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Lmk if anyone buys this and wants to sell 4 of the cameras
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Lmk if anyone buys this and wants to sell 4 of the cameras
Ha!! I'm in the same boat. These cameras are difficult to find now that Lorex has moved on to 4K.. EDIT: Nevermind. These are the BNC versions. If these were the POE versions, I might buy it just for the cameras and try to flip the DVR or keep it as a backup..
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Ha!! I'm in the same boat. These cameras are difficult to find now that Lorex has moved on to 4K.. EDIT: Nevermind. These are the BNC versions. If these were the POE versions, I might buy it just for the cameras and try to flip the DVR or keep it as a backup..
oh, i just assumed POE...didnt even know they were selling BNC.

nevermind as well!
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How good is this for $400? Seems like 8 cameras is a bit overkill for what I assume is a home setup, but I'm not very well versed in this market
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Personally have had terrible experience with this brand. Ymmv of course.

Mine was a wifi baby monitor camera. Never worked well. App is terrible, hasn't been updated in years.

likely promoted. marked as popular with 4TU :p

will defer to the SD camera gurus, but Lorex would not be my first choice
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Should everyone avoid these solely because they are not POE?
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Argh!!! Don't forget the most important camera rule. I opened this thread and then remembered it.

DVR= analog old style BNC cameras.

NVR= digital new style POE camera.
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How good is this for $400? Seems like 8 cameras is a bit overkill for what I assume is a home setup, but I'm not very well versed in this market
Don't buy this. Get PoE version. Easier to upgrade going forward.
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Should everyone avoid these solely because they are not POE?
No. BNC is actually VERY reliable and provides excellent recording. Think of it as very proprietary, old tech but that doesn't necessarily mean "BAD.". You're locked into their software, mostly.

There are more options for digital. I'm not trying to make a better/worse comparison here. This is a good package price and if you are a beginner, this would do well to start with 8 cameras and have room for expanding 8 more in the future.

Honestly, the most difficult part of ownership is routing your cables, keeping in mind you have to consider where you'll power your cameras from in selecting mounting positions. They provide 60ft data cables, so that should cover most homes but the only tricky part is deciding where the DVR will be centrally located, so all the cables reach it.

The biggest draw to POE is a single cable which provides power and data, which eliminates the need for consideration of power sources for your camera mounting points, because power is provided by a single point, the NVR. Keep in mind, you still have to break walls as necessary to route the cables to the NVR. It costs more.

If money is tight, this is a great package, IMHO.
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Running wires inside the attic and getting them down inside a closet in my office, all workable. The only issue is running the wire outside with a ladder on a two story 24 feet ceiling. Have had a set of IP POE LaView cameras sitting inside the box for quite a while. What a waste. Wonder if I can pay someone to punch a hole and pass me the wire inside the attic.MadMad
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If only these were poe....oh well.
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I wanted to leave a very important installation tip.

Run cat 5E/cat 6 for camera wire.
You can convert the rj45 ends to BNC.

Why? So when you update to IP based cameras in future you already have the appropriate wire in places and just have to swap cameras and DVR with NVR.

If there are any flaws To this tip..I hope others chip in.


I also need 1-2 systems and been waiting on deals but they are nearly non existent.
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How good is this for $400? Seems like 8 cameras is a bit overkill for what I assume is a home setup, but I'm not very well versed in this market
You definitely pass on these. Get a POE system.
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How good is this for $400? Seems like 8 cameras is a bit overkill for what I assume is a home setup, but I'm not very well versed in this market
More the better Smilie
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