Re: PC Based DVR
- From: "Crash Gordon" <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 20:57:42 -0700
Ive had no problems with cheap Lorex cards installed on refurbished Dell
Optiplex...well only one problem where the guy wanted to run it on his
business computer along with his accounting and his restaurant software...he
didn't believe me it wouldn't work for long. A month later I sold him a
refurb machine and it's been running 7 cameras full recording for 4 months
now without a lockup or crash. XP Pro 250gb hd, 2 g memory...but all it runs
is the camera card and its software. Have 2 others that have been running
constantly for a year at least...no problems except one lady keeps
forgetting her un/pw.
And a piece o'cake to access over the net.
"Bob La Londe" <nospam@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I've not sold any. I've been sticking with DM, but I lose a lot of
business to the PC based systems. I have installed a few for clients who
purchased units themselves, but had no clue how to set them up. My
experience has been that they are not that stable. Atleast not Windows
based units. If you put in a seven day auto reboot they work better, and
some like Pelco's units have it as part of their setup. (I guess I have
sold a windows PC based DVR afterall. Forgot about those.)
Still. It seems to me that unless the customer can be trained to check
the unit regularly they run a very high risk of finding their recorder
locked up when they really need to review some video. What do you do to
Are Linux based machines any better?
How about building your own. I'm sure some of you guys do that. What do
you use for a PC so that you have a really good machine to stick your
I've only played with a couple cards stuck in my own PC type applications,
and I was not totally thrilled with the performance.
With cheap PC based recorders it seems like the logical thing to do would
be to install two units for redundant recording, but when people see
"cheap" its awfully hard to get them to step back up and spend a little
more money to make up for the "cheap" part.
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