If I remeber my preliminary research- not ready to buy yet so I'll be revisiting it later- the 4k will allow you to zoom better if you need to get a clear tag number from further away.I have a Blackvue DR900S-2CH installed in my 2019 Touring. I had it professionally installed at a stereo shop. Photos are here: https://www.subaruforester.org/vbul...r-subie-today-71049/index393.html#post7474985
The DR900S-2CH is top of the line for Blackvue, and frankly is overkill because of the 4K video its capable or recording. I found that I don’t have any computer or video equipment that will play back 4K video, so I have changed the settings to record in HD, which I can play back. Most of the Blackvue dashcams have the same form factor, and they fit nicely behind the rear view mirror without interfering with Eyesight. You could save some money and get the DR750S-2CH if you don’t have a need for 4K recording.
Really not hard at all. The wire routing is straight forward...the "A" pillar is a piece of cake to remove and you buy two fuse taps and a Power Magic Pro and you're all set. The fuse box is easily accessible. If you have questions and want to chat via phone, PM me and we can connect:wink2:Interesting, thanks. Do you have to be a hardware techie kind of a person to be able to put this in yourself or is it pretty easy?
Finer resolution is always beneficial, especially if you have to pick out some fleeting detail like a license plate or someone’s face. The problem in my case is that none of the three computers, two tablets, or single home theater system would play back a 4K video. I struggled with various players, drivers, codecs, etc. before I decided the path of lesser resistance was to change the dash cam settings to record in HD instead of 4K. I can always change it back if I find a way to play the denser video files. However, I could have saved myself about $100 by buying the next lower-tier model from Blackvue that recorded in HD as its top quality.If I remeber my preliminary research- not ready to buy yet so I'll be revisiting it later- the 4k will allow you to zoom better if you need to get a clear tag number from further away.
For example, someone ahead is the cause or trigger of an accident by cutting the person in front of you off.
I wouldn’t attempt to install one of these on the best day I ever had, but that’s mainly because I am whatever is the opposite of “mechanically inclined.” I will let you know that the stereo shop I used (which I have used before and in which I have confidence) charged me about 70% more than they charged to install a different model dash cam in my 2009 Forester, as they said the car was that much more complex.Interesting, thanks. Do you have to be a hardware techie kind of a person to be able to put this in yourself or is it pretty easy?