Digital Surveillance Products

Mitsubishi DX-TL950E Digital Video Recorder

This DVR has been superseded by the new generation DX-TL4509E unit.

Network Monitoring - The key to greater control and confidence

  • A standard Ethernet connection provides access to live and recorded images via a networked PC using a standard Internet browser.
  • Alarm notification is provided on a networked PC via a pop-up window.
  • Alarm notification is also provided via e-email with up to 5 email addresses
  • Set-up and adjustment can be performed from a networked PC.
  • Images can be downloaded and copied to external archiving media including CD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, HDD, DDS2/3, ZIP, etc.


  • Alarm recording triggered by any combination of motion detection and/or external trigger.
  • Up to 50pps recording rate - maximum 25pps per camera.
  • Complete separate normal and alarm recording 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.
  • Individual camera recording intervals.
  • HDD can be partitioned from 10-90% for storage of alarm recordings.
  • 3 Alarm recording modes:
  1. Alarm channel - All recording capacity is switched to alarm recording.
  2. Alarm Plus - a portion of the 50pps recording capacity is reserved for alarm recording without reducing the rate on normal recording.
  3. Alarm 25 - Normal recording is reduced to 25pps to allow alarm recording up to 25pps.

Ease of use

  • Auto set-up - all connected cameras are automatically detected.
  • Dual monitor output.
  1. Output A for live monitoring, single, 4 split, 9 split and alarm camera.
  2. Output B for live monitoring, single, 4 split and 9 split.
  • Three levels of password control.
  1. Level 1 - All functions locked
  2. Level 2 - Only the Split/Sequence, Zoom and camera buttons will operate.
  3. Level 3 - Access to all functions.
  • CompactFlash slot - Images and menu settings can be saved to memory card.

Advanced digital functions

  • Digital I/O terminal - dedicated terminals for interfacing with external devices and alarm systems.
  • Built-in Motion detection - screen mapped into 192 areas (16x12) for easy setup.
  • Covert camera setting - A specified camera can be recorded without the image being displayed on the monitor screen.
  • Various search functions - Date & time search, alarm list search, skip search, index search and camera filtering search.
  • Image alteration recognition function - The image files carry a "watermark" which identifies them as the original images.
  • Automatic daylight saving time.

Motion detection prevents unnecessary recording and enhances playback efficiency

  • Differences between sequential frames are used to trigger recordings so that recording time is maximised.
  • No external sensors are required leading to reduced installation cost.
  • The detection area and sensitivity can be set for each camera.

Recording capacity

Approximate Recording capacity with integral 250GB disk drive (D=days H=hours)
Picture Grade Superior High Standard Basic Low
50 Pictures/Sec 1D 4H 1D 13H 2D 16H 3D 17H 8D 5H
25 Pictures/Sec 2D 8H 3D 2H 5D 8H 7D 10H 16D 6H
12.5 Pictures/Sec 4D 18H 6D 6H 10D 16H 14D 20H 32D 14H
8.33 Pictures/Sec 7D 2H 9D 10H 16D 22D 6H 48D 22H
6.25 Pictures/Sec 9D 12H 12D 14H 21D 8H 29D 16H 64D 6H
5.0 Pictures/Sec 11D 20H 15D 18H 26D 16H 37D 2H 81D 14H
4.167 Pictures/Sec 14D 6H 18D 20H 32D 2H 44D 12H 97D 22H
3.125 Pictures/Sec 19D 25D 4H 42D 18H 59D 8H 130D 12H
2.5 Pictures/Sec 23D 18H 31D 12H 53D 10H 74D 4H 163D 4H
1 Pictures/Sec 59D 12H 76D 18H 133D 16H 185D 10H 408D
* 50 pictures/sec recording is only possible with more than one camera


Main Recording Medium
One large capacity HDD (250GB or more) is built-in as standard. Additionally 1 HDD can be added internally to increase on-board storage to 1,500GB

Colour System
PAL type colour system.

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

Number of Picture Elements Processed
720 x 288 pixels.

Video Terminals
9 input channels BNC 1.0Vp-p 75Ohm
9 output channels BNC 1.0Vp-p 75Ohm
Monitor Output BNC: 1.0Vp-p 75Ohm
S terminal: Y 1.0Vp-p 75Ohm / C 0.3Vp-p 75Ohm
RCA plug on front panel 1.0Vp-p 75Ohm
Spot Monitor output 1 BNC

Audio Terminals
Microphone 0.346 Vrms 600 Ohm
RCA plug 308 mVrms 50 KOhm

RCA plug on front and rear 308 mVrms, 1 KOhm

Horizontal Resolution
More than 450 lines (Superior or High picture grade)

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

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

Alarm Partition Recording
The HDD can be partitioned between 10% and 90% of the HDD capacity.

Pre-alarm Recording
Can be set to short, medium or long. The duration is dependent upon the recording grade and interval, please refer to the user manual for further information.

Mirror Recording
To prevent data loss in case of HDD crash.

Emergency Recording
Emergency Input terminal (rear)

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

Menu Language
English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.

Digital zoom
100%, 200% and 400%

Motion Detection Function
Screen mapped into 192 areas 16(H)x12(V), 5 levels of detection sensitivity.
Recording can start after motion is detected on any number of areas between 1 and 192.

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

10 base-T Ethernet (RJ-45) for connection to an IP based computer network

Simultaneous User Access

Monitoring: Up to 5 users (using PC software)
Playback: 1 user only


3 levels of password: operator, manager and security manager.
Image file "watermark" to enable detection of alterations.

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

Power Supply
AC100-240V 50/60Hz

Power Consumption
0.6-0.3A (100-240VAC)

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

Width 300mm x Depth 350mm x Height 88mm


Included Accessories
PC-DX25E Lite software application for Windows 2000 or XP
PC-DX25E software application for Windows 2000 or XP
NetHunter software application for Windows 2000 or XP
DX-PC200E software application for Windows 2000, XP or Vista
AC power cord (UK and Continental plug)
Instruction manual (English)
Quick Guide (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian)


Mitsubishi DX-TL950E Original Datasheet (1,557 KB)
Note: This datasheet is out of date all machines now come with a minimum of 250GB and can be upgraded to a maximum of 1.5TB (1,500GB).

Mitsubishi DX-TL950E large rear picture (193 KB)

Mitsubishi DX-TL950E Installation & Operation Manual (1.43 MB)

Mitsubishi DVR "How To Guide" (827 KB)

Mitsubishi DX-TL950E RS232 Communication Manual (219 KB)

DX-PC200E Datasheet (441 KB)
DX-PC200E User Manual (3,261 KB)
DX-PC200E for Windows XP/Vista/7 (V.115 58 MB)
Note: DX-PC200E is the software package written by Mitsubishi Electric Japan for the worldwide market, DX-PC200E allows an operator to connect to multiple DX-NT400E, DX-TL950E, DX-TL2500E, DX-TL4509E, DX-TL4516E, DX-TL5000E, DX-TL304E, DX-TL308E & DX-TL5716E DVRs. DX-PC200E is now included as standard with all compatible Mitsubishi DVRs bought from us.

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Professional business digital video recording
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Remote Access
The Mitsubishi DX-TL950E allows remote access to live or recorded images over standard Ethernet based networks via the integral web sever, DX-PC25 software or NetHunter application.
High quality manufacture but low priced
The DX-TL950 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.