I use my laptop for GPS (Delorme SA). I want to install a rear camera on my old Class A to keep an eye on my toad. Most (all?) systems use a monitor or rear mirror monitor for displaying the camera image. Has anyone used their laptop as the monitor? I have a newer HP laptop with Core i5 and Windows 7. It has an HDMI port, monitor port, and several USB ports. Can any of the ports be used for the camera's output? I would like to split the window for the GPS and rear camera functions.
the USB is the only one that can use an input signal
you will need a USB A/V adapter, they usually come with software for transferring VCR tape or other video input to the pc
some used to be as cheap as $30, the good ones cost more
you can pickup a 7" flip down video monitor for $49 on sale
and do a permanent install for the rear view camera
Options, always have options, and the journey goes much smoother ....
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A WiFi camera might be something to consider if you have a WiFi router running when underway.
This sounds like an interesting concept. I have a wireless router I could bring along with us in the MH. Any thoughts on other hardware--camera type? Would I need to reverse the image? I could see using this setup at home for an outdoor security camera, when not mounted on the MH. The camera probably needs IR LEDs for nighttime viewing