Digital Surveillance Products

Mitsubishi DX-TL800E Digital Video Recorder

Note: This unit is no longer in stock and has been superseded by the new Mitsubishi range including the DX-NT400E, DX-NT950E & DX-TL2500E models, which have many new features and considerably higher storage capacities. From time to time we get pre-owned units back from customers who upgrade to newer models.

The Mitsubishi DX-TL800E features a built-in large capacity HDD capable of extended recording. Full of various state-of-the-art specs in addition to the clear images only digital technology can bring.

Built-in 9-input multiplexer functions

  • Camera switching and split-screen display of up to 9 cameras. Split-screen modes allow Single screen, SPLIT 4 or SPLIT 9 screens for sequential display.
  • Motion detection on any of the 9 cameras to initiate Alarm Recording.
  • On-screen operation status display.

Various recording functions

  • Completely separate normal and alarm record settings.
  • Emergency recording at minimum interval and maximum picture quality.
  • Mirror recording function creates two simultaneous recordings on separate hard disk drives and reduces the concern for data loss in the event that a sudden hard disk crash should occur.
  • Title/comment recording function to record text from a PC with RS-232C connection along with the video and audio.
  • Individual camera recording intervals.

Timer recording operation

  • 4 types of camera patterns, recording intervals, recording picture quality for normal recording and alarm recording can be registered for each operation.
  • Individual settings for pre-alarm recording and motion detection.
  • Special recording settings for holidays throughout the year can be set in advance.

Versatile functions to support surveillance

  • 1-channel PCM audio recording
  • Processing of each image recorded using a proprietary image-alteration recognition technology.
  • Easy search functions using a proprietary algorithm. Search options include Time Date, Skip, index and Alarm search. All search functions can specify a specific camera or ALL cameras to be used for the search.
  • Standard RS-232C interface for remote PC control and various control terminals.
  • Pre-alarm Recording of images before the alarm sensor detects disturbances is also available.
  • Front output terminals for easy connection to a Monitor or VCR
  • Compact Flash slot for recording still images and writing/reading menu contents.
  • Simultaneous recording/playback of data on the hard disk.
  • Variety of search functions accessed via the SEARCH menu.

Built-in full duplex 9-channel multiplexer

The monitor screen can be switched between sequential displays including full screen, quad or 9 split-screen modes.
Live pictures from all cameras are recorded non-stop while simultaneously playing back any desired camera picture regardless of the monitor screen display. This makes it easy to check questionable scenes by playing them back while recording continues, so the monitoring system will never miss a moment.
Pictures from a particular camera can be displayed and not recorded in instances where recording of the camera picture is legally prohibited.

Compact, but one-month recording (with 2x 120GB HDD)

The large capacity 120GB hard disk enables many hours of recording. The compression method (WAVELET) improves the compression efficiency. Block noise inherent during compression and decompression of digital picture data is reduced, so the memory space occupied by a single picture can be reduced to 7KB in the compression (Long mode) setting. By adding an additional 120 GB hard drive, continuous recording of 30 days with 9 cameras and 1.4 pps is possible. Motion detection can be used to increase either picture quality or storage period.

Built-in Motion Detection

Only moving objects are detected from the camera picture in the recorder and alarm recording is triggered. High-fidelity is achieved by the detection area of 192 dots for efficient, prolonged recording by detecting only the pictures that need to be recorded. Because external sensors are eliminated, you can construct a high-performance monitoring system at low cost. Detection conditions (such as detection area, sensitivity and minimal size of detection) can be set for each camera.

Remote monitoring using Video Web Server Box DX-VS1

When a Mitsubishi digital recorder is connected, live camera pictures or recorded pictures from a remote location via the Internet or Intranet using a personal computer can be monitored. All functions on the front panel can also be from accessed from a personal computer at a remote location. Up to 100 people can be simultaneously connected via the Internet and Intranet. For example, multiple stores can be centrally monitored from headquarters. Linux is used as the embedded operating system.

Covert camera

The picture of a specified camera can be recorded without the image being displayed on the monitor screen.

Recording interval setting for each camera

Setting up the recording interval of each camera
The recording interval and recording picture quality can be set for each camera as desired in accordance with the purpose of monitoring (maximum number of frames: 25 pps). Shorter recording intervals can be selected for locations where numerous people visit and a longer recording interval for locations where there are fewer visitors.

Different recording intervals for alarm recording
The recording interval of the camera that has detected an unusual situation can be switched to a shorter recording interval when an alarm occurs. The alarms from multiple cameras can be also be processed simultaneously.

Alarm Plus
The recording interval of the camera that has detected an unusual situation can be switched to a shorter recording interval when an alarm occurs. While recording of the alarm camera is in progress, other cameras keep recording at the preset recording intervals.

Easy data export

The image data recorded in the digital recorder can be downloaded to a CompactFlash card and then played back by a personal computer.

Analogue output terminal on the front panel for VCR dubbing
The pictures recorded by a digital recorder can be dubbed into an analogue VCR using the video and audio output terminals on the front panel.

CompactFlash slot
The contents such as menu setups can also be recorded in a CompactFlash card so the data can be exchanged. Multiple digital recorders can then be used under the same setup conditions, with no need to set the digital recorders from the beginning.

The recorded data of the compact flash card can be easily played back and printed using a personal computer using PC playback software DX-PC10(E). Pictures can be searched for according to recorded date and time.

Advanced digital recording and playback functions

Vertical storage
DX-TL800 can be set lengthwise in a narrow space.

Emergency recording
During power on, when emergency terminal is grounded, emergency recording will start overriding all other settings.

Pre-alarm function
Images are continuously stored so that incident recording can be started in advance of the alarm trigger.

Variously search
Date & time search, alarm list search, skip search, index search and camera filtering search.

Image file watermarking
Image files carry a "watermark" that identifies it as an original image.

Audio recording
1 channel audio recording is possible.

Password lock
All set-up parameters can be locked to prevent accidental or intentional tampering.

This port can be used for remote control via DX-VS1 in additional to configuring DX-TL800 locally.

Recording capacity

Recording capacity without Audio with integral 120GB disk array (H=hours) 
Picture Grade Super High Standard Basic Long
25 Pictures/Sec 28H 37H 60H 85H 188H
12.5 Pictures/Sec 56H 74H 120H 170H 377H
8.333 Pictures/Sec 84H 111H 181H 255H 566H
6.25 Pictures/Sec 112H 148H 241H 340H 755H
5.0 Pictures/Sec 140H 185H 302H 425H 944H
4.167 Pictures/Sec 168H 222H 362H 510H 1133H
3.125 Pictures/Sec 224H 297H 483H 681H 1510H
2.5 Pictures/Sec 280H 371H 604H 851H 1888H
1 Pictures/Sec 702H 929H 1512H 2128H 4720H
0.5 Pictures/Sec 1404H 1858H 3024H 4256H 9441H
0.25 Pictures/Sec 2808H 3716H 6049H 8512H 18883H
0.125 Pictures/Sec 5617H 7432H 12099H 17025H 37767H
Number of Pictures 2,566,000 3,383,000 5,483,000 7,700,000 17,034,000 


Recording capacity with Audio with integral 120GB disk array (H=hours) 
Picture Grade Super High Standard Basic Long
25 Pictures/Sec 26H 35H 59H 82H 165H
12.5 Pictures/Sec 53H 71H 115H 159H 325H
8.333 Pictures/Sec 80H 103H 169H 232H 457H
6.25 Pictures/Sec 107H 138H 221H 299H 573H
5.0 Pictures/Sec 127H 172H 270H 360H 678H
4.167 Pictures/Sec 152H 199H 316H 417H 775H
3.125 Pictures/Sec 203H 255H 401H 535H 929H
2.5 Pictures/Sec 242H 319H 488H 630H 1058H
1 Pictures/Sec 541H 669H 929H 1123H 1609H
0.5 Pictures/Sec 892H 1019H 1339H 1534H 1922H


Main Recording Medium
120GB HDD as standard, possible to expand up to maximum 240GB.

External Recording Medium
Compact Flash slot for recording still images and writing/reading menu contents.

Video System
PAL system.

Signal Compression System
Wavelet: Sampling 13.5 MHz
Compression unit: Field.

Number of Picture Elements Processed
684 x 288 pixels

Video Terminals
Input: 9 input channels BNC 1Vp-p 75Ohm
Output: 9 output channels BNC 1Vp-p 75Ohm
Monitor Output: 1x BNC 1Vp-p 75Ohm 1x S-VHS Y/C & 1x RCA 1Vp-p 75Ohm on front panel

Audio Terminals
Input: 1x channel RCA 1x channel Microphone
Output: 1x channel RCA 1x channel RCA on front panel

Horizontal Resolution
More than 450 lines (Super and High picture grade)

Recording Interval
Can be set for each camera with function to estimate recording time

Alarm Recording
Recording time: 2sec, 5sec, 10sec, 15sec, 30sec, 45sec, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, 20min, 30min, 60min and contact input

Pre-alarm Recording
Pre-alarm time period has 3 settings, long, middle and short

Emergency Recording
Emergency input terminal (rear)

Power Failure Recovery Recording
Auto-re-start of unit after power failure

Used Capacity Recording
Displays percentage of hard disk space used

Menu Language
English, German, French, Spanish and Russian

Motion Detection Function
16(H) x 12(V) detection area setting, 5 steps detection sensitivity setting, recoding start dot number setting

Timer Adjusting Function
Time adjusting input (rear terminal)

Date & Time search, index search, skip search, alarm list search, camera filtering search

Multiplexer Function
Split display: 4/9 split display
Sequential display: 1/4 display

Remote Access Interface
RS-232C (D-SUB 9pins)

Power Supply
AC100-240V 50/60Hz

Power Consumption
0.25A (240V)

Operational Conditions
Temperature: 5C-40C
Humidity: 30%-80%
Altitude: Max 2000m

300mm W x 350mm D x 88mm H


Standard Accessories
AC power code (UK and Continental plug)
Instruction manual (English)
Quick Guide (English, German, French, Spanish and Russian)

Optional Accessories
DX-VS1 video web server add-on module for remote Ethernet access


Mitsubishi DX-TL800 Original Datasheet (273 KB)

Mitsubishi DX-TL800 original basic user manual

Mitsubishi DVR "How To Guide" (827 KB)

Mitsubishi DX-TL800 front panel large image

Mitsubishi DX-TL800 rear large image

Mitsubishi DX-PC10(E) software for DX-TL800E

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Entry level digital video recording
The Mitsubishi DX-TL800 series DVR brings digital video time lapse recording to the masses, with high quality images at the lowest price ever.
Remote Access
The Mitsubishi DX-TL800 series allows remote access to live or recorded images over standard Ethernet based networks via the additional DX-VS1 video web server module.
High quality manufacture but low priced
The DX-TL800E is manufactured in Japan by the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. The same people who make the highest quality analogue video recorders available today.

So you can be assured that even though we are able to offer these units at extremely low prices, this product is of the highest quality construction available today.