"From the description, another is better"2.5 starson by llandyw
Pros: Retail price is a bit lower than comparable backup cameras, and the illuminators are a good idea.
Cons: The screen flickering would be annoying. A simple delay of turn-on could completely remove the flickering. Also, there doesn't appear to be a power button on the monitor.
Summary: There is a better system available for a bit higher price. The VR3 camera is one we have had on our car for almost a year. While there's no illuminators, the camera is sensitive enough to work in almost full darkness. Also there is a power button and another button to change the view from the camera on the monitor. There are no flickers because it does have to have a steady signal before it displays a picture, but of course any steady transmission on it's frequency will show. There is also an optional cable for if you wish to hard wire the camera to the monitor (at extra cost for the cable), but this would remove all interference. I also didn't see a method of adjusting the angle of the camera in the picture of the Audiovox unit. The VR3 allows you to swivel it up and down so you can see the bumper of the car or further out. While the retail price is $129.99, it can be found as low as $79.99 at this time. I paid $99.99 when I got mine almost a year ago, and it was worth the price then. Ours came from Heartland America, but it's available also through the VR3 website at roadmasterusa.com, and I see from a search that it can be had through Amazon as well. There was a system with a 3.5" monitor available at one time, but I don't know if it's still available.In viewing the installation photos, I noted a fisheye effect in the Audiovox. The VR3 has not exhibited this behavior, and it has the same 110° horizontal field as well as an 80° vertical field.
Updated on Feb 19, 2009