E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum

Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum
Have all your A/V and electronics questions answered here. Ipods, A/V, Radar Detectors Oh My!
Sponsored by Bavarian Soundwerks

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-15-2009, 05:34 AM   #1
DOB2009
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: OC-So Cal
Posts: 957
My Ride: 325i
installing a cheap back up Camera w/ F90BT??

Hi,
I want to install a back up cam with my F90BT, the pioneer cameras are a bit pricey like the ND-BC1 & 2. Would it be ok to use a cheaper eBay camera with it, I'm on a budget and I'm wondering what I will be missing out on, how is some thing like this you think??

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-CAR-REAR-VIE...3%3A1|294%3A50

There is also this which is about the same price as the Pioneer BC1:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LICEN...Q5fAccessories

Any input would be appreciated.
DOB2009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 06-15-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
ca1242
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Burke, VA
Posts: 7,634
My Ride: 2003 330i
You can use any camera you want.
__________________
ca1242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
DOB2009
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: OC-So Cal
Posts: 957
My Ride: 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by ca1242 View Post
You can use any camera you want.
thanks for awesome advice.
DOB2009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 03:22 AM   #4
DOB2009
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: OC-So Cal
Posts: 957
My Ride: 325i
bump
DOB2009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2009, 04:58 AM   #5
bigjae1976
Registered User
 
bigjae1976's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Earth
Posts: 11,474
My Ride: A car
Send a message via MSN to bigjae1976
The cheaper the camera...the worse the picture quality. Generally speaking.

I went with a $30 ebay camera. Quality is not quite blu-ray 1080p 1000hz refresh rate but it serves its intended purpose.

As long as the camera has the same type of connector as the head unit (i.e. RCA, S-Video)
bigjae1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use