Well I placed an order this morning with Security Camera King. I found a 5% discount code on the webs.
Total cost was right at a grand.
8 Channel Ultimate MINI Series SKU: DVR-LT8240MHD This is a Dahua brand DVR which has a built in Linux OS.
This DVR is about $250 bucks less then the other ones they have because it does not come with a DVD burner. I know I'll never use that feature because I can just pull the video off the HD over the network if I need to burn it.
The 8 camera external power supply is standard.
I also got two of their base line indoor/outdoor IR cameras. 600TVL Indoor/Outdoor IR Dome #OD-CM600IR50-B
For the main living room I went with a camera with a few more features and an adjustable angle camera because I have to mount it in a vaulted ceiling.
The camera that will cover my shop and boat has a longer ranger.
700TVL Varifocal IR Vandal Dome # VD-EL700IR100L2812
To round out the bundle I ordered a 500 foot roll of siamese cable, crimper tool, and bunch of ends.
I'll let you guys know how it works out.