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Vacron VVA-CBE05A - First Impressions: Excellent +++++
on May 11, 2013
Here are my First Impressions, before testing. Ordered 5/8/2013, received 5/11/2013 in Atlanta, GA. Very fast shipping from California. Vacron (manufacturer) has representatives in California, what makes fast shipping. Unit was received with letter stating that unit was tested in USA. Vehicle Video Recorder (later - VVR) came wery well packed. In my package was VVR with 2 mounting options: 3 suction cups, and adhesive; remote control, very good looking USB SD card reader, 8 GB SanDisk Ultra SD, instruction manual written in good English, and CD with instruction manual as PDF file and Player Software, both in 2 versions: in English and simplified Chinese. Menu was set in English, but speed measurement units were in km/hr, what was easy to change to mph. My first impression is very good: good quality design. Case is made of non-glossy rubber-feel black plastic. All connectors, SD card slot and SD card cover are well designed and build. I am Electronic Design Engineer with 30+ years experience, and I can judge what is good and what is not in electronics :) Unfortunately, today is a rainy day in Atlanta, and I cannot evaluate the quality of video-recording. In a few days I will make full evaluation with Ultra and Extreme SD cards, and will post results of my tests.
P.S. I've used it for 1 week. Quality of video during day and at night is perfect. Software and construction can be better: my point of view as experienced (30+ years) electronic hardware and software engineer. Possible hardware improvements: make bigger "ears" for connecting body and mounting plate - it will make it more rigid. Software improvements: 1) video player should display name of played file; 2) player should play all files in directory, even if some files in sequence are deleted.