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Good camera / easy to install
I have bought 2 of these - one for a Wrangler and the other a Honda Fit. It’s a 3 piece harness/cable, which makes installation much easier. Both units were connected to Pioneer NEX and the included parking lines were good enough to leave Pioneers turned off. The parking lines also curve with the direction of your steering wheel angle, which is a nice feature. I’m going to buy a third one.
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This is an excellent camera for the cost. It isn't too bulky & works great.
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Overall a disappointment
Let me start with the fact that I didn't have very high hopes for this unit given the relatively low price point compared to the competition. But even at this price point, I can't recommend this. I put it into my beater 1999 Suburban, and it fit perfectly. The screen can be moved out of the way of the climate control panel, and everything is accessible. Android auto connects wirelessly very reliably and works well. I don't use iPhones, so I can't comment on carplay, but I imagine it would work equally well. Install was easy and straightforward. Unfortunately that's where the positives end.
The screen is very large, but the resolution is very poor. So despite the large real estate, the actual usable pixels are limited. No, I didn't expect it to match the quality of the factory system in my BMW X5, but the display resolution is so low that the image is fuzzy. Large pixels means less information is displayed in a given area. Yes, the resolution is posted in the specs, but I didn't expect it to be this poor.
When the system is powered on and no music is playing, there is an audible hiss coming from the speakers. That is the hallmark of a low quality amplifier, and the sound quality shows. It is no better than the 23 year old factory Delco unit that it replaced, maybe even worse.
But I can live with all of that, this is my beater truck after all. Here my biggest problem. There is no standby mode on the device. So it defaults to the last input that was selected. This is per tech support from Jensen. The problem is, it can't be carplay or android auto. And unfortunately the default is the radio. So unless you want to hear the radio blasting as soon as you turn on the car, you have to select the AV input before shutting it off. It is supposed to remember the last input and return to it. I would be ok with this, but here's the problem: it's not reliable. Most of the time, despite doing this, it will blast the radio when you turn on the car. I checked the wiring, the 12V constant wire is getting constant current, and is properly connected. So it should remember. You might say, well, just hit the volume knob to mute. Sure. Problem is, it mutes everything, including voice commands from carplay or AA. The BMW and my other cars will differentiate the audio source you're muting and not mute everything. This mutes everything. And once you unmute, the radio plays even if AA or carplay is currently active. So you have to play a song and pause it. That's the only way to stop the radio.
My advice is to save your money for something better and don't buy this. It had great potential, with unfortunately terrible execution. Odds are you'll be disappointed.
This backup camera was included with a Sony stereo (5500) I purchased for my father's Nissan Frontier 2011. The camera itself is solid and well built. The metal casing and hinges were designed with notches to accept hardware and be fastened in multiple orientations so you can install the camera where you want it and it won't move. Also, double-sided tape was already attached to the mounting surface of the hinge so it will stay in place when you are installing it, making it much easier to get that first fastener in.
I’m so glad I bought this stereo! It’s amazing and so sleek! My favorite thing about it is that it recognizes different music streaming services like YouTube Music and other messaging apps like WhatsApp.
This little camera is a great value so far. We'll see in the long wrong but it feels like quality material and appears to be well sealed to keep out weather. It has a more than adequate field of view for me. Only thing to note is I installed this on a 2002 Tundra which is more of midsize truck and the cable was not long enough to reach the taillight so take note of the length of the supplied cable compared to your cable run needs and be prepared with an appropriate patch to reach the desired location. Also, I recommend a wire loom if you route under the vehicle as I did. I went out through the engine firewall then down and back.
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