4 channel OYN-X NVR, CCTV POE unit

williamalex1

Novice Member
Hi Guys, I've been told by QVIS that my 4 year old unit isn't worth repairing. Domestic use only.
So I'm looking for a reasonably priced replacement 4 channel POE unit , that will last longer and be easy to install and use.
TIA
 

williamalex1

Novice Member
I have 4 OYN-X EYE 4mp POE cameras, they all work perfectly, it's the unit that won't record, replay or keep time. It has 4 POE ports. Disappointed to discover that the expected lifespan of the HDD is only around 5 years.
I need remote access through our mobile phones.
cheers
 

sbriggs

Well-known Member
Do you have the model number of the cameras as need to check what streams the support and if they are Onvif ? Its not always as simple as just getting a new NVR
 

sbriggs

Well-known Member
Sorry another question , what size Hard Disk ?

I do have to mention that the maximum average life span for any HDD is around 5 years, so you may want to factor that into your thinking as well
 

williamalex1

Novice Member
It's an Oyn-x Mach 2 NVR, looks like the internal HDD is up to 4TB.
NPs re its life span as long as I know beforehand.👍 I'm almost 74 so 5 years should about cover it lol
 

sbriggs

Well-known Member
Thanks, the spec is that it supports up to 4TB but it could be any size below that.

How long recording do you want from the 4 cameras
 

williamalex1

Novice Member
Would this- Encam cctv NVR network recorder, 5mp 9 channel with 4 x PoE ethernet IP cameras, be a suitable replacement ? at £54.99
 

sbriggs

Well-known Member
Never heard of them , you may want to check out the app first

Also bear in mind it doesn’t include a HDD so you will need to add that yourself
 

williamalex1

Novice Member
Ah ! , I didn't spot that, what size of HDD would i really need ?
So back to you experts for a cheapish compatible replacement
 

williamalex1

Novice Member
Screen shows 4 cameras are constantly recording but says nothing to play back. I replaced the system battery because the clock wouldn't keep time, it still only works for an hour then reverts back an hour. QVIS tech dept said it wasn't worth repairing.
I'll speak to my mate first he's a TV engineer. If the HDD isn't compatible with my old unit, it could maybe be used in a new unit. Or maybe buy a new unit with a hard drive already fitted. I'll keep you up to date.
thanks for all the advice
 

sbriggs

Well-known Member
The drive will be compatible but if you have an error with the clock that won’t be down to the hard drive. Though the clock issue sounds more like how it syncs with time servers to keep the time .

I’ll have a look if you like for a small fee £30 and if necessary fit a new hdd . You’d need to send me the NVR
 

williamalex1

Novice Member
My mate has a spare 1TB HDD he's going to install it later, but he's only a TV engineer deals with mainly hardware so not sure how to sync with the time servers.
I assume it'll be in the network settings ?
 

sbriggs

Well-known Member
I dont know the menu for that particular NVR but it will be under something like date and timr and/or NTP

heres the page on my Aspect NVR

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williamalex1

Novice Member
Update, new HDD installed now working, recording and playing back but only for 1 hour.
I reset the clock but after an hour it reverts back 1 hour back to whatever time i'd initially set.
I searched the menus but can't find where to sync it to the time server . Is there anyone near Glasgow that could help ?
 

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