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  1. katamara

    forgot password

    Thanks. I was able to reset it and did not need to install new firmware.
  2. katamara

    forgot password

    I have a IPC-HDW4431C-A. I had set it up a few months ago on the test bench, but never mounted and installed the camera. Went to go mount the camera and I forgot the password. Since this is a chinese camera, I really didnt want to have to put new firmware on it, if I can avoid it. Any...
  3. katamara

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I contacted RCA support and they believe it I contacted RCA support, they believe I had a defective camera. I just installed the replacement. Hopefully, I will no longer run into that problem. Only time will tell.
  4. katamara

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    The problem came back this morning. Any one else run into this issue? I wonder if I got a defective camera. When you go into the memory card on the app it shows "abnormal" I have been able to re-initialize the card.
  5. katamara

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I'm going to reply to my own post, in case any one else runs into this. I swapped out the SD card with name brand memory card and the problem went away.
  6. katamara

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Anyone run into: The SD card is uninitialized. Please initialize it before recording. I have the RCA version, and I am using the EZVID app. The SD card is the one that came with the camera. I have been getting this error a few hours every day, and then the problem goes away. There is no...
  7. katamara

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    OK. Thank you.
  8. katamara

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I am currently waiting for my delivery of the RCA HSDB2A. Where are you finding the new firmware? I RCA's website sends you to the first version of the camera.
  9. katamara

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Thanks. I will probably end up doing the same. I'll probably get it working with the transformer first, then find a bell.
  10. katamara

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    You can get the RCA version HSDB2A for 129.99 at Staples.com It's 149.99 and there is a $20 coupon 58071 that you can use. I just ordered one. Now I just need a doorbell and transformer. Any suggestions for a doorbell with transformer? Should i go with a 24V transformer similar to this...
  11. katamara

    Ruh-roh

    Hikvision and Dahua Technology which produce audio-visual equipment that can be used for surveillance were specifically cited in a letter to Trump’s top advisers last month, signed by more than 40 lawmakers. The US is reportedly considering blacklisting Chinese surveillance tech firm Hikvision
  12. katamara

    OpenVPN into BlueIris over cellular fails, but over WiFi works?

    Because on wifi, you are on your network and can get to the internal IP. When you use cell data, you are on another network. If you want to be able to view BI when you are on cell data, I would suggest that you create a VPN instead of opening a port for BI.
  13. katamara

    Raspberry Pi Zero W to view camera feeds

    Are you saying that even a Raspberry Pi 3 is bad for this? If that's what you meant, I dont have any issues using the 3. If I can get down to the nearest Microcenter, maybe I'll just try it anyway, it's only $5. So, I'll try it and report back.
  14. katamara

    Raspberry Pi Zero W to view camera feeds

    I've been using a Raspberry Pi 3 to view the camera feeds thru a web browser. I has been working great. What I'm wondering is, has anyone done the same, but using a Raspberry Pi Zero W instead? Is the Zero W powerful enough?
  15. katamara

    Cake and eat it too

    How did you get the TV to switch to the Roku after x minutes of no activity?
  16. katamara

    Harvey

    Wow. So sorry for your loss, but glad to hear you are still around.
  17. katamara

    EmpireTecAndy fast DHL shipping!!

    I'll chime in here too, Andy ships FAST! Had within 3 days of placing order.
  18. katamara

    Second viewing station for under $50!

    Thanks for the tip
  19. katamara

    Second viewing station for under $50!

    I just tried using a new Android (5.0) box with an old DVI monitor. It didnt work with any DVI-HDMI adapters or cables. I also tried HDVI to VGA and still no go. I just ordered a Raspberry Pi 3 and hope that works. I've am able to get 19" DVI montors over at Savers for under $5 a pop. So...
  20. katamara

    Amend recodings

    Thanks!
  21. katamara

    POE splitter

    I ended up just using the injector/splitter that I had purchased.
  22. katamara

    Amend recodings

    Sorry for the dumb question. I just reformatted and started all over from scratch. Previously, I thought I had set a setting to amend to the recordings. ie, so at the end of the day, I can just click on the camera recording on the right side and get one continuous recording of everything that...
  23. katamara

    POE splitter

    I have a POE switch, which works fine on my POE camera. I have 1 camera that is not POE. So I purchased a POE splitter/injector combo similar to this : Amazon.com: iCreatin Passive PoE Injector and PoE Splitter Kit with 5.5x2.1 mm DC Connector: Computers & Accessories When I use both the...
  24. katamara

    Zoom not working on BI. works on web page

    Thanks. Changing the camera in the PTZ/Control tab worked. I can now zoom again. Funny, I do not remember doing that in the trial. Yes. I used the find/inspect. Is this a good or bad thing to use when adding cameras?
  25. katamara

    Zoom not working on BI. works on web page

    camera: IPC-HDW5231R-Z I had a trial of Blue Iris working on a borrowed laptop until my new Dell Optiplex came. Once I got the Dell, I purchased and installed Blue Iris. When I had the trial running, I was able to control the optical zoom with the zoom in and zoom out buttons in BI. Now that...
  26. katamara

    Dahua Starlight Varifocal Turret (IPC-HDW5231R-Z)

    Well, I've just received my first Good camera from Andy! (previously I tried cheap cameras that just do not work). So I purchased just the camera. I still have it on a test rig, but plan on permanently mounting it shortly. How are you guys mounting these? Are you just mounting the camera...
  27. katamara

    Buying Dell from eBay, asking for Service Tag number

    Thanks. Dell ended up having one on the Outlet that was even cheaper.
  28. katamara

    Buying Dell from eBay, asking for Service Tag number

    I thought I had seen a post that said when you buy a Dell from eBay to ask for the service tag number, and then verify the warranty on Dell's site. So, I've just started looking on eBay, and when I emailed a seller for the tag number, they responded that they could not provide the entire tag...
  29. katamara

    Blue iris and CPU consumption as it relates to memory usage

    I'm looking to buy a similar system. Would you mind letting me know where you bought it and for how much? I've been watching the Dell outlet and eBay for a week.
  30. katamara

    My NVR brings down my local network

    Make sure you only have one device set as a DHCP server. The symptoms you describe is exactly what happened at my house when one of my kids plugged in a wireless router without turning off DHCP on that router.
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