I have been playing around a bit with the Swann DVR, and I am wondering whether either of you might know why the DVR seems to have difficulty maintaining a good picture. Here is what happens:
The cameras I have came with a small monitor (everything is Swann), and they work just fine when connected to that monitor. They also work fine with the DVR at least part of the time, but sometimes the images get washed out. Doing a complete reset of the DVR will sometimes make everything fine again, but not always. The issue has something to do with the DVR getting confused when the cameras self-adjust to ambient light and/or motion. So, is it possible that I need a different (older) kind of camera for the older Swann DVR? As an aside, I did manage to find an FTP link for downloading the software that lets me access the DVR over my local network.