I plugged in the DVR unit (installed a western digital hard drive) to the TV today and all well and good, shows the On Screen Menu, options etc. The disk drive is showing etc so all well and good. I then tried to connect the camera using the BNC connectors but nothing comes up on the screen, Camera 1 was just black, the other 7 channels were also the same. I made sure the camera had power going to it and the infa-red LEDS lit up so the power was there but nothing on the screen. I then tried an old Swann 510 camera and nothing. I tried pluging them into different camera inputs on the back but no joy, no image just the black screen.
The DVR did make a loud beep and the recording blue light came on, I can go to playback in the options and it shows that it has recorded to the hard drive but nothing, just black. I assume that it must be set to auto record when it powers on.