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Josh



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Reversing Camera

When I was deciding to buy I noticed in one dealership that the Director's RRS S/C in showroom was sporting a reversing camera wired up to the front screen.
This is available on the RR. Ideal with privacy glass!

Has anyone considered it? or even got one? or will the dealers do it? TDV6 - gone
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Post #8885 Tue Dec 27 2005 10:41am
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BBlackRRS



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Josh, is there any way you can contact the dealership and find out what they did exactly? More than likely, they have the Nav-TV module installed. If not, please do keep the forum informed.

Post #8903 Wed Dec 28 2005 12:31am
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grommet



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The current "Nav-TV" hack does nothing to enable the reverse camera functions that are part of the core system. You'd need to "manually" select it, just like a video source... instead of it automatically kicking in when you are in R.

Maybe the dealer figured out how to convince the system to behave like the Range Rover... something I have yet to figure out. (If so, someone get us the details!) If that isn't it, maybe they somehow added a total screen bypass like most 3rd party rear view camera systems use...

Post #8904 Wed Dec 28 2005 2:24am
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BBlackRRS



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Thanks grommet, I too am one looking for reverse camera functionality without having to pay $2000 for it. I know what comes with nav-tv and what it is capable of (and of course what it is not capable of).

Now, if we can get Josh to maybe look into what he saw...

Post #8906 Wed Dec 28 2005 8:22am
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Josh



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Will have a chat next time I pass.

You might also have a look at racinggreencars.co.uk they do a reversing camera from Arden for the RRS fitted to the bumper. Don't know the cost or how its wired up. TDV6 - gone
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Post #8911 Wed Dec 28 2005 10:58am
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scorpio



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Rimini Red
reversing screen

Am sure that I have seen these in Halfords or a similar store. But many electrical stores in tottenham court road sell them.Not sure if they will be able to use the screen supplied with RR.

Post #8932 Wed Dec 28 2005 3:32pm
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Josh



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Apparently Racing Green's is connected to the front screen. Waiting to find out it it enguages when you select reverse and cost. TDV6 - gone
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Post #9247 Mon Jan 02 2006 5:05pm
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Josh



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I spoke to the LR dealer and they denied all knowledge. So I'm guessing its the perk of being the MD to have it done by the company.
So still waiting for Racing Green's update. TDV6 - gone
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Post #9369 Wed Jan 04 2006 4:39am
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Josh



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Had email from Racing Green. They spoke to Arden today and its bad news.
The camera system has been withdrawn by Arden as for some reason they couldn't get it to work with the standard front screen. Only avail for RR.

Found a couple of UK sites that do them.
One with a day/night camera in bumper wired up to a a 3" TFT which is installed as part of the rear view mirror housing which clips onto the cars fitted mirror. Looks quite good and kicks in when you select reverse.

The other one I liked was again cam in bumper wired up to a replacement sunvisor which has a 8" TFT on the inside of the visor. Downside is that the visor only comes in grey. But still looks quite good. Just not sure about colour!

If anyone is interested pm me for the details. TDV6 - gone
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Post #9527 Fri Jan 06 2006 12:12am
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grommet



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Damn, I had hoped someone had figured out how to convince the system to turn on the Range Rover bits. Oh, I wish I had an technical insider to talk to... Someone want to PM me? Cool

Post #9531 Fri Jan 06 2006 12:43am
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