My question is about HD video distribution. Assuming I have 2 or 3 HD satellite boxes next to my core, and assuming I get multiple DVB-S cards working at capturing the HD signals (and controlling the satellite boxes), and assuming I have Media Directors in different rooms, what is the best way to distribute those video signals? I assume I don't want to use a multi-zone receiver that outputs the video out of the yellow RCA, right? Like this model: http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?i=190ZR8630A&tp=214
I assume the data that the core is sending out the cat6 is still digital (duh) and when it gets to the MDs then I just need an HDMI or DVI hook-up from the MD to the TV/monitor. I think I just answered my own question but I'll keep going... Or do I need or want to run some sort of an HDMI switcher like this: http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?search=multi+hdmi&i=670HDMI2X4 and pull HDMI cables everywhere.
Or is there something I am not thinking of?
And can anyone recommend a good multi-source multi-zone (6 or more zones) audio receiver/amp that works easily (or possibly) with LinuxMCE?