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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:33 pm

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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:39 pm

Jack I've had a few different versions of those and they were all junk. When it comes to video recorders you get what you pay for! My friend Willard got a JVC last summer, paid all most 300 for it and it's worth every penny.

I'd set my minimum at 250 at the least, anything in that range is going to be a better brand and quality built. Anything else is a waste of time and money IMO.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:58 am

jrrdw wrote:Jack I've had a few different versions of those and they were all junk.


Yeah, figures. Got to try a genuine gopro when in Siberia (careening down a riverbank on a child's toboggan of good old Soviet manufacture :D) and they really are brilliant, I can't imagine the Chinese stuff matching up in this case.

You can see the differences in HD here: http://vimeo.com/38973975

mark.f wrote:ballistic gopro


hehe nice! needs moar valve and better projectile though...
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:38 am

Having a higher frame rate helps any DVR. The DVR's I've had were all 30 fps. I wish the maker of that video would have taken both videos at the same time...
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:00 am

uhmm isn't GoPro produced in china ?? :D
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:07 am

POLAND_SPUD wrote:uhmm isn't GoPro produced in china ?? :D


Nothing wrong with Chinese production in my view, the question is quality control.

You can make 100 units, 50 are perfect, 25 are so-so and another 25 are total loss. It cost you 1 euro each to make them.

If you sell the perfect ones at 2 euro each, you make 50 euro profit.

However you can sell the perfect and so-so ones for 1.34 each and still make the same profit.

Branded goods are usually the first option. Not strictly applicable to the Gopro but to many "generics" out there.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:22 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
POLAND_SPUD wrote:uhmm isn't GoPro produced in china ?? :D


Nothing wrong with Chinese production in my view, the question is quality control, the better it is the price goes up but production essentially costs more or less the same.

That's more less what I wanted to point out - though they probably earn less per day than some of us in an hour

...so I wouldn't be surprised if production costs were less than 25% of the final price
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:33 am

POLAND_SPUD wrote:...so I wouldn't be surprised if production costs were less than 25% of the final price


Defintiely, anyone in manufacturing will tell you.

A quality control department for example is expensive to set up and maintain, and contributes nothing to actual production - but you have to heap it on as one of the costs because otherwise you cannot guarantee consistent quality to your customers.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:42 am

A quality control department for example is expensive to set up and maintain, and contributes nothing to actual production - but you have to heap it on as one of the costs because otherwise you cannot guarantee consistent quality to your customers.
well I included quality control in production costs ;-)

Can't say I am surprised that most companies moved their factories to china :?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:21 am

One for breaking bad fans :D :D :D :D :D

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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:03 am

Oh look, another instance of ObamaLooksLikeGus. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:05 pm

Started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix after reading about it here. Addictive. :lol:

Also....Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:39 pm

Gippeto wrote:Started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix after reading about it here. Addictive. :lol:


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