Ringo4422


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jjpeters1100 wrote:What if I purchased a 1.5 Tb hard drive that i didn't known anything about from like fleabay.(Used). Seller claiming it was wiped clean. What could happen if it wasn't wiped or even bad? Or if I just took one out of a desktop i got laying around? Will those scenarios work for me or should it be a new hard drive? Could damage be done to the dvr?
Thanks



I personally do not recommend buying a used drive. If you want to install a Windows formatted drive you need to unformat it. There are free utilities to do this from the drive manufacturer websites. You can run this from a Mac or PC by connecting the used drive as a slave drive. Then you can put it in the DVR. It is very unlikely that any damage will occur to the DVR from a defective or non working hard drive.

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deli


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Can some one please let me know if this is better then the one on Amazon? I'm a Amazon prime member so I can get it tomorrow.


http://www.amazon.com/Zmodo-Surveillance-Weatherproof-PKD-DK0863-NHD-Included/product-reviews/B006PTP7JY/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

lancelittle


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Can you get sound on these? Wanting to use it in a baby room.

togneter


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This seems like maybe a stupid question, but I'm looking at buying one of these for my business, but I don't have an internet connection there (just don't need it and my 3G iPhone and iPad are enough for what i need when I'm there).

Can this system be set up just locally without a connection to the internet? I've looked all over and it seems all instructions assume an internet connection.

Thanks.

Ringo4422


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togneter wrote:This seems like maybe a stupid question, but I'm looking at buying one of these for my business, but I don't have an internet connection there (just don't need it and my 3G iPhone and iPad are enough for what i need when I'm there).

Can this system be set up just locally without a connection to the internet? I've looked all over and it seems all instructions assume an internet connection.

Thanks.


Yes. You do not have to have internet for it to work. You can only monitor the cameras unless you add a hard drive.

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Ringo4422


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lancelittle wrote:Can you get sound on these? Wanting to use it in a baby room.


The system is capable of audio but the included cameras do not appear to do audio. You can purchase small condenser microphones and Y 12 volt power splitter cables on the internet and will also have to run another coax cable for the audio, or use ethernet cable to run all of the connections over 1 cable.

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togneter


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Ringo4422 wrote:Yes. You do not have to have internet for it to work. You can only monitor the cameras unless you add a hard drive.




Thanks!

jjpeters1100


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Out of the 2 pairs of cameras supplied is there one that would work better indoors or outdoors?

garyhgaryh


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Someone mentioned the 16-ch version. I bought it a few months back:

http://moofi.woot.com/offers/zmodo-16-channel-surveillance-system-and-8-weatherproof-ir-cameras

I think I will buy the one from Moofi for the 1/3 CCD Sony cams which comes out to just $32/ea.

nopistn


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This seems like a good deal ONLY IF you want a narrower feild of view on your cammeras.
Note the 6mm lens
http://moofi.woot.com/offers/zmodo-8-channel-8-camera-system

Dennishart


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lantera wrote:I've got both a 4 camera and 8 camera version from previous Woots. Nice entry level systems once you've run all the wiring. If you have to run wires longer than the cables provided, you might want to try using a balun (google it) on each end with regular CAT-5 connecting them. Much easier than dealing with coax cable.



I just googled balun seems like there are a lot of different types of baluns! Which would you recommend for these cameras?

zmodo


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jjpeters1100 wrote:Out of the 2 pairs of cameras supplied is there one that would work better indoors or outdoors?



Both cameras will have the same image sensor and lens size, which result in the same image quality and viewing angle, so both cameras will perform equally well regardless of situation.

Ringo4422


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Dennishart wrote:I just googled balun seems like there are a lot of different types of baluns! Which would you recommend for these cameras?



Look back at several if my posts. I covered that.

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ptr


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I have a similar quality 4 cam Lorex system.

One word of advisement if you put them outside - spiders apparently love the IR illumination. At least twice a week I have to clean the webs off the front of one of them.

And seeing an up close spider that takes up 1/2 of a 19" monitor is a bit...startling.

dunderhead


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Interesting. I wonder how these really compare to wireless ones and not having to deal with the hassle of feeding cords throughout.

regards,
dunderhead

ptr


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dunderhead wrote:Interesting. I wonder how these really compare to wireless ones and not having to deal with the hassle of feeding cords throughout.



But then you have to worry about someone intercepting the signal, and interference with other devices. Me, wired all the way unless absolutely necessary.

greko96


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8 channel means it can take up to 8 cameras. I should know. I install these for a living.

pfsilva


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Quick question for those of you guys that have this cameras, the adapter for the DVR and the cameras are 110v only or is 110-220v?

Thanks in advance!

garyhgaryh


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nopistn wrote:This seems like a good deal ONLY IF you want a narrower feild of view on your cammeras.
Note the 6mm lens
http://moofi.woot.com/offers/zmodo-8-channel-8-camera-system



Most of these security camera deals come with the 6mm lens.

911paramedic


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jjpeters1100 wrote:What if I purchased a 1.5 Tb hard drive that i didn't known anything about from like fleabay.(Used). Seller claiming it was wiped clean. What could happen if it wasn't wiped or even bad? Or if I just took one out of a desktop i got laying around? Will those scenarios work for me or should it be a new hard drive? Could damage be done to the dvr?
Thanks



You can always format the drive yourself if there are any worries, or buy a refurbished drive off newegg or something like that. I prefer to buy new drives only, I have no clue how many times some random drive has been dropped, tossed in a bin, sat in the garage, etc. Pay a few extra bucks and get a new one, the size is only going to determine how much it saves before looping back and recording over things.

Hope that helped!

meatbadnoeat


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Should be fine. You may need to format it, but there is no way it would damage anything.

jjpeters1100 wrote:What if I purchased a 1.5 Tb hard drive that i didn't known anything about from like fleabay.(Used). Seller claiming it was wiped clean. What could happen if it wasn't wiped or even bad? Or if I just took one out of a desktop i got laying around? Will those scenarios work for me or should it be a new hard drive? Could damage be done to the dvr?
Thanks



Ringo4422


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911paramedic wrote:You can always format the drive yourself if there are any worries, or buy a refurbished drive off newegg or something like that. I prefer to buy new drives only, I have no clue how many times some random drive has been dropped, tossed in a bin, sat in the garage, etc. Pay a few extra bucks and get a new one, the size is only going to determine how much it saves before looping back and recording over things.

Hope that helped!



Just be sure to unformat it. If it was formated to NTFS (Windows) it will probably not format at all on this system. This works on a Linux type operating system.

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palpacino


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I had a b**** of a time trying to get this thing to allow me to remote into it even on my local network with everything wide open. I work in I.T., but I am willing to admit that even the best of us might have a bad day. Too bad I tried for almost a month last summer.

Anyone know if they have done anything better with that?

dshoener


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Excellent use of the ellipsis!

ptr wrote:I have a similar quality 4 cam Lorex system.

One word of advisement if you put them outside - spiders apparently love the IR illumination. At least twice a week I have to clean the webs off the front of one of them.

And seeing an up close spider that takes up 1/2 of a 19" monitor is a bit...startling.


agcruise


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It looks like the DVR can connect to the internet via LAN but does anyone know if there is an easy way to connect it wirelessly?

agcruise


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dunderhead wrote:Interesting. I wonder how these really compare to wireless ones and not having to deal with the hassle of feeding cords throughout.



You will always have to run wires for the power.... just a thought....

agcruise


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Has anyone installed one of these with Comcast as the ISP, which I believe use dynamic IP addresses?

spendtime


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You can add any SATA Hard Drive up to 2TB and the OS is actually built in the DVR not on the Hard Drive. Zmodo has a video demo of putting in the hard drive this is done very easily. Just an FYI they have created other Zmodo Support sites that will assist in setting you new DVR up.

vanpattenv wrote:I am completely new to this, but after I found out my garage was robbed tonight, I need this.
What kind of hard drive do I buy?
Do I need to put an OS on the new hard drive? Is the hd easy to install and configure?
Any additional tips on install and/or setup would be gReAtLy appreciated!

spendtime


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We will give you a hand just contact our Zmodo helpdesk and we can show you how to configure the DVR with Comcast.

agcruise wrote:Has anyone installed one of these with Comcast as the ISP, which I believe use dynamic IP addresses?


spendtime


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I will assist you with setting up your DVR. It will take about 10 minutes just contact our Zmodo helpdesk anytime during normal business hours.

palpacino wrote:I had a b**** of a time trying to get this thing to allow me to remote into it even on my local network with everything wide open. I work in I.T., but I am willing to admit that even the best of us might have a bad day. Too bad I tried for almost a month last summer.

Anyone know if they have done anything better with that?


spendtime


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We carry Zmodo Audio Mic for this system please visit Zmodo Direct to see the one we have. The sound quality is crystal clear you can hear everything.

lancelittle wrote:Can you get sound on these? Wanting to use it in a baby room.


eraie


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Does anybody know if I'd be able to use a sata SSD in this? Less heat/noise/power than a traditional HDD, IMO, but just want to make sure SSD's are in fact ok in this DVR.

Also, this is my 1st woot purchase...just wondering if it's normal that items I purchased last Thursday morning are still 'awaiting shipping'?

Thanks!

80sarcade


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eraie wrote:Does anybody know if I'd be able to use a sata SSD in this? Less heat/noise/power than a traditional HDD, IMO, but just want to make sure SSD's are in fact ok in this DVR.

Also, this is my 1st woot purchase...just wondering if it's normal that items I purchased last Thursday morning are still 'awaiting shipping'?



Thanks!





I say you don't want to use a ssd. They are not good for systems that need to write to the drive all the time, like a dvr. Second is cost. A 500gig sata is like 60-80 bucks, ssd for even a 256gig is still around 200. Just not cost affective.

wirebyr


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jjpeters1100 wrote:What if I purchased a 1.5 Tb hard drive that i didn't known anything about from like fleabay.(Used). Seller claiming it was wiped clean. What could happen if it wasn't wiped or even bad? Or if I just took one out of a desktop i got laying around? Will those scenarios work for me or should it be a new hard drive? Could damage be done to the dvr?
Thanks


this device will/can reformat any sata drive ... all info is wiped clean

wirebyr


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togneter wrote:This seems like maybe a stupid question, but I'm looking at buying one of these for my business, but I don't have an internet connection there (just don't need it and my 3G iPhone and iPad are enough for what i need when I'm there).

Can this system be set up just locally without a connection to the internet? I've looked all over and it seems all instructions assume an internet connection.

Thanks.



you need a static ip address and an internet connection to monitor over your smartphone

wirebyr


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Ringo4422 wrote:I personally do not recommend buying a used drive. If you want to install a Windows formatted drive you need to unformat it. There are free utilities to do this from the drive manufacturer websites. You can run this from a Mac or PC by connecting the used drive as a slave drive. Then you can put it in the DVR. It is very unlikely that any damage will occur to the DVR from a defective or non working hard drive.



you dont even need to do that ... the dvr recognizes the windows or mac formatting and declares it invalid ... just browse the dvr menu and reformat ... works great!

johnhatchett


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Mine just arrived but it seems to be missing some bits and pieces to attach the hard drive and secure the lid. I suspect there is a bag of rubber washers and screws that got left out at packing.

Any ideas on how to get these dispatched asap?

ThunderThighs


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johnhatchett wrote:Mine just arrived but it seems to be missing some bits and pieces to attach the hard drive and secure the lid. I suspect there is a bag of rubber washers and screws that got left out at packing.

Any ideas on how to get these dispatched asap?


I would suggest starting with Zmodo first because it will be faster if they can just ship the missing parts. If that doesn't work, email service@woot.com for other options.



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jcscar1983


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johnhatchett wrote:Mine just arrived but it seems to be missing some bits and pieces to attach the hard drive and secure the lid. I suspect there is a bag of rubber washers and screws that got left out at packing.

Any ideas on how to get these dispatched asap?



I bought one, so did my sister. Both came without screws for the case or HD. This is fairly common screw, just stop by a computer store and ask for a few. If they aren't free go somewhere else.

mmirrotto


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johnhatchett wrote:Mine just arrived but it seems to be missing some bits and pieces to attach the hard drive and secure the lid. I suspect there is a bag of rubber washers and screws that got left out at packing.

Any ideas on how to get these dispatched asap?



I just got an email from Woot saying the missing screws are on the way. And I am getting a free bag o crap for my trouble! - just kidding about the bag o crap, but the screws are on the way