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CCTV 800TVL Color IR Cut Technology/ 3.6mm CCTV Outdoor Security Camera by Xsecu
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Pros:
Weatherproof
Steel Construction
800TVL
True to Color Image
Wide Angle
Multiple Adjustment Joints
Mounts Easily
Ascetically Pleasing
IR night vision mode works great
Perfect for 960H DVRs

Cons: Sunshade can sometimes be seen in video frame

Other Thoughts: For the money, this is one of the best value security cameras on the market. I have purchased numerous different cameras in the $15-40 price range and none of them compare to the build quality and video quality of XSecu.

I have been using 4 of these cameras for the last 3 months and I am very happy with their performance. Even with rain, snow and extreme cold weather (-8F) these never failed.

Compared to Zmodo and Kguard cameras, these come perfectly configured from the manufacture. The color reproduction is natural and true. The brightness and gain control is effective and produces good quality video.

One of the best features of these cameras, they turn on IR night vision mode perfectly. The zmodos turned on much to soon. This meant that the image would turn black and white even when it was still daylight. This was annoying and reduced the video quality unnecessarily. The XSecu transition to IR mode perfectly.


I uploaded a video to accompany this review. Unfortunately there has been snow on the ground for the last 2 months so it was hard to find some video footage with some color in it. The video was shot with a XSecu 800TVL weatherproof bullet camera feeding into a KGuard DVR recording at 8fps D1 Resolution. I would like to upgrade my DVR to 960H resolution to take full advantage of the camera quality.

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KGuard KG-OT801-4HW227A-500G 8 Channel DVR Security System & 4 Cameras 600 TVL with Smartphone and Tablet Remote viewing
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 8 channel
D1 resolution on every channel
weatherproof
600TVL
Kview and KviewHD smartphone apps (better than other brands)
WAN internet viewing using portfowarding and DDNS
Audio recording inputs for every channel.

Cons: At D1 resolution, DVR only supports 60fps total/7.5fps per camera. You can allocate 15fps to only the 4 cameras that come with the kit.
Does not support the new 960H resolution standard.
The computer software is junk. The webinterface only works on Internet Explorer.
Remote playback of previously recorded footage doesn't work on mobile and very difficult on computer software
One camera's IR LED failed in a month.

Other Thoughts: The cameras uses 6mm lenses. This means that the viewing angle is tighter than the typical 3.6mm camera lenses. This is good for long distance, but bad for large areas or close up. I would probably not buy this kit again just for this reason. You can purchase other brands security cameras to work with this kit however.

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Dell 1800FP Gray 18.1
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Poor Color/brightness 04/01/2013

This review is from: Dell 1800FP Gray 18.1" LCD Monitor, Off Lease 250 cd/m2 350:1

Pros: Simple and easy to use. Fairly inexpensive. Wall mountable. Compatible with old and new video cards.

Cons: Bad color and and the screen is dark. Compared to modern LED LCD monitors, this is very dark and the color is not true. This monitor is also very heavy compared to modern monitors.

Other Thoughts: I would not recommended using this for multimedia or photo/video editing. It would work fine for basic internet/office applications. Also, would not work well in a brightly light/sunny room.

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Display Name: Victor E.

Date Joined: 08/15/10

  • Reviews: 20
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 08/15/10
  • Last Review: 05/17/14
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