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SD / HD CCTV Camera Hybrid Setup for iDVR-E Surveillance DVRs

Follow these instructions to setup SD / HD cameras on the iDVR-E CCTV DVRs (SD / AHD hybrid models only). The iDVR-E from CCTV Camera Pros supports both standard definition (SD) CCTV and HD surveillance cameras (AHD CCTV) . For example, with a four channel unit like the one showed in this article, the user can have 4 SD cameras, 4 HD cameras or 2 of each. You can find the hybrid DVRs these instructions are applicable to here. You can also watch a video demo here on the hybrid SD / HD setup.

Important Note: these instructions were documented by using the USB mouse that is included with the DVR. Users can also use the wireless infrared remote control that is also included to navigate the menu system of the DVR.

HD Hybrid Setup

When you first power on the DVR, the message below may be displayed if the camera channels are not properly configured for the type of camera(s) being used. In this case, we have 2 SD CCTV cameras connected to channels 1 and 2, and 2 HD CCTV cameras connected to channels 3 and 4. The second image below shows the resolution that the channel is currently configured for, in this case it is 720P (AHD). (Shown Below).

The first step is to stop the recording on the DVR. Using the included USB mouse, click the Red Record Circle in the left portion of the task bar at the bottom. You will then be prompted to enter the administrator password of the DVR, "000000" (zeros) by default. (Shown Below).

Next, right click on the mouse to display the Main Menu, then click on the Setup icon. (Shown Below)

On the Setup Menu, locate and select the System icon. (Shown Below)

Select the Advanced. Under the Advanced tab, in the Video Format section, you can change channels in pairs from AHD to SD and vice-versa. Once you have the desired combination set, select the Save button in the lower right portion of the menu. (Shown Below)

You will then be prompted to restart the DVR, select Yes to continue. Once the DVR restarts, the channels will be configured to your settings. As you can see in the second image below, the top two channels are now visible because they have been set to the correct format for the cameras being used. (Shown Below)

Video Demo

Watch this video to learn how to setup SD and HD CCTV cameras and run the DVR in hybrid mode.

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