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Connect your NVR to a Monitor

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NVR and Monitor Connection A Network Video Recorder (NVR) from Q-See is a sophisticated machine that serves as your video security surveillance system’s command center. Older analog video cameras work with digital video recorders (DVRs), but newer digital cameras, such as IP HD cameras, require the use of an NVR. Depending on your model’s configuration, an NVR from Q-See will allow you to connect multiple cameras. NVRs feature separate channels for feeds from 4 to 32 different cameras. Power is delivered to cameras from the NVR itself, through Power Over Ethernet (POE) cables that connect a given camera to an individual POE port on the back of the NVR.

NVR Monitor Setup Instructions

Your NVR will also feature ports that allow you to connect your NVR to a monitor. Use the VGA port to connect your NVR to a standard computer monitor, or the HDMI port, to connect your NVR to a high definition television monitor using HDMI cable. To get your new NVR up and running, follow these simple steps:
  • Connect the NVR to your monitor’s VGA port, using a VGA cable. You’ll find a VGA output port on the back of the NVR. Alternatively, use an HDMI cable to connect your NVR’s HDMI port with the HDMI port on your HD television.
  • On the NVR, select Main Menu. Select Setting, then select Display.
  • Go to Resolution, and click on the drop-down arrow.
  • Select the resolution that matches your monitor (1920x1080 or 1280x720)
  • Click Save and restart your NVR.


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