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Control Type
Serial / RS-232 / RS-485 Controllable
Connector Type
BNC Connectors
RS485 Connectors
Infrared (IR)
IP / Network / Ethernet
Serial - RS-485
Auxiliary Audio RCA Input
Ethernet Compatible
LED Feedback
Remote Controlled
# of Channels
4 Channels
Maximum # of Cameras
4 Cameras
Ease of Installation
Intermediate (Installs < 60 minutes)
Channel Vision Technology
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Digitally Record Video From 4 Surveillance Cameras for Visual Security of Your Home or Office
Channel Vision DVR-43G 4-Channel DVR
Channel Vision DVR-43G 4-Channel DVR
Channel Vision DVR-43G 4-Channel DVR
Item# 83620
Price: Normally $323.33 
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  • H.264 compression to maximize Hard Drive Space
  • Expandable memory up to 1TB
  • 1-channel audio recording and playback
  • Ethernet connection for easy networking
  • IR control capability with PTZ camera control
  • AVI watermark converter transfers data with a time stamp

Essential Info

Call this tiny security DVR compact, mini, or even fun-sized. What they lack in size, they make up in new, advanced technology and added features. It has over 20% more hard drive recording capacity (up to 1TB) than the previous models, utilizes the latest H.264 digital compression technology to improve video streaming capabilities and reduce the storage space needed to archive recorded video. The 4 Channel DVR uses dual streaming to enhance the speed of network transmission. Built-in VGA has an output up to 1024x768 resolution and with picture-in-picture monitoring users can zoom from 2x to 8x. Data can be backed up through network or USB devices as the DVR has two USB ports.

Note: The DVR-43G does not include a hard drive but is compatible with up to 1TB SATA Drives.



  • Video System: NTSC / PAL switch
  • Video Input: 4CH BNC
  • Video Input Level: 1.0 Vp-p Composite, 75 Ohm Balanced
  • Video Output: 1CH BNC
  • SPOT Output :1CH BNC
  • VGA Output: 1024x768
  • Audio Input: 1CH RCA
  • Audio Input: Level 0.5~1.4 Vp-p @ 20K Ohm
  • Audio Output: 1CH RCA
  • Audio Backup: YES
  • Sensor: 4 input / 1 output
  • RS-485 Pan / Tilt / Zoom camera
  • USB Ports: 2 ports
  • Mouse: USB mouse
  • IR Remote Controller: YES

  • HDD Support: SATA HDD x1 (Max. 1TB each)

  • OSD
  • Display Division: 1,4
  • GUI: YES
  • Title: 14 characters
  • PIP: YES
  • Digital Zoom: 2X ~ 8X

  • Video Compression: H.264
  • Audio Compression: ADPCM
  • Resolution: 720x480, 720x240, 360x240 (NTSC); 720x576, 720x288, 360x288 (PAL)
  • Frame Rate: 60, 120, 120 (NTSC); 50, 100, 100 (PAL)
  • Quality: Highest, High, Normal, Basic, Below Basic
  • Record Mode: Manual, Schedule, Event(motion detection/sensor)
  • Pre-Alarm Recording: 16MB (10 sec)
  • Post-Alarm Recording: 1-60 sec
  • Motion Detection: 22X18 (sensitivity 0~10)

  • Search Mode: Time, Event
  • Playback Speed: fast forward/backward 2X/4X/8X/16X/32X/64X; slow forward/backward 1/2X,1/4X,1/8X,1/16X; play/pause
  • Backup Mode: USB flash driver / Network

  • Network Compression: H.264
  • Software: YES
  • Internet Explorer: YES
  • CMS: YES
  • 3G Mobile Phone Support
  • Network Users: 5
  • Remote Notification: Email message
  • Service: TCP/IP, SMTP, DHCP, DDNS, PPPoE

  • Daylight Saving: YES
  • Password: 5 users including 1 administrator; user authority selectable
  • Event List: 10000
  • Log List: 10000
  • Watchdog software: watchdog
  • Recovery: Auto-Reboot
  • Key Lock: YES
  • Firmware Update: USB device
  • Dimension: 188mm (W) x 54mm (H) x 209mm (D)
  • Power Source: DC12V
  • Operating Environment: 30 ~ 80% RH, 5°C ~ 40°C (41°F ~ 104°F)
  • Important notes:
    Smarthome does not accept any returns for this product. If defective, you will need to contact the manufacturer directly for all warranty issues.
    Manufacturer contact information: Channel Vision Technology, Tel: (714) 424-6500 Ext 150


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    3 star: 20%  (1)
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    THOMAS -- wrentham, MA   8/5/2013
    Very happy with this DVR. Small profile fits anywhere. Some issues when first installed but fantastic tech support was available. Also utilized their DDNS service for outside internet access. Overall very pleased with this product.
    RAINIER -- miami, FL   7/14/2011
    Well done! Thanks
    Chris -- West Texas   5/18/2011
    Excellent DVR!! Works Flawlessly with DNS setup, I wish I had bought this one before I bought the other two that where a pain to program and setup. User interface is fast, and super easy. Iphone Support is Awesome, works with Mac and PC, I couldn't be happier.
    rgmichel -- ashford, CT   12/5/2010
    Channel Vision DVR-43G 4 channel bought hidden version in SWC This is a great product. Easy to get working, and does all it says it does. After hooking it up to my cams, and my LAN, I am particularly happy with being able to see my cams and control it from a PC or a Mac, and view the security cams on my iPhone. My 1st gen iPhone can see the cams with a free app from iTunes, as long as it is on a wireless network. Apparently, a 3G iphone would be able to see the cams on the phone network too. The only complaints are to do with the software, which is likely v1.0 The Mac software worked on my intel duo portable with no problem, but not on my older intel Mac. Running the Mac in PC mode worked allowed me to use the PC versions of the software, which mostly worked. All the software is rather simple, but does the main things. I am hoping future upgrades will show some more sophistication. The hidden version came with a structured wiring cabinet and an IR repeaters system, which all worked well, and was straightforward to install. I can control the DVR in another room with no problem. The only problem I had was that the holders to fasten the DVR inside the cabinet could be a bit better design. There is not much room for big fingers to work the thumb screws that tighten up on the DVR to hold it in place. I don't think the SWC Structured wiring cabinet is that secure. Anyone with a screwdriver could eventually lever off the door, but it is neat to tidy it out of the way, and it does hide it from intruders who might not recognize that the security system is in the box.


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