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  1. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    Yes, with HDR on and polarising filter fitted
  2. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    Thanks for the links. Updated to 2.1 and all seems well at night. Running 1440p@60Hz and its the first time I've been able to read oncoming plates @ 50 kph. No idea about day footage yet as it's night here.
  3. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    Just need to add something to possibly help. I noticed with my HK3 when set to 12.2v that if I went shopping with the parking mode on, and then returned to the car to offload the shopping which took a minute or so, and then decided to do a little more shopping and locking the car again, that...
  4. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    Don't forget the actual HK3 unit itself is also adding to the overall drain.
  5. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    I also thought that the camera/gps would consume zero through the HK3, however I noticed that it still provides power to maintain a GPS satellite lock so that when the A119 V3 powers up when the ignition key is turned on it immediately provides coordinates and speed. however if you physically...
  6. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    I installed a Bluetooth battery monitor in my car and watched what the GPS/HK3 was doing. With the HK3 physically switched off, my battery wouldn't waiver much from about 12.7 volts in the morning. However with the GPS/HK3 switched on I regularly found that overnight the battery would be much...
  7. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    I've accidentally left my A119 V3 running on Parking mode for over 12 hours (sometimes over 24 hours) quite a few times. I have my HK3 kit set on 12.0 volts and it only once shut down the camera during the over 24 hours event. The car still started (Honda Odyssey with Exide X60CMF battery) but...
  8. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    Here is a link to the requested firmware https://dashcamtalk.com/cams/a119v3/FWA119V3V1.03.zip
  9. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    I ended up getting the new firmware installed and working properly, however with HDR turned on everything was way overexposed or underexposed. I know that I can probably mess with the exposure settings but why should I when the previous firmware had WDR and worked very well, but with no option...
  10. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    Perhaps Viofo could supply an explanation of what the new settings actually do, they are a bit vague, or I'm just a little too stupid. Here is the link to the previous firmware if anyone needs it https://dashcamtalk.com/cams/a119v3/FWA119V3V1.03.zip
  11. mariomart

    VIOFO A119 V3

    Well that sucked. I upgraded the firmware (yes, I did the factory reset and hard reset) but no matter what settings I tried the parking mode wouldn't trigger and record anything, it just stayed with the rapidly blinking record LED, I tried jumping up and down in front of the camera, flashing the...
  12. mariomart

    A119V3 Parking mode temperatures

    The location I reside in has seen Summer temperatures as high as 48.9ºC, and so far this week it has reached about 35ºC around 3pm each day, so not really dashcam friendly temperatures. However my A119S V2 which I have been running for over 2 years has never had an issue, but it wasn't running...
  13. mariomart

    A119V3 Parking mode temperatures

    Time for an update. The replacement camera I was sent ended up being worse than what I already had. After quite a few bouts of correspondence between myself, the distributor and the manufacturer, including me sending many image samples and testing various conditions it comes down to this...
  14. mariomart

    A119V3 Parking mode temperatures

    Yeah, Nah. I'm happy with the $2 Reject Shop Bogan engineering :-)
  15. mariomart

    A119V3 Parking mode temperatures

    I've decided to add a heat shield to lessen the effects of running parking mode in the Aussie Summer.
  16. mariomart

    A119V3 Parking mode temperatures

    Parking mode was ON using the Auto Event Detection.
  17. mariomart

    A119V3 Parking mode temperatures

    It only got to the low 30's yesterday, but the car was parked in full sun for about an hour. I took a temp reading when I got home and the hottest part of the case was 57.9ºC.
  18. mariomart

    A119V3 Parking mode temperatures

    Yes, I removed the protector, lol.
  19. mariomart

    A119V3 Parking mode temperatures

    I'm getting my unit replaced by the local distributor as it was losing focus on the right hand side of the image when heating up. According to the distributor it's a known issue with a small number of units due to the lens distorting under heat stress. Here are the sample pics I sent the...
  20. mariomart

    A119V3 Parking mode temperatures

    Haha, and that was at 6:30 pm lol
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