Hikvision's HDTVI cameras performed poorly over low quality or long coax and UTP cables in our original tests. This was a major issue as a key selling point of analog HD technologies is reuse of existing cables.
Now, a few months later, they have released updated chipsets and camera firmware claiming to better support these cables. We tested cameras including these additions head to head with previous models to see if performance has improved.
Here, we cover:
- High quality cable performance (new vs. old chips)
- 1000' coax performance
- 1000' Cat5e UTP performance
- How to tell what generation your cameras are