I have a feeling its firmware. I had no issues with my camera for a year and a bit until i decided i wanted the features that the new firmware versions offer. It's been nothing but headaches since then. The September firmware update seemed to solve all my freezing problems, but then my rear camera stopped connecting.Ecsta - i'm not sure that downgrading the firmware will help - I want to try it as it co-insides with when I started to have the problems. However, some people have mentioned cold weather being a factor - and this also co-insides with when the problem started.
I fully agree with you. No point having a 2CH camera if the rear isn't reliable. In fact, the only incident I have had over the last year involved a cyclist who rode straight into the back of the car. This was captured on the rear camera, not the front and resulted in the cyclist admitting responsibility and his parents offering the cover the damage.
The light is out, there are no rear recordings, and you can not view the rear camera live.Just as a matter of interest, how do you guys know that the rear cam has disconnected? Does the light on it go out or something? As far as I know, my rear cam has never disconnected and I check its light now and again in my rear view mirror. It is never out when I look.
I also find that when you go down to the car in the morning, the heat caused by the front and rear cameras keep a circular patch of glass clear of frost / dew.Thanks Sancho. I realised that your second two symptoms would be true, but wondered how you could tell without checking the video. The light being out is a pretty strong clue though.
I'll have to keep more an eye on mine, but as far as I know, I haven't had any problems yet.
Not sure what firmware I'm running, but I'll check tomorrow and report back.