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post Apr 9 2019, 01:56 PM, updated 21h ago

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Welcome to LYN Dashcam Discussion V2!

Here is V1: Link


What dashcam should I get?

Budget - BlueSkySea B1W, Viofo A119 series, Viofo A129 series, etc

Premium - Korean dashcams like Thinkware, Blackvue, etc

The above is capacitor based dashcams. I rarely will recommend battery based dashcams. Please read below.


Lithium Batteries VS Capacitors

Capacitors are preferred to be used in hot countries like in Malaysia as they are more resistant to heat and have a longer lifespan than lithium batteries.

They are also more expensive to implement. Capacitors lose its stored charge over time, after a few days it can completely drain, resetting all settings like the time and date. As well the battery life is measured in seconds, not minutes.

Batteries are cheaper to implement. They can hold a larger charge, around 5-10X more than capacitors which allows you to use your dashcam like an action cam.

Batteries have the worse reliability and many manufacturers will use low-quality batteries which fail sooner. Depending on the battery, it may swell or leak or worst case scenario - explodes.

Most China dashcams are using batteries inside.


Micro SD cards

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The most tried and tested card is the Samsung Evo Plus (not the Evo+ as it is an older version)(Evo Select is actually an Evo Plus). Write speed varies on the card size: 32GB is 20MB/s write speed, 64GB is 60MB/s write speed and 128GB & above is 90MB/s write speed.

The new Sandisk Ultra A1 doesn't have the sudden death issue of the Sandisk Ultra.

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High Endurance cards - Samsung Pro Endurance, Transcend High Endurance, Kingston Endurance (announced 1st April 2019), Sandisk High Endurance (2019 version).

But do take note that some dashcams are very sensitive and may have an error when used with a slow write speed of micro SD cards.


Parking Mode




Batteries Packs




Where to install?

If you're the DIY type you can always follow some Youtube videos like the ones below and DIY. There are tons of installations videos on Youtube.

This is the easiest that I've used when I first installed my dashcam.


This will require some technical skills as there is a need to do hardwiring and cabling to the rear for the rear cam.


Or you can bring to a car accessories shop that you trust and get them to install for you.


Below are some authorized distributors/sellers/installers:

EA Autoworks - authorized Thinkware & Viofo seller & installer in Bukit Jalil. They are also selling iRoad dashcams if not mistaken.

WorldTech Auto Accessories - authorized Thinkware seller & installer in Penang.

Sicurez - authorized Thinkware & Viofo distributor & seller in Malaysia. They also install dashcams in their premium store in Sunway.

Blackvue MY - brought in by Zhapalang Motorsport

iRoad MY - authorized iRoad distributor & seller in Malaysia.



Dashcam reviews & more info can be found in: JWTech Reviews | LYN Reviews & Guides | CarCamCentral | Dashcamtalk forum

~Work in progress~

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post Apr 9 2019, 02:00 PM

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Let me know if there is any info to add to the first post.

Thank you!
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post Apr 9 2019, 02:42 PM

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QUOTE(josh5671 @ Apr 9 2019, 02:40 PM)
Good to know. Iroad have Malaysia fb... I going complain kao2 android pie can't use...
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iRoad KR came in directly to Malaysia
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post Apr 10 2019, 09:52 AM

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QUOTE([email protected] @ Apr 9 2019, 05:21 PM)
Have myself install with Iroad X9 and notice overall is not as clear as we seen from youtube footage. The video quality is not so clear as well and you can feel there is blurry on the video. I didn't notice much improvement on the video compares to my 2 years ago old Transcend dash cam video quality.

Another issue that I found is the windscreen reflection is too much for front and rear camera. I am wondering where can get the Polarizing filter to add-on the camera lens. Haha...this is my personal opinion.

I decide to take Iroad is due to the weather here in Malaysia is always too hot, and from review, Iroad has no problem on the heat. that's the reason there is a lot of Singaporean is using Iroad Dash Cam. Other than that is the Dash Cam stability.

But I truly disappointed for spending about RM13XX to get such low-quality video. My opinion is very personal. Just see any of Iroad X9 user here can share your thought too....

P/S: don't ever trust the youtube footage that all look very clear on the image and good color.  When you see clearly, it is like totally no windscreen reflection at all too.
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Not sure if you can get this or other CPL filters from Aliexpress and mod to your X9. CPL filter can help reduce the reflections a bit.

https://www.edr-auto.fr/shop/en/28-filtres-polarisants

But do be careful as iRoad is known to have issues like lens out of focus, lens blur and wifi dongle burnt. Last time they have a recall for their previous models before.

Youtube actually lowers the video quality from the original video after upload laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Actually, you paid rm1k+++ for full-featured Korean dashcam not just for the video quality.

There is saying that goes "A Higher Price ≠ Better Video Quality" laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Now Thinkware is more hot selling in Singapore. Before was Blackvue and iRoad.


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post Apr 10 2019, 08:37 PM

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QUOTE([email protected] @ Apr 10 2019, 04:48 PM)
No choice, since already get it and then use it until it can't work anymore. If there is a Polarized lens can be found, will be consider to trying on it.  hmm.gif

I mean when I see from youtube footage showing the video shoot using X9 is superb clear. But the reality is so so to me. No surprised for the money I spend.
Now just hope the overall built is tahan lasak and can tahan the sunlight heat. My previous cam can auto off if too hot or memory card will suddenly can't read as well. Maybe cannot tahan too hot.  vmad.gif

Everyone also assumes higher price and expectations for a higher video quality, otherwise why we have to pay more right?  whistling.gif
Agree Blackvue and Thinkware is in the trend now, and also Marbella?  cool2.gif
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Cause all Korean dashcam is using capacitors instead of batteries since more than 3+++ years ago... That's why capacitor can resist heat better than a battery.

Marbella used to be famous but now no more.

I'm using Thinkware F800 Pro in my car. Bought it for around rm2.6k with 64GB micro SD card when first launched in Malaysia. Even though the video quality not as great for those with higher bit rates. But for the true parking mode, ADAS and other features it's worth it.

I'm on the waiting list for the Thinkware Q800 Pro which is coming this month hopefully laugh.gif
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post Apr 11 2019, 02:35 PM

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QUOTE(josh5671 @ Apr 11 2019, 12:21 PM)
Feedback for Android pie /9 issue on iroad app.

Turn off data then connect iroad wifi then it work like charm... LoL
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Sounds more like a temporary fix than a permanent fix...
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post Apr 11 2019, 09:36 PM

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QUOTE(josh5671 @ Apr 11 2019, 07:00 PM)
yep. temporary fix better then not working at all.
at least turn off data can access the dashcam...
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I think is a Huawei issue. I heard got another brand of dashcam also got issues connecting.
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post Apr 11 2019, 10:06 PM

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Viofo got new dashcams coming soon...

A129 Duo IR
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A119 V3 with 1600P resolution using Sony Starvis sensor. New WK1 & WM1.
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post Apr 12 2019, 07:52 AM

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QUOTE(Pugbunny @ Apr 11 2019, 11:03 PM)
Hi, I am thinking to install 70mai Pro for the front screen and 70mai for the rear.

Is it OK for install 70mai as a rear cam?
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Should be ok. Only need to worry about the length of the cable to the rear.
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post Apr 12 2019, 04:16 PM

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QUOTE(josh5671 @ Apr 12 2019, 03:02 PM)
Genius way...
I will try look on how this two video quality.
Because my iroad just soso..

Plan future suv install other brand dashcam..
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Can go with Viofo A129 Duo also. Using supercapacitor.


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post Apr 12 2019, 04:47 PM

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QUOTE(Pugbunny @ Apr 12 2019, 04:42 PM)
Does the Viofo A129 Duo front camera heavy? It looks bulky to me
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A129 vs 70mai Pro

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post Apr 12 2019, 04:53 PM

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QUOTE(josh5671 @ Apr 12 2019, 04:51 PM)
Spec wise look good too.

What avg price in malaysia?
Support app control or 100% control on dashcam only?
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It's the most recommended dual dashcam of 2019 laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Got both app control and control on the dashcam.

Official set is rm799 from authorized distributor with 1 year 1on1 exchange warranty.

Online with 0 or 6 months warranty can get rm500-600.

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post Apr 12 2019, 06:11 PM

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QUOTE(josh5671 @ Apr 12 2019, 05:26 PM)
LOL.. I can get two of this compare to iroad I using now.
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Actually iRoad is higher range as under Korean dashcam range 🤣

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post Apr 12 2019, 06:12 PM

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QUOTE(ajaibman @ Apr 12 2019, 05:44 PM)
I am using it for my bike cam, not bad and it water resistant apparently hahha..

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Disclaimer: the video quality is edited to lower res, due to upload to the net purposes, originally was 1080p with 30mhz refresh rate.
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That's cool.

But do be careful as I don't think it's waterproof though 😅

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post Apr 12 2019, 07:22 PM

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QUOTE(josh5671 @ Apr 12 2019, 07:11 PM)
i know that...iroad more highend product, < from quality perpective ?
but from video quality its not lol
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I think you just got a bad X9. Hahaha...
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QUOTE(josh5671 @ Apr 12 2019, 07:37 PM)
its not count as bad la..it much much much better then 200+- rear mirror+dashcam.

but still a bit weird quality compare to my phone front cam....
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Of course your phone cam is much better than your dashcam.

Have to see the specs. What lens? What sensor? How many MP? etc...

Cannot compare phone cam with dashcam.
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QUOTE(Pugbunny @ Apr 12 2019, 10:14 PM)
May I know where to buy this from the distributor? Looking a place to install too if got.
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Siicurez is the distributor in Sunway. Got installations too.
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post Apr 15 2019, 09:46 AM

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QUOTE(Quazacolt @ Apr 13 2019, 04:06 AM)

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post Apr 15 2019, 10:07 AM

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QUOTE([email protected] @ Apr 13 2019, 05:26 PM)
I never expect it will be exactly like the footage, but at least 70% shall be good. However it is not. Haha..  tongue.gif
Just hope it will be more stable and reliable. My previous dash cam always hang, shut down or the memory card will show error after long time drive.  bangwall.gif
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Must get raw video files to see the actual quality.

Upload to Youtube usually the video is degraded a bit in video quality.

Better consider a dashcam that is durable in the heat. The micro SD card also need to consider a better card. As these 2 things that is working the most when recording.
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post Apr 15 2019, 10:11 AM

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QUOTE([email protected] @ Apr 13 2019, 05:24 PM)
Thinner will damage the tint?
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Some tints might not withstand thinner. Might get damaged.

Another way is to heat the tape mount with a heat gun or hair dryer to soften the glue first so can easily pull off the windscreen. Parking in the hot sun for a few hours also does the same.

After that use clear acrylic double sided tape to mount. Strong and easier to peel off.

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