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by VincentD
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 27
Views: 652

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

BB the dashcam video is a bit 'choppy' and the angle of view not as wide as the gopro, but acceptable quality. As I said, I would not have changed my dashcam if not for the fact that it wasn't keeping the date and time properly. Have since taken it apart and replaced the internal battery with a spar...
by VincentD
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 27
Views: 652

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

Okay been looking through some recorded footage, both night and day. As expected, at night there is inherent movement blurring with tail lights and as such, number plates. This is the nature of the beast when using WDR, so you get a composite overall brightness that sacrifices clarity of the shot. D...
by VincentD
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 27
Views: 652

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

Cheers. I'll check my footage tomorrow and see how well the recordings have come out, both day and night.
by VincentD
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Crazy Motorcyclists
Replies: 31
Views: 3309

Re: Crazy Motorcyclists

BB.. Re antics on a public highway.. I don't like it, and don't condone it. There is a fine line drawn between youthful exuberance and just plain bad behaviour.
by VincentD
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 27
Views: 652

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

BB, don't forget that signboards are typically fixed, and quite large so should be legible. number plates are on another (moving) vehicle, so there is inherent blurring. This is also where a good aperture on the camera is important, as is the recording speed AND your SD card capability. You will nee...
by VincentD
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 27
Views: 652

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

Ooh, ouch. That is one expensive piece of kit, before even the shipping and taxes are added..
by VincentD
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 27
Views: 652

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

... On the other hand I want wifi, and would like GPS. Not all cams have both. GOOD WDR is useful too (some cams seem to boast it but actually don't really have it). And I think G-sensor is not actually full 'parking mode' (i.e. constant time lapse capture). These options will drive the price range...
by VincentD
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Number plate replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Number plate replacement

Make a police report, so if the lost number plate is used on another car in a criminal act, you are covered (sort of). Then get a replacement plate from the DLT - the official plates will have a small circular stamp towards the bottom corner whereas a 'printed' plate won't. Another reason for the BI...
by VincentD
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Crazy Motorcyclists
Replies: 31
Views: 3309

Re: Crazy Motorcyclists

It's annoying when it's done in my moobahn, which has become a bit of an impromptu shortcut when the development at the end of the road decided to make a dead-end street passable through their compound. We've already had to pick up one casualty when she went at speed over those road humps, but the s...
by VincentD
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 27
Views: 652

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

BB, clarity of the videos depend on the resolution (i.e. number of pixels) the dashcam is rated for. Most these days can record at a true 1080 resolution at 30 fps (frames per second) . Don't settle for anything less than this . The front camera I got has a resolution of 1296, which helps with the i...
by VincentD
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3549

Re: New drivers must take longer theory training

Don't have to worry about this any more, got a 'for life' licence.. the obvious question - how? Back in the day, if you had a long-stay visa (I had PR) you could get them, once you passed a year or so on the initial one-year licence. It was later amended to a five-year period, I guess from a revenu...
by VincentD
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3549

Re: New drivers must take longer theory training

Don't have to worry about this any more, got a 'for life' licence..
by VincentD
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 27
Views: 652

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

Since it's a dashcam, you might as well get a front and back one in the same package. I've been through three front facing ones, the reason I've just changed is because the battery in the camera does not keep the date if I don't drive the car for more than a day. I picked one up from a CCTV place, e...
by VincentD
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3549

Re: New drivers must take longer theory training

Pet peeve, partly related to topic, but mainly a rant provoked by another near miss in Bangkok. I get particularly annoyed with motorcyclists who tend to ride at speed between lanes, it makes it particularly difficult to move across lanes when the move is needed, say to get into a u-turn lane. They ...
by VincentD
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Liver Tonic
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: Liver Tonic

...Check iherb.com. They ship to Thailand from the U.S. I've been dealing with them for years. It generally takes about 2 weeks to receive a package.... --OFF TOPIC-- HD, I've ordered from iherb when in Singapore without problems but have been worried there would be problems importing into Thailand...