Really cheap bt878 4 port card

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Really cheap bt878 4 port card

Post by timgray » Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:17 pm

Geeks.com has a really cheap 4 port BT878 based card that I am also finding all over Ebay for $9.00.

Does anyone have this card and know that it works? I'm only interested in 2-4fps for security use (that is what I get out of the current $1500.00 security PVR we have now)

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http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid ... CH&cat=VID

for a link to the card forsale at geeks.com

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Post by jameswilson » Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:09 pm

there is probably more your dvr does for you than but if this card works with linux itr will work with zm
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Re: Really cheap bt878 4 port card

Post by curtishall » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:29 am

timgray wrote:Geeks.com has a really cheap 4 port BT878 based card that I am also finding all over Ebay for $9.00.

Does anyone have this card and know that it works? I'm only interested in 2-4fps for security use (that is what I get out of the current $1500.00 security PVR we have now)

:?:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid ... CH&cat=VID

for a link to the card forsale at geeks.com
We have the same card here (RCA inputs): http://store.bluecherry.net/ProductDeta ... A&Click=51
(BNC adapters are available if needed)

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Post by TimboUK » Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:59 am

Can you ship to uk?

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Post by zoneminder » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:18 pm

Yes, they do.
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Post by TimboUK » Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:35 pm

zoneminder wrote:Yes, they do.
Cheers.

My "new" pc built for the job is an athlon XP1700, 512MB ram, with 80gig HD. Looks like i may not be able to use the 2 old cheap cctv cards I had. So if I got the $40 card (25fps Total??) it would be ok? BUT if I went for the 4 ch real time (120fps) would I be asking too much of this system?

Thanks in advance.

( OMG $28 delivery charge; feels like Ebay :roll: )

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Post by jamescollings » Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:59 pm

I can testify that Bluecherry definately ships to the UK (Got my PV149 delivered last week... Thanks Curtis).

What with the strong pound versus the dollar, it's silly not to buy brand new. Just remember, that ParcelForce will sting you for a customs charge of £25 before they will release the package to you.

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Post by TimboUK » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:11 pm

£25 on top, OMG :shock:

So a $40 (£20?) will cost me £60 to get to me?
and a $139 (£70) will cost me £120.

Hmm, maybe a cheap PVR from ebay via Hong Kong is in order here!

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Post by zoneminder » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:50 pm

I have had a couple of cards from BlueCherry and never got done for duty or VAT. However if you do get stung for it on imports, it's normally VAT at 17.5%, duty at some tiny percentage if at all, and then maybe a £10 admin charge. However, like I say, I have not been caught for it at all thus far.
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Post by zoneminder » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:51 pm

I would also mention that this is generic import charges, and technically applies to stuff from China as well as the US.
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Post by jamescollings » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:59 pm

TimboUK wrote:Hmm, maybe a cheap PVR from ebay via Hong Kong is in order here!
Cheap being the operative word... you pays your money.. you takes your choice.

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Post by TimboUK » Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:20 pm

I know, you are correct here!

Will probably go with the bluecherry card, don't know whether my pc will cope with the 120 fps card. if I get the 30 is it 25 in PAL? can it cope with PAL? am I correct in assuming about 5 fps on 4 cameras? And the big question is could I stream out to my phone (t mobile mda vario 2 running wm5) ??? that I am typing on now.

Too many questions?

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Post by curtishall » Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:32 pm

Unlike ebay sellers we don't make a dime off shipping, hell half the time we lose money. You will find shipping a 2 pound package from the states to almost anywhere out of the US will run you between $20 and $100 depending on the delivery service you use. (If it makes you feel better we offer free shipping in the US)

As far a import tax, I've heard UPS is forced to charge tax...while EMS / (USPS) only charges half the time.

TimboUK wrote:
zoneminder wrote:Yes, they do.
Cheers.

My "new" pc built for the job is an athlon XP1700, 512MB ram, with 80gig HD. Looks like i may not be able to use the 2 old cheap cctv cards I had. So if I got the $40 card (25fps Total??) it would be ok? BUT if I went for the 4 ch real time (120fps) would I be asking too much of this system?

Thanks in advance.

( OMG $28 delivery charge; feels like Ebay :roll: )
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Post by TimboUK » Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:41 pm

cheers mate! I will probably go with one of your cards anyway in the new year. can you advise on the pc spec? is there any need for the 120 fps with that pc spec. or are there other reasons why I would be better with the 120 over the 30?

oh, and a merry christmas to you!

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Post by curtishall » Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:57 pm

I'd go with a 120FPS if you plan on wanting realtime video capturing. If you plan on only capturing around 5FPS or so then the 30FPS will be fine. There's nothing major on the pc spec wise besides what Zoneminder recommends

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TimboUK wrote:cheers mate! I will probably go with one of your cards anyway in the new year. can you advise on the pc spec? is there any need for the 120 fps with that pc spec. or are there other reasons why I would be better with the 120 over the 30?

oh, and a merry christmas to you!
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