David, we are testing Hikvision HD-TVI this week and will have more to say shortly.
The other 2 related HD coax alternatives are HD-CVI and AHD which we have already tested.
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Has anyone else used Hik-vision TVI that can provide feedback?
I am setting up a test environment later today, and will be able to give more info soon.
I have installed EasternCCTV's TVI recorder ED7208TEL and TVI-IRD2M42VF-G/W-2812 cameras. The recorder uses h.264 compression. The recorder is 1080P and relativly simple to set up. The cameras come in 720P and 1080P, I found the 720 gives off some odd reflections and colors. The 1080P images are crisp and clean.
For under 500 dollars you get a 1tb 8 camera recorder and the cameras are under 100 dollars each.
This is a great alternative for replacing a standard camera and recorder systems as you reuse the existing coax cables.
Regarding the images of the TVI 1080P vs IP cameras. I find the IP cameras are more versatile and give an overall softer image which I find more pleasing to the eye. The cost differences are huge TVI under 100 vs IP several hundred dollars.