|HomeDVR / HomeDVR-KT1 / HomeDVR KT1B Q & A|
|Q1: Does the “Alarm Output” have any power to support my external alarm device?
|Q2: What type of SD cards is compatible with HomeDVR secure digital slot?
A2: HomeDVR is compatible with High Speed SD (Secure Digital) Media Class 4 (4MB/Sec) or higher is recommended.
|Q3: Can I record each camera individually at the same time?
A3: No, the DVR only records what it sees on the screen. This means that you will only record video from a particular channel as it is displyed on the monitor.
Tip: Go to system settings>scan setting and set up a scan time for 5 seconds. This will allow each camera to loop back and forth allowing the DVR to record each camera for a period of 5 seconds.
|Q4: Can I use the USB mini port to convert my PC into a DVR?
A4: No, the USB mini port can be used for playback and file transfer purposes only and is to be used when a PC card reader is not available.
|Q5: How can I transfer recorded files to my PC?
A5-1: Remove the memory card from the DVR and insert it into a compatible SD card reader. If you are using a PC:
A5-2: Connect the DVR directly to your PC using the supplied mini USB cable.
|Q6: Can the system adjust to daylight savings time?
A6: No, there is no daylight savings time setting on the DVR. Please change the date/time manually as needed.
|Q7: Can the system display 12-hour format?
A7: No, the unit can only displays 24-hour clock format.
|Q8: I accidently changed the video standard of the system from NTSC to PAL and there is nothing showing on my TV/Monitor. What can I do to chagne it back to NTSC?
A8: Please take the following action:
Step 1: Turn off the HomeDVR for 10 seconds, then turn the HomeDVR back on and wait 10 seconds.
Step 2: Press the “MENU” button and then wait for 2 seconds.
Step 3: Press the “OK” button and then wait for 2 seconds.
Step 4: Press the “RIGHT” button and then wait for 2 seconds.
Step 5: Prees the “OK” button and then wait for 2 seconds.
Step 6: Press the “UP” button and then wait for 2 seconds.
Step 7: Press the “OK” button.
|Q9: Where do I connect all the cables too?
A9: Let’s start of by identifying all the ports available on the HomeDVR. Starting from top to bottom:
3x AV cables:
1x AV OUT (3.5mm prong plug to AV OUT port of HomeDVR and yellow/white end plugs to the TV video/audio Output port)
2 x Alarm cables:
1 for Alarm IN
1 for Alarm OUT
CAUTION: Do not plug the power adapter into any port other than the one labeled “DC”.
|Q10: Do I have to re-set everything again to my desired settings after unplugging the DVR and moving it to a new location or do my set preferences carry over when I turn the DVR back on again?
A10: Your desired setting should carry over when the system are turned off and on again, or moving to a new location.