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D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the size. The price is also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the image quality and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the image quality and design, and there are some mixed comments about the size and reliability.

usability, price

design, image quality

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: D-Link 2-Bay Mydlink Network Video Recorder with 9 Channel Live View/Recording/1 Channel PlaybackD-Link 2-Bay Mydlink Network Video Recorder with 9 Channel Live View/Recording/1 Channel Playback

Jun, 2016

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Amazon.com review summary for D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of D-Link 2-Bay Network Video Recorder DNS-726-4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: D-Link Camera Business Video Recorder mydlink-Enabled (DNR-322L)D-Link Camera Business Video Recorder mydlink-Enabled (DNR-322L)

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.

 

with so many great standards for web design, why does D-Link make such a garbage interface? Are they owned by MS? Are they trying to sell My-Dlink service? I wish I'd done more research before putting in the D-Link MyCloud cameras, now I have a huge...

cannot get to work in anything but Internet Explorer. Even Internet explorer required all kinds of securioty settings to be turned off and just the right version of Java and Browser and even then it takes forever to load and bring up video. We invested...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Randolph J. (newegg.com)

Garbage web interface

 

with so many great standards for web design, why does D-Link make such a garbage interface? Are they owned by MS? Are they trying to sell My-Dlink service? I wish I'd done more research before putting in the D-Link MyCloud cameras, now I have a huge...

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cannot get to work in anything but Internet Explorer. Even Internet explorer required all kinds of securioty settings to be turned off and just the right version of Java and Browser and even then it takes forever to load and bring up video. We invested...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Thomas M. (newegg.com)

Quick install, useful features

 

As with any network device it is important to update the firmware immediately. In my case it addressed a problem with finding cameras on my network (which actually could have been due to something else).

Easy to install, just drop in two drives, hook up power and internet, easy to configure. Lots of options for video format, audio. Automatic search for existing cameras. Easy to create offline backups via ftp/http, although you need an existing ftp...

Setting up the ftp backup feature was a little messy, but most of the problem is making sure the ftp server itself is configured as the DNR-322L setup is actually pretty good. It doesn't remember the multiple camera video setup (you can set up a matrix...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: sanslos (newegg.com)

Quick install, useful features

 

As with any network device it is important to update the firmware immediately. In my case it addressed a problem with finding cameras on my network (which actually could have been due to something else).

Easy to install, just drop in two drives, hook up power and internet, easy to configure. Lots of options for video format, audio. Automatic search for existing cameras. Easy to create offline backups via ftp/http, although you need an existing ftp...

Setting up the ftp backup feature was a little messy, but most of the problem is making sure the ftp server itself is configured as the DNR-322L setup is actually pretty good. It doesn't remember the multiple camera video setup (you can set up a matrix...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Flavio (tigerdirect.com)

Very good product and fair price!

 

I have 3 of this equipment running and they do a very good job, although i would like to be able to watch the playback in MAC (i always have to use windows in order to watch the playback)There are not that many options when you think of DVR for ip...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael E. (newegg.com)

It's ok.

 

Why does it only playback one channel? It gives you the option of playing back more than 1, but then gives an error that the maximum number of channels has been exceeded. So don't offer me the option of choosing more than 1... if one is the limit. The...

Small and compact.. works very well in recording from up to 9 cameras, great for the price.

Poor playback. You can only playback 1 channel at a time. Requires software to be run from a PC or MAC to add the device to the mydlink.com cloud interface...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: WILLIAM L. (newegg.com)

Pretty Good, But Not Great

 

This NVR works pretty much as expected. I am currently using it with D-Link DCS-2230 cameras and it integrates well with these. I would like if it integrated with other manufacturer's cameras also, but I can see why D-Link wouldn't do that. The live...

Able to view multiple streams at once Integrates well with D-Link cameras Doubles as a NAS

Only works with Internet Explorer Only integrates with D-Link cameras

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: fireguy50 (newegg.com)

Rubbish

 

I going to return it next week if this doesn't get sorted out.

Its shinny black and keeps 2 hard drives at operating temperature

Doesn't support many cameras, something learned after you buy it. It likes to disconnect the cameras every couple minutes. The PTZ control doesn't work at all

May, 2010

Consumer review by: AKCW (newegg.com)

OK Product For Small System

 

It is an ok system for a small business or home. Take what D-Link reports as compatible cameras with a grain of salt though. The supported cameras is actually very small and not all cameras can fully utilize the DNS-726-4 motion detection feature....

Simple setup; decent capacity

Limited camera support, dispite what D-Link says. No response from D-Link to confirm camera support

May, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Network Video Recorder appliance

 

A single unit will support up to four video streams. Additional NVR appliances can be installed to allow for more cameras (up to 16, I think).

Appliance approach simplifies installation and management of Network Video Recorder for home security video. Traditionally, to support home NVR, one would need a dedicated PC and NVR Software. In case of trouble, you might need to get support from...

This is a new product, with firmware version 1.00. This software seems fairly stable, with only minor issues. RAID support for SATA drives is minimal, with only two drive bays available

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The D-Link DNS-726-4 Professional Network Video Recorder (NVR) offers a comprehensive solution for displaying, storing and managing video data generated by IP cameras. With remote monitoring in high resolution at a fraction of the cost, this improves dramatically on conventional CCTV surveillance systems. The device itself is compact in size and incorporates a physical security lock. An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) can be used as an emergency power supply for the NVR, via a USB interface. An intuitive interface accessible via a simple web browser allows for real-time viewing of up to 4 cameras (models from D-Link, Sony, Panasonic and Axis are supported), either on-site or remotely via the Internet. A variety of options are provided, including pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) control and two-way audio. Each camera can be independently set to record continuously or at preset intervals, or on detecting motion. A dedicated PC is not required. Data is saved on one or two hard drives (3.5" SATA, not included), in a secure database that can be duplicated using RAID 1 technology for complete backup. The video data can be exported easily into AVI or ASF formats. The NVR centrally controls the digital output, e-mail notifications and recording for all the connected cameras. With "Smart Search" technology, a specific area of the image can be selected and searched for events such as motion, with various degrees of sensitivity. D-Link's powerful D-ViewCam NVR software is bundled with the D-Link DNS-726-4. Via a simple web interface, an operator can easily drag and drop a view onto the display window, search or export video, and also back up video data from the NVR to external storage. A total of 4 NVRs and 16 cameras can be combined and administered in this way.