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Cheap and works but has some issues.
on February 7, 2015
It's cheap and it works but it is not without its issues. First, the bracket is way too long and covers the registration sticker.
Second, my camera came upside down. So in order to make it right side up, you've got to drill a hole. My monitor allows me to flip the image, but then the red/yellow/green guidelines are at the top of the screen.
Third, they used very small wire gauge for power. If you're using three way splice connectors to install it, you won't be able to find ones that will work properly. The 14-18 fit the vehicle wires, but will not make connection on the 22(?) Gauge wire for the camera power. The 18-22 gauge connectors will fit the camera wire, but will not close around the vehicle power wire. I had to cinch mine closed with a zip tie and cover with liquid electrical tape to waterproof. Looks crappy.
Fourth, this camera is NOT rated for continuous duty as a rear view camera. I wanted to wire up this camera to switches power so I could look behind at the trailer whenever I wanted to, but it will get too hot and burn out according to the manual. This is how my last Boyo camera died. This time I decided to just hook it to the reverse light power.
Fifth, the camera is very susceptible to noise on its power line. Every time I touch the brakes I get a flickering screen.
Sixth, it does take a second to power up. My monitor comes on before it does and displays a blue screen for a split second. It's not a huge deal but it takes away from the polished feel of a well thought out system.
But I guess I didn't pay for a well thought out system, either.