Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Walter Cheap china made products
The biggest problem i have with this NVR that is response time. When connected locally via 100mb network it works very slow. To search or rewind recorded video takes unreasonable long delay 5 to 20 seconds before NVR response than i start to have jumping images. When viewing locally this nvr will skip images. You cannot get smooth view with full resolution with four cameras. This NVR CPU is underpowered.
I purchase this NVR a month before Christmas a month later camera start showing blurry image. Smos sensor at cameras are low quality and month later starting to fade. I have second Bosch DIVAR-3000 that has very similar web interface but response is immediate. Q-See have not even removed Chinese language but put English template over it. Before web interface starts at login screen every time i connect i have to read Chinese for 5 seconds. See attached image with web interface.
January 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Stache6942 Good Product and Customer service
This product was shipped directly from the manufacturer. The box was heavily damaged by the shipper. Even the NVR box inside was damaged. The Manufacturer packaged all the components so well that none of them appeared to be damaged. The setup was straightforward. The software and user interface, email notifications, and alarms, worked as advertised. The cooling fan in the NVR was excessively noisy so I returned this product to Home Depot. Q-See and Home Depot provided me with excellent customer service.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by islandsnow works great, has not rebooted since i fired it up last dec.
Well one thing I like about IP cameras, rather then the 960H cameras is that you can use a wireless bridge and POE power bar like the WS-POE-8-12V and have a few cameras mounted remotely wireless. So I had 2 cameras on the NVR and 2 cameras on a wireless bridge using this power bar and it talks wirelessly back to the NVR over the bridge to my wireless router. Makes installations flexible if you have a weird house that's wide or some areas that aren't accessible by the 100ft Ethernet cable. Ok onto the actual hardware, it only has a 2TB drive, but it's a WD purple surveillance drive, I upgraded it to 3TB but so far, it's been working flawlessly. I've read some people had problems setting up the email feature on movement, but I get maybe 20 emails a day max because bird fly through and things like that. What's cool is it sends that snapshot of what triggered the motion. Doesn't bother me at all and I just delete the emails if there is nothing significant, I'd rather have it flag me for some possible intruder then not. I also have the ports forwarded so I can monitor it via the q-see phone app. Works great. The cameras are 1080P and are very clear, they work great in day and dusk/dawn where they enhance the picture and it looks good even in low light. At night, the IR works fairly well, you can hear the cameras click to turn on the IR at night. The IR works well enough and you'd want to mount the cameras to get areas which might have traffic that's not too far up for better night video. The SW that's built in the NVR was easy to figure out and setup. Comes with 4 HD cameras, the NVR, pwr plug in for NVR, pwr plug for the POE (power over Ethernet), mouse, and 4 100ft Ethernet cables and mounting screws, drill templates, and I think an Ethernet cable to plug the NVR into the router. So it has the basics to get you going. Oh and one camera was DOA, but they shipped a new one out with shipping label for return. As simple as that. Really great so far. Oh and they don't ship a lot of instructions, but they can all be found on their website.
January 31, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by billie NVR is quite noisy
This NVR is replacing an existing NightOwl DVR setup. Running cables was fairly easy. RJ45 connectors are larger than BNCs used on DVR system.
Pro: I like the way I can access NVR via a browser, and not have to use yet another program (Netviewer) to access the recording unit.
CON: The only downside I have encountered thus far, as compared to the DVR the NVR is very noisy. It is much noisier than a laptop. Almost sounds like a desktop peecee. It can't be relocated to a closet or the attic because needs to be near 1) a monitor(to configure (NVR), and 2) hub for network connectivity.
December 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by TANWare Great tree
I was hoping these would go on sale after Christmas at a deep discount but this will not be the case. Why, because none will be leftover. Another big general chain at the mall has a 49 light mode tree at 7.5 feet but half the tips and 48" base would be a generous specification. I should note that other trees posted ad has been around since 2009 so it may be a few years before this variable lighting option takes off to other trees. Also at 65" for the base you will find few, if any, 7.5's with a fuller base so be sure you have the room.
This tree as unfolded will have a few bald patches for lights but some playing around with light and branch arrangements fixed that issue. Playing with all the colors is really nice. The color changing options tend to vary the colors to each light which is nice too.
The three sections are pretty heavy. I would say each of the first two weighed more than the 6.5' we were upgrading from. The power coming on by just dropping in the sections though is nice.
I have included photo's and a video link for all the modes. The one photo shows it beside the 6.5' I had upgraded from. The window bay the tree sits in is 84".
Bottom line, if you can fit, find and afford this tree then get it.
December 11, 2014