June 11, 2015
We purchased a DVR-LT016480 back in Feb 2011, and have been replacing cameras for you unit as we expand our needs. We had bought some [#OD-LX700IR100L2812-W] to replace a few cameras that had lighting issues back in Aug 2015, but my last visit to your site showed you were not carrying those anymore. I got on your live chat and gave them the model numbers and they suggested [#CVIOD-TP1IRE] would work with our system so I ordered two. The new camera's do not work with the existing system.
I'm now in the position where I need to know 1) Do you still carry cameras that work for this system, 2) what upgrade options do I have to use our existing camera's and hard drives?
May 15, 2015
Those cameras should work fine with your system. They are HDCVI cameras with an option to output analog signal.
Look at the pigtail that comes from the camera - you'll see a BNC video output / a 12V DC power connector / and a short lead with two bare wires. Strip back the insulation on those two wires and twist them together. That will enable the analog output from the camera. Then it should work with your DVR. Let us know if that helps.
June 11, 2015
That worked! I didn't have a good enough connection on the two wires and was afraid to strip them back too far in case I had to return them.
I would still like to know what upgrades I would need to add some higher def cameras to the system. I've looked at the tribrid boxes and such, but haven't settled on anything.
Additionally if you'd like to take advantage of HD resolution. You do have the option upgrade TRIDVR that would be capable of handling your old analog cameras as well as the new HD cameras. Of course as you've now noticed we do still carry cameras that are backwards compatible to analog.