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Old 03-06-2015, 09:09 AM   #2941
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I've got the same experience as you. Initially after I boot up the Vstarcam, everything works fine. After some time like 2-3 days, the camera just rotate back to its original position. Also, when I tried to access the microSD card files, the software eye4 cannot connect to the camera.

Still considering whether to live with booting it up every 2-3 days or refund it. Need to waste my time and parking to go and get a refund. Hope people here have some solutions to this problem.
it rotate back because it restarted. I have the same issue as well until i set the preset so whenever it restarts, it will go back to original position - still its annoying to keep restarting because my recording keeps getting cut!

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Old 03-06-2015, 09:10 AM   #2942
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I'm considering Dlink 5222L @ $189. Any other camera better? Does 5222L have build in speakers or do I need to buy one to plug in?
speakers or mic?
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:07 AM   #2943
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Try Samsung. Expensive but nice. Thought 5222L was sold previously for months ard $139 or less. When did price bounced so high?
Which samsung model can pan and tilt? Not sure about the price, I saw in Challenger. Might be aiming to get at PC show
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:50 AM   #2944
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FOSCAM FI9826P seems good also. Anyone using?
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:09 AM   #2945
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Which samsung model can pan and tilt? Not sure about the price, I saw in Challenger. Might be aiming to get at PC show
the Samsung SNH-P6410BN is wide angle...hd...IR...with the pan and tilt it covers most angles already so no need to pan and tilt...

can probably find them at PC show with free 32gb kingston microsd

i have 8 myself?
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:18 AM   #2946
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the Samsung SNH-P6410BN is wide angle...hd...IR...with the pan and tilt it covers most angles already so no need to pan and tilt...

can probably find them at PC show with free 32gb kingston microsd

i have 8 myself?
o.O you buy so many? My cam location will be in the centre of living room and kitchen. I dont think the wide angle can cover the left side living room and right side kitchen.

After looking thru all the cameras, I think Dlink 5222l or Foscam FI9831P will be more suitable for me. Price both the same for IT show. Will be going for Dlink since I have 930L before and never fail me. Less one app to download.
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:33 PM   #2947
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Looks like Marix = Gecko and Gecko = Marix. Don't pai seh leh. And Gecko trying to get everyone away from FOSCAM.
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Looks like Marix = Gecko and Gecko = Marix. Don't pai seh leh. And Gecko trying to get everyone away from FOSCAM.
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o.O you buy so many? My cam location will be in the centre of living room and kitchen. I dont think the wide angle can cover the left side living room and right side kitchen.

After looking thru all the cameras, I think Dlink 5222l or Foscam FI9831P will be more suitable for me. Price both the same for IT show. Will be going for Dlink since I have 930L before and never fail me. Less one app to download.
Good choice.
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:00 PM   #2950
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After looking thru all the cameras, I think Dlink 5222l or Foscam FI9831P will be more suitable for me. Price both the same for IT show. Will be going for Dlink since I have 930L before and never fail me. Less one app to download.
If you have existing, better choice to use back same brand, if its working, dun fix it or change it
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:02 PM   #2951
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Looks like Marix = Gecko and Gecko = Marix. Don't pai seh leh. And Gecko trying to get everyone away from FOSCAM.
You can try foscam. Got problem dun say i boh share. Simple.
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:10 PM   #2952
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it rotate back because it restarted. I have the same issue as well until i set the preset so whenever it restarts, it will go back to original position - still its annoying to keep restarting because my recording keeps getting cut!
Urs on .216 firmware? WebUI got upgrade liao boh
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:16 PM   #2953
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so, fuzzywuz, whats the pricing you got for vstarcam since u say its cheap. If u can offer better than qoo10, i'm sure many will buy from u.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:36 AM   #2954
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Angry vstarcam be warned

Hi, I signed up a new account just to write this review on vstarcam which I bought from marix.

Last November I started researching on a reliable ip camera to check on my maid and kids at home, and found this thread. Vstarcam was high raved, though on the hindsight now I realise it’s only high raved by one user which makes me wonder if he’s paid to do so

Using the vstarcam for the past 6 months has been a nightmare to me. Frequent disconnection, countless troubleshooting via whatsapp and remote access, faulty camera which was replaced, then realised replaced wrong model and changed back with the right model… but I found out that marix actually gave me back my old camera (same UID). And when I asked the marix guy he said not to worry as it was already fixed by “factory”. The standard answer was always that he would feedback to “factory” and upgrade/downgrade firmware. Someone in this forum also always quote “factory” hmmmmm...

Oh yes! Always blame my internet connection or firmware bug but never the product’s fault. I gave marix far too many chances, and I’ve to give credit to Louis for being ever so accommodating to troubleshoot for me even after working hours (remote access). But the last straw was when he decided to fiddle with my router/homeplug wifi settings and my wifi wouldn’t work anymore. I had to set everything back to factory settings and redo everything incl pairing of my powerline wifi all over again. Now it may seem simple to you techy guys but not to me, a non techsavvy busy full time working mother of two young children!

Bottomline is, I regret purchasing this camera when all I wanted is a fuss free surveillance for my children’s sake. But instead I had to troubleshoot every other week, restarting the cam every other day for the past 6 months. So to all other parents looking for camera reviews, heed my advice and do not purchase Vstarcam even from their Marix because when the product itself is faulty, how good a customer service is doesn’t matter anymore. The so called money savings isn’t worth all my time wasted. I had Foscam at my parents’ place and it has never failed me, perhaps its time I revisited them.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:20 AM   #2955
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Urs on .216 firmware? WebUI got upgrade liao boh
my firmware already latest. Nothing to doubt.

The problem lies with the product.
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