Recent content by Scott Ritchey

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    IPC-T2231T-ZS IPC-HX2XXX-Molec_MultiLang_PN_V2.800.0000000.19.R.200628

    Update: I think my intermittent IPC-HDW2231T-ZS-S2 image problem was fixed by the latest Blue Iris update (Release 5.2.9.14 x64 (6/9/2020)). It's hard to be sure with intermittent problems but images have been normal for three days.
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    Small Image while cycling cameras in windows Chrome ui3

    Disregard. Don't know how or why, but now cycle images fill the Chrome window as I would expect.
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    Small Image while cycling cameras in windows Chrome ui3

    When I open ui3 in Windows Chrome and cycle cameras, the cam images only fill about 2/3 of the window. I can zoom but even the first zoom step (x1) overflows the window (edges outside window). Changing resolution doesn't matter. In Windows Explorer the images fill the window as I would...
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    Latest New 20181228 Firmware for DH_IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea

    Camera not yet installed but seems to work fine. Just wanted to follow-up on possible firmware update before installing.. Super after-market tech support. Thanks.
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    Latest New 20181228 Firmware for DH_IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea

    Checking if there is an update is for HDBW4231F-E2-M multi-lens. I have no real problems and cam works OK in Explorer but Chrome requires a plug-in. I have firmware version 2.622.0000000.32.R, Build Date: 2019-08-27
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    IPC-T2231T-ZS IPC-HX2XXX-Molec_MultiLang_PN_V2.800.0000000.19.R.200628

    Andy: What is status of firmware update for HDW2231T-ZS-S2? Word doc in top post doesn't open. Is it a bad link or is a different update pending? I have a IPC-HDW2231T-ZS-S2 that works OK except Blue Iris image goes bizarre (see below) at random periods: jpg snapshot much bigger (500K-900K)...
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    Reolink IP Cameras

    Well, fenderman was right, even if he is less than diplomatic. He said I was satisfied with Reolink only because I had never seen images from a good camera. I have replaced all my Reolink cams with Dahua starlights: mostly T5442TM-AS plus two HFW1831E for wide area over-watch and one T2231T-ZS...
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    REVIEW: Budget 4MP Turret Comparison - IPC-T2431T-AS vs Chinese HDW4433C-A

    FYI, I have two IP cams and a TiVo in my barn, which has 120v power but no hardwire LAN. I use a pair of NanoStation AC Loco 5GHz airMAX bridges and a POE switch to connect to my LAN. Edit: The two NanoStations cost about $100 but I preferred that to burying a cat5 line. My bridge is only...
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    Dahua HFW1831E Focus?

    Thanks for the tip. Where did you get the frosted mylar?
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    Dahua HFW1831E Focus?

    I am somewhat happier with the 1831s. I'll explain. First is an IR shot from a HD2231T-ZS in a darkened room. This shows the crisp definition typical in my 2M and 4M Dahua cameras. The next shot show the "muddy" image I was getting from a new HFW1831E. Then I realized that that camera...
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    Dahua HFW1831E Focus?

    Information/Version says Firmware is: 2.622.0000000.23.R, Build Date: 2019-11-01
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    Dahua HFW1831E Focus?

    Thanks for the inputs. The focus is probably good enough so I'll leave it alone for now. I bought these on eBay from a guy (not Andy) in Hong Kong. I intended to order from Andy (eventually) but it was a late-night impulse purchase. By all outward appearances the cameras and packaging look...
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    Dahua HFW1831E Focus?

    I just got two 1831s for overwatch at my house. I had them up side-by-side (before mounting) to set up IPs, etc. I notice the image from one camera is noticeably sharper than the other. Is it practical to adjust the focus of these things?
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    How much power does an NVR use?

    Data point: I just bought a new 27 in led monitor which consumes 25 watts when on (and next to nothing in standby). So a monitor uses almost as much power as a computer.
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    How much power does an NVR use?

    See my posts: Reolink IP Cameras and Reolink IP Cameras Short answer is 10-15 watts for NVR (plus cams if PoE). A late-model commercial PC will be 30-50 watts. A DIY PC may be be a lot more. Monitor is extra but will normally power down when not actually in use. Maybe you need a newer PC...
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