Lorex 8-Channel 4K NVR + 2TB HDD + 8 4K Cameras at Costco

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Costco is having this system (Model TN81828B8-E) for $699. The cameras seem well built and sturdy (metal body). Is this a good buy for this price? Picture quality of the demo unit doesn't seem that good for 8MP resolution. A little bit dark, IMO.

https://www.costco.com/Lorex-8-Channel-4K-NVR-Security-System-with-2TB-HDD-and-8-4K-Cameras.product.100499244.html
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Please see the following discussion on that kit
New Lorex system at Costco - What do you guys think?
 

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I picked up this set from Costco yesterday and today played with the cameras a little bit (connecting to the NVR). I noticed that the cameras were a tad hot to the touch. Is this normal for IP cams? I couldn't find any info on Lorex website regarding power consumption for this model of camera (E891AB). The output of the power supply to the NVR is 48V/2A. That's a total of 96 watts (for 8 cams + NVR). I recall from one of the threads that IP cams draw about 2-5 watts on the average. Just the amount of heat generated by this camera would definitely take more than 5 watts.
 
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I picked up this set from Costco yesterday and today played with the cameras a little bit (connecting to the NVR). I noticed that the cameras were a tad hot to the touch. Is this normal for IP cams? I couldn't find any info on Lorex website regarding power consumption for this model of camera (E891AB). The output of the power supply to the NVR is 48V/2A. That's a total of 96 watts (for 8 cams + NVR). I recall from one of the threads that IP cams draw about 2-5 watts on the average. Just the amount of heat generated by this camera would definitely take more than 5 watts.
Hi drchipster,
How do you like the TN81828B8 system? I'm thinking about getting one from Costco too.
Thanks,
 

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Hi drchipster,
How do you like the TN81828B8 system? I'm thinking about getting one from Costco too.
Thanks,
I haven't put them up yet. Still running the ethernet cables. I did put one camera on a 2x4x8 piece of wood to try out the coverage at different locations. I have neither a 4K monitor nor a 4K TV but the picture at 1080p is pretty good. I haven't tried the infrared mode at night yet. Since the cameras have wide angle lenses (110 degree viewing angle if I remember correctly) the picture is distorted a little bit (like looking through a fish bowl). I'm more concerned about the heat generated by the camera. Cisco has a generous return policy so I can always bring them back if I don't like them (make sure to buy your own ethernet cables and don't use the ones that come with the cameras).
 

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I haven't put them up yet. Still running the ethernet cables. I did put one camera on a 2x4x8 piece of wood to try out the coverage at different locations. I have neither a 4K monitor nor a 4K TV but the picture at 1080p is pretty good. I haven't tried the infrared mode at night yet. Since the cameras have wide angle lenses (110 degree viewing angle if I remember correctly) the picture is distorted a little bit (like looking through a fish bowl). I'm more concerned about the heat generated by the camera. Cisco has a generous return policy so I can always bring them back if I don't like them (make sure to buy your own ethernet cables and don't use the ones that come with the cameras).
Hi,
have you installed it yet ? any updates ?

I'm thinking of picking up that one also.
Those of you who're using Lorex systems, please feel free to chime in.
Thanks in advance..
 
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