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Rosewill RSVA-12001 8 channel + 4 x 1/4" CMOS, 21 IR LED, IR Cut filter Bullet Cameras, H.264 High performance DVR, Remote Monitoring/Real time record DVR Kit (HD Sold Separately)

  • BNC x 8
  • H.264 Level
  • Supports up to 2TB SATA HDD
  • 8 Channel
  • Bundled Camera Number 4
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The Rosewill RSVA-12001 8-channel DVR is implemented with H.264, the latest video compression / decompression technology, to give users more flexibility and stability on monitoring their valuable personal and business assets. Comprehensive network support allows you to access the unit remotely from both Internet via PC running Internet Explorer and select portable devices including iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60. The advanced surveillance kit based on Linux also packs features like editable watermark name, individual channel frame/resolution setup, individual schedule setup for each channel, picture snapshot in Playback Mode and PIP support.

The 4 cameras utilize a 1/4" CMOS sensor to produce 420 TV lines of resolution and can be used indoors and/or outdoors with IP66 Weather Proof rating. The camera’s 21 powerful IR LEDs produce high quality image in complete darkness.

  • newegg H.264 Compression Technology H.264 technology delivers stunning video quality at remarkably low data rates. An upgrade to the MPEG4 standard, this ultra-efficient technology gives you excellent results across a broad range of bandwidths. H.264 compression also allows you to save more video footage than traditional compression methods.
  • newegg Remote Monitoring Always keep an eye on the situation with remote monitoring via network or 3G mobile technology.
  • newegg Superior Cameras The IP66 rated cameras come equipped with 1/4" CMOS sensor, 21 IR LEDs and mechanical IR cut filter to produce high quality image in both day and night.
  • newegg Feature-Rich System The powerful system packs a good list of features to facilitate your setup and operation, as well as optimize its performance and function. Convenient resolution & frame setting for each channel snapshot available in playback mode external storage devices backup support and up to 2x PIP support put you in the driver's seat for full control of the system.


Learn more about the Rosewill RSVA-12001

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RSVA-12001

Spec

Type
Kit Solution
Camera inputs
8 Channel
Video Input
BNC x 8
Video Output
BNC x 1, VGA x 1
Audio Input
RCA x 4
Audio Output
RCA x 1
Resolution Display
NTSC: D1(720x480), PAL: D1(720x576)
Display Frame Rate
NTSC: 240 fps, PAL: 200 fps
Resolution Recording
NTSC: D1(720x480), HD1(720x240), CIF(352x240), PAL: D1(720x576), HD1(720x288), CIF(352x288)
Recording Frame Rate
NTSC: 60fps@D1, 120fps@HD1, 240fps@CIF, PAL: 50FPS@D1, 100fps@HD1, 200fps@CIF
Recording Mode
Always / Schedule / Motion detection / Manual
Recording Compression
H.264 Level
Storage Capacity
Supports up to 2TB SATA HDD
Backup Device
USB 2.0 external hard drive (Up to 2TB, FAT 32) / USB 2.0 flash drive / USB 2.0 CD/DVD-RW / Network

Network

Network Connection
RJ45, 10M/100M
Network Protocol
Support TCP/IP, DHCP, DDNS, SMTP , PPPoE, 3G WCDMA

Feature

Features
General:
PTZ Control: Built-in RS485, support PELCO-P & PELCO-D, MIKAMI
Senor & Alarm I/O: 4in/1out
Mouse Control: YES
Remote Control: YES
Compatible OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7

Video:
Video System: NTSC / PAL
Display Modes: Full Screen/Quad/PIP/S.E.Q
Max. VGA Resolution: 1440x900

Audio:
Audio Alarm Modes: Motion Detection, Video Loss, HDD Error/Full
Intercom : NONE
Audio Compression : 8kHz*16bit ADPCM

Recording:
Playback Mode: PLAY / FF / SLOW / FWD / Frame by frame
Playback Search: Date/time, Event list
Multi-Channel Playback: Local: Playback 8 channels at the same time
Network: Playback 1 channels at the same time
Recording Pack Time: 5/10/15/20/30/60mins file time selectable

Network:
Internet Viewing: Internet Explorer 6 or Higher (Max. 8 users at once)
Smart Phone Viewing (via 3G): iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60
Tablet PC Viewing: iPad, Android
Support Network Time Protocol (NTP): YES
Support Free DDNS: YES

H.264 Compression Algorithm

3G USB Network Support

3G Smart Phone Surveillance Support

Convenience Quick Menu Bar

Watermark: Editable watermark name

Individual Channel FRAME/RESOLUTION Setup

Individual Schedule Setup for Each Channel

Unlimited Motion Area Setup

Powerful Individual Factory Default Setting

Snapshoot Available in Playback Mode

Switchable Spot VGA/BNC Monitoring

Multi Level User Management

Digital Zoom-in in live & playback mode

PIP (Picture in Picture): Up to 2 x PIP available

Smart Backup: Support external DVD-RW, Hard Drive (Up to 2TB, FAT 32) and USB flash drive

Support Touch Panel Screen

Powerful Event

ESD Surge-protection for video filter.
Operating System
LINUX
Power Supply
DC 12V/3A (AC100V~240V 50/60HZ)

Bundle

Bundled Camera Number
4
Bundled Camera Spec
Image Sensor: 1/4" CMOS
TV System: NTSC
Effective Pixels (NTSC): 640(H)X480(V)
Horizontal Resolution: 420 TV Line
Electronic Shutter (NTSC): 1/60-1/100.000sec
S/N Ratio: Max. 45dB (AGC off)
Backlight Compensation: Auto
Video Output: 1.0Vp-p. 75ohm (BNC)

Len: 4mm
View Angle: 60 Degree

IR Distance: 49.2 ft. (15M)
IR LED: 21pcs
Min Illumination: 0 LUX / F1.2
Mechanical IR cut filter: YES

Power Consumption: 70mA(IR OFF) / 260mA(IR ON)
Power Supply: 12V DC

Weather Proof: IP66
Dimension: 2.6" x 2.5" x 4.1" (66mm x 64mm x 104mm)
Weight: 0.73 lbs. / 330g (camera only)

Feature

Dimensions
11.3" x 8.7" x 1.9"
Weight
3.5 lbs.

Packaging

Package Contents
H.264 8CH DVR (RSVR-H08) x 1
1/4" CMOS IR Camera (RCMR-14CMOSIR) x 4
Slim Cable (82ft./25M) x 4
4 Way Power Cable Splitter x 1
Camera Bracket x 4
Camera Adapter (12V4.17A) x 1
DVR Adapter (12V3A) x 1
RCA Video Cable (2M) x 1
BNC TO RCA Convertor x 1
Remote Control x 1
USB Mouse x 1
Quick Manual x 1
Quick Installation Guide x 1
Software CD x 1

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Rosewill RSVA-12001

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  • Scott H.
  • 7/2/2014 11:09:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Great value for the money. Comes with everything you need to get going. Easy to set up. Reasonable quality. Easy to set up & connect cameras and record.

Cons: Networking instructions are a bit vague if not non-existent. If you have good networking knowledge it's not bad. To view over the internet or on your phone takes some trial and error. The cameras with this bundle aren't as good as other economy cameras that I've used but they are ok.

Other Thoughts: I have 3 of these. You can't beat it for the money involved. I did have one show up DOA but Newegg exchanged no problem. I took away an egg on my rating because of the vague instructions and cheaper cameras. Other than that, buy with confidence.

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  • Mike S.
  • 6/20/2014 11:19:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks fine

Pros: This was my first surveillance dvr and it didn't take very long to set up and see the dvr on my LAN. Learned a lot about networking and routers to get this to work on the internet. Pretty low price for a 4 camera dvr.

Cons: Connecting up to the internet took much longer than expected. Mainly because I didn't know you couldn't use your own IP internet address to call up your own dvr. I called Rosewill service a few times with network questions and they were somewhat helpful, but did not solve my problem. The manual doesn't explain anything about the functionality of most controls. It was pretty much useless, and you have to learn by trial and error. I'm still not sure about most of the controls. I learned a lot about dvr set up and networking by watching YouTube.

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  • sean f.
  • 2/7/2014 7:09:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsi require assistance

Pros: nice setup. figured it,ll work for what i need.

Cons: having trouble, setting up.

stuck at recording & cant use mouse remote or front panel.

Other Thoughts: . if roswell could contact me id really appercieate it

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  • ANITA D.
  • 1/4/2014 7:00:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot good

Pros: Bought it 11/26/2012, work up until just after the warranty ran out. all the controls froze up, have no way of accessing menu or anything, even though it's still recording? guess it'll make a good door stopper now.

Cons: junk, avoid this product

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Rohan R.
  • 1/3/2014 2:49:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery cool unit, very affordable, great cameras and eqipment

Pros: Small, compact unit with clear instructions.
Cameras are great
Comes with EVERYTHING you might need to set this up
Cables are approx 85' long, long enough for most businesses.
Software onboard is good and fast

Cons: Device is larger than it needs to be, lots of empty space inside the case.

NOne.

Other Thoughts: Love this unit!

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  • Melanie S.
  • 11/30/2013 7:35:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsavoid this product, bad software customer service

Pros: 8channels
4 cameras
50' cables

Cons: horrible horrible software, if you run windows 7/ ie 9 10 or 11, forget about it, you're lucky if you get 5 minutes in the software before it 'stops responding', same thing goes for the outdated software that comes with it
no firmware upgrades to be found
customer service is also quite horrible, channel one was bad and so wasn't a cable but only realized this after running/snaking all the wires and customer support would only honor an rma if undid 250 feet of wiring....I am sure that's the game they play, they know I set it all up but require me to return all of it for a defective dvr unit...

Other Thoughts: ill still give it 2 stars since it has potential, but between the compatibility issues, lack of updates/firmware updates and just plain bad customer service, 2 is the highest I could go.

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  • glen r.
  • 11/20/2013 4:56:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Bought 08/11/2012, set up 2 cams and as of 20/11/2013 one cam has burnt out led's. Still got 2 spares I guess-. Took off another 2 egg fore that.

Cons: get what u pay 4

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Sounds like your product may be defective please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,d
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Melanie S.
  • 11/11/2013 8:37:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSoftware kills the experience

Pros: Cameras are decent.
Cables are long.
Unit is small

Cons: Software is HORRIBLE.
Software via web browse/PC crashes constantly and is slow, especially outside of the LAN (home network)
Bad drivers, no new updates available

Other Thoughts: This could be a great unit if the software was up to par. I would not recommend based on the software glitches for remote administration/viewing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

If you are not fully satisfied with our product please contact us to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Jessica C.
  • 3/4/2013 11:11:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat system! Please read.

Pros: This system is very effective, provided you have the patience to set it up. You can use it remotely to view the cameras from a PC or your smartphone through an app called "Castillo Player" (I don't know if this is available on Iphone. Don't own one.)

I have the motion sensing set up to send emails to a dedicated account that informs me when someone comes to the door. My cell phone is set up to receive the emails on the account and vibrates. I can just pull out my phone to see who it is immediately. Didn't expect to be able to do that.

Cameras have decent resolution. 720x480. How much you can actually see varies, but it's good video quality in the day time.

Connection to network was a breeze when it worked. Setting up Castillo player was a breeze too. Just make sure you have screen rotate on, otherwise you'll end up like half the people on the comments for the app complaining only one camera works. Has to be vertical to display the UI.

The mounting hardware was plastic, but very sturdy and simple to adjust.

All the hardware worked out of the box (Accessories. See below.)

The power supplies are boldly labeled so you wont confuse them like I almost did.



If you really want a treat just check out the manual online. Tons of features, and it's a breeze to set up. Provided none of the things below happen to you. I highly recommend this DVR, and below are the frustrations I encountered. No eggs were deducted, as the hardware has functioned beyond my expectations.

Cons: These are problems you may encounter:

Comes with 4 cameras. The software on it automatically sets all the framerates to 7 on 8 channels. You'll have to change this to 15 on the first 4 if you don't want this... I wasn't surprised it didn't automatically detect there were only 4 cameras installed but it's worth noting.

The disc it came with was damaged and unreadable. The top layer in which the aluminum was applied to the plastic disc had lifted off cleanly. The disc read on the top, "Application software" and "User Manual". I contacted Rosewill customer support and told them their website didn't have the "application software" that was included on the disc. It only had a .fhf file which was not explained the purpose of. They told me to change the extension from .fhf to .exe. I tried several different formats. After an hour or so, I used hex editor to realize it was a non-windows based program. I found out eventually rosewill unit itself it was a firmware update. Still no word on the "Application Software", whatever that may be. I think it was something just scribbled on there. I've been able to perform all my desired operations with just the help of the manual alone.

It included an RJ-45 cable. Wonderful. Plugged into the DVR and the router flawlessly. I spent about 45 minutes bashing my face into the keyboard trying to figure out why I couldn't ping it after I set all the network parameters correctly. Then I ripped it out and inspected it. It only had 2 pins used. I had to use another RJ-45 cable. I thought it was an RJ-11 cable after inspecting it, but it really had RJ-45 connectors on it. After researching it, I have no idea what it was intended for. This isn't even displayed in the packing contents so I have no idea how it got there. It did come from the box, in the back by the power cables, and it was wrapped in plastic wrap.

The mouse for the DVR is less responsive at higher display resolutions. It's also less responsive if you plug the mouse in the front USB port.

The DVR would sometimes freeze when performing operations through the UI. Haven't had this issue on the new firmware. Also, prior to update of firmware, using UI would randomly change some settings.

The remote connection through browser requires ActiveX controllers. So. Internet Explorer only for now.

I can't figure out the remote control. Mouse control works fine for now I suppose.

Other Thoughts: Statistically speaking, camera systems reduce the likelihood of a theft by about 50% just having them visible. Understandable that it's not a fix all solution, but better than nothing.

Put in a 1 terabyte hard drive, 391 hours of recording time at 480p@15hz. More than I'll need for when I go on vacation coming up soon. Nice to have some piece of mind. And the ability to check it every 2 seconds? Oh yeah.

I highly recommend you update your firmware first thing, based off of my experience. If you don't then when you do it later your settings will all be reset.

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  • Karen S.
  • 1/12/2013 12:49:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSurv.System

Pros: Has a lot of capabilities, directions are terrible and the remote access is very difficult to set-up however; it is a great start system and lots a features. Contact you internet provider first for remote set-up...that will save yo a ton of hair pullage.

Cons: quirky, be prepared to spend some time on this setup, if your not tech savy...may the good lord be with you.

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