HD Analog is the most interesting new trend in the industry now, claiming HD quality over legacy coax, with simpler configuration and lower prices than IP.
IPVM has tested two of the entrants already, Dahua HDCVI and Nextchip's AHD
Now, in this report, we test HDTVI. HDTVI is a technology from Techpoint but is most associated with mega manufacturer Hikvision.
We bought three TVI cameras to see how they perform. Pictured below, they are the Hikvision DS-2CE16C2T-IR 720p bullet, Hikvision DS-2CE16D5T-IT3 1080p bullet, and Sunivision AP-14SGH-TV 720p dome:
We tested these cameras against similar form factor and resolution IP cameras to answer the following questions:
- How did HDTVI image quality compare to HDIP, day and night?
- How well did HDTVI perform using low quality cables and UTP?
- How did bandwidth compare to IP?
This is the first in a series covering TVI. Next report, next week, we will cover Hikvision's Tribrid TVI Recorder and finally, next month, we will do a shootout of Dahua HDCVI vs Hikvision TVI.