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Manual is in the "Manuals and Downloads"
I have discovered that the Backup Camera products have a very poor manual, both my old one and my new one.
Information on the Internet is very poor also, so I have written the following and request help to improve it. Perhaps a new useful manual will be the result.
Questions for similar products are welcome.
The existing camera's (2) will be used, I expect with no problem. New camera tested with my HTPC, existing camera(s) tested with new monitor. NTSC is NTSC. They both worked.
I have replaced my "Tview RV102C" with the "Pyle PLCM7300BT" monitor keeping the existing cameras.
Basically I am disappointed.
I had hoped to view the monitor with my sunglasses on ($1 at Dollar Tree), but I cannot not. The picture is about as bright as the "Tview RV102C" was with the contrast turned way up. This is the same with both of my cameras, one mounted on the license plate and one in the rear door.
With the sunglasses off, I would rate the "Tview RV102C" having a brighter picture but then that was when the back-light was at full brightness when it was new.
Also, the picture adjusts on the "Pyle PLCM7300BT" monitor not as well to changing light conditions as I remember the "Tview RV102C" did.
I have yet to do any night driving or twilight conditions, but someone has reported elsewhere that the performance is not good.
I have the "Pyle PLCM7300BT" camera connected to my HDTV and watching it's picture as the sun moves the white areas loose definition.
In some sun angles it might be possible to miss a child sitting on the ground, something that I consider a must.
In most cases, the "Pyle PLCM7300BT" will do it's intended job, but a better camera and monitor can be built and may have.
- The mirror is so good that the picture is hard to view sometimes, not a problem with the "Tview RV102C", I had the picture using ~ 2/3 of the screen and by looking at the right side and the left side my eyes could select either the picture or the mirror. I had to turn the "Pyle PLCM7300BT"monitor so that the view out the rear door of my van was not visible.
- The Bluetooth message when the monitor is turned on is annoying. I will try and measure the off current to see if it is possible to have the power connected all the time. With a vehicle used every day this might be possible. Not in my case.
- Finding the back up light wire at the front of a vehicle for the green wire may be a problem, this is how the expert installers earn their money. My van conversion shop charged a large cost to install my first back up camera system. How to hide the monitor wires above the windshield, connect the power to the fuse box, run the Video cable to the rear of the van and down under the van to the license plate mount for the Video and power cables they all did. Both shop owners did part of the work.
- As the Video cable needs to be run to the back of the vehicle, running a green wire back to the front along the same path from the back up light power connection is a solution if the back up light connection is hard to find at the front of the vehicle.
- I may be able to adjust the settings to obtain a better picture, but quick tests at stop lights indicated no joy.
- If possible I will replace the back-light in my "Tview RV102C". I looked very hard for an replacement but none were available and TView no longer has it on their website, but a direct link I saved enabled me to get a copy of the also poor manual.
- I will be comparing my two license plate cameras to see if the original one is actually better than the new (Not to be used). The second camera Video and power cables are not hidden and available for easy connection to the new camera.
I hope this is useful, ask if you have any questions.