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May 29, 2004 3:48:30 PM

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friend of mine wants to set up a cctv system. Rather than use a time lapse
recorder which tend to be unreliable I feel that using a PC / PVR to act as
a time lapse system would be the better option.

His current pc system is out of date, and so would need replacing, the
question is:

Is it better to have

a) one pc for general use and one pc for CCTV recording - and network them.
If so what specs would people recommend for both systems?

or

b) One more powerful pc that can cope with recording cctv - and general use
at the same time? Is so, what spec should this system be?

General use is: Internet and Word - although he has just bought a digital
camera!!!

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May 29, 2004 5:27:08 PM

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"kk" <ww@ww.com> wrote in message
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> friend of mine wants to set up a cctv system. Rather than use a time lapse
> recorder which tend to be unreliable I feel that using a PC / PVR to act
as
> a time lapse system would be the better option.

> a) one pc for general use and one pc for CCTV recording - and network
them.
> If so what specs would people recommend for both systems?

If it's intended for serious CCTV use, then a separate PC should be used.

But see the DVR here, just add a hard drive, no need for a separate PC
http://tinyurl.com/33ra8

As for the spec. of a suitable PC/PVR combination, check the minimum
requirements for the PVR.

HTH
Gary
May 30, 2004 5:40:19 AM

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http://www.cctvforum.com/index.php

Go to the DVR Cards and Software section.

"kk" <ww@ww.com> wrote in message
news:2QZtc.24682$NX3.21661@pathologist.blueyonder.net...
> friend of mine wants to set up a cctv system. Rather than use a time lapse
> recorder which tend to be unreliable I feel that using a PC / PVR to act
as
> a time lapse system would be the better option.
>
> His current pc system is out of date, and so would need replacing, the
> question is:
>
> Is it better to have
>
> a) one pc for general use and one pc for CCTV recording - and network
them.
> If so what specs would people recommend for both systems?
>
> or
>
> b) One more powerful pc that can cope with recording cctv - and general
use
> at the same time? Is so, what spec should this system be?
>
> General use is: Internet and Word - although he has just bought a digital
> camera!!!
>
>
>
!