No need to feel conflicted with this new ELITE series DVR! The MPRO-TRI16M42 offers the best of both worlds with the capability of handling 16 channels of HD-CVI or Analog over standard coaxial cable and 8 channels of network IP for a great combination totaling 24 channels. The reality is that you can actually do up to 24 channels all IP Network! Using either HD-CVI or IP, you will be able to record up to 4MP@15fps or 1080p/720p@30fps. If you still prefer to use analog you can record up to 960H@30fps.