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Pros: In my previous Post I thought there was NO Microphone. It IS there-- but INSIDE Surveillance Station app, you have to TURN ON the Mic. If it isn't turned on INSIDE the app, your PC, WIndows or Linux, hears nothing.
Cons: The camera or the manufacturer website could use better assembly instructions.
Other Thoughts: If you are using this camera with Synology Surveillance Station..beware the Purgatory of the Codec Jungle. Windows Media does NOT see/hear the default audio Codecs. You will hear sound INSIDE the browser Surveillance Station with the default codec such as G.711, but if you download the file, Windows Media won't play the sound. Neither will other Players.
To hear the audio in a downloaded file, you will need to configure the camera for AMR codec. The tradeoff is that the video files get BIGGER...but if you have terabyte files, that shouldn't be a problem.
But to HEAR the Audio AMR from a downloaded fiole, you will need a player like VLC. Windows Media STILL won't play the audio track. The same problem for the default player in Linux.
Pros: I got this camera to slot it into the Synology Surveillance Station package. The camera slots in like it's supposed to and the video is clear.
Cons: There seems to be some mis-information on the Audio Input. There is a Microphone Jack in the back...yet here on Newegg and on the Intellinet Networks site, it states that the audio Microphone is INTERNAL.
If it's Internal, I don't even see a hole on the front or the sides. SO I guess that if you need sound with this camera, you'll need to buy an outboard mic.
Other Con, it's a good camera, but if you're setting up your own Video surveillance , you better be ready to 'Have a Feel' for how everything is supposed to go together. The presumption seems to be you're expected to know what to do with this thing without instructions...because there're aren't any...until you manage to GUESS which PDF file on the disk relates to the NFC31. They basically created ONE disk with the instructions for ALL their cameras. Look on the disk and read the full manual for YOUR model camera before you do ANYTHING else.
Pros: The price was right. And I had bought a different ASRock model for home use that held up well to high heat with a celeron CPU for use with an elderly user who justed needed a PC to occasionally surf & shop. Previously I had only bought Gigabyte boards
Cons: But THIS board seems prone to sudden failure. I put the machine together in February and set it up in the office. Then suddenly in July, it's totally dead. Order a replacement ( to keep my OEM Windows License) and it's DOA as well.. And I note the high number of Single egg DOA's listed here.
Other Thoughts: I had hoped that ASRock would prove to be a good mid-priced, Moderate performance MOBO for casual use or general office tasks...but after two Dead Board of the same type-- I consider ASRock to be Undependable and it's Products Not to be Trusted. I'll stay with Gigabyte from Now on.READ FULL REVIEW