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Pros: **** Four star performer. - That's not bad depending on what you are looking for. (The 3 stars averages my earlier review to 4)
Very Capable Decent Responsive tab at a great price. Very solid build. Great Screen w good Color.
Cons: Bluetooth Connection Problems;
Audio trips up on .flac and higher bitrate .mp3s.
Other Thoughts: I subtracted two stars to average out my earlier 5 star review to 4 stars which is what I think this tab rates.
Purchased with cradle which I highly recommend. It is a very cradle and adds USB and HDMI as well as of course charging.
Verified that Bluetooth profiles were not the problem but out of about 10 BTs I tried to pair, I was only able to pair a keyboard (which worked right away without a hitch) and one headset after 30+ attempts. The latter paired a few attempts after installing a 3rd party BT app (which shouldn't really make any difference.)
On all these problems it made no difference whether wireless was on or off or that all other apps had been stopped. I also removed all potential sources of interference and went as far as to attempt pairing back in the woods. The headphones that I did manage to pair had decent range up to 20 ft or more just like my best BT dongles.
I also verified it was not an antenna problem by shaking the unit while playing audio (once I did manage to pair a headphone.
The audio was tested with both the one paired headset and just speakers with WiFi off and all other apps stopped. Music breaks up occasionally with nothing else running (all apps stopped using app mngr) and files 100% verified good. I believe this can be traced back to the Tegra 3 which utilizes an SoC (Integrated) DAC and is reputed to not be the best DAC around. If you play lower Bitrate MP3s it probably wouldn't be an issue. For me it ruins a song if it burps just once. If you listen to high bit rate or lossless you may be looking for a more expensive Tegra 4 (5 core), QUALCOMM, Rockchip or Allwinner tab.
Pros: There are other similar tabs for the money but none will offer GPS for this this price. This is a quality rugged sturdy and stable MISS device. Beautiful picture. If you buy the highly recommended cradle (adds USB & HDMI (normal connectors) and alt power plug & Transformer) you've got all the features you could ask for.
Cons: HDMI & USB require cradle
Other Thoughts: When you get it remove the top plastic protection before you plug it as it will turn on. I ended up in some Chinese dimension trying to remove the plastic and couldn't navigate back to the main screen. Rebooting (power + vol up) solved the problem. Language is a thumb-wheel control in the middle left of the screen. After that everything is normal.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Zmodo is always Good Value compared to other low and medium end manufacturers.
You get a complete DIY 4 cam system (you only need to buy an HD): DVR, cams. cables, 2 transformers (one for the DVR one for the cams), software, remote and even a mouse.
Can record up to D1 resolution so it'll work with high res cams.
Relatively good firmware / software. (with minor exceptions). The Web Client uses ActiveX so you need I.E. and it won't work on Android or iPhone (see note below on apps). The stand-alone NVMS (Network Video Monitor System) gives you lots of control on an easy to use UI. Both give you motion, alarm triggered recording, PTZ and all the features of a sophisticated monitoring system.
Hard-wired alarm inputs (use w trip wire, window, door open sensors etc.)
For the price you can't afford not to buy it. This is way cheaper that $30/mo. for s service which isn't going to do much more.
Good Support - Chat always available. Phone Bus Hrs. CT
Cons: Minor UI Quirks. - One star off for that.
No HDD here but I wouldn't expect a hundred dollar HD for this price would you?
This is only a 4 channel unit which is very basic. If you're in a house you will want 8 cams in relatively short order.
Relatively low res cams but they are 1000% better than nothing. You can always upgrade your cams and still use these for tight areas or to watch your better cams.
Seriously Buggy Web App. but that's not really what you're buying here. Catch my review 'Reconnecting' Issue: Serious Bug renders this app useless! on G. Play.
Other Thoughts: You must use an AV rated hard drive as it will endure full time duty. A newer NAS drive may work also but check the ratings carefully. (I use a WD Red and it stays cool w no problems in over a year of duty. I'm sure the equivalent Seagate would work just as well). A standard drive such as WD Black or Seagate Barracuda will burn up sooner or later. Also you must format your HD on the DVR since the format is a proprietary FAT! I pulled my hair out for two days over some lousy UI issues trying to re-format the HD recently while debugging the web app. I was using the remote and as soon as you went to the HDD screen it would say 'Formatting' right next to the progress bar and you couldn't move the cursor (stuck). I presumed it was trying to format the drive but was having a problem since it flagged the drive as 'exception' (I deleted the partitions). It turns out this screen works only with a mouse and 'Formatting' was really a button (which should have been labeled 'Format') A strange coincidence of two quirks. which is not the only UI issue. Another is that 'Frame Ratio' in the Web interface really means FPS. (Frame ratio to me implies aspect ration e.g. 4:3 16:9...)
Believe the card is made by Geo Vision.