I paid $30 for this and the camera combined while it was on sale so let that frame your expectations. However, I found that the quality was pretty good. My only grip is that the case is made of cheap plastic and scratches easily.
Bought this with the 'Esky High Definition Color Wide Viewing Angle Universal Waterproof Car Rear View License Plate Backup Camera with 7 Infrared Night Vision LEDs' . The quality of the picture is very good and a lot more clear then expected! The product is good. I am worried that the sticky mount won't hold as well as I would like but after a week it has been really good and definitely worth the money
Ordered it Friday and it came on Monday, but the screen was dead on arrival. It has a working video input and power hooked up (checked with a meter) and still won't power on.
Update: I was sent a free replacement which immediately powered on, the video feed occasionally shows horizontal lines moving across the screen but I am not sure if it is the monitor, electrical system, or matching esky camera. Either way it is in and does its job now! I paid $25 for the set and you just can't beat it for the price.
I'm using it to make a portable console. I was sceptical with all the negative reviews, but I got one which works just fine.
It runs off 12 volts, perfect for portabalizing my Gamecube.
( http://forums.modretro.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1654 )
The screen quality is great too, at least for a $20 screen.
Inexpensive item with great benefit
item was as described and arrived on time
Took some time to install the camera and screen. It worked pretty well. The first one lasted a month due to the defects but the seller is kind enough to send me a replacement. Now it is working again and I am happy. Let's see.
Monitor is good and serves the purpose, especially since it is needed only to view fairly large objects and kids that may not be seen by the mirror.
To that extent I did not expect DVD or TV quality. However, I think some reviewers may have forgotten to remove the thin plastic film that has been placed over the screen to protect it during transfer/install. It took me a while to understand that there was a film..and peeling it off was tricky since it appears that the film has been installed before the plastic encasing was assembled, so some part of the film was stuck under the frame and had to be slowly peeled off.
I do think that the instructions need to be better. For example, the instruction requires that we use a fuse prior to connecting it to the cars power system...and no fuse is provided in the kit. This basically means that a DIY person will have a sudden problem and may have to go hunting for a fuse...with no clue on rating, etc
Luckily for me, BestBuy installed it and they knew what they are doing and rigged a fuse. I would not recommend that anyone try this by themselves since there is a fairly good chance that the cars electrical system may be compromised. Professionals are so much better. I am also going to suggest the same for the companion camera that I bought.
a little small.