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Surveillance DVR Dual / Spot Monitor Camera Display Setup

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Surveillance DVR Camera Display

This article will go over how to setup the Dual Monitor feature for the iDVR-PROM and iDVR-PROH DVRs. The iDVR-PROM and H series DVRs allow you to run Dual Monitors so that you can use the HDMI as the Main Monitor and VGA as a sport monitor or vice versa. This is a good solution for users that need to see a set of specific cameras on one monitor and use the other monitor for general viewing, playback, settings, and etc.

NOTE: The monitor set to spot can only be used for viewing the live feed of the cameras.

The iDVR-PROM and H series DVRs also have BNC spot outputs. If you would rather use the BNC outputs for a spot monitor, you can refer to this article - Spot Monitor Output Setup

1. By default, the iDVR-PROM and H series DVRs are to set to output duplicate displays on both the VGA and HDMI outputs.

The first thing we wan to do is go to the Menu > System Setup > Display > Dual Monitor.

Then, we want to change the Display Mode from Duplicate These Displays to Main Monitor + Spot.

Once we have it set to Main Monitor + Spot, to the Display Type and set which monitor you would like to run as the Main Monitor and select which you would like to use as the Spot.

NOTE: We recommend keeping the Display Resolution set to Auto. This way it picks up the best resolution for your monitors spec.

Surveillance DVR Dual Monitor Setup

2. Now to setup the camera order / display for the Spot Monitor, go ahead and click the Edit button next to Spot. You can now select the Add View Type button to select the cameras you would like to display on the Spot monitor.

CCTV DVR Sport Monitor Setup

Once you have the cameras / views setup, you can select the Apply button. That is it, you have successfully setup the iDVR-PRO DVR to run Dual Monitors.

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Mike Haldas

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