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Customer Reviews for Swann Swann 8-Channel DVR with 4 CMOS Cameras and Smartphone Viewing

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Swann Swann 8-Channel DVR with 4 CMOS Cameras and Smartphone Viewing

The Swann 8-channel DVR with 4 CMOS cameras records video in the H.264 format and allows you to view footage on your smartphone with 3G connectivity. This 8-channel CCTV DVR includes four ADS-180 cameras with high-resolution image sensors capable of 400 lines.
Average Customer Rating:
3.143 out of 5
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Customer Recommendation57%4 out of 7reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Swann 8-Channel DVR with 4 CMOS Cameras and Smartphone Viewing

Great for close up viewing.

06/30/2012
By ,
Milford, MA
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
This would be a nice cheap solution for 24/7 recording of a convenience store where all your shots are within 5-10 feet away so that you can actually recognize someones face. You will not recognize anyone's face very far out which could make or break case for a home disturbance. The price is right though, just be warned. Not only is the camera image quality poor, the compression that it is stored on the device is even poorer which you can slightly increase the quality, however then the frame rate drops. If you want professional grade DVR solution be prepared to spend a grand or two. Again this is not a bad product, especially for the price, it's just not what a lot of people need. They should show realistic sample/videos to prevent a lot of returns.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Never
+32points
Review 2 for Swann 8-Channel DVR with 4 CMOS Cameras and Smartphone Viewing

Great product, easy to use, complicated to set up

01/29/2012
By ,
Virginia
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Everything is great but the internet programming is extremely complicated. But one phone call and the technician set it up with no problem.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every day
+36points
Review 3 for Swann 8-Channel DVR with 4 CMOS Cameras and Smartphone Viewing

disapointing

06/09/2012
By ,
southeast NC
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
The price is low.
the quality of DVR is elementry.
The night vision capability on the cameras is minimal at best.
The wire is pre-made and not 95% coper
not a good investment for exterior cameras, will do for internal
Product Attributes:
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Meets Expectations
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every day
+28points
Review 4 for Swann 8-Channel DVR with 4 CMOS Cameras and Smartphone Viewing

Good for the $$$$

01/02/2013
By ,
OK
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
The manual does not indicate, but the maximum length for the Ethernet uplink cable is 20'. I spent a lot of time on that until I called their tech support (not good English speakers) and they advised me of the max. length. So, I ran a 100' Cat5e to another router with a different local IP address and did a dual port forwarding and it all came up just fine. Now I am able to view online and through all my smart devices (Ipad and Iphone). So, if you purchase this product...the tech support is only good for basic set up...from 1 router (no further than 20' from existing router) to the pc. The cameras are a little grainy at further distances, but close-up it is pretty good. I liked the option to be able to add 4 more cameras at a later time. They also offer a free Dynamic DNS service, which is a plus!
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Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
+4points
Review 5 for Swann 8-Channel DVR with 4 CMOS Cameras and Smartphone Viewing

seams each day a new problem

12/22/2012
By ,
ky
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
I cant get loged in to change anything on the dvr its changed my password and cant get loged on its very confuseing and each time i go to use it its wanting a password and now i cant even log onto it and wish i wanted to i had more money to spend on something better!
I had to pay a pro to install it for me and he said its not easy at all because of the soft ware in the dvr it self its got problems he said everyone was talking about it online if it was not for all the extra money i paid to install it to the wires run to hard to get to places i would pull it out and take it back and proly will!!
Product Attributes:
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Meets Expectations
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
0points
Review 6 for Swann 8-Channel DVR with 4 CMOS Cameras and Smartphone Viewing
01/23/2013
By ,
saipan
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Good
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
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Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Female
Ownership:5 - 6 months
Usage:Every day
-1point
Ratings-Only Reviews for Swann 8-Channel DVR with 4 CMOS Cameras and Smartphone Viewing
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