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Night OwlPoseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD)
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (4), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (4), Personal (4)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      4.0

      Everything works

      By Big Jim

      from Colorado

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

          I found it easy to set up everything, but I am an experienced system and network admin. Everything works as advertised. The cellphone/tablet software is all downloadable from itunes or the android market/play store (no need to install the nightowl android version). Works on Samsung phone and iPad. Only facilitates viewing, but the included NetViewer software runs on Windows 7 and allows control of almost all functions (and is easier to use than the built-in firmware and mouse). Don't bother with the IE version. Had trouble with HDD install, but solved it myself while on 10+ minute hold waiting for tech support. I had to install the disk upside down versus Nightowl's directions. No problems with various brand/type cameras. Manual is useful, but could be a lot better (for email setup, the instructions say "contact your Network Administrator"). Online support is limited to simplistic videos, but definitely watch the one for firmware update and do it ASAP.

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          • Personal

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          1.0

          Not good for recording

          By John

          from El Paso, Tx

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Faulty
          • Low Quality
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

            Easy to install and the monitor picture is acceptable. For recording is useless. The recording is pixelated and blured, totally useless, If you want a control center to vriw 8 cameras, it is OK. Don't worth half the price.
            No, I don't recommend it. Stay away from it.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Very Good DVR

            By Joey

            from Miami, Fl

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                  Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                  Im very happy with this DVR, very easy to set up, nice remote control,the software is great, decent picture quality I am satisfied that this is as good as anything on the market and the price is great. Work great on android phone using Ip Cam Viewer

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                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Not bad for the price!

                  By Cliff

                  from Spartanburg SC

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                      Ease of use is great. I have had no problems with the unit so far. The picture quality when recording could be a little better, and you can adjust frame rates from certain cams to give others a better picture. Accessing it through LAN is easy, with no static ip I have not had a chance to go online with it. Not a bad unit for the price.

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                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Very pleased with this purchase.

                      By dlfrmtn

                      from Tennessee

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                            This product has exceeded my expectations. It was easy to setup and has worked flawlesly in since put into service. It was a challenge to get setup so that I could see it via internet and iPhone but I kept at it and eventually got it going. I do have networking experience. I have been able to view my place while I have been traveling which has been very nice. I added a SATA hard drive that I had and am able to review the recorded video later. I hooked it up to my home cable system with a modulator and can see the dogs when they go out in the yard. Everything works very, very, well.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Great for monitoring multiple cameras

                            By JRO

                            from Alabama

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Easy To Set Up

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                                I use this to monitor and preview live video at concerts. Great and easy way to see everything I need to see.

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                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                HARD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED

                                By SHACK

                                from KENTUCKY

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Compact
                                • Discreet
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Sensitive

                                Cons

                                • NO HARD DRIVE

                                Best Uses

                                • Deterrent
                                • Early Warning
                                • Recording
                                • Safety

                                Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                                AFTER I SPENT ANOTHER $130 ON A HARD DRIVE THIS THING IS GREAT. NIGHTOWL TECH SUPPORT WAS EXCELLENT. THEY HELPED WITH THE VIEW FROM HOME SOFTWARE. VERY SOLID DVR.

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                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                THERE IS NO HARD DRIVE IN THIS ONE !!!

                                By SHACK

                                from KENTUCKY

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • SOLID DVR

                                Cons

                                • NO HRDDRIVE IN THIS MODEL

                                Best Uses

                                • Recording

                                Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                                AFTER I SPENT ANOTHER 130.00 ON A HARD DRIVE IT WORKS GREAT. NIGHT OWL'S TECH SUPPORT IS EXCELLENT. THEY HELPED WITH THE VIEWING FROM HOME SETUP. I AM VERY PLEASED.

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                                • Business

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