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DVR8-8500AI 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder (Digital Video Recorder - MPEG-4 Formats - 250GB Hard Drive)

DVR8-8500AI 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder (Digital Video Recorder - MPEG-4 Formats - 250GB Hard Drive)
alaAverage 2.2

7 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size. The usability is also appreciated.

usability, size

On average, users rate this product 43/100.

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Amazon review summary for DVR8-8500AI 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder (Digital Video Recorder - MPEG-4 Formats - 250GB Hard Drive)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of DVR8-8500AI 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder (Digital Video Recorder - MPEG-4 Formats - 250GB Hard Drive) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

value for money

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Accurate, Compact, Discreet, Easy To Set Up, Sensitive

Faulty, Low Quality, Noisy, Unreliable

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Would be good if it worked....

 

This item was very easy to set up and has some good capabilities & good size hard drive; however, from the very first day it had hard disk failure. We are returning it. May try our luck with another but if that doesn't work either, then I would not...

Compact, Easy To Set Up

Faulty, Noisy, Unreliable

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IF I KNEW BEFORE WHAT I KNOW NOW I WOULD

 

SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN ONE WITH EIGHT CAMERAS

Compact, Sensitive

Noisy

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Not compatible with wireless

 

You would think it would be compatible with its own Swann cameras. All the functions will not work with the Swann wireless camera. I have it recording, but it has to flash from one camera to the other in about 20 second intervals. I cannot record...

Easy To Set Up

Misleading, Noisy

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it worked one time.hard drive failure and fan quit working.took a long time to set up.instructions not very clear.i was trying to use this product for home security purposes.i sent product back.[...]

Compact

Faulty, Unreliable

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Well if I get One that WILL WORK !!!

 

I use this for my Business SECURITY. First day it kept giving me the Faulty Disc, Faulty Hard Drive. I had replaced my Lorex with the Swann For ease of use, and so I could review what had happened there during Business Hours, and incase of...

Compact

Faulty, Low Quality, Unreliable, Worked Less Than 1 Week

Product Specifications

The DVR16-8600 is a 16 Channel DVR that features advanced H.264 level compression. This kit includes 8 x 50ft Siamese double shielded BNC cables. A 250GB Seagate SV35 hard drive is also preinstalled. The Swann DVR16-8600 includes some incredible, professional-grade features including 240 IPS recording, Pentaplex operation (recording, playback, set-up, back-up and network surveillance simultaneously), VGA output for connection to a VGA monitor. The kit has an adjustable network bit rate, easy remote connectivity, and supports IE browser for remote view; just download a small active file, theres no need to install any software. For ease of use the DVR has a remote control, 3D graphic user interface, 2 x USB 2.0 ports for back-up and mouse control. This DVR16-8600 is backed by 12 month warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.8in
Height:1.5in
Width:9.3in

General

Device Type (YA):Standalone DVR
TV System:NTSC/PAL
Video Channels:4

Header

Manufacturer:Swann Communications
Model:DVR4-1100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Swann

Security DVR

Operation Mode:Triplex
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