Laview LV-KDV1804B6BP-500GB 8CH 960H DVR w/ 500GB HDD + 4X 600TVL 3.6MM IN/OUTDOOR Cameras w/ Cables
CAD $299.99
Ships From and sold by Netlink Computers
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By: TonyL 2015-03-31 12:13

Pros
Compact, stable, many accessories included.

Cons
Poor manual, Android app broken.

Summary

For this price you are getting a lot for your money. I bought this model to replace my previous 4CH DVR when the LAN interface stopped working. I've installed a couple DVRs in the past so I already know the basics such as cabling & networking etc. The only new thing about this LaView DVR is the remote viewing capability with smart phones. The app for iPhone/iPad (IOS 8) is fairly good and generally very stable despite having "Memory Insufficient" error message once a while, which I only have to stop/start the camera or restart the app. However, I couldn't get the Android app to work at all (crash upon start) on my Nexus 9 with Lollipop. I have no other Android to test with so maybe older version may work better. The app itself looks like it hasn't been updated for a while. In addition, I had not much expectation of the manual. I actually did most of the installation by visual and a few Youtube videos. The bundled accessories are fairly good, cameras, cable (65 feet each), remote (fairly useful when DVR is out of reach), hard drive 500GB (a month of recording for 4 cameras in my case) I have not tried the camera included with the package. The DVR been very stable since day 1 of installation.