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    Reolink IP Cameras

    I have absolutley nooo Idea. I bought this from a high rated direct sell Dahua and Hikvision supplier in China, who has a store on eBay. It is touted as an English only version. Shipping was reasonable... less than 2 weeks order to dropoff. I hear horror stories about hacked Chinese...
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    Reolink IP Cameras

    On another topic... for those here that build and upgrade their own PC systems... Amazon is now selling Corsair PSU units at competitive prices. There is a down side, however. I usually buy PSUs from Newegg or another component reseller. Amazon ships the unit shrink-wrapped in the retail...
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    Reolink IP Cameras

    I just found my preferred replacement for the D400. A Dahua with virtually identical form factor to the D400, and with Starlight performance. IPC-HDW5442TMP-AS. No problem setting up with Blue Iris, and the low light color performance is excellent. Dynamic range is much better for identifying...
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    Reolink IP Cameras

    Post script: OK.. I have answered my own question... To those following, I started with mis-information. I do NOT have an RLC-420. What I do have is four D400 cameras and a B400 camera, which are now explicitly disclaimered by ReoLink as not ONVIF compliant and not third party software...
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    Reolink IP Cameras

    Scott Richey, Thanks for the useful feedback. I have tried the Reolink.... baseline RTMP and the 'RTSP (old firmware' and neither will work I will review my process and try your trips. One note: the ReoLink NVR states that the camera IP is 172.16.25.2:9000 I assume that the IP address is...
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    Reolink IP Cameras

    Fenderman... you are the only user I have found to succcessfully set up a Reolink RLC-420 on a Blue Iris based machine. Can you share setings / procedures / pitfalls? There are a lot of h8ers here regarding Reolink. I am trying to use existing infrastructure and slowly upgrade to better...
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    8TB HDD Supplier durability

    Hmm.... now much power does the Nvidia accelerator consume? I have upgraded to a 550W PSU on this i7-3770 system
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    8TB HDD Supplier durability

    Many Thanks... New Topic/question: Can the Intel IvyBridge architecture with HD 4000 integrated graphics encode/decode H.265 streams from cameras that use this format? I hear there rumors...and that it saves disk space
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    Looking for Dahua IPC-HDW5442TM-AS 4MP Starlight

    I understand we have a Dahua rep in here... I finally found a model that looks very appealing for WDR and low light performance in a turret style mount. Amazon doesn't appear to carry this yet, and I hate to risk buying on eBay direct from China. Anyone out there have a low price source in mind?
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    8TB HDD Supplier durability

    Opinion Poll: 8TB 7200 HDD - Western Digital Purple versus Seagate Skyhawk who has better durability?
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    Newbie with detailed questions on H/W support for Blue Iris

    OK... finally some progress. I decided on a reset to factory settings... which could not be done via IP connection, since I couldn't talk to the camera. So I researched Dahua videos and opened the camera, found the hardware reset button, and held it down for 30 seconds. Then I re-registered...
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    Newbie with detailed questions on H/W support for Blue Iris

    Router is not a factor quite yet... I have my PC directly addressed to the POE switch port. However, I see the mistake.. mu IPv4 address partial address is 192.168.1.xxx So changing the third camera grouping to .201. was a bad idea. However... have I become in-communicator with the camera...
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    Newbie with detailed questions on H/W support for Blue Iris

    Hmm..... OK... Did that.... logged into the camera directly at 192.168.1.108 and got a beautiful live image....so that was encouraging. Then I used settings to change the IP address to 192.168.201.200. The camera complained that the gateway was not the same, so I copied the IP address there as...
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    Newbie with detailed questions on H/W support for Blue Iris

    OK... Latest info. I got frustrated with the complexity of the 2CD2347G1 and ordered the simple Dahua 1431S. Connecting this to the PoE Switch port 1, and my Computer to PoE port 8, with my modem LAN on the uplink port, I am able to both contact Dahua for their users information and tools...
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    Newbie with detailed questions on H/W support for Blue Iris

    mat200, I agree that the 2CD2347G1 is a top performer.. I will likely keep it. I just need to find a proper location because of its size. Let me ask the question a different way. Is the Dahua HDW1431S, significantly better than the ReoLink? I would think so, based on the WDR...
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