Which NVR to replace LaView LV-N9916C6E 16 cams?

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I have the Laview LV-N9916C6E and currently 14 cameras on it. I inherited it from the previous homeowner. The system is a piece of unimaginable crap. Just entering the admin password is a challenge because keys seem to stick. At this moment I cannot even play back the videos either from the phone or from the system itself. It has gotten worse in the last 3 years without me changing anything or upgrading anything. I have a potential firmware upgrade file that I found in this forum, but still have not managed to upgrade it from the web interface, that is the kind of crap this system is.

So, I wanted an opinion from others here. The cameras are all from Laview (two of them have broken for no reason), and they use their own Laview format to interface with the NVR. Maybe they can output onvif too, but I don't know.

Is there a way to upgrade just the NVR and leave the POE cameras in place for use with a new, better NVR?

Which NVR would you advice to have some sort of future proofing? I would love to have features like searching for motion in a specific region of a feed during playback (like find which dog pooped in a point of my frontyard). But the basic aim is to have a smooth experience to review videos frm the phone or remotely from a browser/app. I have also a Synology NAS at home with a couple of cameras, and at least that experience is much smoother compared to the Laview NVR. Having an easy experience, switching playback speed, instantly, etc., switching easily or automatically between quality feeds of a camera, these are things I think would be good.

Many thanks for your advise.

My current Laview info:
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If your Synology NAS is like Blue Iris VMS you should be able to stream RTSP via the NVR itself and allow the NVR to continue powering the cams and isolating them from the Internet.

Laview is usually OEM'd by Hikvision so if your NAS can accept them try the following URL's. Be sure to place 2 "/" after "rtsp:" as forum software won't allow 2 to be displayed consecutively. Insure your syntax, spelling punctuation is flawless:

Get the main stream of the 1st channel:

Code:
rtsp:/NVR username:NVR password@NVR LAN IP:554/Streaming/channels/101
Get the main stream of the 5th channel:

Code:
rtsp:/NVR username:NVR password@NVR LAN IP:554/Streaming/channels/501
 

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I have the Laview LV-N9916C6E and currently 14 cameras on it. I inherited it from the previous homeowner. The system is a piece of unimaginable crap. Just entering the admin password is a challenge because keys seem to stick. At this moment I cannot even play back the videos either from the phone or from the system itself. It has gotten worse in the last 3 years without me changing anything or upgrading anything. I have a potential firmware upgrade file that I found in this forum, but still have not managed to upgrade it from the web interface, that is the kind of crap this system is.

So, I wanted an opinion from others here. The cameras are all from Laview (two of them have broken for no reason), and they use their own Laview format to interface with the NVR. Maybe they can output onvif too, but I don't know.

Is there a way to upgrade just the NVR and leave the POE cameras in place for use with a new, better NVR?

Which NVR would you advice to have some sort of future proofing? I would love to have features like searching for motion in a specific region of a feed during playback (like find which dog pooped in a point of my frontyard). But the basic aim is to have a smooth experience to review videos frm the phone or remotely from a browser/app. I have also a Synology NAS at home with a couple of cameras, and at least that experience is much smoother compared to the Laview NVR. Having an easy experience, switching playback speed, instantly, etc., switching easily or automatically between quality feeds of a camera, these are things I think would be good.

Many thanks for your advise.

My current Laview info:
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Welcome @blocksog

As Tony mentioned LaView sold a lot of Hikvision oem systems and cameras.

I would have to check the item number to be 100% certain.

Iirc most of the cameras they sold are able to produce an rtsp feed that meets specs well enough so you can use 3rd party recording systems.

NVR .. if you want to just replace the nvr look for a hikvision nvr that has plenty of compute power to handle that many cameras with at least 8mp resolution.

Can also try blue iris on a PC, or the hikvision vms on a PC.

Most members prefer other solutions than synology as that gets pricey quickly once you add more cameras.
 

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Thank you for your replies. To be clear, I am not interested to load my NAS with 16 camera feeds. Wouldn't want even to have that much data flowing through my router or home network. I like that the NVR has its own network and all data stay within that without flowing on the home network.

So back to my question. More specifically which recent Hikvision NVR is a good shot for using existing Laview cameras?
 

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Thank you for your replies. To be clear, I am not interested to load my NAS with 16 camera feeds. Wouldn't want even to have that much data flowing through my router or home network. I like that the NVR has its own network and all data stay within that without flowing on the home network.

So back to my question. More specifically which recent Hikvision NVR is a good shot for using existing Laview cameras?
I do not know the current hikvision line up.

Seems like the current nvr you have was a beefer one .. 16 ports, and up to 4 hdds.

Probably a good time to double check your current nvr for issues. First I would check the hdds health. Then check for load issues. Also check if there is too much dust build up in the unit.
 
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Just an update.

I formatted the two hard drives and the playback problem was resolved. I could finally play back videos. But the system GUI remains very problematic, I cannot even enter the password because the interface flickers and button presses seem to stick. I reset to defaults and nothing was resolved, same as before. I even tried to upgrade the firmware without success. I tried playing around with the video output preferences and kept HDMI+VGA or VGA Only (my display is connected with VGA) at high or low resolution (1280x720) and this did nod not make a difference. Finally, I reset all camera schedules to record only on motion because some of the cameras I had them set to continuous recording which could strain the system for resources; this did not change anything, too.
 

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Check S.M.A.R.T. status of all disk You have..
Are the read/seek disk errors high?

Most very strange NVR's behaviors are usually by dying hard drives..
 

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Thank you @steve1225 . I will check later. I already checked for bad sectors last week and all came up green, no errors on either disk. Will let you know about the SMART status.
tests for bad sectors are silly - even when are errors hard drives usually return some data to OS..
always check S.M.A.R.T. status.. this is real info from hard drive firmware..
 

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Which NVR would you advice to have some sort of future proofing? I would love to have features like searching for motion in a specific region of a feed during playback (like find which dog pooped in a point of my frontyard). But the basic aim is to have a smooth experience to review videos frm the phone or remotely from a browser/app. I have also a Synology NAS at home with a couple of cameras, and at least that experience is much smoother compared to the Laview NVR. Having an easy experience, switching playback speed, instantly, etc., switching easily or automatically between quality feeds of a camera, these are things I think would be good.
Hikvision NVRs I think are better than most, but as far as viewing pre recorded footage, you have to do it at the NVR or logging into the NVR's webpage or else it will be slow, clunky, and difficult to search video. There is about a two second delay from cellular networks to/from the rest of the internet so keep this in mind.
 

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Just an update.

I formatted the two hard drives and the playback problem was resolved. I could finally play back videos. But the system GUI remains very problematic, I cannot even enter the password because the interface flickers and button presses seem to stick. I reset to defaults and nothing was resolved, same as before. I even tried to upgrade the firmware without success. I tried playing around with the video output preferences and kept HDMI+VGA or VGA Only (my display is connected with VGA) at high or low resolution (1280x720) and this did nod not make a difference. Finally, I reset all camera schedules to record only on motion because some of the cameras I had them set to continuous recording which could strain the system for resources; this did not change anything, too.
VGA flickering .. is this a new problem?

For now also check :
check VGA Cables connections.
Check VGA cable.
Check monitor.
 
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