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    Posted: Nov/06/2006 at 1:33pm

Can anyone tell me some of the difference between a DVR with an embedded Linux OS and one with Windows XP Pro?

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About 200 dollars, seriously I bet you would not have all the problems we have experienced with people trying to use the XP-Pro DVR systems as a PC to run their apps and surf the Internet.
 
 


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Thanks for the reply.

From the research I have done it looks as if a Linux DVR may be a good choice for people who only need basic DVR functionality, have a limited budget, and are willing to look at their investment in the DVR as basically throw away should it ever have a hardware problem.

 

But also I see, with all user meddling aside, that a quality Dell based GeoVison DVR will provide a level of software features, upgrade options, ease of support for both hardware and software, and overall value for the seriously security minded that no embedded Linux DVR could compete with.

 

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To clarify the above post: I would lean to recommending a name brand stand alone DVR, such as a Samsung SHR-2042-500, for that segment of the market who by either low cost or low performance needs are moved to consider a Linux Embedded PC based DVR.

 

The benefits of a name brand stand alone DVR over a Linux Embedded PC based DVR would be potential even lower cost, additional ease of use,  the backing of a major manufacturers warranty along with the overall quality that comes with such a name brand unit as compared to what often times amounts to a "home built" PC.

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Yea, Linux is good if you only have limited needs. But for total functionality you need a windows system.
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