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Well per my usual I missed a tidbit about the Network Video Recorder for my cameras. The HDMI port is disabled so no direct video out. I want to find a small form factor PC/ Windows / Chrome to run as a video connection to my living room 60" 1080P TV via HDMI. Will need audio thru the HDMI as well. It will be a wired connection thru the below switch which hosts the video recorder
 

All Ubiquiti UniFi products

https://store.ubnt.com/collections/surveillance/products/unifi-video-nvr

https://store.ubnt.com/collections/routing-switching/products/unifi-switch-24

 

8 cameras with these specs

Video
Video Compression H.264
Resolution 1080p Full HD (1920x1080)
Maximum Frame Rate 30 FPS

 

Windows / Chrome is the only OS / browser fully supported. Would like to have wireless mouse / keyboard perhaps bluetooth?

 

@Thaddeus Smith or others what is the recommended product that will support this? Linky to Newegg or somewhere with exact model.

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get a cheap mac mini (new or used). any of the NUC's out there, just be sure it has all of the resources included.. i know sometimes they don't come with memory, disk, etc.

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I have a Mac Mini but it is in use in another room for the girls' karaoke and I have had that not so great experience running Windows on it.
The graphics options on the NUC models are beyond my grasp.

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Are you planning to use this for anything other than viewing video streams in the web browser? If not, I reckon any of the onboard graphics available in modern NUC's should be more than sufficient. To keep things in perspective, a raspberry pi plays 1080P video with HD audio via plex.

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No other use and that fruit pie thing was options on the forums but putting that together is above my paygrade. My QNap NAS has surveillance station but does not support Ubiquiti

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My recommendation.....

 

By a Beebox  (Asrock NUC)

If you don't need all the new Bluray audio formats...Beebox....does 4K......pretty much sends all audio out HDMI as PCM...(It does have 2 HDMI outs)

Think I paid $100.00 a couple years ago....black Friday....going to have to add hard drive / memory /operating system.....nice little device

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856158058

 

 

Next would be an Intel NUC...I have 2 of them

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-NUC5i5RYH-Processor-2-5-Inch-Support/dp/B00SD9IS1S/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1512332632&sr=1-9&keywords=intel+nuc

It has Intel 6000.graphics..will output the latest Bluray audio formats...and does 4K......Only 1 HDMI out....going to have to add hard drive / memory /operating system.

Think I paid $ 275.00 bought on sale FRY's

 

George

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, oldred said:

 

By a Beebox  (Asrock NUC)

This looks interesting George especially if I choose to add a small monitor later for the cameras. How do you load the Windows OS?

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3 hours ago, USNRET said:

Well per my usual I missed a tidbit about the Network Video Recorder for my cameras. The HDMI port is disabled so no direct video out. I want to find a small form factor PC/ Windows / Chrome to run as a video connection to my living room 60" 1080P TV via HDMI. Will need audio thru the HDMI as well. It will be a wired connection thru the below switch which hosts the video recorder
 

All Ubiquiti UniFi products

https://store.ubnt.com/collections/surveillance/products/unifi-video-nvr

https://store.ubnt.com/collections/routing-switching/products/unifi-switch-24

 

8 cameras with these specs

Video
Video Compression H.264
Resolution 1080p Full HD (1920x1080)
Maximum Frame Rate 30 FPS

 

Windows / Chrome is the only OS / browser fully supported. Would like to have wireless mouse / keyboard perhaps bluetooth?

 

@Thaddeus Smith or others what is the recommended product that will support this? Linky to Newegg or somewhere with exact model.

 

I love ibiquiti wifi units but stay away from their routers and switches. I manage about 35 of their unifi ap pros.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, seti said:

 

I love ibiquiti wifi units but stay away from their routers and switches. I manage about 35 of their unifi ap pros.

 

 

 

 

2 late

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2 hours ago, USNRET said:

This looks interesting George especially if I choose to add a small monitor later for the cameras. How do you load the Windows OS?

Windows loaded using a thumb drive.....its all pretty easy.....

If you need help....we can always walk you through it.

 

George

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I've been running a Dell Zino HD for about 5 years now as my HTPC. Has been flawless and has blu-ray drive, HDMI and Optical outs and now loaded with Windows 10. Dell quit making them but can be had used or refurbished.

https://www.ebay.com/i/263085615544?chn=ps

 

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372701,00.asp

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49 minutes ago, USNRET said:

2 late

I have their gateway, 24 port switch, NVR, AP Pro, AP Lite and AP LR. I was trying to get stuff that worked together. Looking back and now knowing about the 24 volt passive perhaps I could have went elsewhere but it is working!

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2 hours ago, USNRET said:

2 late

 

Perhaps their switches aren't that bad but we have had terrible issues with their routers. Their WIFI stuff is A++++++

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