How to Connect a Camera to a Dish DVR

By Greyson Ferguson

A digital video recorder (DVR) typically is used to record content from your television. Many cable providers give DVR devices to subscribers. However, you don't need to just record television shows on a DVR. It is possible to connect a video camera to the digital video recorder and record onto the hard drive of the DVR.

Things You'll Need

  • DVR
  • Video camera
  • RCA cable
  • Coaxial cable adapter

Step 1

Connect a three-to-one RCA cable to the video camera. Video cameras have a single jack that allows both the audio and video portions to be split into the three RCA cables.

Step 2

Connect a RCA coaxial cable adapter to the end of the yellow cable. The yellow cable is the video portion of the RCA cables and can only connect to the DVR by coaxial cable.

Step 3

Insert the yellow RCA/coaxial cable into the coaxial cable port on the DVR.

Step 4

Plug the red and white cables of the RCA cable into the red and white audio ports on the DVR.

Step 5

Turn on the DVR and the video camera. The DVR is going to read the camera as its input device and record all content played from the video camera.

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