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CCTV DVR NTSC PAL Video Setup

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Surveillance DVR NTSC PAL

This article will go over toggling the NTSC / PAL video setting on the iDVR-PRO video surveillance DVRs. NTSC is the video standard for the United States. Most countries outside of the United States use PAL video.

If you are getting the following error(s) on the iDVR-PRO DVR and are not seeing video, then most likely the unit is not on the correct setting.

Errors you will see:

"Error Invalid Connection SD(NTSC)"

" Error Invalid Connection SD(PAL)"

To resolve this, we will need to change the AC POWER Frequency in the iDVR-PRO system menu. Please follow the instructions below.

1. Go to MENU > SYSTEM SETUP > SYSTEM > SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

2. Now change the AC POWER FREQUENCY to 60hz (NTSC) or 50hz (PAL)





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About the Author

Mike Haldas

This article was written by , co-founder and managing partner of CCTV Camera Pros. If you have any questions about iPhone security camera app for iDVR, please email me at mike@cctvcamerapros.net.