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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
(ALMOST) works as advertised – EasyCAP 4-Channel 4-Input USB 2.0 DVR Video Capture/Surveillance Dongle Reviews

posted by Glanjos on 11/02/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
It has a well finished device cover and cables. Also comes with a USB cable extensor.
Quick detects video and although simple, the software is very intuitive and easy to use.
Motion detection alerts via e-mail and audible alarm works fine.
Also worked on Windows XP SP3 and Vista SP1 with no problem.
Cons:
It says it supports remote surveillance and PTZ control over the internet just using a web browser and also dynamic DNS. However, with the software it cames with (MultiViewer) it is NOT POSSIBLE to do!!! That´s a pitty because it limits overall features of the device. Tried on other software like Active Webcam and, as already said on other reviews, it really works in only 1 channel, the channel 2 for any odd reason.
Other:
It really should come with remote surveillance feature via web browser as advertised. It´d sell as water on a sunny desert. :-D
Bottomline:
If all you want is a DVR and/or just is going to watch de camereas through a PC monitor and receive alert by e-mail, it´s the right choice with a very good cost-effective price.
If you want to watch from the internet wherever you are, you´d better consider buying another item. But the most simillar product costs about 40 dollars: sku: 15748. And I don´t know if it really works as advertised either.

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