Review-IPCT-NVR3208-8P-I2 Network 8ch POE NVR

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Courtesy of @Mike here at

We are going to look over the IPCT-NVR3208-8P-I2 NVR
I have received this product in exchange for an honest and fair review.

It is available here for approx $320
https://store.ipcamtalk.com/shop/ipct-nvr3208-8p-i2/

  • 8 channel POE Network Video Recorder
  • Third-party network cameras supported
  • Up to 12 Megapixels resolution recording
  • Support 1-ch HDMI, 1-ch VGA, HMDI at up to 4K(3840×2160) resolution
  • 8 ch network cameras can be connected with 80M incoming bandwidth
  • Up to 2 SATA interfaces
  • Plug & Play with up to 8 independent PoE network interfaces
  • Support dual-os to ensure high reliability of system running
  • Support various VCA detection alarm and VCA search
  • Support H.265/H.264/MPEG4 video formats
Video/Audio Input
Two-way audio input: 1-ch, RCA (2.0 Vp-p, 1kΩ)
IP video input: 8-ch
Network
Remote connection: 128
Incoming bandwidth: 80Mbps
Outgoing bandwidth: 256Mbps
Video/Audio Output
HDMI Output: 1-ch, resolution: 4K(3840*2160)/60Hz, 4K(3840*2160)/30Hz, 1920*1080P/60Hz, 1600*1200/60Hz, 1280*1024/60Hz, 1280*720/60Hz, 1024*768/60Hz
Recording Resolution: 12MP/8MP/6MP/5MP/4MP/3MP/1080p/UXGA/720p/VGA/4CIF/DCIF/2CIF/CIF/QCIF
Audio Output: 1-ch, RCA (Linear, 1kΩ)
Synchronous Playback: 8-ch
VGA Output: 1-ch, resolution: 1920*1080P/60Hz, 1280*1024/60Hz, 1280*720/60Hz, 1024*768/60Hz
Decoding
Capability: 4-ch@8MP,16-ch@1080P
Live view / Playback: 12MP/8MP/6MP/5MP/4MP/3MP/1080p/UXGA/720p/VGA/4CIF/DCIF/2CIF/CIF/QCIF
Hard Disk
SATA: 2 SATA interfaces for 2 HDDs
Capacity: Up to 6TB capacity for each HDD
External Interface
Network Interface: 1RJ-45 10/100/1000Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet interface
Serial Interface: RS-232
USB Interface: Front panel: 1 × USB 2.0
Rear panel: 1 × USB 3.0
Alarm In: 4-ch
Alarm Out: 1-ch

Complete specs here: 8 Channel POE Network Video Recorder | IP Cam Talk

I have had this up and running for 6 days. No issue's at all. It is quieter than the two Dahua's I've tested in the past, but still has good air flow. The case is sturdier than the Dahuas, fit and finish is good. The interface is well, an NVR interface, as with any I've seen, it's a tad clunky and not the best laid out. But it does it's job. There is actually a place where POE power consumption is displayed.

If you have the needed additional hardware, this NVR appears to support Point of Sale integration. It also has license plate capture functions, people count, heat map, line crossing, etc. you need a compatible Cam with those same abilities.

The only way I've been able add cameras to this NVR is to plug them directly into the POE network ports on the back of the NVR. It finds other cameras that are on my network, but when you attempt to add them, you get the error message "That's all the IP cams allowed". This occurs with only one cam plugged into the POE port. If I'm missing something regarding how to cure this, I'm all ears!.

Its' remote web interface works well, is snappy and responsive and most importantly WITHOUT any stinking browser plugins required. In Chrome anyway, I didn't test in other browsers.

On to the porn! **Cool sticker not included**

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Great review, thanks! Love the pictures! You can add the cameras without getting that message, first disable the POE ports in the settings.

Thanks for the review, post some pics of the UI if you don't mind :)
 

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Great review, thanks! Love the pictures! You can add the cameras without getting that message, first disable the POE ports in the settings.

Thanks for the review, post some pics of the UI if you don't mind :)
Ah, ok, will try that. I disabled 4 of them thinking that would do, but it didn't. ;)
Will do on the GUI.
 

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That looks like my Hikvision NVR's. :) Nice review. By the way I used the "custom adding" menu to add my cameras,. By using that menu I had to enter each camera manually.
 

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Are these 8 channel NVR's limited to 8 physical cameras? For example, if I would not be using the physical POE ports on the NVR and I already had a private IP POE network with my cameras on and I had more then 8 cameras, would I need an NVR with more channels or can I configure more cameras through the software without the physical limit of the POE ports on the NVR?
 

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Are these 8 channel NVR's limited to 8 physical cameras? For example, if I would not be using the physical POE ports on the NVR and I already had a private IP POE network with my cameras on and I had more then 8 cameras, would I need an NVR with more channels or can I configure more cameras through the software without the physical limit of the POE ports on the NVR?
All NVR's can only handle the amount of channels they have, regardless if they are added directly via the ports or IP. Is that what you're asking?
 

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Yes that is what I am asking, thanks.
All NVR's can only handle the amount of channels they have, regardless if they are added directly via the ports or IP. Is that what you're asking?
 

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Which Hik model NVR's are these equivalent to? I don't seem to see NVR3208 or NVR3216 current Hik models, are these the 76/77 series models?
 

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If we use either of the NVR's, is there a mobile app you can use to view it remotely?
 
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