May 4, 2013
Well now I'm really tempted to make a switch. I'm glad to see this unit show up. Looking forward to seeing a video on this one, as well as some quick sample videos on all your cvi cameras. I would like to see how the footage looks from them. I'd be more than happy to demo them all for you and post videos- just send them along with this new dvr!! I'll review everything and send them back. LOL! Questions-
- Is the spaghetti cable good enough to get a proper picture with this? Meaning, I have the cheap thin premade bnc/power cable in place from my original install. My longest run is 75'. I'm hoping that while my cable is the thin stuff, I'm saved by shorter runs.
- Can I hookup my analog ptz to this dvr? If it doesn't work, what happens? Does it just show a blank picture? I really love my ptz, but it's analog. I know you carry cvi ptz's, but as far as I can tell they don't support timing action- scheduling. That's a big one for me.
- Can you import a dvr on the network to open up a channel from it on the cvi unit? Like you can with an nvr- open up analog channels from another dvr on the network. That's what I mean. Possible?
I will be posting videos of the cameras and DVR soon. The plug & Play cable will allow you to display and turn on the camera but the quality is not the greatest. In fact is shows sort of a ghosting image. for best results and also minimum requirements to install a CVI camera is to use RG59. If you us an analog device in the CVI it will simply not show up anything either locally or from the the network. Unfortunately you cannot import a dvd on the network to open up a channel from the CVI, this unit is not an NVR, the cameras connect directly to the unit using RG59 or RG6 cable
May 4, 2013
Well that stinks on all counts, but I figured as much. For me, an upgrade to 1080p would require new cable runs anyway so I may as well go with an nvr when I'm ready. Not that I'm unhappy with my analog system. But picture improvement is always the goal in the end. Thanks.