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Old 12-28-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Was looking for recommendations

To install bluetooth into a car, also to install a rearview camera.

Thanks
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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Freeman's Stereo Video is who I'd recommend, if anyone, but be very specific about what you're getting, where it's going to be installed, and what your expectations of the finished install are. What you're talking about doing is not difficult. BUT the overall level of quality installers has dropped considerably over the years.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Ok that's not good to hear, that the quality sucks.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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Ok that's not good to hear, that the quality sucks.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that. Back when I was doing installs, there were several well known and trusted places in town to get quality work done. Now there's only a couple I'd even consider, and FSV is my pick. I worked there for a year (not in mobile) so I was able to observe how their operation is run. I know what my work ethic was, and that's not what I saw consistently. I am admittedly anal when I'm paying to have something done for me, and with any work done on a vehicle, I know exactly what I'm looking for.

When I say the overall level of quality has dropped, I mean that the competition has increased among the discounters. Consequently the wages being paid do not attract the better, more experienced installers to stay in the industry. Turnover is higher than it used to be, and fewer installers are able to deal with the more complicated electronics in some modern vehicles.

But again, for what you're looking to do, I think you'll be fine.
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