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Topic # 243967 11-Jan-2019 14:26
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Full Description: Dahua NVR5216-16P-4KS2E 16CH with 16 poe max support 12MP Resolution 4K NVR Reader.

 

Link to item: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bDHEjhPj

 

This has been setup and tested and then I decided to stick with Blue iris as my NVR and monitoring system.

 

I'm in Wellington for any pickups and would prefer not to ship the item but open to it on a user pays basis.

 

Looking for a quick sale at $175.

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2158300 11-Jan-2019 14:37
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Is this a genuine English OEM device or a hacked English firmware device from Aliexpress?




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  Reply # 2158304 11-Jan-2019 14:41
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sbiddle:

 

Is this a genuine English OEM device or a hacked English firmware device from Aliexpress?

 

 

It's an Aliexpress multilanguage Firmware version, I don't believe their's any "hacking" involved in that.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2158387 11-Jan-2019 15:22
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rp1790:

 

sbiddle:

 

Is this a genuine English OEM device or a hacked English firmware device from Aliexpress?

 

 

It's an Aliexpress multilanguage Firmware version, I don't believe their's any "hacking" involved in that.

 

 

The majority of Dahua product on Aliexpress is hacked hardware. Sellers but the product from middlemen who have taken the local Chinese product and put hacked firmware on it to make it English. They sell the product as "English firmware" but it's not a genuine English Dahua branded or English OEM product.

 

The biggest implication of this is that you can never load genuine English firmware from the Dahua site onto the camera or NVR as it'll fail. As of mid 2018 all new genuine English NVR firmware also won't allow connecting Chinese cameras to it, in a further attempt (a battle Dahua have been losing for years).

 

The biggest problem is it is hard to tell for a casual observer what is what which is a real problem.. There are some great sellers on there who sell genuine English OEM hardware, but unless you know the difference you don't know who is telling the truth!

 

 


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  Reply # 2158391 11-Jan-2019 15:36
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sbiddle:

 

rp1790:

 

sbiddle:

 

Is this a genuine English OEM device or a hacked English firmware device from Aliexpress?

 

 

It's an Aliexpress multilanguage Firmware version, I don't believe their's any "hacking" involved in that.

 

 

The majority of Dahua product on Aliexpress is hacked hardware. Sellers but the product from middlemen who have taken the local Chinese product and put hacked firmware on it to make it English. They sell the product as "English firmware" but it's not a genuine English Dahua branded or English OEM product.

 

The biggest implication of this is that you can never load genuine English firmware from the Dahua site onto the camera or NVR as it'll fail. As of mid 2018 all new genuine English NVR firmware also won't allow connecting Chinese cameras to it, in a further attempt (a battle Dahua have been losing for years).

 

The biggest problem is it is hard to tell for a casual observer what is what which is a real problem.. There are some great sellers on there who sell genuine English OEM hardware, but unless you know the difference you don't know who is telling the truth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have some time spare can you please PM me some info about this? I do buy cameras frequently and have been looking to import at a much better rate but been aware of the complications, Would be nice to actually make money on some of my jobs lol.

Cheers

 

 





 


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  Reply # 2159426 11-Jan-2019 19:22
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I second this.. I have a Dahua camera that I got, had no idea it was a re-flashed one and innocently updated the firmware to the latest official firmware.. It's a semi brick now.. I can still connect to the onvif stream but the websUI just says their is a firmware mismatch, and googling found this is not an isolated issue, and Dahua's only solution is buy a replacement or pay their NZ agent more than I paid for the camera to fix it..  I'll personally never buy another Dahua camera because this is being done deliberately by Dahua so they can sell cheap cameras in China and charge much more for English language versions of exactly the same models. I have no time for companies like that, and heartily encourage people NOT to buy their products. Dahua are scum.

 

*edit* I just realised that OP is who I purchased that camera off here on GZ.





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  Reply # 2159438 11-Jan-2019 20:13
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Guys, please this is a for sale thread. And Lias, they were Hikvisioncameras, when buying from AliExpress you can usually pay a little bit extra to get cameras that can be updated.

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