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I have a 2006 S60 AWD with iMIV installed and wanted to install a backup camera. I just discovered that one MUST use a PAL system backup camera else the picture will roll on the screen.<p>Does anyone have a suggestion as to which camera to use? eBay is full of cameras but I'm leary!<p>Thanks,<br>Steve
 

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Re: What kind of backup camera do you use? (landsmarra)

My head and neck (I turn around)<br>If you can't see out of a Volvo, (unless you are handicapped) you have no business driving one!
 

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Re: What kind of backup camera do you use? (JRL)

That wasn't his question. And to comment on your statement, the visibility behind the P2's is absolutely horrible compared to many other cars. Maybe because you drive around boxy wagons all day you think otherwise?<p>Anyway, never seen them in action, but the license plate attachments with build in IR LED's is the way to go, IMHO...<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/Night-Vision-License-Plate-Car-Rear-View-Backup-Camera-_W0QQitemZ220456365306QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090723?IMSfp=TL090723153007r742#ht_3009wt_1151" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/Night-Visi..._1151</A><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AthruC at 1:21 PM 8-6-2009</i>
 

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Re: What kind of backup camera do you use? (landsmarra)

It really depends on what you want to spend. Yes you need PAL. But if you find the camera of your dreams and it is NTSC, you can just get an inexpensive conversion box.<p>The cheap ebay cameras are just horrible in pretty much all aspects (resolution, color accuracy, stability, dynamic range). If you want to see at night, which is probably where the backup camera makes the most sense, all these shortcomings become even worse. <p>so it depends: do you want something you can show to your friends? get a $15-20 camera (that's what I did, the setup is strictly for fun) It is <b>useless</b> at night. You can upgrade your reverse lights and see if that improves the situation, I didn't feel so inclined.<p>If you want to do this rigurously, ebay is not the place to look. You have to start looking at specs like dynamic range on the array and minimum required lux, LED illumination, etc. You will end up spending hundreds (or more) for quality hardware, which is overkill for a car IMO<p><br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=92061&page=2" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...age=2</A>
 

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Re: What kind of backup camera do you use? (FEO)

Thanks for the info! Yeah, I was assuming I should beware of the less expensive cams. I was looking at the Pioneer ND-BC2 but it's NTSC only. Care to illuminate me on the cheap NTSC-PAL converter you mentioned? One that can be hooked up in a car, that is...<p>I was also considering the one that Sensolutions sells:<p>http://www.imiv.ca/cms/index.php?id=36&tx_commerce_pi1[showUid]=44&tx_commerce_pi1[catUid]=16 <p>However, I'm bad at specs on these things. This one's PAL but anyone care to see if the specs look reasonable?<p>Thanks again for everyone's help!<p>Steve<p>
 

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Re: What kind of backup camera do you use? (landsmarra)

well I would try to contact them to see night images, but if they suggest this product I'd go with it.<p>a) the imiv people know what they're doing<br>b) they already figured out a power solution for you, so it is truly plug and play<p>
 
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