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Old 05-17-2016, 10:01 AM   #11
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I found if you leave the mirror angle the same as without the monitor, the big white box behind you superimposed over the image will wash out the image. I turn the mirror monitor a few degrees toward the passenger side so the trailer isn't reflected. Only takes a few degrees and I can see the video fine.
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried this and I still can't see the image well. I estimate that the screen brightness is about half of that of my car navigation/ entertainment system, so it is not bright enough to not require me to focus too long off the road to be safe. When I return from my trip, I will contact Tadi Brothers and see if they can provide a brighter monitor. At this point, I will give up the (very convenient) mirror mount for a screen I can use safely.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:00 PM   #12
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Hi Charlie, I'm looking into getting the same mirror monitor you have. Like you I want to put the receiver near the rear window. Is the power cable that comes with the monitor long enough to put it near the rear window? If not where did you get your extension? The cable I have for the monitor that came with my camera from Escape are to short and I'm having trouble find a cord with a plug that matches the one coming out of the monitor
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:20 PM   #13
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Hi Charlie, I'm looking into getting the same mirror monitor you have. Like you I want to put the receiver near the rear window. Is the power cable that comes with the monitor long enough to put it near the rear window? If not where did you get your extension? The cable I have for the monitor that came with my camera from Escape are to short and I'm having trouble find a cord with a plug that matches the one coming out of the monitor
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Promise not to laugh? After MUCH investigation I finally discovered that the cable from the receiver to the monitor that the TADI system uses is actually a long PS/2 computer mouse cable. Who'd a thunk it? Think I bought a 15 foot extension:

PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Cables

I ran mine from the wireless receiver on the rear window up to the front drivers side corner (tucked under the door sill covers) then up through the dash plastic and window pillow cover to the drivers side visor. When I pop the monitor over the mirror, it's a simple and neat one-cable connection.

I ran a 12V supply line back to behind the rear seat where I put in a dual 12V plug outlet; one for the camera and one powers the tire pressure monitoring system also mounted on the back glass.
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Old 07-01-2016, 04:54 PM   #14
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Thanks for the suggestion. I tried this and I still can't see the image well. I estimate that the screen brightness is about half of that of my car navigation/ entertainment system, so it is not bright enough to not require me to focus too long off the road to be safe. When I return from my trip, I will contact Tadi Brothers and see if they can provide a brighter monitor. At this point, I will give up the (very convenient) mirror mount for a screen I can use safely.
I contacted Tadi Brothers and they suggested that I replace the mirror based monitor with a 7" monitor without a mirror. Preliminary testing seems to show that it will work for me. I'll know more on my next trip soon.

Meanwhile, I have the old mirror based monitor. Tadi didn't want me to return it to them. If someone wants it for the cost of shipping, PM me.
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:40 PM   #15
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I contacted Tadi Brothers and they suggested that I replace the mirror based monitor with a 7" monitor without a mirror. Preliminary testing seems to show that it will work for me. I'll know more on my next trip soon.

Meanwhile, I have the old mirror based monitor. Tadi didn't want me to return it to them. If someone wants it for the cost of shipping, PM me.
Wish this post was a month ago. Rather than try to adapt my wired Rear View Safety system that I had installed between the trailer & the RAV4, when I switched to the Tacoma I ordered a Tadi system with the 7" mirror monitor. Like you, I find it far to dim (even with the brightness turned all the way up) to be useful. It has a very heavy blue tint - I kept trying to peal a non existent plastic protector film from the face of the monitor.

Please post the non preliminary results before I make another mistake!
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Maybe TADI has a bad batch of mirror monitors? Mine works great in a Tacoma, so I don't think it's an ambient light issue. Everybody has different eyeballs, too.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:59 PM   #17
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I kept trying to peal a non existent plastic protector film from the face of the monitor.

Please post the non preliminary results before I make another mistake!
Tadi Brothers have two versions, one with the blue tint and one without. I tried both and neither was visible enough for me.

I will let you know after my next trip how it works for me, within the next few weeks.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:42 PM   #18
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We tried the mirror monitor, useless as a monitor. Reviewed it on Amazon
Tadibrothers 7 Inch Mirror with Bluetooth and Wireless 120 RV Backup Camera https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MSA8BQA..._yVWDxb4BBHQRY
They contacted me and overnighted a replacement while we were on the road. The new one is much better. Couldn't tell you the model the box looked generic. We are happy with the new one.
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Wish this post was a month ago. Rather than try to adapt my wired Rear View Safety system that I had installed between the trailer & the RAV4, when I switched to the Tacoma I ordered a Tadi system with the 7" mirror monitor. Like you, I find it far to dim (even with the brightness turned all the way up) to be useful. It has a very heavy blue tint - I kept trying to peal a non existent plastic protector film from the face of the monitor.

Please post the non preliminary results before I make another mistake!
The "final" results are that I used the Tadi Brothers 7" monitor (not the mirror one) mounted just above my Jeep's cup holders and it did very well on our recent 3 week trip. I had a mount meant for my WeBoost and adapted it for the monitor.
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The "final" results are that I used the Tadi Brothers 7" monitor (not the mirror one) mounted just above my Jeep's cup holders and it did very well on our recent 3 week trip. I had a mount meant for my WeBoost and adapted it for the monitor.
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