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LaView LV-KDV2404W1 4 Channel H.264 Level 960H 4 CH HD Security DVR System w/ Easy DIY 4 x  1000TVL Infrared Surveillance Cameras (No HDD)
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Small, very small in fact. Its about as wide as two 3.5" hard drives next to each other.

Cons: Was doa. Make sure that your dvr fires up before installing everything. Otherwise, you will waste your precious time taking everything out and packing it back in the box for an exchange. They do not just do an exchange for the DVR (should offer some help here). No hard drive mount is included which is ridiculous, so you pretty much have a drive that is loose inside. Only 4 power outlets for an 8 camera system and they use a funky connection like a 1980 keyboard instead of anything you could use to add them. That's just silly...

Other Thoughts: I did an exchange, so we will see what the next one does and I will write another on the actual operation. It's been a week since I sent it back, not the fastest turnaround. Exchanges should be able to send it out again while the dead one is on the way back. A hold on a credit card would be fine until the swap is complete but I guess its an option only other retailers offer.

D-Link DIR-890L/R Wireless AC3200 Ultra Tri-Band Gigabit Router, AC Smartbeam technology
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Looks

Cons: Has tremendous trouble staying connected in a 2300 sf home. After biting the bullet and going through the dreaded tech support, nothing can be done to increase the output needed to remedy the situation. This thing was a huge waste of time...I tired everything, including moving my router to different locations. If you have a one bedroom apartment, you might get bye okay but even then, the drops were from 20' away with multiple devices. Exhausting.

Other Thoughts: The 1gig Ethernet connection worked fine, so if you are looking for an over priced switch, this is you. If you use a vpn, turn off auto IPV6.

D-Link DIR-890L/R Wireless AC3200 Ultra Tri-Band Gigabit Router, AC Smartbeam technology
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Looks cool I guess. Your buying looks.

Cons: I upgraded or so I thought from a TP Link Archer C7 because the reviews stated how great the coverage was throughout their house. I have a 2340 sf home with drywall in the interior. You would think that a router with a 5 amp plug would be kicking some major power, but womp wommmp, not even close to the $220 cheaper C7. Yeah, I updated the wonky firmware from ver 1.06 to ver 1.08 when I took it out of the box. Very disappointing to say the least. The firmware is glitchy. I had to port forward for my home surveillance dvr and for some reason it forgets that I added it. I hit save, it will be okay for a while, then poof dissapears. The smart connect isn't so smart either. With it enabled, you still have to choose the band you need. Qos, devices are slow to show up on the connection list. The AC band is non existent past 20 feet and I'm not exaggerating. I promised myself years ago when I was wardriving with a dlink wireless card that I would never buy another dlink product again. I should have kept my promise.

Other Thoughts: Keep the old, til they figure out how to build a reliable and better new.


Tim F.'s Profile

Display Name: Tim F.

Date Joined: 09/02/03

  • Reviews: 16
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 08/27/07
  • Last Review: 09/30/15
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