The Case Against Hybrid DVRs

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 10, 2009

A number of IP Video manufacturers object to hybrid DVR systems, contending that they are essentially tools of incumbents manufacturers to delay and scare the move to higher value pure IP systems (using all IP cameras or analog cameras plus encoders).

The most passionate and repeated case is being made by UK manufacturer, Controlware. In a series of posts against hybrid DVRs, they level the following objections:

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