has some cunning x-ray vision and can see through more than just the back windscreen?
I'd love a reversing camera - I'm sure it would help when hitching up a trailer by myself. I wonder if I could make some sort of adaptor for this to play through my phone....
dazza5569

always useful when hitching up a caravan



Hadn't even crossed my mind. Didn't vote previously, but just added some heat. Not for me personally, but can see the benefit of this for others.
Everyone benefits from this. If a nervous/bad parker has one of these then it will help protect YOUR car as he/she reverses towards it.
If you can't park a car without this you should not be driving.... This is only of use in very large trucks ect.. heat also as its cheap...
I suppose it is cheap but utterly useless if you don't have a screen to view it on. Heat added for price.
handy if u've just gone from a smaller car to a bigger car aswell.

each to their own don't see why ppl are hating on it. it's cheap for what it is
Disabled people with restricted head movement are allowed to drive.
What is the law regarding being able to view TV/DVD from the drivers seat, when the engine is running. Even if not moving but still on a public highway?
if any one wanted one theres some at gainsborough lincolnshire
It has an svideo connector, which is a bit odd as I would of thought composite phono would be much more widely used.
and thats why once again somebody else has hit my car while parked up in a car park,park sensors should be the law for everyone as for the driver who says that if you cant park you cant drive can I assume that you drive a nissan micra and use other peoples bumpers as a 'parking aid'?
If you can't park a car without this you should not be driving.... This is only of use in very large trucks ect.. heat also as its cheap...
wooookie

If you can't park a car without this you should not be driving.... This … If you can't park a car without this you should not be driving.... This is only of use in very large trucks ect.. heat also as its cheap...



It's not the point whether you can park without this or not. If you have ever been in a car with a reversing camera fitted, you will realize that it is much easier to see small posts, bollards, high kerbs etc before you clip them with your bumper.

Modern estate cars with low window profiles and large C pillars make it almost impossible to see clearly, so reversing sensors and/or a reversing camera are a necessary safety feature.

Any driving aid that reduces the chance of a knock is worthy of consideration, especially at this price.

Edited by: "Snomaes" 4th Feb 2012
I wonder if those that say they are such good drivers could explain to me how they maintain vision when reversing into areas covered by vehicle blind spots. Maybe you use a third party as suggested by the highway code, or maybe not.
If not this type of device might help.
Edited by: "melipona" 4th Feb 2012
Original Poster
mikefellows

Agree with OP, I think. Handy when it's really tight, but otherwise it … Agree with OP, I think. Handy when it's really tight, but otherwise it should be second nature. If it isn't, you shouldn't be driving. Genuinely curious though as to why you need to watch a DVD player when stuck in traffic OP?


I don't use it in rush hour traffic as that's just stupid and you end up distracted and driving into something. I have used the DVD player for stand still traffic a couple times I.e. crash just ahead with no way round. Also good to watch a film with a nice view by the sea... sounds weird but its pleasant in the summer. I was not going to fit it to my new car but as the camera has become available then I thought I might as well due to the price (by new I mean almost a year old but not got round to it but she has been poorly recently so deserves some love)
wooookie

If you can't park a car without this you should not be driving.... This … If you can't park a car without this you should not be driving.... This is only of use in very large trucks ect.. heat also as its cheap...



What nonsense, I struggle a bit with parking and yet have been driving for 23 years without having or causing a single incident including whilst parking and I drive on average 12,000 miles a year. Are you saying that I shouldn't be allowed to drive?
Says no night vision in blurb for manual - similar can be bought for same price on Ebay with phono connectors (more widely used) and also night vision
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Just to verify I can park better then most people (been in the car with some that can't) but due to having a phat arsenic meganne and liking to ensure I don't pay for parking EVER (in towns a total of 3 times in 3 mishal years). Anyway there is a space that would fit.a small car ok and me if I wiggled loads which is not the easiest thing to judge and due to not wanting to risk your paint job you (or atleast I) don't risk it or have a really slow process anyway this is a driver aid. Just because you use a driver aid doesn't make you a bad driver. They are there to make life easier. Do people claiming you.shouldn't pass your test and are not good drivers ever use ABS or power steering if so your a bad driver as your using an aide
Original Poster
jimbo19

Says no night vision in blurb for manual - similar can be bought for same … Says no night vision in blurb for manual - similar can be bought for same price on Ebay with phono connectors (more widely used) and also night vision



Many things are cheaper on ebay doesn't mean a thing, I would rather have a warranty from a local retailer that I can return the camera too. Generally ebay items like these don't stand up to their blurb (so I have found)
Good for the price, as above they are cheaper on Ebay but I'd rather pay perhaps a few pounds more to get it from a shop to make it easy to return if need be.
I can see the use of these for people who tow, but other than that I agree with the first comment - if you can't park without this (and youre not disabled) you really shouldn't be driving as that's just incompetence. To the people who've said it's the fault of the car design, large pillars and such - don't drive a car you're incapable of driving, simple. If I seriously felt unable to reverse my car into a space, I'd be either changing my car for one with better visibility or handing in my license. Finally, do you really think Doddery Doris in the Micra who parks using other cars as a guide would even know what one of these is, much less actually go out and buy one? No, unfortunately bad drivers are just bad drivers, this won't make them any better or safer.
What a load of nonsense, all those members who are stating that if you buy this, you're a bad driver.

For God's sake, it's a parking assist device, it's there to make things easier. Just because you're smart enough to use worthwhile technology doesn't mean that you're a bad driver.

Can guarantee, all those that are waffling on about bad drivers, use abs, etc., If you're such a wonderful driver you'll drive perfectly for all weather conditions and never need the assistance of technology

Or are you still all driving around in your, crank start, vintage motors.
CaptainUnlikely

Good for the price, as above they are cheaper on Ebay but I'd rather pay … Good for the price, as above they are cheaper on Ebay but I'd rather pay perhaps a few pounds more to get it from a shop to make it easy to return if need be.I can see the use of these for people who tow, but other than that I agree with the first comment - if you can't park without this (and youre not disabled) you really shouldn't be driving as that's just incompetence. To the people who've said it's the fault of the car design, large pillars and such - don't drive a car you're incapable of driving, simple. If I seriously felt unable to reverse my car into a space, I'd be either changing my car for one with better visibility or handing in my license. Finally, do you really think Doddery Doris in the Micra who parks using other cars as a guide would even know what one of these is, much less actually go out and buy one? No, unfortunately bad drivers are just bad drivers, this won't make them any better or safer.



I expect you use hand signals instead of indicators and look over your shoulder instead of using your mirrors - these are driving aids that you really should be able to do without or hand in you license.

No one has said that they cannot reverse without a rear camera, it's just easier and safer to do so with one.

These will be standard items in the years ahead, the same as indicators and mirrors are now. You can never have too much visibility when parking a car.
I'd like to watch Captain Nonsense park my Ford Ranger in some of the places I have to get into: one of these would make life a lot easier for me.
And it's my work vehicle, so no chance of changing to a Smart; full to the gunwales with kit & longer than a transit.
That's the problem with forums. You get the HUKD Spelling Polis, the HUKD iPhone/iPad Police, the HUKD Food Polis, and of course, the most vicious, the HUKD Motoring Polis, staffed by excellent drivers as they oversteer millimetrically perfectly from roundabout to roundabout.
Enough of this rubbish, how many of you have heard on the news. Where a parent or grandparent were reversing on a driveway and they have hit and KILLED a small child.

Anyone against these, shut up


Edited by moderator: "Dont bypass the swear filter." 4th Feb 2012
closest to me in stock is Port Talbot, enjoy it!
Its a site rule to have one of these at some quarrys. And some vehicles dont have rear view- like most vans nowadays. so all you inconsiderate drivers of hatchbacks can shut up.
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