After reading through the forum, I get the impression you're not allowed to recommend any particular brands. So, I'm hoping someone might be able to give me some feedback on one I'm considering - the idvr-pro8. I've read through the spec sheet and like what I see, but the dvr is a bit pricey ($1300.00). I don't mind paying for it if it's worth the investment. I want a system that will last. I'm also planning to use cat5e with powered baluns and a separate power supply that will be mounted in my basement. If anyone can give any feedback on this dvr I would greatly appreciate it.