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If you are in the market to upgrade your existing security camera system or to purchase a new system, then this XVR is definitely a good pick for a 8 camera security system. It is the latest in high definition security DVR technology that is compatible with all of the latest HD over coax signal types, i.e. HDCVI, TVI, AHD. This 8 channel XVR goes a step beyond Tribrid DVRs in terms of its ability support multiple video signal types, while continuing to support traditional standard definition security cameras. Here is a list of the different types of security cameras you can use with this DVR:

  • You can use a total of 8 BNC cameras of these types:
  • Plus, you can add 4 additional IP cameras up to 6MP

Using HDCVI cameras with this DVR allows high definition video to be transmitted over coaxial cable. HD over coax cameras and DVRs are the answer for customers looking for HD surveillance footage on a budget. Not only is the cost per DVR and camera lower than other HDcamera technologies, but you can also use existing RG59 coax cabling to run the video signal. As compared to IP cameras which are more expensive and require wiring to be redone, DVRs such as this 8 Channel Security XVR are an attractive choice.

This 8 Camera DVR has a high speed processor with embedded Linux operating system that stays free of any viruses or Trojans. It comes with the same great user interface as all of our other DVRs, and uses H.265 encoding to record video at great quality while conserving hard drive space. It supports up to eight 1080P or 4MP resolution HD over coax cameras through the BNC ports, and an additional four IP cameras up to 6MP resolution captured over the network.

This 8 camera DVR recorder also offers control of Pan Tilt Zoom cameras. When using our HDCVI PTZ cameras connecting a PTZ is very easy. Simply provide power to the camera using its power supply, and run one coax cable from the camera to the DVR. That one coax cable (RG59U or better) will send video and data commands from the DVR to the camera, making PTZ setup plug & play.

All of the DVRs we stock come with motion activated recording, which you can use to conserve hard drive space and record only when motion is detected by the intelligent software on this DVR. The motion activated feature can also send push alerts to your mobile device when activated, and you can also playback video from your phone or tablet. It supports all the popular smart phones and tablets, you can find a full list of supported devices in the features list below.

Video back-up of recorded footage is a breeze. Simply connect a USB flash drive to the back USB port, and with a few clicks of the mouse on the DVR interface, you can select cameras and date/time frames which you would like to download. You can even download footage over the internet using your Windows PC and the included free PC CMS software that lets you manage multiple DVRs and cameras.

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If you need help, with every purchase you get free technical support for the product purchased. CCTV Camera World also offers free mobile apps and viewing software so you can view your cameras connected to your DVR over the internet through your smartphone (iPhone or Android), tablet (Android or iPad), or PC/Mac computer.


  • 12 Camera XVR
  • Supports 8 BNC cameras + 4 IP Cameras
  • Latest H.265 and H.265+ Video Encoding
  • Pentabrid DVR - supports analog, HDCVI, TVI, AHD, and IP cameras
  • Supports 4M-N or 1080P at 15fps recording for BNC cameras
  • Supports 1080-N and 720P at 30fps recording for BNC cameras
  • 48Mbps recording bandwidth for IP cameras
  • Supports up to 6MP IP Cameras
  • Free smart phone and table remote viewing app to view DVR and cameras from the internet
  • Supported remote viewing devices:
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android phones and tablets
    • PC Computer
    • Mac Computer
  • Multiple recording methods selectable for each individual camera
    • 24/7 Continuous recording
    • Calendar Day & Time based recording
    • Motion Activated Recording triggers one or multiple cameras to record when DVR senses the video change
    • Intelligent Video Detection: Tripwire, Intrusion, Abandoned/Missing Object, Face Detection
  • Selectable motion detection zones and privacy masking
  • Selectable motion sensitivity to minimize false motion events
  • Push alerts to your phone or tablet when motion is detected
  • Auto Hard Drive Overwrite to rewrite over hard drive when it is full by writing over oldest video first
  • Supports 1 SATA Hard Drive up to 10TB
  • HDMI Output for viewing video and audio from DVR on HDTV
  • VGA Video Out

Rear panel connections on the back of this HD DVR are:

  • (8) BNC video inputs - for HDCVI or analog security cameras
  • (1) RCA audio input - for optional add-on security camera microphone
  • (1) RCA audio output - for optional speaker to enable two-way talk through mobile apps or pc software
  • (1) VGA video output - to connect to computer VGA monitor
  • (1) HDMI video/audio output - to connect to HDTV or computer monitor
  • (2) USB ports - front port for mouse, back port for back up to USB flash drive
  • (1) RS485 port - for connecting third-part PTZ cameras
  • (1) RJ45 Network Port - for connecting network cable to router

What's included?

  • (1) 8 Camera XVR
  • (1) Power Supply
  • (1) USB mouse
  • (1) SATA Cable for Hard Drive
  • (1) Online Guide and software


Main ProcessorEmbedded Processor
Operating SystemEmbedded Linux
Video Outputs1 HDMI ,1 VGA
Output Resolution1920x1080, 1280x1024, 1280x720, 1024x768
Grid Displays1/4/8/9 Channels
Video DetectionMotion Detection, Motion Zones: 396 (22 x 18), Video Loss, Tampering and Diagnosis
Trigger EventsRecording, PTZ, Tour, Video Push, Email, FTP, Snapshot, Buzzer and Screen Tips
Alarm inputsNone
Alarm Relay OutputsNone
Video Playback1, 4, 9 Channels
Search ModeTime /Date, Alarm, MD and Exact Search (accurate to second)
Playback FunctionPlay, Pause, Stop, Rewind, Fast play, Slow Play, Next File, Previous File, Next Camera, Previous Camera, Full Screen, Repeat, Shuffle, Backup Selection, Digital Zoom
Backup ModeUSB Flash Drive, Network
Internal HDD1 SATA Port, up to 10TB capacity
USB2x USB 2.0
RS4851 Port, for 3rd Party PTZ Control
3rd Party IP Camera SupportAvalonix, Arecont Vision, AXIS, Bosch, Brickcom, Canon, CP Plus, Dynacolor, Honeywell, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Videotec, Vivotek, and more
BNC Input8 Channel
BNC SignalsHDCVI, TVI, AHD, Analog
IP Camera Input4 Channel, each channel up to 6MP
Audio In/Out1 in, 1 out RCA
Two-way TalkReuse audio in/out RCA
Resolution4M-N, 1080P, 1080-N, 720P, 960H, D1, HD1, BCIF, CIF, QCIF
Record RateMain stream: 4M-N or 1080P (1-15fps), 1080-N/720P/960H/D1/HD1/BCIF/CIF/QCIF (1-30fps)
Sub stream: D1/CIF/QCIF(1-15fps)
Bit Rate1Kbps - 6144Kbps Per Channel
Record ModeManual, Schedule (Regular, Continuous), MD (Video detection: Motion Detection, Video Loss, Tampering), Alarm, Stop
Record IntervalPre-record: 1-30 sec, Post-record: 10- 300 sec
Record File Lengths1-60 min (default: 60 min)
Network Ports 1 RJ-45 Port (100Mbps)
Network FunctionHTTP, TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6, UPnP, RTSP, UDP, SMTP, NTP, DHCP, DNS, IP Filter, PPPoE,DDNS, FTP, Alarm Server, P2P,IP Search (Support Avalonix IP camera, DVR)
Max Simultaneous Users5 users
Max User Accounts128 users
Smart PhoneiPhone, iPad, Android
OnvifONVIF 16.12
Power SupplyDC12V 2A
Power Consumption<10W (Without HDD)
Operating Conditions+14°F - +131°F), 0-90% RH
Dimensions12.8" x 10" x 2.2"
Net Weight3.5lbs (without HDD)
InstallationFlat table top / shelf



Return Policy30 Days Return Policy
Recorder TypeDVR Pentabrid Type XVR
CPUEmbedded Dual Core
Total Cameras Supported12
Supported Camera SignalsAnalog, HDCVI, TVI, AHD, IP
Number of BNC Inputs8
Number of IP Cameras Supported4
Number of PoE InputsNone, uses network for connection
Number of Audio Inputs1 RCA
Encoding SupportedH.265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264
Encoding Support DetailNo
Recording Resolutions5MP, 4MP, 3MP, 1080P, 1.3MP, 720P, D1
BNC Recording Frame Rate4M-N/1080P (1-15fps), 1080N/720P/960H/D1/HD1/BCIF/CIF/QCIF (1-30fps)
Total Incoming IP Bandwidth48 Mbps
Total IP Recording Bandwidth48 Mbps
Max Hard Drive Capacity1HDD, 10TB
RAID RedundancyNo
Hot Swap HDDNo
eSATA PortNone
USB Ports(2) USB 2.0
Video Outputs(1) HDMI, (1) VGA
Total PoE PowerNo Built-in PoE Ports
Power Input12V DC
Warranty1 Year


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Total 8 question(s)

How can I determine whether or not I need a hard drive for my dvr and, if so, what size? Thanks.

Question by: Jim on: 2017-07-05

If you would like to record footage from your security cameras on a DVR recorder, you will need a hard drive inside. However, not every customer is looking for recording when using a DVR, that is why we sell them sans storage with option to add DVR hard drives. To calculate how much storage is needed, you can download and use this disk calculator for Windows.

Answer by: Tech Support on: 2017-07-06

Will this record to an internal hard drive, and stream to an FTP site simultaneously?

Question by: Bill Mauz on: 2017-08-04

Yes you can record to an internal hard drive, and do live ftp video backups. Please see our article about how to upload video via ftp using your security recorder.

Answer by: Tech Support on: 2017-08-04

Can this dvr unit ftp the camera footage out?
we have a vpn, using modern gear so we just need to be able to put a dvr on say and ftp camera footage to (or could this also be set to use a nas behind it to add longer record time at higher quality? ) THanks!

Question by: Jason on: 2017-08-04

Yes you can record to an internal hard drive, and do live ftp video backups. Please see our article about how to upload video via ftp using your security recorder. The DVR does not have the capability for iscsi where you can write and retrieve footage. Once you write to a ftp server, you are going to need to use the PC video player to view video. By using the DVR's internal hard drive only can you take advantage of its cataloging file structure to fetch video later using an intuitive GUI interface. If you need more storage space, then we suggest using one of the 16 channel DVRs that offer 4 hdd or 8 hdd sata slots:

Answer by: Tech Support on: 2017-08-04

Is there any reason that I couldn't install the HDD myself?

Question by: John on: 2018-04-16

Yes you can install a hard drive yourself as long as you practice good technique and not damage the DVR when installing the hard drive.

Answer by: Tech Support on: 2018-04-17

I see that the DVRP8X says it supports up to 4 IP cameras a well as 8 BNC, but how does the IP camera setup work with your DVR? I do not see any RJ45 ports on the back of the DVR.

Question by: Michael on: 2018-07-02

You would need to use a PoE switch to power the IP cameras and connect the DVR to. Here is a IP camera networking guide you can review to gain a better understanding of the different security camera system setups possible with network cameras.

Answer by: Tech Support on: 2020-10-01

Looking at the XVR DVR (sku DVRP8X) to handle the following cameras:
4 old analog, 1 ICR-300H4W and 1 HIKVision Turbo HD, the 2 latter cameras to be located ~300ft from the DVR. Plan to run the remote cameras via buried coax. I believe, correct me if I'm wrong, these 2 cameras can utilize "up-the-coax" for their zoom feature. Do you see any fallacies in my design and is the XVR DVR the vehicle I need for this design?

Question by: Bill Nord on: 2018-08-03

The XVR would be the way to go for this.

Answer by: Tech Support on: 2018-08-03

Does it record on all 8 BNC ( hd tvi) channels at 1080p , 15fps simultaneously? Or does resolution, fps drop off with each camera connected when recording?

Question by: steve on: 2018-12-09

This DVR can record all channels at 1080P at 15fps simultaneously.

Answer by: Tech Support on: 2018-12-09

Will this DVR work with an AHD HD 1080p PTZ camera.

Question by: Renol on: 2019-11-09

It will get video from an AHD 1080P camera, however whether it will provide PTZ data control over coax is uncertain as there plenty of cheap AHD cameras out there and their implementation for compatibility with our DVR varies.

Answer by: Tech Support on: 2019-11-11