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trophy

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multiple wired cameras
« on: November 03, 2004, 11:35:40 AM »

I tried the wireless cameras. They did not
work well as they were almost 180 degrees
apart and the a/v receiver could not pick
up all signals without having to be moved
for each camera. I'm now looking at buying
2 wired cameras. How do the a/v cables hook
up to the a/v receiver? Are there 2 or 3
sets of jacks on the back of the a/v
receiver? I know that the cameras will
still have to powered up one at a time, but
what about the actual a/v cables? I will
still be using the commander 2 for
recording.
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Kenneth Herring

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Re: multiple wired cameras
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2004, 02:06:10 PM »

From my understanding, the wired cameras are
powered all the time. You'll need what I
believe is called a 'quad' that can receive
these four camera images and split the
screen into four segments to display each
camera view. Why X-10 doesn't give a link,
or listing for this important piece of
equipment is beyond me. Now, you can get by
without one of these if you use addressable
power supplies, but you'll still need to
combine all the video outputs from the
seperate cameras into one single video input
at the VCR. Also, I believe these cameras
have somekind of 'funky' connector on the
end, similar to a telephone , or CAT5
connector, so what does X-10 propose in
hooking this up? Ask them these important
questions! I don't have any real experience
with these, but this is my understanding of
them. I don't think these are as simple to
instal as they seem to indicate.
I, too, have a wireless system that is next
to useless, but I think I've figured-out how
I can make it work, so I sympathize with you
on what you're going through.
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bill brown

  • Guest
Re: multiple wired cameras
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2004, 08:57:51 PM »

Actually I have found a camera from Sam's
Warehouse that is hardwired and advertised
as a very low light color camera with
infared lights built in ($37). Can be used
outside, but not waterproof. I beleive that
I can hook the camera's power supply up to
an addresable x-10 module. The module can
be turned off or on as normal x-10 modules.
Motion detector or universal remote from x-
10 will control that function. I just need
to have the audio/video cables connected
all of the time to a vcr. That is the main
problem. The commander 2 should be able to
control the vcr functions. I'm just trying
to get away from the x-10 cameras, but
their other controllers seem to work
reasonably well.
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Kenneth Herring

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Re: multiple wired cameras
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2004, 10:15:41 AM »

True. I might also look at what you're
talking about. You know you can buy the
addressable power supplies like those used
for the X-10 cameras seperately, right? This
would be helpful with those cameras you're
talking about because they're designed to
send an answer to an 'off' command when a
motion sensor tells a particular cmaera to
turn on, so all the other cameras will turn
off.
Someone posted something in one of these
forums about an audio/video selector that
sounded interesting. 'Said they got it from
Wally World for about $35.00. They said it
automatically switched the input to the TV,
so you could hook-up multiple cameras and
use addressable power supplies and then this
thing would switch to the one that was
sending in a signal. I hope this helps.
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Kenneth Herring

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Re: multiple wired cameras
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2004, 10:15:42 AM »

True. I might also look at what you're
talking about. You know you can buy the
addressable power supplies like those used
for the X-10 cameras seperately, right? This
would be helpful with those cameras you're
talking about because they're designed to
send an answer to an 'off' command when a
motion sensor tells a particular cmaera to
turn on, so all the other cameras will turn
off.
Someone posted something in one of these
forums about an audio/video selector that
sounded interesting. 'Said they got it from
Wally World for about $35.00. They said it
automatically switched the input to the TV,
so you could hook-up multiple cameras and
use addressable power supplies and then this
thing would switch to the one that was
sending in a signal. I hope this helps.
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paul

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Re: multiple wired cameras
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2005, 11:55:50 PM »

Guys,

Look into a PC/DVR card instead
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