Yes, I'm been having some medical issues recently and I don't seem to be checking stuff that I type and I also seem to get items mixed up. Sometimes speech as well.
I've corrected the post.
I meant PVR. I have hauggepauge PVR-150 and PVR-350
I use zoneminder, occasionally (the machine get's robbed for trying other stuff like plutohome, linuxmce, sugarcrm etc.).http://www.zoneminder.com
Buy a TDM400 card from digium or a dealer. It can have up to 4-modules e.g. 1 CO (Central Office) and 3 single line phones. That's how I started with asterisk 3-years ago. I had some issues with setting up zaptel, but it's better now, as it always is with time and peoples dedication. If zaptel finds and autoconfigures the card then it will be a breeze.
If you have no experience with VOIP/asterisk, then try asterisk@home / trixboxhttp://asteriskathome.sourceforge.net/
Oh, I later bought some aastra 9133i SIP phones. They work great.
Full iso install of linux with call manager, call accounting, web GUI setup of extensions and routes. Saves you having to configure by hand ie. you'll save several days, unless you already know apache, mysql etc.http://asteriskathome.sourceforge.net
I have a lot of pieces, zaptel cards, cameras, framegrabber, PVR's, x-10, insteon, caddx nx8e, IR stuff and want to tie it all together.
I talked to some of the plutohome people in the August - December timeframe last year as they have been talking about dealer systems for over 3-years on their web site, but I could never get a dealer name from them to buy the hardware, so, like many people, I keep testing when I can.
I've emailed fiire and polywell about the system for number of slots plus if linuxmce is specifically tuned for the hardware.
I'll let you know if I hear back
PS - this is an interesting read http://www.linuxis.us/linux/media/howto/linux-htpc/buying.html