Most of the recordings I make or use are medium quality 320 x 200 to 720 x 480
I'd like a standalone DVR and the H.264 ones I've seen do that at 700 x 400 (about) Is there any reason not to use one of them as a stand alone 'recorder' ?
I might, occasionally like to record from a camera too. The DVR's I've seen are for security cameras, have analog inputs and one channel audio / camera. I figure I might be able to use 2 channels of audio and 1 video channel for stereo.. but it's not important if mono is all I get.
Knowing my needs what advice or suggestions do you give? Thanks Andre
PS Also the DVR's that have Linux ..can they load software or run any other programs like different browser?
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posted: Jun. 26, 2012 @ 7:09a
Not quite sure what you are trying to do here... are you trying to use a security camera DVR to watch TV / movies? That's not what they do. They record from a camera input and playback the recorded video. How were you thinking of using that for anything else?
As for audio, they have 1 audio in. No way to add a second one so no stereo. I guess some have one audio channel per video channel, but they get recorded separately, each to it's own file.
Thanks for the replies: One thing which would be nice is to be able to record at least 700 x 500 quality (480p) from my hdtv for the occasional show. Watching TV doesn't happen here but it might with a way to time shift. Other uses for the same dvr is to record a couple of cameras. One on the water meter since they were put into effect this month and it will be wise to watch it.
Reply to the first poster. That's the point.. without knowing all what's out there it's difficult to know what a person can do with what's available. My goal is to not spend much money for a product that will record video to watch in color in my HDTV and to use for security. That was the real question.
to skibum43 I'll check out the magnavox and see what can be found. Thanks.
To everyone. Please post your suggestions now we know what the original post should have said: Looking for dvr that will work for security or movies Thanks!
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