Backup Camera, And a GPS.

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by 1953bowtieguy, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. 1953bowtieguy

    1953bowtieguy New Member

    I am asking you guys on GMTC, if you know what the best brand of backup camera and the best brand of GPS are, because i would like to get both for my 94 Yukon. Would appreciate your input, thanks.
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Double DIN GPS head unit or external GPS device? If not a double-DIN head unit with a video input, what do you intend to use for a display for the backup camera? I ask because you didn't mention a display for the backup camera -- i.e. you only asked about the camera, itself.
  3. 1953bowtieguy

    1953bowtieguy New Member

    ya idk what im going to use for a display for it but i have a prime suspect where i want it to go tho.
    cubby.jpg I want it to go in the lil cubby where the old radio went, right above the heat/ac controls if yu can see it.
  4. Jamm3r

    Jamm3r New Member

    Pioneer makes several nice double-DIN GPS/CD player/Radio/display products that will fit in that slot. I may get one at some point as an upgrade for my 1997, although at this point I'm happy using the GPS in my phone.

    Pioneer and Sony both make excellent backup cameras although they are expensive.
  5. 1953bowtieguy

    1953bowtieguy New Member

    So would i be able to use the GPS for a display for the backup camera.
  6. Jamm3r

    Jamm3r New Member

    Yes, almost all the dash-mount ones will do that.
  7. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Here's the camera I'm currently running:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PN1A54

    Other than the craptastic glass fuse and fuse holder it comes with, I'm pleased with it. (I recommend replacing the fuse folder with a waterproof mini-fuse holder.) It's crystal clear during the day and expectedly grainy at night. Distance lines are superimposed over the camera image, so you have to orient the camera's 'eyeball' properly when finalizing the install.

    I have the camera mounted on the left side of the tailgate handle's plastic bezel -- basically in the same spot the NNBS trucks have their cameras -- with the eyeball aimed down and back such that I can see well behind me but can also see my receiver ... which is stupidly useful when hitching up a trailer.

    For the money this has been a stellar camera.
  9. 1953bowtieguy

    1953bowtieguy New Member

    [MENTION=50075]SurrealOne[/MENTION] So what do u use as a display for it than???
  10. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    My double DIN Kenwood DNX-6960 (with buit-in Garmin GPS)...
  11. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia New Member

    Now that I have my laptop, and Delorme Topo 10.0, the Laptop Mount for the truck will be ordered shortly, and I will use it for a 17 inch GPS unit. That is the only way to do GPS :)
  12. 1953bowtieguy

    1953bowtieguy New Member

    [MENTION=50075]SurrealOne[/MENTION] So ur gps is in your deck or is that just another thing kenwood makes?
  13. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    I'm sorry, i can into this mid stream. Did you say 17-inch gps?
  14. 1953bowtieguy

    1953bowtieguy New Member

    Ya he did, i think he means it would be his laptop screen.
  15. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    Which is nothing short of BA! But then again, I've always likes the idea of laptop integration.
  16. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia New Member

    Yep, I have been using my 10 inch netbook with Windows 7 and Delorme street atlas and Topo 8.0, and 9.0 as a GPS over my center console for 3 years now with a USB GPS unit.......

    I finally was able to afford my 17inch Alienware laptop. So Delorme Topo 10.0 North American (US, Canada and Mexico) is going on it.

    The Topo maps give me elevation as well as 2D street navigation.

    But for me to effectively accomplish that, (So the 17 inch laptop does not slide around), I need to get a Laptop Mount like the Tow truckers, Police, EMT's, Power company trucks use....... to lock it down while driving.

    That will give me a 17inch GPS unit when I am driving and I will not have to wait for Google Maps to update if I loose cellular service in the mountains because all the detailed maps on on the hard drive.
  17. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Certain Kenwood head units have Garmin GPS integrated into them. The Excelon series (which is what my DNX-6960 is) is one such unit.
  18. 1953bowtieguy

    1953bowtieguy New Member

    I wish i would have known tht before i put my new deck in. Darn.:no:

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