Originally Posted by JrRacinFan
Ahhh, I see. You know, there are professionally built DVR's for this kind of work your planning. They are meant for these things.
Here check out this site: http://www.everfocus.com/default.asp
Mind you I work for a security monitoring & installation company. I know about what you are looking for.
EDIT: If you lived near me, I would say call me up later and I can give you free consultation. Normally we charge $100 non-refundable just to come out and give you a quote.
Unfortunately, it's a relatively new company, and they are trying to budget everything. Personally, I'm not sure if a security system is the type of thing to be budgeted
, but hey, it's not my business. Well, they are also in a good part of town, and it's the kind of place where everyone-knows-everyone. So, maybe it's just one of those psychology things.
I think that the reason that website doesn't have its prices listed is the reason they want me to build a ~400 computer. I looked at the product specs files, and how it works - I agree with you, it is completely purpose-defined, and I'm sure works 4x as well as anything I can build. It would also, in all likelihood, require less set-up and maintenance in the long run.
And thanks for the offer - unfortunately, I think you're quite a ways.