4 channel cards ebay

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4 channel cards ebay

Post by fxghosting » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:02 pm

anyone have experience with 4 channel dvr cards from ebay?

ive seen a little bit of activity on these on the forums

http://search.ebay.com/search/

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-4-Channel-CCTV- ... QQihZ017QQ

any advice?

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Post by cordel » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:06 pm

Yep they work okay, just make sure it has bt878 chip(s) The single chip types are usualy card=77

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Post by fxghosting » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:09 pm

how can i tell? pictures are too low res and i doubt the seller can look

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Post by cordel » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:12 pm

If you ask the seller and they don't reply, don't buy.

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Post by fxghosting » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:22 pm

may just get one from bluecherry

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Post by cordel » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:36 pm

Your second link has a Conexant chip on it. I would still ask and make sure it is a bt878 though. Since it's a single chip card, you can expect about 2.5 fps if all four ports are used. It strongly resembles a card I have used before, I would suggest for any card you buy, if the bt878 chips don't already have a heat sink, add one to each bt878 chip.

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Post by apcyberax » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:53 am

i have that card it works ar between 2-4 fps witch is great for cctv.

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Post by n8jsn » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:11 pm

Any chance you have the drivers for this card?

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Post by cordel » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:06 pm

Drivers are available through their maintainers. We do not provide drivers here. Which card?

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Post by cyrulution » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:31 pm

cordel wrote:Yep they work okay, just make sure it has bt878 chip(s) The single chip types are usualy card=77
How can I set up the card as 77?

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Post by Lee Sharp » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:59 pm

In a case like your, just buy a ZM supported card. Then the vendor can tell you the steps for that card. It can vary. Based on your level of knowledge at this time, I recommend spending the extra money for a Blue Cherry card that comes with instruction.

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Post by apcyberax » Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:31 pm

n8jsn wrote:Any chance you have the drivers for this card?
no drivers needed for linux just need to edit the modprobe file

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Post by morpheus106 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:00 am

Hi,
if i buy a card with chipset conexant fusion 878 4 channel can i connect 4 camera? They works all 4 or only 1?
Thanks

P.s. sorry for my english

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Post by Lee Sharp » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:11 am

Maybe. Some work and some don't. A lot of it is trial and error. We have a business, so we tried a lot of cards. I have a large box of cards I will sell you cheap that do not work in Linux. Some will work per chip, but not the additional channels. There is a infamous 16 port 8 chip card that no one has ever gotten more than 8 channels on with Linux. (It also has bleed and crappy video.) Some just do not, and will never work on Linux. (The Geovision cards and clones are a good example) If you had posted a picture of a card I had tried (a lot) I would have said so, and stated the settings I used. If you can not afford to take a chance, buy a know card. The card you pictured has a good chance of working, but I just don't know for sure.

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Post by morpheus106 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:23 am

Lee Sharp, i don't know how to attach an image in this forum, if you tell me your mail i can send to you the image of dvr card and you tell me if if a good card or not.

Thanks thanks :lol:

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