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    Floureon CCTV and Sannce CCTV camera compatability

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    Last week I bought this FLOUREON DVR 8 Channel HDMI H.264 1080 Full HD 960H CCTV System on eBay

    ebay.co.uk/itm…002

    At the same time I bought a SANNCE Superior Resolution 900TVL/960H Home Security Camera System from Amazon.

    amazon.co.uk/gp/…s00

    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.

    Ideas?

    9 Comments

    have you tried another bnc cable?

    Original Poster

    mikey_d

    have you tried another bnc cable?




    Yes I tried that as I thought that might be the problem, I have three and tried two of them. Really annoying as the Sannace camera at 9000tvl got good reviews and was reduced from £50 to £20! The DVR was only £40 but seems to work its just not displaying the camera.

    If you have proved its not the camera or the cable, then its pointing to a faulty DVR, I assume the 2nd camera you tried is a known worker

    Original Poster

    mikey_d

    If you have proved its not the camera or the cable, then its pointing to … If you have proved its not the camera or the cable, then its pointing to a faulty DVR, I assume the 2nd camera you tried is a known worker



    Ah that is the problem, I actually tried a third camera too, another Swann camera but a different model to the second camera I tried. Is it likely or a common problem that BNC cables go wrong?

    Floureon DVR's are pretty much a non-brand and I bought this one for £40 (best offer down from £50).

    Might just stop faffing about and give up with CCTV altogether! Sigh

    Hi
    I've had the same problem before.
    It looks like you got a HD DVR recorder and slandered cameras I would say that is your problem.
    you could take it to a CCTV shop to see if that is the case.

    Original Poster

    Slandered? (I haven't insulted them ha ha)

    What about this kit

    amazon.co.uk/Sur…ctv

    Graham1979

    Ah that is the problem, I actually tried a third camera too, another … Ah that is the problem, I actually tried a third camera too, another Swann camera but a different model to the second camera I tried. Is it likely or a common problem that BNC cables go wrong?Floureon DVR's are pretty much a non-brand and I bought this one for £40 (best offer down from £50).Might just stop faffing about and give up with CCTV altogether! Sigh


    I wouldn't expect all three cameras and all three cables to be faulty, and the signal is just a composite video signal, so any camera that uses an analogue signal should work, just the quality of the image will differ, I think you have just been unlucky, and I would contact the DVR seller and discuss getting a replacement

    Original Poster

    Thanks Mikey D, I will contact them via their ebay store!

    Hi Graham,
    I am having the same problem. Got an 8 channel Sannce system with four cameras. Then tried to upgrade with 2 high spec Floureon cameras. The floureon cameras are powering up but no signal therefore no recording. How did you resolve this?
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