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How to Change Channel Type on the Tribrid DVR

Tribrid DVRs support traditional analog CCTV cameras, new HD over coax cameras called HDCVI cameras and network based IP cameras. Although Tribrid DVRs sense camera signal automatically between HDCVI and CCTV cameras, to add IP cameras to such DVRs requires changing the channel type to IP.

The video below demonstrates the simple steps required to add either of these types of cameras to our Tribrid DVRs.

In this video we will show you how to switch channel types on your Tribrid DVR between analog CCTV cameras, HDCVI, and IP cameras.

  1. First log in to your DVR. Select the camera icon in the bottom left of the Main Menu.
  2. Under the camera menu, select channel type.
  3. You will see three columns, one for HDCVI, one for Analog, and one for IP. To change the channel type, simply click the box for the camera channel and type you are using.
  4. If using HD over coax just check the box in the column HDCVIfor the associated cameras.
  5. If the camera is an IP camera it must be added towards the end of your channel selection. For example, for a 16 channel DVR such as this one, the first IP camera is added on channel 16 and you work your way backwards.
  6. Click Apply and your DVR will prompt you to restart. Once your DVR restarts, your channel type will be updated. If adding an IP camera, please see our video about How to add an ip camera to your NVR.
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